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Chances are that if you are a truly devout golfer, a pilgrimage to golf’s mecca, a trip to Scotland, is first and foremost your primary goal...

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This area is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro's, and game improvement techniques.

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Pebble Beach – the mention of these two words are sweet music to golfers around the world and the mention of a US Open further conjures thoughts of class, elegance, and excitement for these premier events.

For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous US Open trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.

The 17-Mile drive is a bucket list item.

The World Golf Hall of Fame is a pinnacle of achievement and acknowledgment for golfers and the golf industry. The Sunset Center in Carmel-By-The-Sea was the venue.

Now combine Pebble Beach, US Open and add in a World Golf Hall of Fame induction and voila, you have the hardest ticket in town, no country, to find.

Receiving an invitation by an inductee, Retief Goosen, together with press credentials and player support credentials, is an honor and a privilege.

This year the fabled course on the Monterey Peninsula, celebrated its centennial. Pebble Beach has hosted five previous U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs and two U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships.

Pebbl­e Beach will also host the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and 2027 U.S. Open Championship again.

Shown below, the class of 2019 inductees were Peggy Kirk Bell – Lifetime Achievement Category, Retief Goosen – Male Competitor Category, Billy Payne – Lifetime Achievement Group, Jan Stephenson – Female Competitor Category, and Dennis Walters – Lifetime Achievement Category.

The induction is now every other year and coincides with big golf events — the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in this case. There were 28 Hall of Fame members in the audience, many of them U.S. Open champions who were honored at a dinner later that week.

The induction brings the World Golf Hall of Fame to 160 members. The final selection is by a 16-member panel, the majority golf administrators. Image from PebbleBeach.com

Highlights of the induction ceremony were comments by the inductees, such as those by Retief Goosen regarding his lightning strike incident, “The lightning sparked something in me,” Goosen said with a wry smile.

Dennis Walters quipped – “Can you believe I’m in the World Golf Hall of Fame before Tiger Woods?”

Jan Stephenson was part of what she described as “the most competitive and colorful era” for the LPGA Tour, and several others from her generation — from Beth Daniel to Meg Mallon, from Juli Inkster to Pat Bradley — are in the Hall of Fame and watched from the audience.

Peggy Kirk Bell was the only posthumous inductee from this year’s class.

From Billy Payne, past chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, “Unlike all of my fellow inductees, I know that I am the outlier here tonight,” Payne said. “So let’s be clear. It is Augusta National Golf Club that is being honored here tonight. It is the celebration of our efforts to help grow the game.”

Kudos need to be attributed to the USGA. Unlike previous US Opens, criticism was non-existent this year, rather compliments were the order of the day.

Having been to numerous US Opens, as both an instructor and media member, this year the total setup, from the course itself, spectator access to the course and parking availability, to the practice range and practice putting greens, to the administration and player compounds, were all exceptionally user friendly. This was one of the best organized tournaments I have personally attended.

Saying the tournament itself was exciting, would be an understatement. Locked in a back-nine duel with two-time defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, Gary Woodland pulled away with a trio of heroic shots to win his first Major.

My next article will be from the British Open and a weeklong visit to Ireland to play some golf.

Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. Visit www/facebook.com/PGTAA to see all the latest mental strategies and equipment reviews. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his previous book, “How to Build Business Relationships through Golf”, is still considered the primary reference for golf businesses. His latest book, “The Right Mind for Golf”, is now in its 9th reprint is available on Amazon and at the Torrey Pines golf course. He also has as many as 14 PGA Tour members availing themselves to his mental coaching and putting advice.
He can be reached at drlotz@cbsgolf.net

 

 

Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

Nexbelt – The Belt with No Holes

Based on technology that has been around for 25+ years, Nexbelt has positioned themselves as the best ratchet belt company in the world. They re-engineered it and made it better – Entrepreneur 101.

I have been wearing the Nexbelt since they were introduced at the PGA Show in Orlando in 2015. I simply cannot live without the belt! Just the ease of adjusting the belt to any position is what makes this belt so great, you never have to worry about finding a hole that usually isn’t there where you need it and trying to seat the pin therein. The belt can be adjusted in quarter-inch increments, rather than one inch found in traditional belts.

The Nebelt Go-In! Golf series, has two sizes which fit (virtually) all and no holes, and is worn on the PGA Tour by Kevin Na. The belts are as high a quality as you can find – one size for those with waists ranging from 28 to 40 inches and another for waists ranging from 38 to 50 inches. The buckle contains a hidden ball marker.

The Go-In! Golf series features a variety of colors (including white), including all types of leather and braids. I highly recommend these belts and to see a full range visit Nexbelt’s web site.

www.nexbelt.com  Prices range from $47.99 to $68.99

 

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School

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If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

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Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA

 

Instruction Area Gof Tips and Tricks

Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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This area of golfindustryonline.com is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro’s, Geoff Greig and Mark Immelman, explore different aspects of the golf swing and game improvement techniques.

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