Golf Life TV: July 2016
In this episode of Golf Life TV, we head out to Reno, Nevada where we talk with PGA Professional. Now-a-days on Tour, all the golfers out their look the same. They almost look like robots out there hitting and putting. But what separates a group of golfers from the rest any given weekend? If all of them can put the ball in the middle of the fairway, hit a high number of greens and can get up and down, what makes some different than others? We spoke with Rob Oppenhem (9 professional wins), Bronson Burgoon, Derek Ernst, Bryce Molder, and Robert Garrigus. The outlying factor to winning each weekend is PUTTING! Putting is the single most important factor to winning tournaments each and every week. If you can’t make the routine putts within 10 feet, you won’t be on the leaderboard. You have to make the putts within 10 feet and hope you drain a couple from 30+ to get yourself into contention.
We then asked what parts of game management do you need to have to be successful on Tour. Most of them said you have to be able to manage the Par 5’s. If you are able to continuously card low numbers on the Par 5’s you will be in contention. Par 5’s, on the PGA Tour, are holes that you gain strokes with. If you are struggling with the Par 5’s, the chances of you carding a winning round will be hard!
Golf Life also took a trip to Palm Springs, CA where we learned more about the Power Package for Golf Life TV. The Power Package is a new, revolutionary training aid that helps get your swing in the right spots throughout the whole swing. Champions Tour player, Tom Pernice Jr, is a huge fan of the Power package and endorses it!
Then, Top Teacher, Shawn Cox gives us a unique and simple putting tip that can help your putting stroke. Timing and tempo is crucial for putting and if you want to be a good putter you need to focus on those to aspects! The backswing to the forward swing to the release of the ball of the putter face can mean the different in hitting a straight putt and having the correct distance.
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EPISODE 3 – MAY
EPISODE 4 – JUNE