How To Use A Yardage Book To Lower Your Golf Score

Here’s a webinar we did on the yardage book at Pendleton Golf Course just south of Fredericksburg VA.  Yes I know you spent $400 on the latest range finder but I still prefer the yardage book and here’s why.  I want to read the defense from a birds eye view.  Like a quarterback has to read a defense, golfers must do the same by looking for what the obstacles the golf course has is in store to capture your ball.

The yardage book at Pendleton is exceptional because it shows contours.  Mucho Importante!  No unexpected bad kicks because you see the contour drawn in the book.

Nothing wrong with using your range finder too, but don’t drive the golfers behind you nuts with a six hour round.  Please take a minute to watch this informative webinar that will lower your golf score even with the swing you got.

By the way, Jim Mason, Director of Golf at Pendleton is offer his yardage book at half off.  Regular $6.25 now only $3.50.  You only need to buy it once, if you take care with it and keep it handy in your golf bag for the next round.


Here’s Another In Our Series of Name That Pro!

Name That Pro!

This is truly amazing.  This is the third try and up to now nobody has guessed our name that pro.  NOBODY!  Maybe it’s because the only person they feature on TV anymore is Tiger. Tiger, Tiger, Tiger!  He could be 10 over par and still they show Tiger.

Outside of the five or six top players, the others are unrecognizable?

I used to joke that I used to be called a hot dog player.  A couple were walking along the ropes looking at the program and the wife said, “who’s that hitting now?”  The husband would say, “don’t know, lets get a hot dog.”

Maybe I wasn’t far off?  Here’s a good one for you to guess at and also learn something from the video analysis.  Hope you like it.

How Do Touring Pros Prepare To Play Golf

We finally started our first webinar.  Yea!!!!!!  There will be more to come and quick!  This first webinar featured the topic, “How Do Touring Pros Prepare To Play Golf.”  So much of golf instruction is primarily focused on golf swing faults and fixes.  There is so much more to golf than that.  You can have your swing humming on the driving range, get out to the course and literally fall part!

I’m sure you’ve heard that this game is 90 percent mental.  It is for sure, once you get your golf swing under control.  Swinging in perfect rhythm will come and go but you can maintain control over how you go about your management of yourself, your game and the golf course strategy.

To ask for an invitation to one of our webinars just send me an email to

Here it is, hope you like it and find it useful for your golf game. By the way, this was our first webinar so there certainly were some glitches. While you’re working on your game, we will be working on our webinar skills and I promise you will see a significant improvement with our second webinar. Next week’s topic will be “What Does The Shaft Actually Do During The Golf Swing and How Do I Determine What Shaft I Should You Have?”

Webinar starts at 7 PM EDT Mondays.

A Consistent Golf Swing Demands Consistent Footwork

A Consistent Golf Swing Demands Consistent Footwork

Well nobody guessed the first “Name That Pro.”  This one might be easier.

Your feet can be a great indicator as to how consistent your golf swing can be. It also shows whether your swing path is so out of line, that it is almost impossible for you to have good balance or quiet feet.  If you practice at a driving range on a mat, listen for the noise produced by your feet on the mat. On grass see how torn up the grass is where your feet were.  Always check out your divot to see if it is aligned with where you were aiming.  Of course the best way to know how your swing is performing is to video your swing and send it me for a free analysis. Send it to

If you hear your feet scraping across the mat, then you know that something is wrong like possibly over swinging, turning your chest violently, maybe sliding your hips or over excessive turn of the hips.  As in this video below, over active feet can be related to a re-routing of the golf club on it’s path to the ball.

For consistency, quite down the swing. Less is more!  Guess who this pro is first and you get two dozen golf balls!

The “Name That Pro” Concept a BIG hit!

Boy we had a ton of responses!  I’m confident that the prize was not the issue.  A dozen golf balls?  Well, maybe there are a couple of old farts I know that would probably walk to West Virginia for a FREE dozen golf balls!

We had one very interesting guess.  Johnny Miller.  Well, it would have to be and old video and this video was in color.  Only kidding!  What was interesting was that Johnny did have a very similar move through the ball with the rolling of the left foot through impact.

I did an analysis, (watch it below) and please don’t be depressed if you didn’t guess the “Name that Pro”.  Nobody else did including me.  Let’s try another one, just for fun and let’s add the last dozen balls plus a second dozen balls to up the prize to two dozen balls.  Our pal Ted at the Patterson range will most likely walk all the way to Seattle for two dozen  balls!

Let’s Play Name That Pro! Win a Dozen Golf Balls!

It’s time to play….Name That pro!  I’ve done a video analysis of a touring pro that does a great job of turning behind the golf ball.  I truly have no idea who he is but I’m sure we’ll find out, and hope you’re the first to tell me.

You’ll notice a few flaws that could be risky like the lifting out of his shoes on the follow through.  Leaning back instead of setting the proper tilt at the top of the back swing.  Heck, the golf ball won’t complain if he gets the golf club back to square at impact.

Great example for those who are transferring their weight to the front foot only to get in front of the golf ball and cause a bail out to the right or a snap hook. You need to turn BEHIND the golf ball!

Send your guess as to who this pro is to