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Do You Need a Speaker or Expert Interview For an Upcoming Tele-Seminar, Webinar, or Live Event?
Scott is available as a speaker for your upcoming event, or as an expert interview for your tele-seminars, webinars or live event for your coaching groups, members or clients.

Why should you look into Scott and GrandRapidsGolflesson.com as a Topic of Interest for Your Clients?

First, I know how hard it is to come up with new and interesting topics to bring to your clients and members. How do you keep them coming back and wanting more? It’s been my experience that most people have a tough time mixing business and golf to increase sales and profits. Three Lessons From The Game of Golf That Apply To The Art of Business is a topic that will “WOW!” your herd. It’s new and different. A topic your clients likely haven’t heard before.

Second, for interviews, I will hand you turn-key interview questions and an outline of my answers so you can quickly and easily dive right into the call or webinar.

I will quickly and easily adjust my talk so to speak directly to your niche. Do you have a group of Insurance Agents? How about Doctors, or Dentists? Butchers, Bakers, Candlestick Makers?

It really makes no difference. I can speak directly to each individual niche with some quick changes to the script to meet the needs of your clients.

I have recently presented at Watermark Business Connections Group & Kentwood Rotary with upcoming engagements at Davenport University, Farm Bureau Regional Conference and Big Breakfast Group at Coral Gables CC in Ft. Lauderdale.

What do you have to lose? Give Scott a call at 616.802.4969. Book Scott and GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com on your calendar for your next tele-seminar or webinar or speaking engagement.

Register for the FREE speaking engagement at Davenport University. Here is the link to register: http://www.davenport.edu/secrets

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Letter From Lucas

Hi! My Name is Lucas Seifferlein and I am five years old. My Daddy just released the new cover of his book The Game of Golf & The Art of Business (It’s beautiful and you can find it at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and http://www.GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com/books) and he said I could do whatever I wanted with the leftover original books.

So I counted them all up. There are 121 of them all together (That is the highest I have ever counted). And I took them all and covered him right up. This is a picture of me making a silly face next to my Daddy and his books.
So What’s Next?
This was a fun thing to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but I am only 5 years old. What am I going to do with 121 books that teach you about the game of golf and the art of business?
Well, I have an idea. My Daddy is teaching me about free market capitalism and he told me I could sell the books for whatever price I wanted. So I worked the numbers and came up with an offer you cannot refuse (Seriously, you wouldn’t turn down a five year old… would you?)
Invest in a minimum of 100 (That is my favorite number) with the original cover (It’ll be worth a lot of money on Ebay someday, trust me) and I will send them to you so you can give them out to your employees, clients and vendors. They will LOVE it!

Because I would like to get these books into your hands right away (They are taking up space in my toy box), I am willing to give them to you for 30 cents on the dollar plus shipping. The book retails for $20.00. So you can get 100 of them for only $600!!
But hurry, I am sending this out to over 300 of Daddy’s business clients, including companies like Steelcase, Amway, Perrigo, Whirlpool, Spectrum Health, Meijer, Priority Health, MMBJ, Huntington and dozens of other large employers who would gobble up 100 of Daddy’s books in a heart beat.

Call my Daddy right away. Here is his direct phone number. 616.802.4969.

Sincerely,

Lucas
Daddy’s Little Free Market Capitalist

P.S. Call 616.802.4969 right away before the books are all grabbed up!

P.P.S. Good grief, look at the poor guy, help him get out from under all those books.

P.P.P.S. If you would like my Daddy to share the 3 Lessons Learned From the Game of Golf That Apply to the Art of Business, he is now booking keynotes for December & January.

