GolfTEC North Bethesda 2011 Member Guest Golf Tournament is a Hole in One

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Thank you to our golfers and guests for supporting the first Member Guest Golf Tournament on October 6th, 2011. It was a great day of golf, networking and fun. GolfTEC North Bethesda supported the Wounded Warrior Charity and plans to donate $500.00 in 2011. Over 42 golfers participated in the scramble/captains choice competition. Congratulations to all of our winners!

2011-10-06 Net Winners 63 (9 under par) with owner Mark Tanner

Stacy and Michelle Net Winners 63 (9 under par) with owner Mark Tanner

“Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.” Ray Knight

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners and THANKS to all clients and guests for supporting this tournament

Closest to the Flag #4    Joe White

Closest to the Flag #8    Stacy Palmer

Closest to the Flag #11    Stacy Palmer

Closest to the Flag #14    Tom Rawson            

Long Drive (Members)        Paul Crombie

Long Drive (Guests)                    Stacy Palmer

Putt-Putt            Bobby Sheahin

Net Runner-Up        Tom Rawson & Gerard Phillips    65*

Gross Champion        Karl Warner & Joe White    66

2011 MG Champion        Michelle Liver & Stacy Palmer    63*

  • Won on Scorecard Playoff

Golf Swing Myth: The farther you swing the club back the farther you hit the ball.

        Everyone believes that a bigger backswing results in more distance. This has been made famous by big hitters like Jamie Sadlowski, John Daly, and Dustin Johnson. One thing to know about these golfers is that these guys are great at hitting the ball on the center of the club face, with the length of their backswings they are able to optimize club head speed and control. The average golfer can not do this! The club shaft does not have to be at parallel to the ground or longer at the top of the swing to gain more distance. If your equipment is fitted properly and your technique is sound the one remaining factor to improving your game is taking a look at the one piece of equipment you have complete control over, your own body. So remember you don’t have to swing the club back past parallel in your backswing. If your body is not conditioned to swing that far it will result in a bent left elbow at the top and inconsistent ball flight results. Remember, if the elbow is bent at the top you may have a physical limitation that could create wear and tear on joints that are working improperly resulting in pain and poor golf scores.

Golf Swing Truth - Custom Club Fitting - 60 minutes of tour level custom club fitting helps find your true distance and control advantage.

Golf Swing Truth - making swing changes during the winter - winter is the best time to make swing changes because your not playing as much and able to focus more on technique versus the ball flight when you play. Your best bet is an individual golf lesson with a PGA pro at GolfTEC North Bethesda to identify areas for improvement and a plan to meet your goal for next years golf season. As the undisputed leader in golf improvement, GolfTEC teaches 20% of all U.S. golf lessons annually and delivers a consistent 95% success rate. Call 240-715-0291 to purchase a lesson or talk to a PGA pro.


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Mark Tanner, PGA, Dir. of Instruction / Owner

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