Golf Tips Newsletter - Issue 449 - Wed. April 12th, 2017
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USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
WGTF "Top 100" Teacher
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach


Prepare to play your best golf by doing something now!

Tom's Featured Tip: Sergio: Positive Body - Positive Brain
Tour Greens: Tour Quality Synthetic Greens
Tom's Bonus Tip: 4 Keys To Sinking Short Putts
Lesson Comments: What Students Have To Say
Sponsors: Plum Creek Driving Range 
Batavia Country Club
Tour Greens Western New York 
Chestnut Hill Country Club 

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Tom's Featured Tip:
Sergio: Positive Body - Positive Brain

Sergio must have gotten a little mental game coaching. I say that because here's what I noticed about Sergio Sunday at The Masters that was different from the past.

In the past, after a letdown hole he would slump his shoulders, drop his head, and drag his feet as he made his way to the next hole. He was done.

Yesterday at the Masters it was different - he kept his head up and didn't quit mentally. As a result he made a remarkable comeback, and more power to him. He's paid his dues and it was great to see him win.

Your mental state affects a lot of things: such as your posture, and how your body looks as you stand or walk.

If you watch most golfers finishing up a hole and walking to the next tee, it's not hard to tell which ones are playing well. Their body language tells all.

Not only does our mind affect our body, but our body also sends messages to our minds.

Keep that message positive.

As you walk between shots, maintain an upright posture, shoulders back, taking full breaths. No matter how you've been playing, maintaining a confident posture will make you feel more positive.

Walk with a little spring in your step like you just made a birdie instead of a bogie, and the bad shot hangover will become a thing of the past.

Take this from personal experience - this isn't as easy as it sounds. You have to make a concerted effort to do this, but once you have done it a few times it becomes a good habit.

Work this into your game and you'll like the results. Segio did, and look what it did for him!


Love your practice, own your swing, own your health,


Tour Greens: Tour Quality Synthetic Greens For Superb Short Game Practice

Click on the image below for a demonstration of how well golf shots hold on our Tour Greens  synthetic putting greens.

Wouldn't you love one of these in your own back yard?

If you would like a free, no obligation quote for getting a beautiful practice area or putting green installed on your property - indoors or outdoors - give me (Tom Tucker) a call at (716) 474-3005, or email at at

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Love your practice, own your swing, own your health,


Tom's Bonus Tip: 4 Keys To Sinking Short Putts

Here are 4 keys to sinking short putts:
  1. Line your putterface up to your target perfectly. Use whatever method you prefer, but after all is said and done, make sure the putterface is square to your target line.

  2. Execute a straight back - straight through stroke (swing). Don't quit at the hit, keep the putter moving past impact.

  3. Strike the ball with the sweet spot of the putterface. Practice this at home, it's a critical factor for getting the correct speed for the putt.

  4. Listen for the ball to drop, don't see it drop. This will prevent lifting your body up and changing your stroke path.
Keep these tips in mind and you'll sink more short putts. Try it, you'll like it.


Love your practice, own your swing, own your health,


Golf Lessons

I conduct lessons at The Plum Creek Driving Range & Practice Facility
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Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels, please contact
me - Tom Tucker - at (716) 474 3005 or email me at
for more information.

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Plum Creek Driving Range and Simulator  Outdoor range and play indoor golf on any of our 40 Simulator Courses. Call 585-993-0930 or email Mark at to reserve time for simulator play or practice!

Batavia Country Club   (585) 343-7600
Great rates, the best greens in WNY. Golf Digest Four Star rating for public courses to play in New York State. Tee times online or by phone in season. Come and join us at The Lodge at BCC for Easter Brunch, Sunday April 16th, 10 AM - 3:30 PM Reservations are requested, call (585) 344 - 8367 and reserve your time for a delicious brunch!

Tour Greens Western New York  Practice with purpose in your own back yard on your own synthetic practice green. Our greens LOVE Western New York weather!

Chestnut Hill Country Club   (585)-547-3613
Open for play Monday April 3rd, please call for reservations
Only minutes from Buffalo, open to the public. Tee times online or by phone in season.

All the best,

Tom Tucker
Teaching Pro, Plum Creek Driving Range & Practice Facility
WGTF ' "Top 100 Golf Teacher"
USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach
Cell: (716) 474-3005

"There are no substitutes in the quest for perfection!"
~ Ben Hogan