November 2012 Newsletter

Newsletter – November 2012


     I have another Ladies-Only Clinic that will have the 4 hours of clinics over two days this time.  It will be Tuesday, November 20 & 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both days for only $40 total.  The next Get Golf Ready Ladies Boot Camp will be Wednesday, December 26 through Sunday, December 30.  It will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wed. – Fri., then 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sat. and finally from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday when we will be on the golf course.  Cost is only $99 and includes everything.

     I also offer a Junior Golf Skills Challenge on 4 Sunday afternoons where skills contests will be used to teach proper technique with optional Parent-Child Golf after the last session on Dec. 16th.  Dates are Nov. 18, 25 and Dec. 9 & 16 with all session from Noon to 1:30 p.m.  Cost is only $44 total.  Ages 8 – 13 only.  Finally we have a couple of Thanksgiving Junior Golf Camps to be held on Nov. 20 & 21 and another two-day camp on Nov. 23 & 24.  The times are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day with a cost of only $29 for one two-day jr. camp (ages 7 – 14 only).

Holiday Gift Certificates are now available where you can buy a Series of 4 one-hour lessons for $175 and you will receive a copy of my golf instruction book, Learning Golf with Manuel, for free.  You can also purchase a Series of 6 half-hour lessons for $190 and receive a free book as a bonus.  There will be a slight increase in pricing in 2013 so buy a certificate at 2012 pricing that will be good through the New Year.


Now for a little help for your putting: I want you to observe a couple of things with your putting stroke.  1) Your legs can stay motionless during the stroke.  This is such a small motion that you do not need your legs to move and respond.  2) I think it is ideal to have your chest face the putter at address, not to the left or right of the putter.  I would then like you to feel that your arm joints stay very free and your chest continues to face the straight ahead, where the putter was at address, even while you make the putting stroke back and forth.

Sometimes golfers lock up there joints during putting in an effort to be more precise and then they “carry” the putter with their body instead of swinging it freely during the stroke.  This problem will make it difficult to get solid impact with the putter and you will lose the most important thing in putting which is you ability to ROLL THE BALL ON THE LINE YOU SELECT.  So go roll some putts and observe yourself during the stroke.  Once you have simplified the stroke so you are hitting the putt solid and are rolling it on your line then you can become less aware of the stroke and get back to your job in putting which is to simply roll the ball on the line you select.


You can always email,, or call (727) 692-4679 to sign up for clinics, lessons or to give your questions or comments.  I hope to see you soon for a lesson at the Chi Chi Golf Range & Family Sports Complex inClearwater,Florida.