Lesson Learned

Cooler temperatures aren't the only thing golfers face during the winter months. Grass goes dormant in most locales, which means there's less material between the ball and ground. That results in a lot of tight lies, and if it's been a dry winter, hardpan as well.
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A Lesson Learned: 2012 Tournament of Champions
Well here it is, the 2012 PGA Tour season has begun and we have our first winner of the year. I always love watching the opening Tournament of Champions - Maui may be one of the most beautiful places on earth and the Plantation Course at Kapalua is one of the best golf courses in the world.
9 Jan 2012 - 11:05pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Grand Lessons from Majors Champions
Each week, after important golf events, we have a top PGA Professional view and analyze the action and determine what golf tip can be gleaned from watching the world's best players that can be easily applied to your game.
21 Oct 2011 - 12:37am - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Working on long putts can help your score
Congratulations to Kevin Na for his first PGA Tour win this past weekend at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Na showed great poise and discipline all week. Na could have easily been intimidated by battling proven winner Nick Watney down the stretch.
2 Oct 2011 - 10:57pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Focus on process
What an incredible Sunday we had in golf. The end of the Solheim Cup was dramatic and emotional. Congratulations to the European team for an incredible win. And then all eyes turned back to East Lake Golf Club and the Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola.
25 Sep 2011 - 11:15pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Becoming an elite player
This past Monday, I played at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois - the venue for the BMW Championship and second-to-last event of the FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA Tour. I then came to CordeValle to represent my country and my association in competing in my fourth PGA Cup.
18 Sep 2011 - 7:20pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Many great - and different - swing philosophies out there.
This past week's Deutsche Bank Championship was a clinic in great golf. Big names such as Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Luke Donald were among the leaders all week - as were up and comers Chez Reavie, Jason Day and now champion Webb Simpson.
5 Sep 2011 - 8:33pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Plan your work and work your plan
Nothing like Mother Nature throwing a couple of curve balls at the guys on the PGA Tour this week and everyone else along the East coast for that matter.
28 Aug 2011 - 8:59pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Learn from the past, stay in the present
Local boy Webb Simpson finally recorded his first win on the PGA Tour and as the statistics show, it was just a matter of time.
21 Aug 2011 - 10:07pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Major adjustment for approach shots
I've played in so many golf tournaments in my life that it'd be impossible to recount them all. But I can promise you I'll never forget my week in Atlanta and my first major championship - the 93rd PGA Championship.
15 Aug 2011 - 12:04am - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Caddie Issues
One of the most talked about storylines coming out of Adam Scott's impressive four-shot win at the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational was of course, about his caddie Steve Williams.
7 Aug 2011 - 11:07pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Staying focused in a fickle game
I had a unique opportunity while at this past week's Greenbrier Classic. For the third roud, I was an honorary observer and allowed to walk inside the ropes with the pairing of Trevor Immelmann and Michael Leitzig, both in second place going into the round.
1 Aug 2011 - 9:44am - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Dial it back to move forward
Golf can be a game of opposites...Go back to move forward!
24 Jul 2011 - 10:21pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Beating the wind
Congratulations to Darren Clarke this year's British Open champion. I always enjoy the media coverage the week or two leading up to the British Open. For many of us the style of golf that it takes to win the British Open is truly different.
17 Jul 2011 - 3:48pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Be aggressive and play the miss in fairway bunkers
Steve Stricker wins the John Deere Classic. This is not a repeat from last year. Or the year before. Congratulations to Stricker for his third straight title - and what a way to do it, back-to-back birdies on the final two holes to storm back and win!
10 Jul 2011 - 11:17pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Seeing your putting improve
Nick Watney’s recipe for success at the AT&T National included some amazing feats. One was in the third round setting a course record of 62, having two bogeys and beating the record by two shots. Another was having a bogey free round of 66 on the final day.
4 Jul 2011 - 10:25pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Putting on fast greens
Every player that I talked to all week, even prior to the start of the championship, said the same thing to me, "The course looks perfect, I hope I make some putts."
29 Jun 2011 - 6:36pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Solid fundamentals equal amazing results
It's official. There is a Youth Movement in golf and it is being lead by Rory McIrloy. In the past 5 majors, the 5 different winners were all 30 years old or younger!
19 Jun 2011 - 10:12pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Pre-shot routines lead to great golf
Wow! Another playoff! What's that... like 137 this year! Actual I think it's 11, with 16 being the record for a season. Congratulations to Harrison Frazar for his first PGA TOUR victory! Well done!
13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am - 1 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Imagination out of a bunker
Steve Stricker showed some amazing bunker save skills this past week and that earned him his first Memorial Tournament win.
5 Jun 2011 - 10:43pm - 0 Comments