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.
Tom Patri: Have we seen the last of Tiger and Sergio on a major stage?
Published 9/3/2013 at 4:57 p.m. 0 comments
Well, here comes the home stretch, and man are there some crazy story lines developing. Henrik Stenson put on an incredible performance in Boston on Monday, and in the process he blew past Tiger Woods to take over the top ...
Tom Patri: Figuring out the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and thoughts on the Solheim Cup
Published 8/20/2013 at 5:36 p.m. 0 comments
The FedEx Cup Playoffs are here again. I’m still not sure exactly what that means. I mean I get playoffs in baseball, football, hoops, hockey, etc.
Tom Patri: Which Tiger Woods will show up at the PGA Championship?
Published 8/6/2013 at 12:00 p.m. 0 comments
Can you folks figure out Tiger Woods? I can’t. He has won five times this season. Five! Each of them coming on courses which are big boy golf courses. Each win against very fine fields.
Tom Patri: A tip of the cap from a Phil Mickelson critic
Published 7/22/2013 at 11:20 a.m. 1 comment
As many of you know, I often have been critical in this column of Phil Mickelson, and errors he has made at critical junctures during various championships.
Tom Patri: Looking ahead to the British Open, and making a prediction
Published 7/9/2013 at 12:35 p.m. 0 comments
If the Masters is “The Grand Old Lady” and life long love of the great Bobby Jones then The Open Championship is “The Great Great Grand Papa” of golf itself.
Tom Patri: Recapping the U.S. Open at Merion
Published 6/25/2013 at 4:22 p.m. 0 comments
The old lady called Merion surely did herself proud at the U.S. Open. After all, she was the victor at the 113th playing of this championship.
Tom Patri: Boo Weekley's clinic at Colonial could mean big things at U.S. Open
Published 5/28/2013 at 2:31 p.m. 0 comments
Did you watch that clinic Boo Weekley put on at Colonial? The statue of Ben Hogan on property even tipped its cap to Boo as he walked off the 72nd green Sunday.
Tom Patri: Don't be afraid to try out your course's reciprocal program
Published 5/14/2013 at 8:23 p.m. 0 comments
Reciprocals. I had never heard of them until I moved to South Florida full time in 2001. What a great opportunity to play all those different courses. I view it as a chance to take your game in the road ...
Tom Patri: Time to hit the road for Long Island
Published 4/30/2013 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments
Well, that was it! Last Sunday was my last day teaching in paradise for this season. First and foremost, thanks to all who read this column. Special thanks even to those who send me those strongly worded emails after I ...
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