Playing Golf at Belleair Country Club in Florida


Thanks to my pal Phil Auerbach and the head golf professional Jim Slattery, PGA I enjoyed paradise even if it was only for four hours.  Wow what a facility!  Belleaire Country Club, Florida’s First Golf Club. In fact, the Philadelphia Phillies were there playing an outing before starting spring training.

The golf course condition was magnificent, right on the water and the greens rolled fast and pure.  I’m sure you guys in Richmond are really happy to hear about this considering snow is forecast for today!  ha ha ah he he he.

Phil hit the ball right out of the park all day long.  I haven’t seen drives like that in years!

Phil has a great website we’re going to get to work with, Golf Coach Direct.  Phil is on the edge of the envelope with technology.  His system allows us to have you load up your swing video for analysis.  Set up an appointment for us to meet on line.  Then with technology similar to Skype but better, we can converse with each other, see each other swinging the golf club and reviewing the video simultaneous!

I’ll be setting up a few members to try this out very soon.

Gary Player Gets Fitted For A New Set of Callaway Golf Clubs

Gary Player Gets Fitted For A New Set of Callaway Golf Clubs

Attached is an article written by Scot Kramer which covers a Callaway Golf Club fitting with Gary Player.  He’s the part I find important….He’s 77 and still hitting it!  There’s hope for all us senior golfers out there!  All we’ve got to do is eat see weed and run five miles every morning!  Forget it!  Give me a cold one and I’ll make it up with the putting.

I marked with a RED ARROW what I thought to be very important and interesting information that would help you with your game and your club fitting whenever you desire to have one.  One big comment was the distance he hits his wedges.  About the same as mine.  I’ve told many a student that when I played, except for a few golfers that were scary long in our day, I hit it about the same distance.  I’m not a long hitter.  People over emphasize hitting it further as their problem which is not so.  Think accuracy not distance, especially with the irons.

This was a great article combining the fitting process along with some great old tour stories which of course I love.  Those guys were more colorful back in those days.

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