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About 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 J.L.'s new website, JLLewisGolf.com
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Featured Golf Tip
Proper Equipment - Putting Tips:
selecting putters be aware that the ball should be lifted slightly off the turf
and then slide about 6 inches before it begins to turn over and roll on a 20
foot putt. Tests have shown a ball that
begins to roll immediately without lift and slide will not roll as true or stay
on line as long."
|Effects of the Groove Rule Change in Irons and Wedges
By: J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Golfer
The new rule implemented by the USGA which went into effect January 1,
2010 will change the game of golf in several ways. The rule puts
restrictions on the shape of grooves in irons and wedges for
professional competitive golf. Visit the USGA's website
for more details about this rule change.
ball is going to have as much as 50 percent less spin on irons and
wedges. This means the ball will fly lower, land harder, and react
totally different on shots from the rough and around the greens.
Video Clip: J.L. Lewis Golf Pitching and Chipping
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video tips. In this video he addresses a common error in pitching and chipping, and offers helpful golf exercises and swing tips...
|Golf Green Tip of the Month
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover! This is Waste Management's motto, who is now the sponsor of the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale this year (previously the FBR Open). Waste Management is the largest environmental services provider in North America. They will be showcasing their ThinkGreen Solutions at the PGA tournament this year, as well as implementing recycling and more sustainable Waste Management solutions over time. To learn more about how the Waste Management Phoenix Open is affecting positive change for the earth and in the golf community, visit the tournament website
PGA TOUR Destination:
Waste Management Phoenix Open
The Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale is
held at the end of February, 2010. The course is a stadium for
theatrics and the fans provide a show of their own. This tournament
provides the finest in golf entertainment. Throughout the years there have been several extracurricular activities on the golf course and primarily on the par three 16th
hole, where a rugby-like crowd of over 15,000 spectators awaits the
players and shows either approval or discontent all four days.
|Choosing the Best Golf Equipment
By: J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Golfer
Being properly fitted for golf equipment is very important for maximizing potential as a golfer. Follow these steps to choose the best golf equipment for you.
Step 1: Golf Club Shaft
First, it is essential to find the correct shaft to give you the most distance and accuracy...
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Proper Equipment Tip:
being properly fitted for equipment, practice consistently with the chosen
equipment rather than changing back and forth to see if new clubs will make any
|PGA Golfers Adapt Golf Equipment to New Groove Rules
Interview with PGA TOUR TaylorMade Representative Paul Loegering
enforced a new rule, put into effect in January of this year. The rule
puts restrictions on the shape of grooves in irons and wedges for
professional competitive golf. Visit the USGA's website for more details about this rule change. Paul Loegering, a TaylorMade representative for the PGA TOUR discusses
the changes in his company's clubs and gives his opinions on how the golf
marketplace will change in response to this new rule.
Q: How does the new equipment groove rule change effect your company's production of golf clubs?
A: In reference to general production, it's like starting
over. We have to spend research and development time as well as
marketing and production dollars to put a new product in line. March
2009 is when we started making changes. Anything that's done in
reference to changing a product line, the research and development team
is working a year to a year and a half before the new products are
|Proper Equipment - Wedges Tip:
deciding on wedges, sand wedges, and lob wedges look for consistency, playability,
similarity in look, and the construction of the leading edge and the sole of
the club. It is difficult to have
different styled wedges and be consistent.
This holds true throughout the irons and woods as well."
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February Golf Events
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