I have been fortunate enough in my teaching career to compile a list of students of whom I’m very proud. My teaching career began while I was on the PGA TOUR competing just like all the other guys. I quickly realized I had a knack for getting up and down around the greens. To this day, I still can’t believe I hold a PGA TOUR record for fewest putts through nine holes (6). Upon the completion of every competitive round of golf, I would head to the putting green and practice some short game stuff. And more often than not, one of my peers would ask for some short game advice. Without even knowing it, my career path began changing. I spent more and more time, before and after rounds, helping fellow golfers with their short games instead of focusing on my own. I actually owe my entire teaching career to my wife, Elayna. She said:
And with that the rest is history. I still play the occasional Senior PGA TOUR and European Tour events, but the bulk of my time is spent helping others achieve their goals. Teaching golf, specifically putting, chipping and bunker play, has become my passion. The success my students experience because of some of the things I have been showing them is how I track my own successes. And, that is exactly what this section of my site will focus on. In addition to talking about some of my experiences as a traveling short game instructor on the PGA, European, LPGA and Nationwide Tours, I will bring attention to some of the successes my students have by tracking their results. The list of players that will be showcased on this site includes, but is not limited to Jay Haas, Scott Piercy, Bill Haas, Sergio Garcia, Paige Mackenzie, Peter Jacobsen, Darren Clark, Paul McGinley and others.
Haas Takes Senior Players Title
October 7, 2009
Jay Haas charged past Tom Watson to win the Senior Players Championship by a stroke, birdieing the 18th hole Sunday to match the course record with a 6-under 64 in the final Champions Tour major of the season. The 60-year-old Watson was tying to become the oldest major winner on the 50-and-over Tour. But after making only one bogey in the first three rounds at Baltimore Country Club, he had three in the final round en route to a 70. Haas finished at 13-under 267…more