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J.L. Lewis Golf Tips from the Tour
        Yoga for Golf and Improved Putting
August 2009
In This Issue
:: Golf & Yoga: By J.L. Lewis
:: PGA TOUR Destinations: PGA Championship
:: August Golf Events
:: Yoga for Golfers: By Sherry Lewis
:: Putting: By J.L. Lewis
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

Relaxation Tip:

"The 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."
- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional  
For more golf tips check out the Golf Tips section of J.L.'s Website.
Golf and Yoga
By: J.L. Lewis

J.L. LewisYoga 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

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Those who followed along at this year's John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in July may have noticed signs around the golf course that said, "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary." TPC Deere Run achieved this designation from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS) which provides guidance to golf courses to help them preserve wildlife habitats and protect natural resources.  Some other golf courses that have been host courses for the PGA TOUR who are also Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries are Castle Pines Golf Club in Colorado, Kapalua Bay and Plantation courses in Hawaii, Westchester Country Club in New York, TPC Sawgrass in Florida, and Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia.  We commend these golf courses  for maintaining the intention of caring for the environment and wildlife while continuing to support the game of golf!
PGA TOUR Destinations:
PGA Championship

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 TrophyHazeltine 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. 
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The Benefits of Yoga for Golfers

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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
Sherry Lewis, Hatha Yoga Teacher

Sherry LewisYoga 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 at least 3,000 years ago. Yoga is widely known in the West as "stretching." "Asanas," 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.
Putting Tip:

" Keep the top of the spine still to hit solid putts."

- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional
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Putting with the Eyes Closed

J.L. Lewis Putt with Your Eyes Closed
By: 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 in Pennsylvania. 
**New Radio Interview**

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Listen to J.L.'s interview with Michael Stewart on "Where to Play Golf" radio show.  Here about how J.L.'s golf tips came to be and learn more about his book, "Golf Tips from the Tour: Pocket Pro!"
Injury Prevention Tip:

"Attain 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 prevent injuries."
- 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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