Better Golf Section

Should you swing toe up to toe up?
It wasn’t too long ago that I met with a Battle Creek area golfer who had been to one of those fancy pants famous golf instructor schools in Florida that starts with an “L”. He spent the week down there learning how to swing toe up to toe up and set the angle. Now in full disclosure there are cases where I will use the term toe up to toe up and teach a version of this. But unfortunately for people trying to improve their golf swing … toe-up to toe-up has been taught so often that it has been pretty much anointed as being as important as “keeping your head down” and “keeping your left arm straight”.
Yet toe-up to toe-up is not a fundamental of the golf swing. It’s actually a technique in many cases that is making it more difficult for you to gain any consistency in your golf swing. And in the case of the golfer who went to the fancy pants golf instructor school, he was so open faced as a result of toe up to toe up that he couldn’t keep his golf ball out of Mr. Havacamp’s swimming pool.
You will find a slideshow of PGA Tour player examples of toe up in the backswing.  The real toe-up version. And there are exceptions as you will see in the slide show.
The problem is that… the rest of this article and the reason for the “exceptions” is reserved for our golf coaching members. Upgrade today for less than an overpriced fish stick at a political fundraiser to receive the complete “paid member” only edition.

Golf at Bethpage Black

I met Bob on the practice range at 7:30 in the morning. Halfway through a bucket of balls, he was excited and talkative. Bob had been my client for a couple of months. I met him in the spring at a clinic I taught, and he had asked me to start working with him that week. Over the months, we did a couple of video analysis sessions and spent a lot of time out on the range. We even played a few holes together, so I could see his game out on the course.
Somewhere in all that time, Bob confessed an ambition. He had been captivated by watching the U.S. Open on television in 2002 and 2009, when it was held at Bethpage State Park in Long Island, New York. Tiger Woods had won the 2002 event and Lucas
Glover the 2009. Often, major tournaments are held at private clubs and off limits to the general public. But 2002 was the first time that the Open was held on a public golf course. It was a marvelous course and the average golfer could now play the same
course that the pros did on television.
In the course of our lessons, Bob shared his dream of playing the Bethpage Black course. When Bob had found out that I used to live on Long Island and had played the course many times—including two New York State Opens—he offered me an opportunity.
Bob was in his late fifties (I guessed). He was a partner in some sort of securities trading firm (I wasn’t sure exactly what they did) with about seventy-five employees. Apparently, he did quite well financially. He offered to fly me with him to Long Island so that he could play the course with me along to coach him through it. He would even pay for my time and expenses.
I was intrigued. Bob seemed like a nice guy, and it would be fun to see the Black Course at Bethpage again. But I pointed out how tough it was to get a tee time. Bethpage is a state park, and players camp out over night to get one of the limited tee time slots. You can’t just walk in and play.
“You let me worry about that,” Bob said. “If I can get us in, can you go?” I told him that with enough notice I should be able to clear my schedule. About a week and a half later, Bob called.
“Can you go next Tuesday?”
“Sure. Can you get a tee time?”
“Done.”
“How?”
“I know a guy. That’s all you need to know.”
Well, Bethpage is in New York, where “knowing a guy” is an art form. What the heck.
Bob wasn’t a great player, or terrible. He had a 20 handicap, which means that on average, he played 25 strokes over par. For a guy his age and experience, he was about average. He confessed his goal was to play “bogey golf ”—to average one stroke over par for the course.
“You won’t do that on the Bethpage Black course, Bob. I’m telling you, it’s tough. I don’t want you to set your expectations too high. Your first time on it, you should be aspiring to break 100.”
“That’s why I have you along, Scott. Talk me through it.”
We flew in the morning before, and Bob checked us into an executive hotel. He took the rental car out to look at the course and clubhouse from the parking lot, and he bought some souvenir shirts and hats. Over dinner, he was almost giddy, wanting me to preview every hole for him with a scorecard he had picked up.
Dinner in New York can be as long as a round of golf. It is an event. There is the pre-appetizer, the appetizer, the main course, desert, and it’s all followed by an after desert drink–or three.
The next thing you know, it’s four hours later. This gave me plenty of time to preview the holes. But rather than give Bob the entire hole by hole analysis, I used the time to share a few stories about how I qualified to play in the New York State Open at Bethpage Black. We talked about what it was like to play in a State Open, the excitement of playing 2 under par on the front nine to leap into fifth place before falling back to 38th for the tournament. The ups and downs that occur over a five hour round and many more fun golf stories that could only be told over a four hour New York style dinner.
Excerpted from the book The Game of Golf and The Art of Business. To read more find the book at www.GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com/books

