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The Golf Professor – July 1, 2016

Greg P. Ortman, Ph.D., PGA

Thanks for making this column a part of your golfing day.

Let us continue with our concluding discussion on how to utilize you practice time. In our last edition we focused on the practice habits of the seer-type. This week we focus on the keys to success on the fourth and final golf learning style, the doer.

The doer is the golfer that would rather practice than play. If this fits you then here are some suggestions to make the most of your golf practice and play.

Doer-types want immediate results through the trial and error approach. One of the drawbacks is that the doer golfer likes to “wing it”! Unfortunately, when things don’t go well then the whole golfing world falls apart around them. Since they operate without a plan they are always going back to the drawing board on the range.

Although it is difficult for this style to be more disciplined and organized. A little bit goes a long way during practice time.   Plan your practice sessions, be patient with yourself. The advantage of the doer is once they get it their improvement goes much faster than any other golf learning style.

Many thanks to the following sponsors who are supporting the Golf Professor with my high school programs this season. This season’s featured sponsor is Harbaugh Trucking, Rockwood, PA. Also, thanks to Hilltop Office Supply, Windber, PA and Somerset Trust Company. Dear readers, please support them when the need for their services arises.

Clinic Schedule: Long game clinics on Tuesday July 5th at Indian Lake Golf Club beginning at 1pm and short game clinics on Thursday July 7th at Piney Run GC at 11:30 am and then at Middlecreek GC at 1:30pm. The fee this year is only $5 per adult student for the hour clinic. There is no age limit at the clinics but space is limited.

Stay tuned next week for the upcoming and exciting new junior and high school golf camp schedule for July and August.

Golfingly, The Golf Professor

Greg Ortman, Ph.D., PGA is the Golf Director at Indian Lake Golf Club “Arnie’s First” and owner of Peak Performance Golf. The author of Golfology is a nationally recognized PGA award-winning teacher and coach. He has numerous professional tournament wins and course records. He is available for lessons at the HSP Swing Lab 305 Georgian Place, Somerset, PA and Indian Lake Golf Club, Indian Lake, PA. Email: golfologist@live.com