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In This Issue
:: PGA TOUR Destination: Puerto Rico Open
:: March Golf Events
:: Know Yardages with Each Golf Club
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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 J.L.'s new website, JLLewisGolf.com!

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Featured Golf Tip

Practice Tip:

"Players who play at a high level over a long period of time do everything well. Work on every aspect of the game with extra emphasis on course management and the short game."

- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional  
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PGA TOUR Destination:
Puerto Rico Open
presented by Banco Popular

Golf Entertainment El Yunque Rain ForestThe Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular is held on March 8 - 14, 2010 in beautiful and tropical San Juan, Puerto Rico on the Trump International Golf Club. Trump International is a good layout with the majority of the holes presenting a challenge either off the tee or on the approach shot to some very undulating greens. The weather is tropical with windy to very windy conditions. The wind in San Juan is the major factor contributing to the outcome of each shot.  The standard wind blows 15 mph minimum and it can blow much harder.  There is always a  one-club variance, which means that if a shot is into the wind there is one club more and on downwind shots there is one club less than usual, and often times two or three clubs more are needed going into the wind.  Downwind is just as tough as upwind because the ball won't usually stop on the dried out greens.  All of this considered, whoever wins the Puerto Rico Open...

Practice Tip:

"Shooting a low golf score depends on the ability to repeat good golf shots consistently."

- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional
Golf Green Tip of the Month

Green TipCheck out this green golf project! Golfpreserves'® purpose is to "create a self-sustaining funding mechanism for the environmental stewardship of golf course facilities." "Through the processes of photosynthesis and plant growth, the turfgrass at golf courses has been removing carbon dioxide from the air and trapping it in the subterranean root structures of the grass at a yearly significant rate. Until now, that sequestered carbon asset could not be mobilized to be used in a meaningful and productive way. Golfpreserves® proposes to help familiarize the golf industry with this asset and then implement a plan to bring it to beneficial use." Golfpreserves® has begun the Colorado Golf Carbon Project, a research and development project to study how this carbon can be used to "create marketable offsets as a self-sustaining funding mechanism for this and future projects to improve conservation and environmental stewardship at Colorado's golf facilities." If this project is a success, awareness will be spread beyond Colorado to golf courses nationwide. To learn more about this project, visit Golfpreserves® website
March Golf Events

View the March Tournament Schedule week by week for the PGA TOUR, Champions TOUR, Nationwide TOUR, LPGA TOUR, Legends Tour, and the Duramed FUTURES Tour. To view J.L.'s tour schedule, visit the "On Tour" section of JLLewisGolf.com!
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Passing of PGA TOUR Caddie Greg Rita

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Our friend Greg Rita passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. Greg was an outstanding individual who exemplified class in all areas of his life. One of the highest regarded caddies to ever pick up a golf bag, Greg was on the PGA TOUR for nearly 30 years and had great success with many of the game's elite players. His career is well documented and he will be remembered as one of the all time great caddies. Greg was a friend to many and a solid family person who relished any opportunity to spend time with his wife Kelly and their son Nick.  Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.

In memory of Greg we are republishing his interview from June of 2009.
Know Yardages with each
Golf Club
By: J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Golfer

Best Golf Instruction J.L. LewisTo become a better golfer it is essential to consistently strike shots that travel exact distances.  There are several variables involved in this process including: golf equipment, golf swing techniques, different playing conditions, adrenaline under pressure, and knowing your capabilities on each day.

Be Fitted with the Proper Golf Equipment

Starting with golf equipment, the most important component is the golf ball.  Having the correct launch and spin will greatly increase your chances of consistent shot making. Go to a local club fitting center to measure launch and spin to determine the best ball for you. Next, be sure to determine the proper length clubs with the correct shaft, golf grip size, loft and lie of the club head, and club head type that matches your ability level. The higher handicap player will need a more forgiving club head than a lower handicap player. All of these components can be determined at the fitting center and perfected by trial and error on the course. If you have the correct golf equipment, only small adjustments are needed to realize your ball striking potential.

Swing Tips - Producing a Consistent Golf Swing

After deciding on golf equipment...

Swing Awareness Tip:

"Make good swing mechanics second nature to be more effective in competition."

- J.L. Lewis, PGA TOUR Professional
Video Clip: Short Game
Putting, Chipping, Pitching

Watch as J.L.
gives putting tips and explains the many types of golf short game shots from just off the green. Visualization with each different type of shot is important to be a good short game player...

Outings, Pro-Ams, and Speaking Engagements

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Are you searching for "something extra" for an upcoming event or special occasion?  J.L. is available for corporate outings and public speaking engagements to give instruction and share life lessons he has learned through golf.  An event with JL leaves participants uplifted, not only in their game but in their lives. The day will fly by with moments of laughter, learning and pure inspiration. The "Pocket Pro" is an excellent gift bag item for outing participants! Contact us now and let's start planning your best golf event ever! To learn more about including J.L. in your next golf event visit J.L.'s new website, www.JLLewisGolf.com.
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