The Back Page

Personally, I hated returning to school in the fall. I considered it an obstacle in
the way of playing golf. The annual ritual of buying school supplies, which
now apparently include I-pads and other I-thingy’s, well underway. But here’s
my point, recession or not, however outrageous and criminal they are in D.C.,
however much the globe warms, gas prices up and down, Kate’s topless scandal,
the Mayan predictions, life, ordinary, normal life, goes on. In America, it’s
only been seriously disrupted a very few times – the Depression, World War II
– and for about a month after the 9-11 attacks. By and large, life goes on.

 
Somewhere on every golf course, one of the richest club members with the latest
technology and a working stiff with 20 year old persimmon sticks arrive
and leave with the same problem – someone put that big oak tree on the left
side of the fairway that always catches their ball.

 
It’s so easy and dangerous to get pulled into a small, confining box by the
newest club you own. Easy to forget how little the Golf Gods care about that,
even when you thought it was finally the solution. As a golf professional, I got
over it years ago. The belief that I had a favorite or “lucky” club or that one
brand of club was inherently better than another (in full disclosure I play Titleist
because they have always treated me better than the other brands). Sure
it’s easy to contrive up fake enthusiasm over a new club for a day or two, but
then you go out to use it on the course and you realize it is just a golf club and
it puts you in the exact same space as the working stiff and his persimmon
driver. And that is this month’s big lesson of harsh reality for back to school
month. Get over your equipment. Get into your swing.

 
If you are one of the several hundred or so new golfers who joined this summer,
you probably found that horribly harsh. Not at all what you wanted to
hear. You might be tempted to run to Mommy and tell her I’m being mean to
you. Look, this is the MANDATE FOR GOOD GOLF. Somebody’s gotta tell
you the truth: Just having the latest wizbang plutonium driver entitles you to
nothing, not even a good bounce out of the tree.

 
Hang around here and you’ll get really, really sharp at connecting with the
Golf Gods on their level so they’ll line up to give you all their birdies. But you
gotta start with reality, not dream, hope, illusion, delusion or worst of all, some
sense of entitlement attached to how “good” your clubs are. Being an innovator
or early adopter with the latest golf technology is admirable, but still, any
nitwit with a few thousand dollars can buy the best clubs. The birdies are
in learning how to use ‘em. And surprise, surprise,
they won’t make birdies themselves.
The bell has rung. Stop stalling and get to class

Fall Humor

The college football season is back in full swing, and in Michigan what could be
stronger than the U of M/ MSU rivalry? If you’re not a Michigan or MSU fan,
just substitute your favorite team. Have some fun!
Jake was dying. His wife, Becky, was maintaining a candlelight vigil by his side.
She held his fragile hand, tears running down her face. Her praying roused him
from his slumber; He looked up and his pale lips began to move slightly.
“Becky my darling” he whispered.
“Hush my love,” she said. “Rest, don’t talk.”
He was insistent. “Becky,” he said in his tired voice, “I have something that I
must confess.”
“There’s nothing to confess,” replied the weeping Becky, “Everything’s all right,
go to sleep.”
“No, no. I must die in peace, Becky. I…I have been a Michigan State Fan all of
my life!”
“I know sweetheart,” whispered Becky, “let the poison work.”

The Game of Golf and the Art of Business

Bob studied it from all angles and
took a couple of practice strokes, but
he looked worried. “Confidence, Bob.
You have to treat this thing like
you’ve already got it, like it’s a done
deal.”
Excerpted from the book The Game
of Golf and The Art of Business. To
read more find the book at
http://www.GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com/
books

 
Buy the book already! If you buy
1,000 of ‘em, I’ll babysit your kids
for a month. Buy 10,000 of ‘em and
I’ll clean your house for a year 🙂