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Would You Take A Pro’s Long Game or Short Game? Two Live Case Study Results

Case Study #1 

Test Subjects

Pro-  Teaching Pro Scott Seifferlein. Handicap 2

Amateur- Tom. Average Score of 110

Player Facts: Pro Av. Drive 250, Am Av. Drive 180

Golf Course Slope Rating 142

Golf Course Distance 6,322

Holes Played 13

Rules of Engagement: Amateur uses pro’s long game and scores in for pro inside of 50 yards. Amateur using pro’s short game and Pro scores in for amateur inside 50 yards.

Outcome:

Am using pro’s short game score = 83 w/ 21 putts over 13 holes

Am using pro’s long game score = 58 w/27 putts over 13 holes

Stats:

Pro Fairways- 70%

Am Fairways- 20%

Pro GIRs- 61.5%

Am GIRs- 0%

Of 83 strokes w/ pro finishing amateur ball 48 were amateur strokes outside of 50 yards and 35 were pro strokes inside of 50 yards.

Of 58 strokes w/ am finishing pro ball 24 were pro strokes outside of 50 yards and 34 were am strokes inside of 50 yards.

Conclusion: Amateur benefits significantly more using pro’s long game than using pro’s short game in this initial case study.

Variables: This conclusion would certainly vary depending on the handicap of the amateur, the am’s strengths and weaknesses, difficulty of the course, familiarity of the course and many other factors.

Pro Comments-  In this case study the golf course was difficult (142 slope rating) and had multiple water hazards which the amateur donated a half dozen golf balls. Throw out the three water holes and the score would have been 53 to 45, still in favor of using the pro’s long game but much closer. I personally felt my short game could have been sharper and that would have reduced the score from 83 down to 80 or 79 but it is also of interest how the amateur missed in many locations where I had to hit lob shots out of poor sidehill lies.  It is significantly easier to chip and pitch off the long game miss of the pro player vs. chipping and pitching off the long game miss of the amateur player.

Case Study #2

Test Subjects

Pro-  Teaching Pro Scott Seifferlein. Handicap 2

Amateur- Scott. League Handicap 18

Player Facts: Pro Av. Drive 250, Am Av. Solid Drive 230

Golf Course Slope Rating 129

Golf Course Distance 5,989

Holes Played 18

Rules of Engagement: Amateur uses pro’s long game and scores in for pro inside of 50 yards. Amateur using pro’s short game and Pro scores in for amateur inside 50 yards.

Outcome:

Am using pro’s short game score = 95 w/ 29 putts

Am using pro’s long game score = 80 w/ 36 putts

Stats:

Pro Fairways- 43%

Am Fairways- 21%

Pro GIRs- 59%

Am GIRs- 11%

Of 95 strokes w/ pro finishing amateur ball, 49 were amateur strokes outside of 50 yards and 46 were pro strokes inside of 50 yards. Pro was 37.5% on up and down conversions inside of 50 yards playing off of Amateur’s ball.

Of 80 strokes w/ am finishing pro ball 35 were pro strokes outside of 50 yards and 45 were am strokes inside of 50 yards. Am was 33% on up and down conversions inside of 50 yards playing off of Pro’s ball.

Conclusion: Amateur benefits significantly more using pro’s long game than using pro’s short game in this case study.

Variables: This conclusion would certainly vary depending on the handicap of the amateur, the am’s strengths and weaknesses, difficulty of the course, familiarity of the course and many other factors.

Pro Comments-  In this case study the golf course was of average difficulty with much out of bounds left. The Amateur self admitted his tee shot game was below average and suffering more left hooks than usual. This resulted in 5 stroke and distance penalties for lost balls and out of bounds, two lateral hazard penalties and 2 punch out sideways penalties. That is 14 penalty strokes. The pro also had a case of the duck hooks but medicated more properly and only suffered 2 stroke and distance penalties, 1 water ball and 1 punch out. However, even throwing out all penalty shots and punch outs for both the amateur and pro, the score would still have been in favor of using the pro’s the long game 74 to 81. I personally felt my short game could have been sharper and that would have reduced the score from 95 down to 92 or 91 but it is also of interest how the amateur missed in many locations where I had to hit difficult pitches and lob shots to short side hole locations. It is significantly easier to chip and pitch off the long game miss of the pro player vs. chipping and pitching off the long game miss of the amateur player.

