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Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional Qualifiers.

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We have 6 students advancing to the Subregional qualifiers of the Drive Chip and Putt competition!  Congratulations to Lauren Pritchard, Cullen Pritchard , Madi Ushiba, Natalie Powell, Riley Yang and Caitlin Yang. Drive Chip and Putt is a national competition to engage young golfers age 7-15 in the basics of the game with the finals held at Augusta National right before the Masters Tournament.

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Pump Drill

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Club head throwaway is one of the most common swing flaws that I see. Club head throwaway is sometimes referred to as “casting.” It is throwing the club head outward, so the angle between the left arm and the shaft is not retained or as acute, having an angle of 90 degrees or less. In order to sustain  lag we must  develop a better pivot because the pivot delivers the lag. It is the cargo truck. Without it, all the goods (lag), get spilled out too soon. Hence, in order to create better impact, we need to have better lag, and without a better pivot, we cannot get better lag. This is why I recommend doing the pump drill to increase the quality of your pivot, your lag, and therefore, ultimately, your impact. Read More

14 Year Old Joey Burlison Shoots 11 Under 60

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Burlison.1024x76814 years old and still in middle school, Joey Burlison shot 11 under 60 at the 5,714-yard Rancho Canada East Course.   According to Bill Sendell, a coach for Pacific Grove Middle School and the former head pro at Spyglass Hill  “That’s probably the best round in the history of middle school golf.”  Joey’s 40 foot putt on 18 for a 59 just barely missed.  For more information see the NCGA article below:

NCGA: 14 Year Old Shoots 60