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J.L. Lewis Golf Tips from the Tour
                     History of Golf
July 2009
In This Issue
:: The State of Golf
:: PGA TOUR Destinations: John Deere Classic
:: July Golf Events
:: Golf was Created by Sheepherders
:: Interview: Golf Historian David Joy
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

Golf Lessons Tip:

"Golf is a constantly evolving process.  There is always something to work on and ways to improve."
- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional  
For more golf tips check out the Golf Tips section of J.L.'s Website.
The State of Golf

Is the game of golf improving? This question presents an interesting discussion that leads to several past, present, and future facts about equipment, playing ability, and whether or not golf is becoming what is best for the future of the game. Equipment advancements have caused controversy the past 15 years or so because the nature of the game has changed. In 1995 I averaged 267.7 yards in length off the tee and was ranked 58th in length statistics on the PGA TOUR.
Golf Green Tip of the Month

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Golf has been a sport of walking for centuries.  The golf cart was designed in the 1950s, and has only been used for a short amount of time compared to the length of time the game of golf has been around.  Many golf courses around the country are making a difference by switching from gas powered golf carts to electric powered golf carts.  A simple way to be "green" and keep the environment in mind while enjoying a round of golf is to walk instead of riding in a cart, if you are able to.  Walking is healthy for the body as well as good for the earth! 
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PGA TOUR Destinations:
John Deere Classic

The John Deere Classic in Moline, Illinois is the home of my first victory on the PGA TOUR. Formerly known as the Quad Cities, John Deere began sponsoring the tournament in 1999, the year I won the tournament. The tournament was held at one of the first golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Oakwood Country Club, a rural golf course that was the home of the tournament for many years. I remember the course being deceptively tight and requiring precise distance control with approach shots. I played very well in each round and ended up making a birdie on the last hole in regulation to go into a playoff with Mike Brisky at 19 under par for the week.
July Golf Events

View the July Tournament Schedule week by week for the PGA TOUR, Champions TOUR, Nationwide TOUR, LPGA TOUR, and the Duramed FUTURES Tour. 
Video Clip: Fred Astaire Dance-Golfing! 

Notice the balance and the planting of the left foot before the downswing (listen for the tap of his left foot before he swings)! Click on the image to watch.

Fred Astaire Golf
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Golf was Created by Sheepherders

People have played golf for motives of all kinds for years. The game was created by sheepherders who were looking for something to do while they tended their sheep in Scotland in the 14th century in the place where the famous Golf Club of St. Andrews now resides. They began by using sticks and rocks they found as the golf club and ball, and the next dune as the target. As the game progressed golfers have created way more motivation to play golf than the originators ever imagined.
Golf Ball Tip:

"Hard golf balls have less spin and roll more when they hit the ground.  Softer golf balls have more spin and stop faster than hard golf balls when they hit the ground."
- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional
Video Clip: History of Golf

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Interview with Golf Historian David Joy

Golf Historian David Joy
David Joy is a fourth generation born and bred St. Andrean. He is probably best known as "The man who plays Tom Morris "- a one-man show premiered during the 1990 British Open, which has since been televised and adapted as a commercial video and distributed world-wide under the name of Keeper of the Greens.
Rules of Golf Tip:

"Golf is a self governed game.  Playing by the rules in golf carries over and positively affects other areas of life."

- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional
Outings, Pro-Ams, and Speaking Engagements

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Include J.L. in your corporate outings and pro-ams to give instruction, play golf, and share life lessons he has learned through golf.  The Pocket Pro is a valuable addition to company gift bags and may be personalized to fit your needs.  For more information about how to include time with J.L. in your company event, party, Pro-Am or conference please contact us at (214) 552-0652, or by e-mail at MarkAndrew@MarkAndrewGroup.com.
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