The Lag-It Putting Game

Posted by Nick Miller

Nov 18, 2014 12:02:17 PM

Try this drill to improve your lag putting and lower your score!

Without a doubt, one of the most critical skills needed to reduce the number of three-putts you have is developing control of your speed and feel on the green. By developing a consistent feel on the green, you will give yourself a chance to make more putts and for those that don't drop, a more makeable comeback putt.

The Lag-It Putting Drill is great to use for developing better speed control on the green, to quantifiably track and chart improvement through the scoring system, and for adding pressure to your putts as you continue improving and beating your best score. This putting drill is great to play as a game for some added friendly competition and just might provide that extra motivation to spend more time on the putting green. 
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Topics: Golf Equipment

TaylorMade R15 & AeroBurner Drivers

Posted by Justin Kruger

Nov 14, 2014 4:14:00 PM

Just after the launch of their latest RSi Irons, TaylorMade has taken a page out of it’s own playbook from years past with the launch of two new drivers simultaneously. There are similarities to past launches such as the R9 and Burner SuperFast launch. At that time, the two drivers were positioned for the technician and the bomber categories of players.

The technician is all about adjustability and fine-tuning ball flight characteristics, while the bomber just wants to hit it as high, far and straight as possible.

The launch of the R15 and the AeroBurner harken back to a similar launch strategy. Both drivers have a low, forward CG, which the company has relied on in the past few launches, to lower spin and increase energy transfer. Both also have a channel or speed pocket, in the sole to allow the face to flex more, increasing ball speed.
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Topics: Golf Equipment

Golf Gift Guide For The Holidays!

Posted by Nick Miller

Nov 13, 2014 3:27:00 PM

Holiday gifts for all the golfers on your list!

Do you need a little inspiration to get your holiday shopping started for the golf fanatics in your life? To help you come up with plenty of gift ideas for golfers, we've compiled a list guaranteed to make the golf nut in your life jump with joy when they open their presents. And if YOU are the golf nut in your family, who says you can't send this link around so everyone knows what will be a big hit with you this year?

We proudly present GolfTEC's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

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Topics: Featured Stories

The TaylorMade Performance Experience on the Champions Tour

Posted by Jon Levy

Nov 5, 2014 10:56:00 AM

GolfTEC Events at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Continuing a fantastic season on Tour, GolfTEC Events was on site at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship with the TaylorMade Performance Experience Presented by Charles Schwab.

It was a great week in Scottsdale - hard not to enjoy the experience in perfect weather, around some of the game's biggest legends - and we had a great turnout of fans over the weekend in our hitting bay who experienced their swing on video with our Certified Personal Coaches.

We were also very fortunate over the course of the week to have inside-the-ropes access, which begins the trend for many Tour events to come for GolfTEC Events and helps us gain insight into many of the game's best players.

So, what did we learn this week at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship?
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Spotlight: Best Young Teacher in America 2014-2015: Maggie Noel

Posted by Patrick Hester

Nov 4, 2014 2:55:48 PM

Congratulations to Maggie Noel of GolfTEC Westheimer on being named one of the Best Young Golf Teachers in America! In the November 2014 issue of GolfDigest Magazine, Maggie debuted on the list of 40 under 40 who are the best of the best at teaching golf. We thought it would be good for everyone out there to get to know Maggie better, so we sat down and asked her a few questions.
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6 Golf Books That Are Worth The Read

Posted by Nick Miller

Oct 31, 2014 6:18:00 PM

As seen on the PGA Tour, lots of different swings and varied swing mechanics have the ability to win tournaments. There really isn't one perfect formula for the golf swing. As a result, there are an infinite number of golf books that express varying methods for how the golf swing should or shouldn't be executed and others that evaluate the game as a whole. The mix includes both good and bad books. To help you sift through the plethora of books in the market, here are a few great reads as you continue to build off the success of your golf lessons. And because we like golf so much, we added in a great novel we thought you might enjoy as well! 
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Topics: Featured Stories, Golf Instruction

We Just Taught Our 5 Millionth Golf Lesson!

Posted by Nick Miller

Oct 27, 2014 11:17:00 AM

Help Us Celebrate With A Free Golf Lesson!

GolfTEC has reached another milestone: 5 Million lessons taught! We want to thank all of our students and coaches for helping us achieve this great milestone and continuing to help us grow the great game of golf.

We want you to celebrate with us, so we are giving away FREE golf lessons* on November 8th & 9th. All we ask is that you help us by donating to The First Tee and schedule your lesson ahead of time, as space is limited! Visit our website at www.golftec.com/5million to contact your local GolfTEC and book your free golf lesson! 
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5 Tips To Improve Your Mental Golf Game

Posted by Tony Schumacher

Oct 24, 2014 11:01:53 AM

How A Strong Mental Approach Will Help Your Game

Over the years as I have played with and taught amateur golfers, I've noticed that for many the mental approach to the game is where they struggle most. There is an old adage that your round of golf is always broken up into 3 different parts. The first 6 holes are all your preparation, the middle 6 holes are your mental strength and the final 6 holes are your endurance. How many times have you started out your round with a string of pars or been 1 over through 7, only to double and triple bogey the next 3 holes and ruin your round? That one shot begins to creep into your head and you begin trying to fix your swing to make sure that whatever has happened does not happen again. This is where almost all amateurs fail. You must learn to avoid the fear and frustration that often creep into our minds during a difficult round of golf. Here are 5 simple tips to make your mental game stronger and break through your mental collapses on the course.
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Topics: Golf Instruction

Spotlight: Best Young Teacher in America 2014-2015: James Kinney

Posted by Patrick Hester

Oct 23, 2014 6:37:02 PM



Congratulations to James Kinney of GolfTEC Omaha on being named one of the Best Young Golf Teachers in America! In the November 2014 issue of Golf Digest Magazine, James debuted on the list of 40 under 40 who are the best of the best at teaching golf. We thought it would be good for everyone out there to get to know James better, so we sat down and asked him a few questions.
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Topics: GolfTEC News

Congratulations to three of our coaches for being named Best Young Teacher in America 2014-2015

Posted by Patrick Hester

Oct 21, 2014 4:04:00 PM




GolfTEC congratulates James Kinney from GolfTEC Omaha, Maggie Noel from GolfTEC Westheimer, and Nick Paez from GolfTEC Cleveland-West on being named one of the Best Young Teachers in America for 2014-2015! We’re proud of you!

What is this all about? Golf Digest Magazine recognizes golf instructors under 40 who are teaching the game better and represent the future of golf instruction. Three of our own GolfTEC Coaches made the list this year: James Kinney, Maggie Noel, and Nick Paez. After an exhaustive process including surveying nationally ranked teachers, all 41 sections of the PGA, and just about anyone they thought might know a good candidate, Golf Digest revealed the list for 2014-2015 in the November issue of the magazine.
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