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Dave's Daily Tip:      10/18/2017

Turning or rotating your body around your spine is easy when your feet are close together. You can put your feet as close together as you want and still not feel resistance to rotating your body. A very narrow stance may not be too stable, however, and won’t provide a good base to push against to produce maximum power in a golf swing. As your feet get farther apart, you can generate more powerful swings until you get them too far apart. Wide stances are more stable than narrow stances; the wider … the more stable. Too wide a stance, however, can limit your ability to turn your lower body and decrease your ability to generate power. There is no rule which governs the width of all golf stances, but there is a perfect width for you, for every different trouble shot you must hit.

Read more about this in Dave Pelz's Damage Control, Chapter 2.

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Want to Putt More Like a Pro?
Develop Better Rhythm

How has your putting been lately? Have you had good distance control, or are you leaving some putts well short and rolling others too far by the hole? Great putters vary the length of their backswings to control the speed of their putts. Just as importantly, they roll all of them with a constant stroke rhythm to manage the pace and maintain consistency in their putting strokes.

If putting consistently well is important to you, enjoy this tip:

Watch Dave Pelz on Golf Channel
The Week of Oct. 9

Dave Pelz will be featured prominently during the upcoming “Wedge Week” (sponsored by Cleveland Golf) on Golf Channel, starting Monday Oct. 9. If you want to learn better wedge techniques, tune in as Dave joins “School of Golf” hosts Martin Hall and Blair O’Neal for “School of Golf: Wedge Week Kickoff with Dave Pelz” Oct. 9 at 7pm Eastern. Also, watch for Dave’s wedge segments on “Morning Drive” throughout the week.

The segments were all filmed at Dave’s backyard golf facility- the ideal location to showcase short game shots. “I think people are really going to enjoy the variety of shots I hit along with Martin and Blair and all the camera angles Golf Channel’s crew shot.” Pelz says. “We had a great time shooting these segments and I hope we help a lot of golfers improve their wedge play.”

Check local listings for exact times and air dates on Golf Channel.

What’s the Best YOU Can Score?
Let’s Find Out This Year

We are often asked to "imagine the possibilities."

What if you made pure contact with every wedge shot and had such good distance control, many of your par putts were inside of 3 feet?

What if you played all the time and couldn't remember the last time you left a sand shot in the bunker?

What if you're putting stroke was so pure you were confident from any length putt?

For Dave Pelz Scoring Game School students, those aren't just possibilities. Improved short game skills and better putting are the cornerstones of better scoring. And they can be achieved. What could YOU do if your short game was sharp? Would you be the best player in your foursome? Could you win your flight in the club championship? Would you be the secret weapon everyone wants on their team?

Our expert staff is ready to help you build a game plan to be the best scoring game player you can be. Bring us your goals and let's turn possibilities into reality.

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Cleveland Golf’s Third Installment
of “Pelz Corner” Debuts

Dave Pelz and Cleveland Golf have begun releasing the third version of “Pelz Corner” video tips. If you’re not receiving these short game and putting tips from Dave Pelz in your inbox, click here to catch up. If you like, you can click on the “E-Mail Signup” Link at the top of the page and you’ll get the tips e-mailed to you along with news and new product release information from Cleveland Golf.

Check out this recent tip about understanding and controlling the amount of spin you put on your wedge shots:

Find Your Game in Palm Springs This Winter

This winter, discover some magic in this desert oasis by coming to focus on the shots and skills the most affect your scores. Our expert staff can help you reach your most ambitious scoring goals by helping you improve on the shots you need most on and around the greens.

Recently, Cimarron Golf Resort partnered with the nearby Staybridge Suites Cathedral City on exclusive rates for its golfers and attendees of Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools. Come take advantage of this winning combination this winter. We look forward to helping you play and score to your maximum potential.

Book a Three-Day School or One-Day Clinic at Cimarron today.

Catching up with Dave Pelz

Dave Pelz has been hard at work on his groundbreaking GreenReading project, but has also taking some time to share his insights with the media. Enjoy some of this recent conversations, including:

The 19th Hole Golf Podcast:

Golf Smarter Podcast with Fred Greene:

The GOLF.com Podcast with Sean Zak:

Have You Tried the Putting Tutor?

