Masters Notes: Practice

Jessica at Masters

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!

Save the date!

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

Group posing
Last year’s Chardonnay clinic

Tommy Thomas Pro-Am

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!

Tommy Thomas Pro-Am team
Posing with the team on a freezing cold day in Arizona!

Congrats, Joe!

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.

Joe Dresher
Joe Dresher celebrates his hole in one!