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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

www.GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com

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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

Best Golf At The Age of 70

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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.

http://golfchannelacademy.com/what-makes-a-great-coach/

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At Wits End With The Game of Golf

This Is It! I’m At My Wits End!

Dear Scott,

I’m not sure this golf thing is for me. I’m at my wits end and if I can’t add 20 yards to my drive, hit it straighter and stop the whop duds with my irons, then I’m going to take up backgammon. My golf game is so embarrassing right now!

It’s embarrassing to me. It’s got to be embarrassing to my playing partners too. My game really looks bad when they invite me to Cascade Hills, Kent, Egypt Valley and Watermark. Everybody is watching me hit these duff shots. To play this poorly in front of clients at the premier clubs in Grand Rapids is completely unacceptable.

And all this advice I keep getting from my friends about keeping my head down and left arm straight – you guessed it – only makes me hit more whop duds. I just can’t figure out how to get consistency in my golf game! 

I am so desperate for a solution that will change all of that AND turn me into the consistent golfer I dream to be.

Solid & Consistent Golf

So what will it take for me to get solid and consistent with the golf ball? And how do I hit it straighter off the tee? I’d love an extra 20 yards too, but heck, for now, I would just take straight!

It’s just so damn frustrating!

The information I am getting from magazines and Youtube videos certainly isn’t doing the trick. And my friends just keep telling me I am swinging too fast, whatever that means. All I know is that the more I listen to them, the shorter I hit it and the more whop duds I hit. I scored 112 the other day! Disgusting!

More Than Just Golf

It’s not just about golf either. Playing like this has destroyed some of my business deals. Seriously! How can I talk business with the CEO of Steelcase when I’m in the woods looking for my ball the entire round! And all this negative energy from the golf course is making me grumpy at the office. The staff knows it, our clients know it. Hell, my wife even knows it!

Pure Iron Shot After Pure Iron Shot

Then, I was at the range the other day and this lady was hitting balls a few yards away. I watched in amazement as she effortlessly hit iron shot after iron shot right down the middle of the practice range. Finally I walked over and asked her how she was able to hit the ball so straight and so far with so little effort. I mean, it looked like she was just dancing with the club. Amazing consistency!

She just said that she had played golf for a long time and always did her best to have good rhythm.

What on earth does that mean? Good rhythm? Do I need to join a Blues Band? I’m a pretty good athlete and all, I’ve got some good balance, could shoot 3 pointers like they were going out of style. I think I have pretty good rhythm. But my ball always seems like it is laughing at me as it slices into the woods. 

Finally Make Sense

Is there an answer? I would just love for something to finally make sense. Why am I really so inconsistent? What do I need to do to solve the problem? Is my problem solvable? I’m starting to have doubts. Maybe I should take up fishing and cancel all my golf dates with big clients like Steelcase? Please help me change my golf experience!

When Can We Start?

I’ve been looking around your GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com website and read a few of your reports. They are really great. In fact some of my inconsistency is already starting to make sense. And you were right! My friends did tell me to transfer my weight, but they were all wrong about how to do it!

Your videos are really great and testimonials from so many other Grand Rapids golfers are outstanding. I’m sure you have a waiting list, but is there any opportunity to meet with you in the next two weeks? I’ve enclosed my business card. Please call me right away. My golf game, my business, and my sanity depend on it!

Your hopeful but frustrated golfer,

Biff McGee

P.S. This is super important to me. I can no longer stand the embarrassment my golf game brings me.

Golf Fitness Adventure Part 3

Week 5 of the Titleist Performance Institute 8 week home training course has been completed.

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 3rd of the four assigned exercises.

Reverse Ab Ball Lifts:

This exercise is meant to be done with a physioball.  The pictures you see here are done without one because, A. I don’t have one, and B. You probably don’t either.

Lie down on your back and place your legs over the ball or up in the air as you see in picture one. With your hands on the floor bring your knees up as you see in picture two.  If you are working with a physioball, pick the ball up off the ground by squeezing it between your hamstrings and feet and using your abdominals to lift your knees toward your stomach.

     

Do 3 to 4 sets of 12 reps.  2 to 4 times per week.

*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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Weird E-mail Trick Gets You Free Golf Insight

This Weird E-mail Trick Gets

 

You Golf Insight For Free

 

I’ll get back to the free golf insight in a moment but I have a short story to tell first.

With the rain storm that came in the other day my clients were rescheduled and it gave me some time to reflect on the year. And what a good year it has been. Our golf lesson business is up 176% to date compared to 2008 and profits are up 856% to date. But of greater importance to you I am implementing a new program where you can get FREE golf insight and help with your marketing.

Earlier this year I had a local company employ my services to consult with them and help them increase their profits just as I had increased our own. And in the short time we worked together (I only offered them a few hours per month so I could continue to teach golf full time) during the most challenging time since the 1970’s and early 80’s, their sales were up 10%. And they are in the luxury goods market none the less! Additionally, throughout the summer I continually had clients complimenting our marketing and requesting assistance with their own marketing.

