Tom Patri: Bubba Watson's combination of putting, driving too much at Masters
Published 4/15/2014 at 12:16 p.m. 0 comments
If someone had told you 10 years ago that a player in the Masters was going to hit wedge into No. 15 on Masters Sunday — a second shot not a third shot — to the famed par 5, what ...
Tom Patri: With Tiger Woods out, and Phil Mickelson struggling, picking a Masters favorite not easy this year
Updated 4/1/2014 at 12:49 p.m. 0 comments
Well, the plot always seems to thicken come Masters time. As the first major of the year draws ever closer, at least three who surely would be on most favorites lists are in real question, or not part of the ...
Tom Patri: Instructors need to utilize their skills, not just technology
Published 3/18/2014 at 12:09 p.m. 0 comments
It seems like as I look around my industry, the art of teaching golf has turned into a technology-based science project. So many of the younger teachers today would say that without a Trackman, KVest, HD video, or any number ...
Tom Patri: And the winner of the free lesson is ...
Published 3/4/2014 at 12:26 p.m. 0 comments
Well, what a fun time I have had these past two weeks. After my last column and announcing my contest to give away a free lesson with yours truly, the response was awesome. Over 100 of you wrote in to ...
Tom Patri: Impressed by watching today's college golfers; and a contest for you
Published 2/18/2014 at 4:07 p.m. 0 comments
Well it’s been a fun golf week for yours truly. Last Friday I traveled up to The Concession in Sarasota to watch a student of mine who plays college golf for Purdue. The Concession hosted The Big Ten Challenge. The ...
Tom Patri: Do Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have enough left to win another major?
Published 2/4/2014 at 1:50 p.m. 0 comments
OK, once again we are asking ourselves is Tiger Woods toast? Who would have bet that he would look like it down the road at Torrey Pines — not only one of his favorite tracks, but a place he has ...
Tom Patri: Always great to make it to the PGA Merchandise Show
Published 1/21/2014 at 11:26 a.m. 0 comments
I’m writing this article riding shotgun on I-75 North with an old friend at 8:30 p.m. after a long day Monday teaching. We are headed to Orlando for the PGA Merchandise Show. I figured out a few minutes ago it’s ...
Tom Patri: Keeping your golf game at its best is all about having a plan
Published 1/7/2014 at 1:18 p.m. 0 comments
Happy New Year! Happy start to another chance for each and every one of us to change our personal golf history as we proceed on the journey to game improvement. The question is how will each of us do this? ...
Tom Patri: Time for someone to step forward and help First Tee of Naples/Collier
Published 12/24/2013 at 12:35 p.m. 0 comments
I guess my Christmas gift came a bit early. The two weeks leading up to the holiday I had two new young juniors come to me for instruction. Both young men are 7, both are very bright, polite, and passionate ...
Tom Patri: Your Christmas golf wish list doesn't have to include new equipment
Published 12/10/2013 at 4:11 p.m. 0 comments
Happy Holidays to everyone out there in paradise! What a great time of year. Friends, family, and so much to be grateful for.
Tom Patri: Don't get too frustrated with some difficulties with your game — Keep Calm and Carry On
Published 11/26/2013 at 1:13 p.m. 0 comments
Boy, oh boy, the winter season here in paradise is off to a fast start. People seem fired up to play some golf, but much to my delight, they also seem ready to put some time and elbow grease into ...
Tom Patri: How to improve distance off the tee
Published 11/12/2013 at 1:28 p.m. 0 comments
If you read my gibberish bi-weekly, you know by now I’m continually preaching short game. However, today I thought I would discuss the favorite topic of nearly every club player who steps on my lesson tee — the driver.
Tom Patri: After 32 years, thankful to get those moments to recharge the teaching batteries
Published 10/15/2013 at 1:30 p.m. 0 comments
It’s about that time. The frost has hit the pumpkin hard in the Northeast and TP’s old bones aren’t liking the chill in the air. In other words, my happy rear end is headed down the old dusty road this ...
Tom Patri: Clock ticking on getting game ready for the season
Published 10/1/2013 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Well, here we go again. Our wonderful winter season in Southwest Florida aka Paradise is just around the corner.
Tom Patri: Maybe now Zach Johnson will be more appreciated
Published 9/17/2013 at 4:42 p.m. 0 comments
Almost every day I do a video post on my Facebook business page called “TP AM LIVE” talking about some timely golf topic or thought. Not that I actually have any real bright thoughts day to day.
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