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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

Best Golf At The Age of 70

Best Golf At The Age of 70

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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Half Day Golf School Client Comment From Lansing, MI

“Do you want to increase your golf game 10-30 yards out of the tee box? 
How about more accuracy on your short game and chipping? 
Efficiently getting out of sand taps and close to the hole? 
More 1 and 2-hole putts? 

I guarantee you won't make a better investment than signing up 
for private coaching with Scott Seifferlein, owner of 
GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com. I'm a very average golfer, and in a 
half day golf school, Scott helped me gain 10 yards out of the 
tee box, showed me how to chip more effectively onto the green, 
and understand how to get my putts to one or two instead of my 
usual three. He completely changed my stance, so I am grounded, 
swing from the pelvis, and increase my speed at ball contact. 
He changed my chipping grip for accuracy, and showed me the 
secret of accurate putting. Let him do the same for you. 
You won't want the lesson to stop.” - 
Gretchen Smith, Lansing, Michigan

Achieving Greater Distance

Someone knowledgeable about golf once said, “There isn’t a golfer in the world over forty who wouldn’t like to be able to hit the ball farther.”  Yes, distance is a desirable element in the game for making it easier to score.  If you are looking for extra distance in your game, then come to the one-day school at  Highlands GC on Saturday, July 31,   where it will be covered.   This will not be theory, but honest practice recommendations that produce results.  As a former South Florida long-drive champion, I can attest to it.   Hope to see you there.   Gary Wiren   Gary Wiren, PhD www.garywiren.com tel:  561-626-4176

Here is your video golf tip from Dr. Gary Wiren, PGA Hall of Fame Member. http://www.garywiren.com/index.php?gw=instvidclips&n=001

An Outstanding Golf School Coming to The Highlands Golf Club Saturday July 31st, 2010    An opportunity to have a memorable day of outstanding instruction, and great enjoyment from one of the most acclaimed teachers in America teaching along with your very own PGA Golf Guru Scott Seifferlein.   Dr. Gary Wiren is one of the most recognized teachers of the game.Coming here to teach with Scott Seifferlein gives us all an opportunity to learn from a…

  • Golf Digest and
  • Golf Magazine Top 50 Teacher
  • Author of The PGA Teaching Manual
  • He is one of only three people in the world to be inducted into The PGA Hall of Fame, and The World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame!

The school includes long and short game, puttingbunker play, effectivepractice, course managementphysical training, and psychology. These are all subjects on which Gary has written books. Be prepared to not only have a great learning experience, but it will be fun as well.   You will go home having had a memorable day, getting top level instruction, and owning a lifetime plan for improvement. It will follow this format and

  • Runs from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Saturday, July 31st, 2010
  • A maximum total of only 20 participants
  • Will Include lunch and refreshments
  • You will receive a signed copy of Dr. Wiren’s latest award winning book, WHEN GOLF IS A BALL.
  • A national award winning DVD The Fascinating World of Golf.
  • A CD, The Secrets of Power Golf.
  • These along with a presentation folder with numerous handouts and information
  • All skill levels are invited and will be comfortably grouped together

Cost; $375. all taxes included [ What a great Father’s Day gift idea !!! ]   For additional information, and to reserve a spot, please call Scott Seifferlein at 616.802.4969 and book early. Gary Wiren, PGA Hall of Fame Teacher Dr. Gary Wiren has a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He is one of only three people in the world to have been inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame and the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame and has been awarded distinguished service awards all over the planet. We are honored to have him here to offer his expertise.

  • Past PGA Teacher of the Year award winner
  • He was Director of Learning & Research for the PGA of America for 12 years
  • Author of The PGA Manual of Golf [617 pages, teaches Teaching Professionals how to teach]
  • Author of 11 books, and over 200 articles
  • He is on GOLF  Magazine’s contributing teaching staff, and has made numerous appearances on The Golf Channel  and other TV shows.
  • Inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame on the same day as Jack Nicklaus
  • Inducted into The World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame  (only 17 total in the world)
  • Currently Master Teaching Consultant for Trump International Golf Properties.
  • Advisory Staff Member for Mizuno USA
  • One of his 11 golf books was selected Golf Book of The Year in 2004

Gary is a much sought after national and international speaker; he has entertained and enlightened thousands at PGA and corporate events across the globe. With his extensive background in teaching, speaking, writing and playing, Wiren is a wonderful person to spend a day with & his humor, motivation and golf education brings a unique blend of entertainment and historical knowledge to every seminar.   This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to give a boost to your game that can be followed up with local golf coaches.

For additional information, and to reserve a spot, please call Scott Seifferlein at 616.802.4969 and book early.