FTR CADDYTREK NEWSLETTER, VOL 6 ISSUE 9

News, Newsletter

Author: Keri Schmit

CLAIMING THE RYDER CUP… USA v’s Europe 

America was the underdog for over 20 years, till ending their long losing streak in 2016 when USA beat their rivals, Europe, 17-11.  This was just the second time this century that America took home the Ryder Cup. With eight European victories in the previous 10 Ryder Cups, can USA do it again?  
European captain Thomas Bjorn had a lot of complicated decisions to make in picking for the European team and if Europe fails to win on home soil for the first time in 25 years when the two sides compete for the cherished cup Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National outside of Paris, you better believe Bjorn surely will be subject to second-guessing for his captain’s picks. 
Click here to see the full 2018-2019 schedule.

THE S-SERIES IS COMING SOON

We’re excited to be announcing the S-Series is set to launch in 2019.
The S-Series is a lightweight remote caddy at an affordable price! Stay tuned for more updates. For more information, call 702-982-6598 x1.

DOMINATE WITH YOUR DRIVER…

In just three easy steps!
You just spent a few Franklins on a high-tech new driver, hoping to buy yourself 10 to 15 extra yards. But even the most expensive club won’t give you the power boost you’re looking for if you don’t follow a few driving fundamentals. Here are three keys to make sure you get a full return on your investment.

SETUP: CREATE A LAUNCH PAD

At address, tilt your spine away from the target so that your right shoulder is lower than your left, and position the ball just forward of the low point of your swing, opposite your left armpit. This ensures that you catch the ball on the upswing, producing the optimum high-launch, low-spin characteristics you want with the driver.

BACKSWING: MAKE A FULL TURN

To create additional speed on the backswing, you have to hinge your wrists and coil your upper body behind the ball. As you swing back, feel like the lifeline on your right hand is applying outward pressure to your left thumb. This automatically straightens the left arm—producing extra width— and hinges the club upward. Complete your backswing by turning your right shoulder behind your right ear. The deeper the turn, the more the yards will pile up.

DOWNSWING: STAY CONNECTED

On the downswing, feel as though your arms are keeping pace with the rotation of your torso. If your arms get “stuck” behind your body or race ahead of it, you’ll hit the ball sideways. To learn how to move your arms and body as one unit, wedge a headcover under both armpits and make hip-high to hip-high practice swings, holding both headcovers in place against your rib cage.

WHY KIDS CAN BENEFIT FROM GOLF…
And Why They Should Get Involved Early!

There are many benefits that come along with playing golf, even more so for kids. Playing golf and golfing with adults at an early age teaches them important life lessons as golf closely parallels real life.
The range of experience, from birdies to bogeys, from good shots to bad, rewards a young person’s ability to keep each shot and each round in perspective, manage one’s emotions, maintain a positive outlook and focus on the shot at hand.
A child will learn integrity, discipline and respect. As they learn to conduct themselves on the golf course, these lessons will translate directly into everyday life.
In today’s world of video games and smart phones, child obesity is a concern nationwide and getting your child to go outside can be a daunting task. Golf is the perfect excuse to spend an entire day enjoying nature and presents the opportunity to develop healthy, lifelong exercise habits!
There are many reasons why golf is good for kids, click here to read more.

PGA TOUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR…
Rightfully should go to Brooks Koepka

Last month Tiger Woods declared the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year race over before the FedEx Playoffs even began. “You win two majors, you’ve got it,” Woods said, referring to Brooks Koepka.
“It’s not real complicated.” It’s tough to argue with that, or with someone who knows so much about the award having won it a record 11 times. And the most recent winner agrees.
Recently, the PGA Tour tweeted out the résumés of this season’s top-five contenders, but one of them, Justin Thomas, who is the reigning recipient of the award, was quick to concede that Koepka has wrapped it up ahead of next week’s Tour Championship.
Of those five players, Koepka is actually the only player not to have won three times this season. However, his two victories came at the U.S. Open and PGA Championship.
All five of the candidates have a great chance of also hoisting the FedEx Cup, although Koepka (No. 7) and Watson (No. 8) would need to win the Tour Championship. Thomas, Dustin Johnson, and Bryson DeChambeau all would automatically claim the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus by winning the Tour Championship.
But if Woods and Thomas are any indications as to how the rest of the PGA Tour pros will vote for the Player of the Year Award, then that honor is a foregone conclusion no matter what happens.

MEDITATION AND GOLF…MYTH OR FACT?
Can Meditation really help improve your golf game? 

Did you know that top-ranked Australian golfer, Jason Day, or 14-time major winner and multiple record-holder Tiger Woods both engage in dedicated meditation practices and focusing exercises.
There are many reasons that keep golfers from being completely present in their golf game.  Maybe you simply just have too many distractions that enter your mind.
Research shows that practicing mindfulness and meditation can help improve your performance in golf. 
Below are 8 ways how meditation can help improve your game:
Below are 8 ways how meditation can help improve your game:

  1. Meditation helps you focus.
  2. Meditation clears your mind.
  3. Meditation calms fear and jitters.
  4. Meditation keeps you strong and healthy. 
  5. Meditation helps you rise above aches and pains. 
  6. Meditation keeps your mind from wandering.
  7. Meditation helps with controlling emotions. 
  8. Meditation helps improve memory.

The mind is the most formidable opponent a golfer confronts, so mastering the game of mental golf is essential as your mental game may be as important as your equipment and training. 
The secret to the golf mental game is simple – Get out of your own way!