Scott Seifferlein

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How I Played The Best Golf Of My Life At Age 70 – The Mike Griffee Story

My name is Mike Griffee. When I was about 25, friends

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suggested I take up golf. My first warning should have come
with the fact that the word golf contains four letters. But I
bravely accepted my friends’ invitations.

The first shot of my first game was…

to read the rest of Mike’s Story click Mike Griffee Golf Story

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Your Foursome Is Laughing At You

You are a long time golfer, looking forward to another year of hopes and dreams but you are frustrated with your high scores.  You are told the definition of insanity is making the same swing over and over again and expecting different results. But you don’t know what can be done.

The advice from your buddies doesn’t work. The magazines and YouTube videos make no sense and the $59.95 swing trainer you bought collects dust in the basement.

Look, it’s not your fault. Those results are in the past. It is time to move on and remain positive and focused.

Take Big Joe for example.  Joe is not really a big guy, but the members of his foursome gave him that name because of his big drives.  You see, it wasn’t all that long ago that Big Joe was also a 20 handicap. He had been reading all the magazines and getting advice from his buddies.

Finally he decide d to meet with PGA Golf Guru Scott Seifferlein. It was his one last attempt at sanity on the golf course. He vowed to quit the game forever if he could not find the answer from Scott.

He was asking, how do I hit the ball farther?

How do I hit more fairways? Scott took one look and immediately discovered Joe had been following the lousy advice from the magazines and from his friends.

Scott explained to Joe that “It doesn’t have to be this way”.

Within a few swings the results immediately changed. And they changed dramatically.

Joe stopped seeing his ball slice weakly off to the right and he began to see drives that are more powerful down the middle.

Joe feels much better about himself.

You want these same results.

How do you get them?

Download your 3 free golf gifts at 3 Golf Gifts

After you download your gifts,  you will see a short form to fill out.

In that form you will be able to share the details about your golf game and we will get back to you soon about a game plan to hit longer drives and more fairways just like Big Joe!

Your Partner In Golf Success,

 

Scott Seifferlein

P.S. Listen to others who had similar results like Joe- Golfer Results

P.P.S. You want these same results.

How do you get them? Download your 3 free golf gifts at 3 Golf Gifts

After you download your gifts, you will see a short form to fill out. In that form you will be able to share the details about your golf game and we will get back to you soon about a game plan to hit longer drives and more fairways just like Big Joe!

 

10 Qualities That Make A Great Golf Coach

Choose your golf coach not by their reputation but by their ability to communicate with you as an individual.

Click this link for the 10 Qualities That Make A Great Golf Coach.

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Golf Fitness Adventure Part 2

Week 3 of the Titleist Performance Institute 8 week home training course has come and gone.

As mentioned previously, I have been assigned with 4 exercises to do each week. Some on a daily

basis and some on an every other day basis. The major challenge has been adding 20 minutes to my

16 hour day. I “likes me sleep”.  Here is the 2nd of the four assigned exercises.

The Reach Roll Lift Up. The toughest of the four for me. You start by kneeling on the ground and

sitting back onto your heels. Place both arms on the floor and in front of you and reach out as far

as you can. Roll your palm to the sky, and then try to lift your arm up off the floor. Make sure you

only lift your arm, not your trunk. Repeat on the other side. Start with 2 sets of 20 reps two to four

times a week. As you gain strength add 3 to five pound weights.

 

*This TPI Golf Fitness Exercise may not be for you. To get your own personalized golf

fitness program contact Matt Miller at:

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation, 1195 Wilson Ave., NW Walker, MI 49534 616.784.1450, www.pt-cpr.com

 

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