Golf Tips Newsletter
Issue 485 - Wed. December 20th, 2017

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: Putting Training Aid For Under $5
Tour Greens: Tour Quality Synthetic Greens
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: Putting Training Aid For Under $5

For simplicity, all advice on actual swings or drills is provided from a right handed perspective.

The importance of executing a "square strike" on your ball with your putter can not be overstated.

I define a "square strike" as making contact with the ball with your putter face square to your target line and also square to your putter swing path at the time of contact. Striking the ball with these two elements in place will give you pure impact and a rollout that will be consistent with the power component of your swing.

Having a training aid that will give you feedback for a ball that rolls straight down your target line is essential to building a good putting stroke.

I've built my own training aid to help practice the "square strike" component, but before that I bought a "Putting Sword" for $29.95 plus tax and shipping:

When you strike your putt squarely it rolls the length of the sword, if you strike it non-squarely it rolls off the side before it reaches the end of the sword. It's an invaluable tool for developing a square strike and thus making a lot more putts.

I was in my basement yesterday measuring a board with an aluminum yardstick when I discovered that I had another putting sword in my hand for less than $5.

Simply place the yardstick on the floor, put the ball in the hole that's pre-drilled in the yardstick for hanging it from a nail, and roll putt down the length of the yardstick. Keep practicing until you can roll it the length of the yardstick consistently and your putting absolutely, positively will improve. You will still need to figure out your aimline and pace for putts, but the first step is executing a "square strike" and putting a consistent roll on the ball.

A training aid that is guaranteed to improve your putting for under $5 - how can you beat it?

Try it, I guarantee that you'll like it.


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


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

Our customers love their practice greens, here's what they have to say: Testimonials

Click on the image below for a video 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

For more information please click here:


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


Golf Lessons

I conduct lessons at The Plum Creek Driving Range & Practice Facility
there's a link for Plum Creek info here:

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.

Outdoor Lessons Details and Rates:

Indoor Lessons Details and Rates:

Driver Fitting Rates:



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.
Pre-Pay For 2018 membership now, and the rest of 2017 is included!
Tee times online or by phone in season.

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
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