TeeItUpPhilly.com http://www.teeitupphilly.com Course tours, swing tips and local golf deals with Ed Abrams of KYW Newsradio Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:08:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.8 Course tours, swing tips and local golf deals with Ed Abrams of KYW Newsradio TeeItUpPhilly.com no Course tours, swing tips and local golf deals with Ed Abrams of KYW Newsradio TeeItUpPhilly.com http://www.teeitupphilly.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.teeitupphilly.com Featured Deal: Save 50% More on Already Reduced EZ Links Rates http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2615 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2615#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:59:14 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2615 Double your savings: Groupon has a half-price deal on EZ Links Tee Times: a $50 voucher for $25. Good for any EZ Links tee time special, which is already a reduced rate, so you’re really stacking the savings with this deal.  EZ Links courses in this area include Berkleigh, Reading, Cobbs Creek, Fox Hollow, McCullough’s Emerald Links, Pitman, Rock Manor, Ed Oliver and others.

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Applecross & Talamore Preview Days http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2778 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2778#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:42:57 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2778 Applecross and Talamore Country Clubs are offering special Golf Preview Days for non-members through the end of August.  Click here to view the dates and all the info.

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Podcast: Extraordinary Golf http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2638 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2638#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:11:11 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2638 Wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say: I was hittin’ it great during the lesson, but it never works when I get out on the golf course.

If that scenario — or something similar — is familiar to you, Fred Shoemaker says maybe it’s time to come at it from a different angle. Shoemaker is the founder of Extraordinary Golf, which starts with the premise that your perfect swing is already inside you, and it is the job of a coach to bring it out, not jam a bunch of new positions or swing thoughts in there to mold you into a golfer.

It is an approach that can be refreshingly simple, yet very deep in the way it explores the power of our minds and bodies.

Shoemaker has written a couple of books on the subject:   Extraordinary Golf: The Art of the Possible, and Extraordinary Putting: Transforming the Whole Game.    He was in the area recently to conduct seminars for some area golfers and PGA Professionals, and I had the chance to spend a few minutes exploring what his learning techniques are all about:

 

Here’s a bit more in this video:

And now the most important question:  Where around here can you get this kind of coaching?

Brandywine’s head PGA professional, George McNamara, has been practicing this method for several years. George and three others, Mike Caldwell (Brandywine) , Meg Donohue (White Manor), and John Poole (Chester Valley) have now teamed together to offer Extraordinary Golf coaching at their home clubs and at Blue Bell Country Club.

Their website is SwingWithFreedom.com, and you can find all their contact info there.

 

 

 

 

 

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Variety of Summer Specials at Vineyard Golf http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2775 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2775#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:10:40 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2775 Vineyard Golf at Renault is offering various special days this summer:  Mondays: Police, Fire, EMT, Military Discount … Tuesdays: Ladies’ Discount … and Wednesdays: Senior Discount.  Click here for more info…

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Podcast: He Caddied For Jones http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2744 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2744#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 05:14:03 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2744

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Every once in a while when I stumble on some old cassette tapes in the attic… I ask myself why I’m saving these things.

Well… this week is one of those reasons why. Today we continue to celebrate the history of Merion with a look back at the 1930 US Amateur… the championship when Bobby Jones wrapped up the Grand Slam.

And among those old cassettes in my attic.. is a 1989 interview I did with the local guy who had caddied for Jones that week in 1930. Howard Rexford was 78 at the time of our talk… and I enjoyed going back in time with him to a magical week at Merion. His memories are in this podcast:

 

 

More info here at www.USOpen.com.

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Get in Game Shape! http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2658 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2658#comments Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:11:39 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2658 What’s your favorite piece of golf equipment?

Here’s one guy who would like your answer to be “my body.”

Rob Licata is a Titleitst TPI Certified personal trainer who says your golf swing will be better and more consistent if you spend just a little time each week taking care of your body.

His thoughts on workouts and warming up for golf are in this podcast:

 

Rob Licata’s Website is here:
Bodyology Personal Training

… and their Golf Fitness Rates can be found here.

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Juniata at Half Price http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2609 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2609#comments Sun, 07 Apr 2013 17:18:04 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2609 Here’s a Groupon Deal for up to 52% off golf at Philadelphia’s Juniata Golf Club. Here are your options: $35 for an 18-hole round of golf with cart rental for two, valid Monday through Friday (a $70 value)… $39 for an 18-hole round of golf with cart rental for two, valid any day of the week (a $78 value)… $69 for an 18-hole round of golf with cart rental for four, valid Monday through Friday (a $140 value)… or $75 for an 18-hole round of golf with cart rental for four, valid any day of the week (a $156 value). Good for 180 days after purchase.

 

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Video Lesson: Guzzi on Strategy http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2577 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2577#comments Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:52:13 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2577 Talamore’s Lou Guzzi is featured this month at Golf.com/Sports Illustrated’s website with a tip on Using Strategy Effectively. Good watching here…

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Podcast: You CAN Conquer Your Nerves http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2267 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2267#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:28:06 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2267 Relax.
Enjoy the game.
Visualize.
Positive self-talk.

Golfers are familiar with all those concepts, but when push comes to shove out on the golf course… they all tend to wither in the heat of the moment, when your swing gets shorter and your tempo disappears.

It doesn’t have to be that way, according to behavioral therapist Dr. Steven Rosenberg of Elkins Park. He has helped tens of thousands of smokers kick the habit, numerous pro athletes with their visualization skills, and says there’s a simple breathing exercise that can really help golfers deal with the jitters in those key moments.

That and more are in this podcast… a four-minute investment of your time that could pay off for years to come out on the course. Our conversation began with a simple question: What can golfers do improve their mental game… and play better?

 

Contact info:
Steven Rosenberg, Ph.D.
8080 Old York Road
Suite 206
Elkins Park, PA 19027
215-782-8414
www.QuitItNow.com

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Podcast: Optimize Your Routine & Swing Thoughts http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2245 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2245#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:23:15 +0000 http://www.teeitupphilly.com/?p=2245 Why is it that learning how to keep it simple can be one of the most complicated issues in golf?

It is very difficult to know how to put swing mechanics aside and clear your mind so your body is free to put an athletic and powerful move on the golf ball. And the less you play, the tougher that can be.

Forsgate Director of Golf Carolyn McKenzie Andrews has been there. McKenzie Andrews had a big-time amateur career, played for Oklahoma State and spent some time on a mini-tour before settling in as a club professional. With a lot less time to devote to practice and play, she feels things like swing thoughts and pre-shot routines become even more critical.

Enjoy this podcast. The few minutes you invest listening could pay big dividends on the range… and more importantly, out on the golf course:

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