The group here at Action Media has all but wrapped up another show. A few small, technical details remain, and I’m not even going to pretend I understand what they are. We have a good show that will hit the airwaves this weekend and air all month long. There is a wide mix of content this month, including some more of our tour stop in New Orleans and a few segments about getting new players into the game. My favorite segment of the show this upcoming month is when we got to spend a few hours following PGA TOUR caddie Kip Henley (caddie to Brian Gay) around during the Wednesday PRO AM. It was never a dull moment with Kip, he was not at a loss for words and talked about wrestling alligators, caddie groupies and what life is like on the PGA TOUR.
The June episode of Golf Life also features a few segments about introducing golf to a newer audience. SNAG, or starting new at golf, is a system that is used to teach children or any newbie to the game of golf. SNAG is a fun, easy way to learn the game of golf anywhere. It is a proven learning and training tool for beginning golfers and we show you how to use it. We also produced a show segment with the PGA of America to talk about their initiative for 2012, Golf 2.0. Golf 2.0 is the PGA of America’s message of getting new players into the game of golf, or bringing back players that have left the game for any reason. We spoke with members of the PGA of America, local golf professionals and the 2011 PGA Teacher of the year and had some interesting feedback on the early results of the Golf 2.0 plan and the Get Golf Ready program.
While we were in New Orleans for the Zurich Classic we caught up with a handful of the young guys on the Cleveland Golf staff to talk with them about what life was like on the TOUR for the first few years out there. We talked with them about pressure, being pulled in many directions and the relationship they have with Cleveland/Srixon Golf as well as the TOUR manager for Cleveland Golf Rob Waters. Rob talked to us about his time traveling the PGA TOUR and how he is able to help the younger guys since he has seen most everything out there.
Finally, no episode of Golf Life would be complete without a great golf tip. This month Jeff Ritter, recently named the best young teacher in the game by Golf Digest, shows us a tip that he uses on the range to warm up or whenever he makes a mechanical change to his swing. Repetition is key to a successful swing but you are doing yourself more harm than good by practicing the wrong thing and this tip from Jeff Ritter will help you make sure your mechanics are in place before you start swinging at 100%.
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