Wisdom from the PGA Senior Tour•
Posted on October 09 2014
Wisdom from the PGA Senior Tour
I say wisdom from the PGA Senior tour because at this age, you should have some. I wish all of our student/members could have joined me for what was a perfect day. The weather was perfect! Being it was Wednesday, you would have had the opportunity to see exactly how these tour players practice. That’s the key! How they practice on the PGA Senior Tour.
I’m not talking about the number of hours because workaholics they’re not. That’s for the young bucks on the regular and web.com tours.
One key addition to the group was Gene’s new caddy. Gene’s caddy Derrick is a former PGA pro himself and used to caddy for Brad Faxon on the Senior Tour. Well, Gene has had problems with putting so why not take the caddy of who was thought to be the best putter on tour.
Here’s what we worked on yesterday at the Senior Tour.
Ball striking: About two hours spent hitting balls with most of the work from 100 yards. We moved Gene’s ball up in his stance. He was hitting it a little heavy. Yes, even tour players can make such simple adjustments that one would think so fundamental, that it doesn’t need attention. Not true!
Bunkers: Maybe spent about 1/2 hour. Worked on buried lies and a new method Derrick came up with which I will add to the one day school and bunker workshops.
Putting: You can see the arc tool we used in the picture above. We worked a lot on keeping Gene’s chest moving through the stroke. He has a tendency to lock up a bit at impact and then pull the putt to the left and sometimes close the club face when his chest stops moving, also sending the ball to the left.
I can’t thank Gene enough for allowing me to spend the day with him and Derrick. My ability to get “behind the ropes” on the Senior Tour will bring you true practical suggestions to improve your golf game with the same methods players are using on tour.