Zen Golf Quote of the Week
Listen, Watch & Learn Program
The Email Bag
PGA Tour Notes/Stats
Events and Media
Join in a Golf Trip to IRELAND
Dr. Joe has been asked to co-host the Shivas Irons Society 2011 Kingdom Tour of Ireland, July 30-August 9. The trip includes 7 rounds of golf at Championship courses and 9 nights of accommodations at Luxury hotels. There are a very limited number of spots left for this tour, and for info you should call the Shivas Irons Society office, 831.899.8441 as soon as possible.
New Program for 2011
Listen, Watch & Learn
Dr. Joe's new Listen, Watch & Learn program is becoming a very popular way of having access to all of Dr. Joe's audio and video instructional materials 24/7 - 365! It also includes $100 worth of gift certificates on lessons and 6 live tele-seminars annually.
What are you waiting for? Take the steps that will help you get your game to the next level this year!
Sign up now!
(Zen Golf Members who have paid for more than 6 months of membership are grandfathered in, those who have paid for less can opt to pay the difference for lifetime access and $100 in Zen Golf Lesson gift certificates!)
The Email Bag
Dear Dr. Joe,
"I have read Zen Golf and it truly amazed me. Not just in golf, but I suppose in life too. I have now ordered The Art of the Mental Game and cannot wait to read it!
Thank you for the help you have provided me."
Rory O., Ireland
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Zen Golf Deck
PGA Tour Notes/Stats
With the Masters right around the corner, it's hard to come up with a favorite. In 14 PGA tournaments so far, Mark Wilson is the only repeat winner, and Luke Donald is the only player in the World Golf Rankings top 10 to have won an event.
Perennial favorites Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have managed 3 top 10 finishes from a total of 11 starts between them so far this year, and while Tiger will take the next week off to prepare, Phil will try to find some momentum at the Shell Houston Open.
In 2010 only two players on the PGA Tour were able to hit the green in regulation better than 3 out of every 4 shots taken from 150-175 yards. Rocco Mediate and Mark Wilson both hit at just over 76% success rate when faced with approaches from these distances.
From 125-150 yards the top 3 players, Brett Quigley, Lee Janzen and Cameron Percy, hit at just better than 80%.
Once the players hit 125 yards, however, the top 191 players all hit more than 3 out of 4, and the top 157 players didn't miss more than 1 out of every 5 greens they aimed for (the top 35 players hit between 85-89%).
They understand that their dispersion patterns are different with long clubs than short - that they'll miss more long shots left or right, with their full swing, but more of their closer shots by being short or long, when swinging with less than full power on a "touch" shot.
By taking into account where the trouble is around the green, they will plan their shots to err on the side of safety. This allows them to pre-accept any result that may occur, and swing with maximum confidence, knowing that they'll have a good chance to recover even if they hit one of their infrequent misses.
Understand your dispersion pattern- where your not-so-good shots end up - and you too will be able to plan with your head, then play with your heart.
Events & Media
Keynote Speaking and Business Golf Opportunities
"Making The Turn" with Peter Kessler
Dr. Joe is a regular commentator on Peter Kessler's "Making the Turn," a very popular radio program on the PGA TOUR Network of XM/Sirius. Dr. Joe speaks with Peter every other week, with additional special appearances after majors and "cup" events. In April Dr. Joe joins Peter on Monday the 11th after the Masters, then on Tuesday the 26th. The program airs Monday-Friday on XM146 and Sirius209 and can also be conveniently accessed from the homepage of the PGA Tour website.
Dr. Joe at the Kraft Nabisco Championship
Many of you have taken advantage of the opportunity to walk with Dr. Joe at a PGA or LPGA Tournament. Your next chance is at the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, on Thursday, March 31st. Just call the office, 805.640.1046 or email email@example.com for details.
Check out one of our new favorite training devices - the Orange Whip. The included DVD will also show you how to use this great tempo trainer as a warm-up aid before your practice session or round of golf.
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Zen Golf International
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