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MAKE 2013 YOUR YEAR:
Spring, Summer Schools Coming
To Stunning Destinations
Better golf starts with a simple plan. With the right instruction and practice you can make 2013 the year you start to play and score your best.
Visit one of our outstanding resort locations to immerse yourself in the short game and putting. Our schedule of schools at unforgettable destinations like The Homestead on jaw-droppingly scenic Lake Michigan affords golfers the chance to focus on the shots and skills that matter most in environments that are uniquely designed for learning them.
Join us at an upcoming school in Florida, Georgia, California, New York or Michigan. We’re ready to help you learn the short game and putting skills that bring confidence, consistency and awesome skills to your game. Sign up today for Three Days That Will Change Your Game Forever.
Click here to learn about our “Bring a Friend” discount for three-day school enrollees.
New Clinic Locations Highlight Summer Schedule
We are pleased to announce a full slate of traveling Dave Pelz Scoring Game Clinics. A new addition to the schedule is The Courses at Watters Creek located just north of Dallas, TX. This completely renovated property offers a state of the art teaching space, renovated golf holes and a brand-new six-hole “Futures” Course all crafted by Champions Tour player D.A. Weibring and his design partner Steve Wolfard. Clinics at Watters Creek will run from June 12 – 15.
Also newly “re-added” to the 2013 schedule is the popular Pinehills Golf Club near Boston, MA. Pinehills winds through 300 idyllic acres of rolling hills punctuated by glacially-carved undulations. The two 18-hole championship courses (by Rees Jones and Nicklaus Design) take full advantage of an amazing natural setting. Consistently ranked one of the top daily-fee operations in New England, Pinehills is a “complete” golf destination. Join us for clinics at Pinehills June 26 – 29. Call 800-833-7370 to enroll.
The Pelz One-Day Clinic is the ideal introduction to the chipping, pitching, putting, sand and wedge skills you need to be a better golfer. The short game makes up two thirds of the strokes you play in a typical round of golf. If you’re not improving in that all-important scoring range, you’re probably seeing your handicap stuck in neutral.
Sign up for a one-day clinic near you and get your game in gear. Come learn the practical, proven methods your game is missing. You’ll be glad you spent the day “changing the way you look at Up and Down.”
Enroll Your Future Star in Our Summer 2013 Juniors-Only Camp
For years, customers have asked about a Pelz Junior Camp at our school locations. The wait is over as we're proud to announce that this coming summer, our schools at The Boca Raton Resort & Club and PGA National will host Five-Day Junior Camps for serious juniors ages 12 - 18. Help your young golfer establish a competitive edge at this one-of-a-kind camp.
For five straight days at each location, our staff will work exclusively with junior golfers who are poised to take their games to the next level. Geared for tournament players or juniors aspiring to play on teams or in elite events, our 20-hour curriculum will help students improve their key scoring skills—chipping, putting, pitching and sand play. These skills make up 65 percent of the shots played in golf and 80 percent of the shots golfers lose to par.
If you want your junior player to stand apart from the field, sharp short game and putting skills offer the surest path to optimum scoring. Our expert staff has worked with some of the finest players in the world. It’s time to trust the proven name in Scoring Game instruction and put the results to the test. We look forward to seeing a great group of juniors this summer in Florida!
Click here for more information on the Pelz Junior Golf Camp
Tour Dave Pelz's Ultimate Golf Backyard
A recent segment of HGTV’s “Million Dollar Rooms” offers a cool sneak peak of Dave Pelz’s backyard research and practice area. While technically not a room, Pelz’s golf complex-- complete with seven target greens (which are replicas of Pelz’s favorite green complexes), an 80-ft lag station, targets to drill 10-, 20-, 30- and 40-yard wedge shots and a large tee box that allows him to take aim into a large valley of “driving range” some 80 feet below his hilltop yard—is astounding.
Watch the video here:
“What I did with SYNLawn in my yard certainly goes to the extreme. It’s my dream come true to be able to hit shots any time I want, but I did this to show people what’s possible,” Pelz says. “People can take elements of what’s here and apply to their personal spaces—no matter how small. If you’re hitting an eight-foot putt on a good realistic surface, you’re accessing golf and you’re getting better.”
HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse hosts the show and was wowed by the scope of golf features in Pelz’s yard, including replica greens of the 17th at TPC Sawgrass, the Road Hole from St. Andrews and the 12th and 13th from Augusta National. When Oosterhouse marveled at the “golf course” at Pelz’s back doorstep, Pelz was quick to counter, “It’s not a golf course or golf holes, it’s golf. I’m able to hit the shots I really want to work on to get better at my own game and to help teach others the skills they need to get better. With synthetic turf and improved installation techniques, you can have realism in backyard golf designs. When my son Eddie started Dave Pelz Synscapes, it was to give people the best installations on the best surfaces so they could have the best practice experiences. It’s got to be true to what golfers see on the course, and this is.” Oosterhouse said even if the yard didn’t cost $1 million to construct, it made him feel like it to hit shots to such “cool” targets.
From the Research Archive:
How Good Are the Pros, Really?
During an interview a couple of years ago with golfchannel.com, Dave Pelz revealed some data he and the PGA Tour ShotLink team had discovered on the PGA Tour players and how their “true” handicaps stack up:
GOLFCHANNEL.COM: Do people really understand how good a tour player is?
DAVE PELZ : No. Based on shot link data that we have [compiled among amateurs and pros], the average guy on the PGA Tour – top 125 - is a plus 5.5 handicap. On that same scale, Mickelson was a plus 8, and Tiger was the best at plus 8.5.
So, if you think you're going to stand on the first tee, and you're going to make a bet with these guys, and you're going to go off your handicap, they will eat your lunch. They've got at least five shots in their back pocket that aren't counted in the USGA handicap system. They are even better than you think!