Monday, June 30, 2008

The Swing Reminders Idea

Swing Reminders are hardwood tokens with a helpful golf tip on each side. This product helps golfers of all skill levels play better golf, by focusing on specific areas they want to improve.

I woke up on November 19, 2006 at 3:30 A.M. and all I could
think about was Swing Reminders. I went to my desk and started to write down ideas. In a few minutes I had the basic idea of the round wooden tokens, and a list of about 20 reminders. I tried to go back to bed, but my mind just kept thinking of new ideas. So, I went back to the computer and started to write more things down. I sent my brother an e-mail with the idea and he fired up his laser cutter and cut the first set of demo Swing Reminders.

Since then, the list of reminders has grown to 50 and the
actual tokens have evolved from wood to metal and then back to wood. They have taken off, I have sent Swing Reminders to over 30 states and 10 countries.

Swing Reminders were invented by
Turquoise Valley Golf Course
Head Golf Professional Scott Jessee
Visit the website at

Saturday, June 28, 2008

How To Fix A Ball Mark

Have you ever wondered how to correctly repair a ball mark? Well, here is the best example I have seen in a long time. Take the time to fix your ball mark and two others each time you walk onto a green. Your fellow golfers will appreciate it.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friends Of Swing Reminders

Swing Reminders has really taken off in the past 6 months or so and it could not have happened without some very good friends. There are alot of folks out there helping me get this dream going, but I really wanted to thank the following sites for helping out tremendously.

The Golf Space
Scruffy & Friends
Georgia Golf Marketing
Pink Diva Golf
Golf Blogger
Cardboard Safari
Turquoise Valley Golf & RV

Please check out their sites, they have some great stuff and these folks are awesome....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Do You Have A Pre-Shot Routine?

I have been playing golf over 25 years, and teaching golf for over five years and it never ceases to amaze me that people can stand over a golf shot and not have a pre-shot routine. Having a pre-shot routine, that’s the same every time you step up to a shot is a huge deal. Watch any professional or single digit handicapper and each time they step up to a shot, they do the same things.

Do you have a routine when you shoot a free throw? How about when you get ready to roll a bowling ball? Golf is no different, it's actually harder, because there are way too many things running through golfers heads. If we could make golf less of a thinking game and more of a reactionary game, we would all be better players.

Having a pre-shot routine will help you to not think, just react. It will help you stay focused. Think about this, if you spend a few seconds on doing your pre-shot routine each time you stand over a shot, which will take longer, no pre-shot routine and hitting it all over the place or having a pre-shot routine and hitting the ball more consistently?

Get a routine……it will make you a better golfer and better golfers have more fun.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

World #1

With Tiger out for the rest of the season and possibly more, will anyone step into his World #1 position? Currently the top 10 are:

Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Adam Scott
Ernie Els
Geoff Ogilvy
Justin Rose
Sergio Garcia
Steve Stricker
Vijay Singh
Jim Furyk

Do you see anyone on this list that can step up and dominate enough to move into the #1 position? I do not, I mean Phil is probably the most likely candidate and I really like him, but I'm not convinced he can take control. Unless one of the other eight guys gets on a hot streak and wins a couple of majors or five tournaments, I just don't see it happening. I could be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time and certainly not the last.

What do you think?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Junior Golf Pics

Just a few pics from Junior Golf so far this year.....

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Junior Golf - It Must Be Summer

It must be summer because I'm doing Junior Golf 4 days a is so cool to watch a kid at the beginning of camp not be able to hit the ball at all and then a month later schwack the heck out of it.

Down here in Naco, Arizona on the border (we are actually a driver and 5 iron from the Mexican border), the kids don't have alot. I get a huge amount of clubs donated by local folks and for a measly $40 (if they can pay or not) the kids each get 8 days of lessons, a tournament with lunch, trophies, and a set of clubs. They aren't always the best clubs or the newest, but it gets kids involved in golf and isn't that the bottom line? Then they can hit balls all summer on the range, if they pick up their own balls. Plus, most of the time we just let them play free golf too. That's not to say we don't have problems sometimes when they decide to hit new range balls into the pond on #3, or hit shots into the #18 green from the range, but they are just kids. If we keep one kid from getting involved in some kind of trouble, then we have succeeded in our efforts to spread the great game of golf.

Turquoise Valley Hole #15

Today's Golfer Magazine out of the UK just ranked the 18 longest golf holes on the planet. The longest hole is 964 yards and par 7....are they insane? This course is in Japan, the next two longest holes are on the same course in Thailand...can you imagine playing hole #4 at 878 yards, par 6 and then playing hole #13 861 yards, par 6? What are the rest, par 3s?

At any rate, my home course Turquoise Valley in Naco, Arizona has the longest hole in Arizona and 5th longest hole in the United States. It is the 747 yard, par 6 "Rattler", it is a great hole, just a driver, 3 wood and 5 iron for an eagle putt....just remember the hole is narrow and has a pond next to the problemo.......