Short Game Clinic
Short Game Clinic Sat-May 6
lower scores by Sunday…it’ll help you that fast
Make this the most productive season ever with a a better short game
putting, chipping, lobs, bunkers and 1/2 wedges
The best 3 hours ever for your score
Stan Ball, PGA
“What students are saying: Just wanted to let you know that before attending the clinics, my lowest score had been a 105. I just played 18 and shot an 89! Holy cow!”
Summer 2017 Junior Golf at Ball Golf Center
Short Game Scoring
On Course Positive Self-Talk
Summer Junior Athletic Golf Camps at Ball Golf
Instruction by 2 Time Top 50 Junior Instructor in US
Stan Ball, PGA
2 Time Junior Golf Leader of the Year PGA Section
TPI Junior Golf Certified
Eye Line Putting Certified Instructor
Emphasis on solid fundamentals, positive self-talk, confidence and attitude, WHAT to practice and HOW to practice.
We believe in POWER and SPEED and hitting the ball hard. Wedge play, putting and chipping will be stressed and practiced.
The importance of Strength and Fitness will be discussed and how they affect power.
Limited space in all groups, email or call to reserve a spot
Level I (7-10)
Junior Golfers, son or daughter will learn the right and fun way to learn this great game. We will cover the basics of full swing, short game and putting. We will emphasize positive realistic expectations. They will learn the basic etiquette of golf. From the very beginning we will stress power/speed in the swing, detail to putting and chipping, positive self -talk and HOW to have a productive fun practice session.
1st Day: Intro to concepts, positive attitude and realistic expectations
2nd Day: Understanding concepts of quality shots
3rd Day Video and pictures of what we want. :30 min group parent consultation
Camp Dates & Times:
June 5-7 10:00am to 12:00pm
June 19-21 10:00am-12:00pm
July 10-12 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost $190 includes 1 private 30-minute lesson ($27 and hour)
Either of these next two groups
would be excellent for those juniors playing or wanting to play summer tournaments and school golf
Level II (ages 11-14)
This group is for boys and girls who have played some and looking to take it up a notch, improve their swing and sharpen their short game. We will emphasize attitude, course disposition and positive self-talk. Golf is difficult and we hit bad shots, how to handle less than perfect shots and rounds. This would be a perfect for kids who may be thinking of high school golf or summer tournaments. How and what to practice so they will use their time better.
1st Day: Intro on how to practice, positive self-talk and realistic expectations
2nd Day: Homework review of previous day, work on speed and power, positive elements
3rd Day: Homework review scoring game shots, review speed and power. :30 min group parent consultation
Camp Dates and Times
June 12-14 10:00am-1:00pm
June 26-28 10:00am-1:00pm
July 17-19 10:00am-1:00pm
July 24-26 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost $290 includes 1 private 45-minute lesson ($29 and hour)
Tournament Group (12+)
Shooting lowers scores, learning how to practice specific scoring shots, drills and games to hone skills will be taught to boys and girls, and how to put up acceptable scores without your “A” game. Every day we will talk about positive self-talk, tough minded attitudes without “beating themselves up” will be taught with specific language and phrases. Happy golf will produce lower scores than angry golf.
1st Day: Tourney warm up, 9 hole playing lesson, round review, positive self-talk
2nd Day: Reviewing shot pattern from playing, common misses, scoring shots, HOW to practice with pressure all shots. Emphasis on maximizing power and speed. Keeping positive thoughts and remarks and realistic expectations
3rd Day: Tourney simulation, 9 holes playing lesson, review. How to put all information together for productive practices and sustained permanent improvement. Charting rounds and how read the numbers. :30 min group parent consultation
Camp Dates and Times
June 7-9 1:00pm-5:00pm
June 21-23 1:00pm-5:00pm
July 12-14 1:00pm-5:00pm
July 26-28 1:00-pm-5:00pm
Cost: $390 includes 1 45-minute private lesson, green fees, video analysis with voice over, practice schedule, snacks ($29 an hour)
SCOTTY’S ARE HERE
Call for appointment 405-842-2626
and remember Custom Fit Putters same as off the rack (as usual Fitting Fees are waived when putters purchased)
Scotty Cameron Putters already have EIGHT victories on PGA Tour and they will be at Ball Golf by Mar 15
Custom Fit Putters cost the same as OFF THE RACK
“Tour players care more about putting and their putter than the normal player, do you know why? They love money.”
