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J.L. Lewis Golf Tips from the Tour 2nd Quarter Newsletter, 2011
In This Issue
:: Putting Tips
:: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
:: Toshiba Classic
:: On the Course - Regions Tradition
:: 2011 Golf Events
:: Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
:: In Memory of Seve Ballesteros
About J.L. Lewis

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J.L. Lewis is a PGA Golf Professional with over 25 years of experience as a golf instructor and a Champions Tour player with two PGA TOUR victories and over $7.5 million in earnings. Learn more at J.L.'s website, JLLewisGolf.com!

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Featured Golf Tip 


Pitch Shot:


"A Pitch shot is a short game shot hit up in the air to make the ball stop quickly. To soften up pitch shots, lob shots, and sand shots, finish with the hands left of the target."

- J.L. Lewis, Champions Tour Professional
Putting Tips  

J.L. Lewis Cross Handed Putting
Cross Handed Grip
Golf Grip

Putting Cross Handed: For children and beginners a great putting tip is to begin putting cross handed and never change. This method is a very effective way to consistently achieve solid contact with the ball.


Putting Stroke


Grip Pressure: Focus on equal grip

pressure in 

both hands

the entire

stroke. The amount of pressure

should be a four on a scale of one to 10 with

10 being as hard as you
can squeeze the club.


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Putting  Tempo: To improve tempo in the putting stroke allow the arms and hands to free up and swing without restriction.


Putt through the Ball: Pretend there is no ball and make a stroke with no thought of the golf ball. Take a practice stroke and just let the ball get in the way...




Mississippi Gulf 
Resort Classic


Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
On the Course at Fallen Oaks
Fallen Oaks Golf Club near Biloxi, Mississippi is the site of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Champions Tour event. This golf course is outstanding from tee to green and provides a challenging test for high level players. Last year the wind was a factor and the winning score reflected the tough conditions. Tom Fazio designed Fallen Oaks Golf Club with good players in mind....



Putting Stance: 


J.L. Lewis"A common tendency in putting is to raise the head and body up through impact. Keep the head still through impact for solid contact."


- J.L. Lewis, Champions Tour Professional  
For more golf tips check out the Golf Tips section of J.L.'s Website.
Golf Green Tip of the Month 

Water Bottle
Summer is beginning and the weather is warm. Drinking plenty of healthy water is essential in order to stay hydrated and operating at your optimum level physically and mentally. Filtered water should have no lead, chlorine, herbicides, pesticides or industrial solvents in it. Filtering the tap water with a good filter or buying certain bottled natural mineral water allows you to avoid ingesting harmful chemicals. Filtering water has a smaller ecological footprint than purchsing bottled water. If you choose to filter your water, ensure that it filters all the harmful chemicals in the water and adds minerals back in. There are many good water filters on the market. One we would recommend is the Amwater Actify Water Treatment System by Amega Global. This water sysetm features:
  • Purification: The silver Activate Carbon Filtration removes impurities and kills germs organically, resulting in a much healthier and tastier water.
  • Ionization: Five Electrolytic cell plates that produces alkalized ionized micro-clustered water at one end of the plate and acidic ionized micro-clustered water at the other end, thus allowing 8 different ph levels of water to choose from. 
  • Alkalinity: Many foods and drinks we consume, as well as other environemntal elements, metabolize into acid, furthering the body's acidic level. The addition of alkaline water helps to cut the acidity and balance the body into it's natural state of about 7.  
  • Mineral Supplement:  Calcium can be added back into the water after filtration furthering ionization process.  Ionized calcium is easily absorbed into the body, assisting in alkalinizing effect.
  • Amized Fusion Techonology: This filter resonates with zero-point force energy and releases blockages in the flow of energy in the body.

If you're interested in purchasing one of these water machines please contact Dawn Lewis at jllewis@jllewisgolftips.com. Read more about healthy water here. (JLLewis BA 26425463)

The Molecular Fitness Lifestyle is a great health program to get you on track. J.L. and his wife Dawn have been on this program for about ten years now and have had great success with it!

 Molecular Fitness

The Molecular Fitness Lifestyle™ is a natural restorative and preventative health and nutrition program that starts from your most basic building blocks, your molecules, to promote long-term wellness and improved mental and physical performance. It is an easy program to adopt incorporating simple nutrition changes, convenient daily supplements, regular exercise, and monitoring of key health vitals that takes just minutes.

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Toshiba Classic

Toshiba Classic
Toshiba Classic

The Champions Tour traveled to Newport Beach, California for the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club in March. The event is well supported by all the surrounding areas and the tournament gives generously to charity each year. The golf course has undulating greens that take some experience to read as the ocean has an affect on the ball. Uphill putts towards the ocean are just as quick as downhill putts away from the ocean. This takes some time to get a feel for and presents a challenge.

Solar Score Board
Solar Score Board

 The course is a good layout with a mix of par 4's that give players options off the tee with good risk reward. The par 5's are reachable for long hitters but tricky around the greens, and the par 3's have character and length. This is

a good test of golf that is fun to play and provides excitement for the fans. Toshiba is a great sponsor and the tournament is well run and fun to be a part of...



Putting Tempo:

"A perfect putting stroke has slight acceleration through the finish. The key is to get the feeling of acceleration without hitting at the ball. Line and speed are easier to control with an accelerating stroke."

- J.L. Lewis, Champions Tour Professional  
For more golf tips check out the Golf Tips section of J.L.'s Website.
Regions Tradition


Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham,  Alabama was the site of the first major tournament of the year on the Champions Tour, the Regions Tradition. One of the first Jack Nicklaus designed courses,  Shoal Creek is considered a top 50 course in the world. Each hole is...

2011 Golf Events

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Liberty Mutual 
Legends of Golf

The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is a best ball partnership that is a  popular event for players and fans. It's played in Savannah, GA at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The course is a good layout with birdie opportunities on many of the holes. The Legends of Golf event was the beginning of the  Champions Tour at Onion Creek Club in 1978 in Austin, Texas, my home town.


Team golf is a nice break from...

In Memory of 
Seve Ballesteros
Seve Ballesteros
 The great Severiano Ballesteros passed away recently and the world lost one of the greatest players ever. His love of competition and the game of golf was legendary among golf fans around the world. He was considered the greatest short game player by his peers and his ability to make the best score possible from all situations will be remembered for eternity. I was fortunate to be paired with Seve...


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