Tom Patri: Boo Weekley's clinic at Colonial could mean big things at U.S. Open
Published 5/28/2013 at 2:31 p.m. 0 comments
Did you watch that clinic Boo Weekley put on at Colonial? The statue of Ben Hogan on property even tipped its cap to Boo as he walked off the 72nd green Sunday.
Tom Patri: Don't be afraid to try out your course's reciprocal program
Published 5/14/2013 at 8:23 p.m. 0 comments
Reciprocals. I had never heard of them until I moved to South Florida full time in 2001. What a great opportunity to play all those different courses. I view it as a chance to take your game in the road ...
Tom Patri: Time to hit the road for Long Island
Published 4/30/2013 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments
Well, that was it! Last Sunday was my last day teaching in paradise for this season. First and foremost, thanks to all who read this column. Special thanks even to those who send me those strongly worded emails after I ...
Tom Patri: The Masters proves why it's a tradition unlike any other
Published 4/16/2013 at 3:32 p.m. 0 comments
Every year when the last putt drops at the Masters and the green jacket presentation ends, Jim Nantz says goodbye I get a bit sad. This event — more than any other in my golf life — always has pulled ...
Tom Patri: Do we need another golf course community? How about a public one instead?
Published 4/2/2013 at 3:31 p.m. 0 comments
I was driving down Immokalee Road last week headed west, and as I looked to my right I noticed a massive land clearing going on. It was easy to see that a huge undertaking with many pieces of heavy equipment ...
Tom Patri: Can't wait to go nuts during Masters week
Published 3/19/2013 at 11:50 a.m. 0 comments
Each year about this time I about jump out of my skin daily as that magic week in April approaches.
Tom Patri: Does Nike have a dentist for Rory McIlroy?
Published 3/5/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
I totally understand how injury or pain can affect performance. I have had two wrist surgeries myself, and the recovery and trying to play leading up to the surgery was a nightmare.
Tom Patri: Be just like Nicklaus and develop a repeatable pre-shot routine
Published 2/19/2013 at 9:50 p.m. 0 comments
In Year 33 of teaching this wonderful game, you can believe I’m rarely surprised by anything that shows up on my lesson tee.
Tom Patri: Thoughts on Tiger, Phil, Rory ... and the Champions Tour
Published 2/6/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Well, here we go again. Tiger wins going away, Phil lights it up,and Rory changes equipment for a zillion dollars and misses a cut looking like a 7 handicap. And Augusta is still two months away.
Tom Patri: Helping another sick youngster with tie to Southwest Florida golf
Published 1/22/2013 at 3:25 p.m. 0 comments
Golf is a games of constant adjustments. It requires even the very best players to take every bad bounce, ugly hop, every spike mark in their putting line, and plain and simple, deal with those breaks the game sends their ...
Tom Patri: Cancer hits fellow teaching pro and longtime student
Published 1/8/2013 at 5:40 p.m. 0 comments
I thought a long time about my column topic this week. The clear choice would have been the opening event on the PGA Tour and the upcoming season. However, my heart led me back to two dear friends. One is ...
Tom Patri: A Christmas wish list for the golfers out there
Published 12/24/2012 at 3:43 p.m. 0 comments
I hope that all of our golf fans have a wonderful Christmas and Santa brings each and everyone of you:
Tom Patri: Web.com Tour would be great addition to Southwest Florida golf landscape
Published 12/11/2012 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
Boy, for a mid-sized town tucked away in the lower southwest corner of Florida, we have some really fun sports events that we can get up close and personal with.
Tom Patri: Americans both men and women need to follow Stacy Lewis' lead and take back world golf
Published 11/27/2012 at 12:31 p.m. 1 comment
Well, now two players — Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy — have captured both money lists on either side of "the pond" in consecutive seasons. Did you notice they are both not Americans?
Tom Patri: Great teacher Jim Flick will be sorely missed
Published 11/14/2012 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
A week ago Monday, golf lost one of its all-time great teachers and coaches. Jim Flick left us at age 82 for perfect greens and only pars and birdies. A man of great talents and a humble spirit, he quietly ...
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