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J.L. Lewis Golf Tips from the Tour
                     Course Management
June 2009
In This Issue
:: Course Management
:: PGA TOUR Destinations: The Memorial
:: June Golf Events
:: The Importance of a Good Caddy
:: Interview: PGA TOUR Caddy Greg Rita
The Gift of Golf

Golf Tips from the Tour sprang forth from a birthday inspiration for our son, Cole.  I felt that the best gift I could give Cole to help him attain his dream of becoming a PGA TOUR Player was the gift of the knowledge and experience that led to my success on the PGA TOUR. Now this information is available for others who are interested in benefiting as well.
About J.L. Lewis

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J.L. Lewis is a PGA Golf Professional with 25 years of experience as a golf instructor and a PGA TOUR player with two PGA TOUR victories and over $7.5 million in earnings.  Learn more about J.L. at www.JLLewisGolfTips.com.

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Featured Golf Tip

Course Management Tip:

" Don't go for a trouble shot unless you are confident of being able to execute the shot 90% of the time."
- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional  
For more golf tips check out the Golf Tips section of J.L.'s Website.
Course Management

For players of all skill levels, course management is an effective asset that will improve scoring ability. Course management is the ability to make on-course choices which will give the best opportunity to shoot the best score.  Golfers should be aware of course management from the first shot on the tee to the final putt on each hole. The following techniques show many options golfers have on each shot and how those choices affect their chances of success.
Golf Green Tip of the Month
"Eco-Friendly Steps At Tournament Excite Tour Members"

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Airport security must really wonder who they are dealing with whenever Duramed FUTURES Tour member BRIDGET DWYER's bags come through their checkpoints. That's because the native of Kailua, Hawaii can't bring herself to throw empty water bottles in the trash...Needless to say, Dwyer, along with many other members of the Duramed FUTURES Tour, were thrilled with last week's announcement that the Tour's iMPACT Classic in Richmond, Va., will take steps this year to make its tournament more eco-friendly.
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PGA TOUR Destinations:
The Memorial

One of my favorite tournaments and golf courses on the PGA TOUR is The Memorial at Muirfield Village in Columbus, Ohio. The birthplace of Jack Nicklaus, the course is a tremendous design on a fantastic piece of land with rolling hills. There are subtle water hazards on many of the holes. Nicklaus created the finest driving course on the PGA TOUR but did not stop there as the greens are some of the most challenging you will ever play. Each hole is characterized by a perfectly positioned tree or bunker that comes into play on a non-optimal shot.
June Golf Events

View the June tournament schedule week by week for the PGA TOUR, Champions TOUR, Nationwide TOUR, LPGA TOUR, and the Duramed FUTURES Tour. 
Video Clip: Course Management
Proper Club Selection

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The Importance of a
 Good Caddie

A caddie can be a very important part of a player's game and has an influence on the player in many areas including; attitude, club selection, green reading, knowing the rules and handling pressure. I have had quite a few caddies over the years and some of them were outstanding because of their ability to know how far the ball was going on that particular day as well as their ability to help select the correct club.
Course Management Tip:

"From all sand bunkers, select the club that will easily clear the lip of the bunker, and then consider the distance the ball needs to fly."
- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional
Video Clip: Course Management Reading Greens

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Interview with PGA TOUR Caddie Greg Rita

Greg Rita
Greg Rita grew up in Whethersfield, Connecticut and has been a PGA TOUR caddie for almost 40 years. A few the golfers he has caddied for include major championship winners Curtis Strange, John Daly, Mark O'Meara and David Duval, and he caddied for J.L. Lewis for about a year and a half. Greg is one of the most successful caddies on the PGA TOUR, with a wealth of knowledge and experience that is indispensable for a golfer. Greg was diagnosed with brain cancer in the fall of 2007...
Putting Tip:

"Often players have emotion on a missed putt and don't pay attention to how the ball breaks when it goes by the hole.  This is a missed opportunity to see how the next putt will break."

- Greg Rita, PGA TOUR Caddie
Video Clip: Choosing the Right Club for Downhill Shots?

900 Yard Par 3
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Outings, Pro-Ams, and Speaking Engagements

Golf Outing
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