Lesson Learned

Why do professional golfers wind up with far fewer three putts than amateurs? Hours and hours of practice, for one thing. But it's also due to better putting fundamentals, particularly being able to consistently repeat the same motion.
A Lesson Learned: Bouncing back from golf disaster
So this week we saw PGA Tour player Kevin Na shoot 80 in the first round of the Valero Texas Open. A tour pro shooting 80 is surprising, but not unheard of. But Na shot 80 after he made a 16 – yes, a 16, on the par four ninth hole.
17 Apr 2011 - 10:25pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Fighting off nerves and tension
In the 75 years that there has been a Masters, you’d be hard-pressed to find one that had more drama and excitement among such a large group of players as this past one.
10 Apr 2011 - 10:56pm - 6 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Getting fit for your putter
So it looks like we may have a prohibitive favorite going into Augusta! Nevermind that Phil Mickelson already has three green jackets, his play this past week in Houston says he is primed to go for his fourth.
3 Apr 2011 - 11:02pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Finishing up strong
No one can argue that the PGA Tour’s Florida swing can provide great drama due to some exciting – and difficult – finishing holes.  Starting with the Bear Trap at PGA National to the Blue Monster at Doral, the Tour players need to be on the top of their
27 Mar 2011 - 9:19pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Better golf by the numbers
This week, "A Lesson Learned" focuses on how Gary Woodland made a series of small changes that created great progress and led to his first PGA victory.
20 Mar 2011 - 11:21pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Better putting through a better rhythm
I am sure the the World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship must have made for great t.v. viewing. But I can tell you, as someone that was there at Doral Resort all week, the excitement there at the course was incredible. Congratulations to Nick Watney for his big win.
13 Mar 2011 - 10:11pm - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Three steps to better putting
What a fantastic start to the Florida swing on the PGA tour.  The Honda Classic at the famous PGA National-Champion course once again gave us a great tournament with a lot of drama.
6 Mar 2011 - 9:34pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Executing the Perfect Pitch
What a great show this week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. The incredible play of Luke Donald was as impressive as you could ever hope to see in such a format. Donald only played 89 holes total, he led after 81 of them and never trailed to an opponent all week!
27 Feb 2011 - 10:33pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: The goal of golf instruction
There were so many great storylines and lessons that all golfers could take from this past week's Northern Trust Open at Riviera.
20 Feb 2011 - 10:45pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Playing Pebble Beach effectively
What an awesome event golf on the PGA Tour was this past week. The drama and action were tremendous and seeing Bill Murray show some flashes of golf brilliance in addition to the levity he brings was quite a treat.
13 Feb 2011 - 9:57pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Hitting the green under pressure
Well first of all, congratulations to Mark Wilson.  Two wins in three starts this year! How's that for a pretty good percentage?  He overcame a tough field under tough conditions to win.  A well-deserved kudos to one of the good guys on Tour. 
7 Feb 2011 - 1:41pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Finish the race with what put you on top
You have to feel for Robert Garrigus. To be so close, to have that first PGA Tour win so firm in your grasp as you stand on the 18th tee of the final round and not walk away with the trophy, he'll be thinking about the events of that hole for a long time to come, I'm sure.
1 Feb 2011 - 9:28pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Hitting it longer off the tee
Though the PGA Tour has been in action for a few weeks, the eyes of the golf world really wake up traditionally when the tees go in the ground at Torrey Pines.
30 Jan 2011 - 10:11pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: When your pace of play is altered
For those that might have been engrossed in the football playoffs on Sunday, you missed another great playoff - this one on the PGA Tour. Jhonattan Vegas won a three-man playoff, including winning on the second playoff hole after hitting a ball into the water! 
23 Jan 2011 - 10:04pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Playing to your strengths
Mark Wilson capped off an impressive week in Hawaii at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu with a win playing some steady golf.  Tim Clark and Steve Marino were right on his heels until the 18th hole where Wilson made his birdie putt to win by two.  Mark Wilson played sol
17 Jan 2011 - 12:32am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Hitting a driver off the deck
Congratulations to Jonathan Byrd on opening the 2011 PGA Tour season with a great playoff win.
9 Jan 2011 - 10:43pm - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: J.B. Holmes and the FBR Open
For all of the fair weather golf fans that changed the channel when J.B. Holmes found the hazard on 15, you missed a great finish in the FBR Open.
11 Nov 2010 - 1:36pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Becoming a Pressure Player
Jim Furyk finished with an amazing bunker shot on the 18th hole to win $1.35 million in the Tour Championship at East Lake and an additional $10 million in the FedEx Cup. He was able to handle the pressure that would bring most of us (mere mortals) to tears.
26 Sep 2010 - 9:31pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Turn bad days into big wins
In what has to be one of the most popular wins on the PGA Tour this year, Dustin Johnson won his second event of the year and the Ryder Cup team member is now on the short list for "Player of the Year" honors. Congratulations Dustin on an outstanding week and a job well done.
13 Sep 2010 - 10:50am - 0 Comments