We’ve been asked a lot recently, because so many professional players have been seen practicing at TOUR events using the Dave Pelz Putting Tutor, if we play players to use our learning aids. The answer is a simple ‘no’ but we have always encouraged golfers to practice with proper feedback. It’s great to see players with so much to gain on the professional tours using feedback to fuel their improvement.

The Dave Pelz Putting Tutor, developed by Dave Pelz and five-time major winner Phil Mickelson, has lines to indicate your face-angle, squareness (at address) and the starting line of your putts as well as a marble gate to offer instant feedback on the quality of your stroke. If you don't dislodge the marbles as you putt, your stroke is good at impact and you can then use the Tutor to refine your green reading and speed control. And that's effective putting practice!

Watch the video below or Click Here to learn more.

We look forward to meeting your junior golfer!

The SYNLawn Advantage

A recent article on GOLF.com features the relationship Dave and Eddie Pelz have forged with SYNLawn Golf and how, together, the two brand have revolutionized the arena of backyard golf practice:

Dave Pelz’s backyard short-game playground is well-known in the world of golf. It has a level of prominence that only makes sense for the backyard of the man who authored The Short Game Bible. What isn’t well known, however, is how Pelz assembled his distinctive backyard.

There’s a company behind the grandeur: SYNLawn. Back in the summer of 2008, Pelz was looking for a turf company to purchase the most realistic turf he could find. He had already been affiliated with other synthetic turf companies. So he called SYNLawn for the job.

SYNLawn, which can be found in all 50 states as well as Canada, specializes in outdoor turf, landscape and playground surfaces with a successful golf branch. That’s why Pelz was interested. The turf led to building one green, which led to another and another and then many surrounding areas of fringe, fairway, and first-cut lengths of turf.

“It took months, maybe even a year,” says John Knox, manager of the SYNLawn golf brand. “They had to do some demolition back there...we moved a lot of dirt back there. Dave has some intricate designs that we don’t normally do.”

But SYNLawn made it work for Pelz, and now 100 percent of his backyard is SYNLawn products, even the sand seen in the bunkers.

Pelz's backyard is unique and far from the normal SYNLawn project. The typical job is a 1,000 square-foot green, which costs between $13,000 and $17,000. The price depends on specifics in design like humps, bunkers, fringe locations, etc. -- many adjustments that allow the owner creativity for however he or she wishes to transform their lot.

Watch a video of Dave describing his relationship with SYNLawn and the evolution of the “World’s Greatest Backyard.”:

“We go there, physically take the measurements and look at integrating the putting green into the design of the backyard,” Knox said. “If [the customer] wants a hump, or if they want a tier, these are various things we build into the base.”

That base is made of stone, and requires a specific level of excavation to drain precipitation correctly. Depending on the region -- the level of digging depends on the frost line -- there is a day of excavation and initial laying of the stone work. It will take one more day to finish the stonework before a final day of laying the turf in place.

In just a few days, a typical backyard can become a golf refuge. From there, maintenance is minimal. Knox says the leaf blower that already owns a place in the garage is all that’s needed to clean the turf. Any precipitation flows through pores in the turf and through the stone as well. Anything left on the turf is then blown away to keep the green clean.

“If leaves get on it, blow it off,” he says. “Literally that’s it.”

Nowadays, Pelz is not only an ambassador of the turf product but also a partner of the company. (His son now runs SYNLawn distribution in Austin, Texas.) Pelz even created a product of his own to layer beneath the turf to make the greens more receptive -- and act more similar to actual soil -- for longer-range approach shots.

His addition isn’t for everyone -- admittedly, not all SYNLawn clients have as much area as Pelz had to work with -- but the idea of a backyard green is catching on with others.

Just last week, a well-known golfer called in and eventually wrote a $70,000 check. It was six-time major champion Tom Watson.

Watch the video tour of Dave Pelz's backyard golf paradise here:

What do YOU Want to Improve Most in Your Game?

In speaking with many of our students recently, we’re reminded that every golfer has his own set of goals and needs for improvement. In the past few days, we’ve heard from folks who are “clueless about green-reading”, worried they might have the chip yips and some who are ready to start hitting wedge approaches to “kick-in” range. Three of them would like to win The U.S. Open!... We all have something in our short game and putting that could be better. What are your goals right now? Email us at askpelz.com and let us know what Short Game and Putting goals you would like to achieve in 2015.

If you have any questions or need any support with your game, don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to seeing many of you at an upcoming School or Clinic session.

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