More than 44% of our shots in a round of golf come with the putter. Golfers don’t think anything about dropping $400 on a driver, and now most even know how important it is to get fit.
But when it comes to a new putter, couple practice strokes, eye it, possibly half a dozen putts on the practice green and “off the rack” and in the bag it goes.
Let me share some valuable putter information with you.
LENGTH, LIE, LOFT, FACE BALANCE, WEIGHT, GRIP SIZE
LENGTH: 35” is standard, but we find more and more custom fits are short of standard, and this has an affect on LIE (but more on that later). Custom fit length is crucial. Length of the shaft if proper will encourage you to get into a good posture. Proper posture allows for a lack of tension in your neck, back, shoulders and arms. The length of the putter can also get your eyes into the optimum position.
LIE: This is the relationship between the center of the shaft and the sole of putter. Lie (as is the case with all clubs) directly influences the line the ball is hit on. Too upright and the ball goes left, too flat and the ball goes right (for right handed golfers, think opposite for leftys). Lies are affected by your set up (for good or bad). We will use lie angle adjustments along with shaft length to get a student into a posture in which they will perform best.
LOFT: “YES” of course putters have loft. 3-4 degrees is industry standard. Loft assures our putts of being on top if the green, yet without getting airborne, so our putts roll smoothly without bouncing. This is crucial to keeping the putt on line, once it starts bouncing the ball has a higher percentage of bouncing off line. Address position, and position both at set up and impact all play an important role in determining loft for a golfer. We have fit as little as 1 degree and as much as 8 degrees.
FACE BALANCE: Toe down, mid-hang, and face balance. These are determined by the players stroke: strong arc players would be more consistent with toe down, slight arc strokes work better with a mid-hang and a straight back and straight through putter will fair better with a face balance. Your stroke can be determined during the Fitting process.
HEAD WEIGHT: Options for putter weight are now available. While personal feel is a major part of this, so too, is the speed of the greens you regularly play, faster greens usually have heavier and slower greens favor lighter weights. Average putter head weights have traditionally been between 320-400 grams and we now have more options than ever.
GRIP SIZE: Dramatic changes just in the last 5 years, mostly due to Super Stroke are dominating putters these days at all levels; PGA, LPGA, Champions Tours, college, amateurs. The larger grips contribute to less hands involved with the stroke and more arms and shoulders, that’s a good thing. Preference can be identified during the fitting process.
MYTHS ABOUT CUSTOM CLUB FITTING:
- Custom Fit Putters cost more: FALSE Custom fit clubs do NOT cost 1 penny more.
- I fit off the rack: FALSE Less than 2% of golfers fit off the rack.
- Custom Fit clubs take too long to get: FALSE Custom Fit Putters are delivered within 7 days, sometimes sooner.
Custom Fit the most used club in the bag …..or off the rack? What are you going to do?
Golfers buy their putter, the club used more than any other in the bag, based on looks or popularity. We encourage you to get a putter that is fit to you. A properly fit putter will make you a better putter. We all know there are many types of putters available. How can you decide what is right for you? It certainly can get confusing!
At Ball Golf we are experts at Putter Fitting. We have:
- 15 putters with varying degrees of loft, lie, length, grips
- 4 different lengths
- 5 different lofts
- 5 different lies
- 7 different grips
- 15 different models
- 3 different companies
Remember-Custom Fit doesn’t cost ONE PENNY more.
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THE EVOLUTION OF PUTTER PERFORMANCE
From rounded mid-mallets to high-tech, high-MOI larger mallets, the 2017 Futura family embodies Scotty Cameron’s continued innovation in multi-material putter constructions. The result is a cohesive lineup of tour-proven shapes and configurations – Futura 5CB, 5MB, 5W and 5S; Futura 6M and 6M Dual Balance; and Futura 7M – with enhanced stability and forgiveness, improved alignment features, and responsive feel and feedback
This update to the popular Futura X5 adds multi-material face-sole technology and enhanced dual purpose alignment features that frame the ball and aligns the sweet spot with white flange lines placed parallel to each wing.
