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
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
neck and shoulders often tense up in golf.
Take a deep breath and leave some space between the teeth and keep the
jaw loose. This allows for a bigger turn
and will help keep the muscles in the neck and shoulders relaxed."
Golf and Yoga
By: J.L. Lewis
Yoga is a great form of exercise to enhance your life and golf game. It provides flexibility, strength, improved breathing, injury healing and prevention, enhanced body awareness, joint mobility, and better organ function, including digestion. For thousands of years people in the East have been practicing yoga with the main focus on a spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical connection that enables a greater peace of mind as well as a more fulfilling sense of well being.
Golf Green Tip of the Month
PGA TOUR Destinations:
August begins to wrap up the season with The PGA Championship
as the last major of the year. The PGA Championship is always played on one of America's greatest venues and provides an environment for the best championship golf has to offer. Owned and operated by the PGA of America
, The PGA Championship provides a course setup that is tough but fair, and the winner is required to play without any major mistakes if he plans to have his name engraved on the Wanamaker Trophy
. Hazeltine National Golf Club
, in Chaska, Minnesota has been chosen as this year's site and has proven over the years to be a wonderful test of golf. The last time the PGA Championship was played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in 2002, Rich Beem won in a race to the finish with Tiger Woods.
August Golf Events
View the August Tournament Schedule week by week for the PGA TOUR, Champions TOUR, Nationwide TOUR, LPGA TOUR, and the Duramed FUTURES Tour.
The Benefits of Yoga for Golfers
Question & Answer
Question submitted by John Richmond on July 21, 2009: What is your opinion on the groove rule change?
Answer from J.L. Lewis:
I feel that the groove rule
is good for the game of golf. Equipment has consistently improved each year which makes the ball
go farther and straighter. This pattern
of equipment enhancement is making golf courses play shorter and taking away a
lot of the intrinsic challenges golf courses were designed to present. Any rule that makes equipment less of a
factor is a positive change. Read "The State of Golf" from the "July edition" of News from J.L. Sports, LLC to learn more about golf rule changes.
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Yoga for Golfers
By: Sherry Lewis, Hatha Yoga Teacher
is a universal system of health and well-being
for people of all ages. It is not limited to a certain body type and will
benefit anyone who is willing to practice. More specifically, yoga is a
series of mental and physical practices that originated in the East
3,000 years ago. Yoga is widely known in the West
," or the physical postures that are practiced in yoga, are an
important part of yoga but are just one aspect of yoga. The term
"yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root word "yuj" meaning
"to unite." This refers to union of the body, mind, and spirit. A
tool that is used to achieve this union is linking movement of the body with
the breath. Important aspects of yoga are visualization, breathing, strength,
flexibility, relaxation, and balance. Tiger Woods is an excellent example of
how visualization has created positive results. Tiger has been quoted saying
that he visualizes each shot prior to address of the ball, and he continues
to execute most shots successfully. Through practicing what the true definition
of yoga is - uniting the body, mind, and spirit; one will find that they have
better results in their golf game and in their life.
the top of the spine still to hit solid putts."
- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional
Putting with the Eyes Closed
PuttingBy: J.L. Lewis
Harvey Penick once said, "A good putter is a match for anyone, and a bad putter is a match for no one." According to modern statistics, putting accounts for 40 percent of the strokes taken during a round of golf. Tiger Woods is the greatest putter of all time, so it is no surprise that he is also the best player the game has ever seen. In my best year on the PGA TOUR in 2003, I had seven top ten finishes and a victory at the 84 Lumber Classic
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Injury Prevention Tip:
proper posture by standing against a wall with the back of the head, shoulder
blades, buttocks, and the heels touching the wall. Walking in this aligned position can help to
- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional
Outings, Pro-Ams, and Speaking Engagements
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