This week I was at the Masters from Tuesday through Friday. It was a wonderful week filled with watching the best of the best, pristine playing conditions, and climbing lots of hills. I spent a lot of time on the driving range watching how the players were practicing and working with their coaches. There definitely was a common theme, everyone was relaxed on the range working to different targets and changing clubs frequently. The player on the range the most was Freddy Couples — he is a range rat! He hits a drive, stands there for a while, talks to players or his caddy, then tees up another. Cool as a cucumber. He was at the range for hours in a long practice session that was more hanging out than grinding on the range. Another thing that I noticed is that each player had their own short putt drill — lots of time was spent from 10 ft and in. Rory and Jon Rahm did a version of my 4 corners drill from 4 feet from the hole. If the pros are intensely working on their short putts, then why doesn’t the average amateur? Hint hint, go practice your short putts!
Drive, Chip, and Putt for Precision Golf School at Chardonnay Golf Club on May 3-5th. Dive deep into improving your drives, chipping it closer, and making more putts. Open to women that are beginning to intermediate. For more information visit https://www.oakmontjuniorgolfacademy.com/drive-chip-putt-for-precision.
May 3-5th Drive, Chip, & Putt for Precision at Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa. Taught by Jessica Reese Quayle and Rebecka Heinmert.
- Dive into Better Driving
- Chipping it closer to the hole
- Reducing your putts
- Hours are 8:30-4pm
- More Info and Registration to come soon
On February 28 I just got back last week from the Tommy Thomas Pro-Am in Tucson, AZ, bringing my own team from Oakmont. This was such a great event and I am already looking at next years Pro-Ams. In November there are events in Las Vegas and Tucson in the Spring. More information to come! Our team was in the money on the first day. I had two great rounds, shooting a career low of 65 followed by a 68. We were paid in poker chips!
Congrats to Joe Dresher for the Hole in One at Foxtail Golf Club with his new Ping Irons! New Ping G410 demo clubs just arrived and the price on the G400s dropped. Now is a great time to get fitted. Customize your set to fit your game and body. I am a certified Ping and Titleist Fitter and would be happy to help you make sure that your clubs fit you correctly.