In response to Tour feedback, Scotty has created the straight-shafted Futura 5S, which is similar in shape to the Futura 7M but in the more compact “5” size. A dual-purpose alignment design frames the ball and aligns to the sweet spot.
Combining some of the best MOI-enhancing design cues of the Futura X and the Futura X7, the Futura 6M offers the ultimate in forgiveness and resistance to twisting on off-center strikes.
Futura 6M DB
The ultimate in high MOI, forgiveness and stability, the Futura 6M Dual Balance adds an extra 50 grams of weight in the head and at the butt end of the shaft to slow and stabilize the putting stroke.
Futura 6M DB
An updated take on the multi-material Futura X7M, the 7M features refined shaping of the back wings and stainless steel “bar back”, which moves weight back behind putter face for added forgiveness and dual-purpose alignment.
High School Golf Season
Boys and girls high school golfers-High School tryouts/practices are right around the corner. A few things to remember, that you may or may not know to help you get going:
Assume the WEATHER will be awful
High School golf in Oklahoma is tough. We play an outdoor sport so be prepared. And the MOST IMPORTANT item to have is a GOOD TOUGH MINDED ATTITUDE! Players that tee off saying, “I’m freezing”, “Coach is nuts”, “this is ridiculous”; these players have little or no chance. Better positive comments are “lots of the other players can’t handle this, I can”, “I’m going to be patient and tough today because I’m prepared”, “bogies won’t be that bad today,” and “I’ve done this before.”
In your bag have rain/wind pants, a stocking cap, winter gloves or cart mittens, an extra golf jacket, umbrella, hand warmers. Do this the NIGHT BEFORE.
Cramming doesn’t work
If you are not out there NOW…Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb…. don’t get your hopes too high. “Off season is when Champs are made” legendary John Wooden declared. This time of year in the cold weather 20-30-40 minutes putting and chipping will make a difference in March. And if your practice routines do NOT include punch shots for the windy conditions you will play in you are NOT preparing correctly.
Golf Courses are still dormant
Be prepared for bad lies and rough greens, at least until May. This means you will need to alter shot and club selections. The more low running chips you hit the safer you are. Stay away from those 60 degree wedges shots when possible, 7-8 iron runners may not look cool but are smart, safe and shot savers. Don’t let you ego get in the way. Putting from off the green on dormant fringes and approaches is SMART.
You KNOW it’s going to “howl”. Know the wind gauge formula-adjust more than 1 yard for every 1 mile an hour of wind. So if you are hitting into a 20 mph wind from a 150 yardage, and applying more than 1 yard for 1 mph wind that would mean you have to hit this shot 175 yards. The opposite is true also, down wind you’ll be taking yardage off. Going into the wind spin increases and that is what makes the ball “up shoot”. Take more club and easier swing cuts down on spin. Be smart.
Be your own best friend, not worst enemy
Talking ugly about yourself is NOT being tough minded, it’s being a baby and serves NO useful purpose. Resist this when others are doing it. I repeat, it does NO useful purpose. Confidence is the #1 most important mental weapon. Confidence is believing in yourself and your skills, and is fundamental to playing great golf. Comparing two golfers with similar skills, the one who has unconditional confidence and is mentally tougher will win nearly every time. Players, this is VERY IMPORTANT, you must practice this every day, just like putting, you cannot just decide to be poised and confident, start this today and practice every day. You decide today, to be your own best friend on the course at every practice, good or bad (and we all know there will be some bad).
Have a daily goal starting today to be the toughest player on the course today, and remember, being tough minded is being “your own best friend,” not calling yourself names. You have to practice this attitude and belief.
And remember, IT IS A GAME! Try and have fun
I would love to hear back from anyone who has further suggestions or thoughts as to early season golf. Call, text or email.
Stan Ball, PGA
Thank You to all our golfers for making it possible for GOLF DIGEST to honor
Ball Golf Center
for the 4th straight time as a Top 100 Clubfitter in America!
2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
What’s new at Ball Golf Center?
Callaway’s hotly anticipated Great Big Bertha Epic Driver and the Epic Sub-Zero have made its way to the USGA’s Conforming Club’s List.
