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Dave's Daily Tip:      3/24/2018

Although you must have both touch and feel for good putting, they are very different. Touch is knowing what to do on the greens. Feel is knowing how to do it. Your touch is in your mind's eye. Having good touch is knowing or being able to understand what is needed to make a good putt. Visualizing what the putt will look like as it rolls to the hole and how much energy must be given to it (knowing what power or length of stroke is required) is involved in having good touch.

Read more about this in Dave Pelz's Putting Bible, Chapter 5.

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Want More Birdies and Par-Saves?
Dial in Your Distances

What if you could get up and down more-often-than-not from inside of 40 yards? How much do you think your scores would improve? In this video lesson, Dave Pelz is happy to share his practice regimen that can help you become just as confident on 35-yard shot from a tight lie as you are with a 10-yard shot from a perfect lie. Watch the lesson, try the techniques and let us know at askpelz@pelzgolf.com how it works for you:

Did this tip help you? View more Dave Pelz videos at Pelz Corner or e-mail us askpelz@pelzgolf.com to let us know what you thought of the lesson.

Find YOUR Competitive Edge at a Spring Pelz School

We would all love be “that guy” in our foursome. You know, the guy who seems to make “everything” inside of 10 feet, the guy who gets up and down from the toughest greenside scenarios, the guy who’s never met a sand trap he couldn’t escape.

Join us at a Three-Day School at one of our exceptional resort destinations this Spring and discover your true potential on and around the greens. When you improve your skills inside 100 yards, your scores improve and the game is more fun.

Our staff is ready to help you fine-tune the pitching, chipping, putting, sand and wedge skills you need to reach your most ambitious scoring goals. Don’t wait until next year to become the golfer you want to be. Let’s create a working plan THIS SPRING to set you on a confident path to lower scores.

Click here to find a school at a resort location and date that best suits your plans. We look forward to working with you at one of these world-class locations:

Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL
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Centennial Golf Club, New York, NY
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, MI
Escondido Golf & Lake Club, Austin, TX
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Phoenix, AZ
Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, San Diego, CA
Chardonnay Golf Club, Napa, CA
Cog Hill Golf Club, Chicago, IL

Have You Played the “New” Boca Resort Course?

If you haven’t played the renovated Resort Course at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, you owe to yourself to see the now year-old improvements. After a great grow-in, the reconstructed TifEagle putting surfaces roll like a dream and complement the lush Celebration Bermuda on all tees, fairways, and rough. Watch this “Before and After” video and you’ll agree, the streams and waterfalls stand out and the course looks more playable than ever.

Golf Channel Interview:
Pelz Excited for a Host of 2018 Projects

Dave Pelz dropped by Golf Channel’s Morning Drive set on the floor of the recent PGA Merchandise Show to talk about his excitement for 2018. Pelz pointed to unprecedented technological advances in the game and an overall positive energy in the industry that’s inspiring him to go full-speed on several projects, including his breakthrough research in GreenReading. Watch his brief conversation with Golf Channel’s Cara Banks here:

Practice Confidently with Dave Pelz Position Mat

Ever have a frustrating practice session because you hit some wedge shots thin, some fat and some perfectly flush? The Dave Pelz Position Mat takes the guesswork out of ball position for pitching, chipping and sand shots.

Clearly-marked foot and ball positions on the durable-turf mat help you set up for success on every shot. Try the Position Mat if you’re ready to make pure contact on more of your short game shots. (Order Yours Here)

Cleveland Golf’s “Pelz Corner”
Gear Up For Golf Season With Nine New Tips

You’d be amazed at what you can learn in less than two minutes. Dave Pelz’s “Pelz Corner” tips presented by Cleveland Golf are punchy, action-packed and loaded with fresh takes on classic Pelz wisdom. The latest installment of Pelz Corner includes nine different short lesson on topics ranging from Distance Control on Wedges, The Drawback Putting Game and The Chip-Putt to playing trouble shots and experimenting with the “Saw” putting grip.

Take a little time and see what these tips can do to inspire your next practice session. You can click here watch the nine newest Pelz Corner videos at ClevelandGolf.com.

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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