So I faced a dilemma — Take time away from assisting my clients with their golf needs to help them with their marketing needs, or ignore their requests all together. After some reflection I found a solution! This solution allows me to remain your full time golf instructor and consult with your business without taking any time away from golf. Let me introduce you to the:

 

GET FREE GOLF INSIGHT AND

 

HELP WITH

 

YOUR MARKETING PROGRAM

This program is exclusively devoted to helping you get better at golf and increase your ROI from marketing dollars so you can afford to play even more golf!

And the investment on your part to participate? I’m glad you asked. That is the best part. It is a completely FREE program. All you have to do is buy me lunch.

Here is how the whole thing works.

1. Schedule your lunch with Scott Seifferlein at The Highlands any day Monday through Friday*.

2. Send an e-mail to info@grandrapidsgolflesson.com with a preview of materials you would like to discuss over lunch.

3. Talk golf or marketing whichever you prefer.

4. Buy lunch and implement the strategies you learn immediately after lunch.

*lunches will begin at 2 minutes after the hour and end promptly at 5 minutes before the next hour. (That’s 53 minutes for the mathematically challenged)

 

Why Am I Doing This?

Simple.

1. We have lunch every day. We ought to make it productive.

2. The more you think about golf and learn new strategies the better you will play.

3. The more efficient your marketing and sales become the more time and money you will have to play golf.

What are your

 

business benefits?

You will learn how to:

  • Establish a sole USP and build awareness of such USP
  • Create personality in your copy
  • How to avoid any brand building salesman that walks through the door.
  • Develop scripts and systems to help turn your staff from monkeys in the asylum to selling machines so powerful they will need a weapons permit.
  • Develop an on-line and off-line follow-up system that gets you in the A pile.
  • Develop Publicity through charity events and unique stories.
  • How to use video and social networking to explode your profits.
  • How to get people to work for you for FREE.
  • How to implement 62 of Golf’s Greatest Headlines in your own business. Even if you sell something as boring as Business Insurance.
  • How to create Great, passionate, benefit-loaded copy that tells the reader the full story of why people just like them are picking up the phone now and calling for your widget.
  • How to use contests to get your prospects to write all your copy and pay for your marketing.

 

What are your golf benefits?

 

    You will learn how to:

  • Visualize the perfect pitch
  • Gain 15 more yards in 5 minutes
  • Pure your putts
  • Beat fairway bunkers
  • Shoot par without hitting a good shot
  • Putt consistently from any distance
  • Stick it from greenside sand
  • Play long clubs from fairway bunkers
  • Knock it low into the wind
  • Hit delicate chips
  • Warm up with three simple keys
  • Stop beating balls

 

 

So what is the weird

 

e-mail trick that gets

 

you free golf advice?

In case you missed the steps above the e-mail “trick” is this.

 

Send an e-mail to info@grandrapidsgolflesson.com to schedule your lunch and if desired send a preview of materials (golf or business) you would like to discuss over lunch.

  

Here’s What West Michigan

 

Businesses Say About

 

Scott Seifferlein’s Marketing

 

“Scott Seifferlein’s dynamic approach to marketing and proven willingness to “think outside the box” has brought us significantly improved results in 2009. In this challenging market, our golf dues are up almost 10% in comparison to 2008 and our other membership dues (social and dining) are up 5%. Scott brings to the table many ideas and more importantly, ways to incorporate those ideas, to help ensure successful results. I’d also have to add that many of his ideas would never have been considered by myself or our Marketing Committee. Thanks, Scott, for your energy and unique approach to a very challenging matter.”

Rich Ter Haar

PGA Professional

Railside Golf Club

Byron Center, Michigan

 

“You need to get paid for your writing!”

Susie Gordon

Marketing Consultant

STAR 105.7/WOOD AM/ WTKG

 

“You’re CONSTANTLY marketing yourself in creative and imaginative ways. Kudos to you.”

Michael A. Cagen, CCIM

Senior Associate

National Multi Housing Group

Marcus & Millichap

99 Monroe Avenue NW

Suite 201

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

“Scott, I just wanted to let you know I really like your online marketing efforts! I follow quite a few info-preneurs and really think you have done a great job of carving out a great niche. Keep up the great work!”
Pete Brand
Mindscape at Hanon McKendry

 

“Hi Scott.  I’m writing today just to tell you that I think that this PostScript is HILARIOUS. I think that it shows the kind of personality that someone would be comfortable learning from. It is such a nice “marketing” move, that I felt inspired to write and tell you! Hope all is well.”
Pamela Houtteman
Placement/Retention Specialist
WIA Adult OJT
Michigan WORKS!
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
1560 Leonard St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505