Cobra King F7 Metals and irons AND SAME LENGTH irons, every iron is the same length, no step downs
Pings much anticipated i200 irons, these are latest model if the very popular i series. And the Ping Le for the Ladies is here. We have every shaft possible. Know the KBS shaft is a NON up charge with PING.
And we have it at Ball Golf
Is it Really Epic?
What we’ve been told is that the company observed higher average ball speeds from the drivers.
But you know what we say at Ball Golf, “let the product prove it.”
Call us for a Custom Fitting…and remember, “Custom Fit Clubs cost the SAME as off the rack.” And since prices are the same as off the rack, why wouldn’t players ALWAYS CHOOSE to be custom fit
2) Off grass
3) Seeing entire ball flight-NOT into a net
4) With award winning PGA Golf Professionals-NOT clerks in a store?????
“Ole Man Winter is taking a nap”
Let’s sneak some early work in……if the weather holds….
“The putting drills I learned at Boot Camp have virtually eliminated 3 putts, I love the Zac Drill.” DR
For more information or to sign up: call 405-842-2626 or email email@example.com
“Friends don’t let Friends get fit inside”
The 4 biggest myths on club fitting?
- Custom Fit clubs cost more: FALSE Custom fit clubs do NOT cost 1 penny more.
- I fit off the rack: FALSE Less than 2% of golfers fit off the rack.
- Custom Fit clubs take too long to get: FALSE Custom Fit clubs are delivered within 7 days, sometimes sooner.
- Fitting in doors is just as good: FALSE It is IMPOSSIBLE to be properly fit inside, you must SEE THE FLIGHT of the ball.
Jimmy Walker won the PGA with the NEW 917
Ball Golf Center
Wedges and Putters…custom fit outside off grass seeing ENTIRE ball flight and roll, at the same price as off the rack… why would anyone do it any other way?????
We also have more than 40 Titleist Vokey, every bounce, grind, loft, finish, length and shafts.
Ping and Mizuno, too! We have more than 20 Left handed fitting wedges. You think anyone else in Oklahoma can say that? 70 wedges, right and left handed, four of the best manufacturers and award winning custom fitters. PING, Scotty Cameron and Odessey putters for custom fitting.
If prices are the same for new custom fit clubs, which would be best for you?
The cost of the clubs is the same
It’s your shot…what are you going to do? Inside, off a mat, seeing none of the ball flight, with a clerk
Outside, off the grass, seeing ENTIRE ball flight, with award winning PGA Golf Professionals who have combined for more than 30,000 fittings
We Love Helping YOU!
Just wanted to let you know these irons are awesome. I’m hitting them about 1.5 clubs longer and I am able to hit the 3 and 4 irons very well. I am driving the ball straighter, but still need some improvement there. I shot my first round in the 70’s in 3 years. Shot 74 in a tournament last weekend. Not bad for a 13 handicap and on my way back to single digits.
Ball Golf, the last round of golf I played with my old, off the rack clubs I scored 105.
The last four rounds I’ve played with my new custom fitted clubs I’ve scored 96, 96, 91, and 90.
All four of those scores could have easily been three or four shots less. I’m getting 30 to 40 yards more on my drives.
Once I get more consistent with my irons and continue to improve my short game I think I can realistically hit in the mid 80’s.
I will recommend you to all my friends.
At the beginning of the summer I was hovering between 110-115, this week I shot a 93 and a 94. Never thought that would happen. ML 8-3-15
87 today babyy!!
With your help and my practice I’ve dropped 20 strokes and making some great shots!
You tha man! TF 8-26-15
I LOVE these new clubs!! Hitting longer and getting on green for a chance for birdie. SK
Ball Golf Center Fitting Philosophy:
We believe in hitting balls outside (where we play), off real grass hitting real balls, seeing the ENTIRE ball flight
We believe in letting the product prove itself, in other words, we think you should come in with an open mind, hit shots and let the product prove it.
We believe in education and training and experience.
We believe in technology, but we also believe in feel…feel is the one thing we do not fit, that is up to the player.
We believe that less than 2% of golfers fit off the rack
Ball Golf is a TOP 100 PING Fitter of the Year 3 TIMES
Welcome to Ball Golf Center! Home of TWO Top 50 Teachers and Award Winning Club Fitters- Steve and Stan Ball