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2015 Danielrgray.com Fall Newsletter
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Summer Recap and Fall Preview

Hope everyone had a great summer and looking forward to a great fall.  Due to the regrassing project the range and practice facilitates have been closed up into this point, but starting September 15th weather permitting we will be able to use the range and the short game area near hole #2 for lessons for the remainder of the fall.  I will be setting up fall programs over the next week and if you are interested in working on your game throughout the fall and winter contact me for instructional options.

Daniel Gray, PGA


Measured Practice™ and A few thoughts on Practice…

I have recently started to develop and test a program that I have been operating manually for the past four to five years. This was a program that was ran through an excel document and require long hours of recording data for players. I have referred to this style of practice as “measured practice” in the past, so hints the name Measured Practice.
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2015 College/High School Player Highlights
Chris Boyle (SO):  Methodist University
Jack Ramsett (SO):  Methodist University
Graham Kenter (SR):  Middlebury College
Ethan Schmitt (SR): Varsity New Tirer
Connon Hanson (SR):  Varsity New Trier
Jack Kenter (SR):  Varsity New Trier
Nicole Wetoska (SR):  Varsity Loyola
Lizzie Kenter (FR):  Varsity New Trier
Charlie Fezell (FR):  Varsity North Shore Country Day
Will Nummy (SO):  Freshman/Sophomore New Trier
Charlie Grant (SO):  Freshman/Sophomore New Trier
Will Hedstrom (6th):  Broke 80 for the first time

 

Putting: Speed vs Acceleration and the Affects on Distance

The term deceleration is the most commonly used term when players come to me to work on their putting. This has lead me to put together a few thoughts on how acceleration and speed play a part large part in successful putting and also how they differ. When players struggle with their distance control they have a hard time either getting the ball to the hole or they will aggressively putt the ball well past the hole. This is typically an acceleration issue that causes a speed issue at impact...

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2015 Events
Through August

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January 8th: TaylorMade R15 Product Release Session.
January 20th-23rd: PGA Show, Orlando, FL.  Continued education and industry awareness.
February 26th: Spent the day in Dallas, TX learning from Cameron McCormick, coach to Jordan Speith
March 16th: Great day Playing Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, CA with members from Skokie CC.
March 17th: Spent the day at The Kingdom at TaylorMade HQ in Carlsbad, CA getting fit for equipment.
April 10th: Taught at corporate Master's viewing party at the University Club, Chicago IL, great corner office for the day.
July 11th: Spent the afternoon learning from Terry Hashimoto on the details of Boditrak.
July 20th-21st: Caddied for a student in the Illinois Open.
July 20th: Started testing my Measured Practice program to quantify practice sessions.
August 12th: Spent the day at the PGA Championship gathering swings for analysis and use with students.
August 23rd-27th: Member Golf Trip to Sand Hills, Dismal River, and Ballyneal, great group.
To see some of the slow motion videos from the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straights see my YouTube page, enjoy!
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To read more about the new Taylormade M1 Driver and #unwoods click the following link
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To read more about the new Taylormade PSi Irons click the following link
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