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Which putting grips win the most on Tour + Bethpage Black's Feisty Little Brother

Happy Friday! If you haven’t already, clear your weekend schedule so that you can binge watch season 2 of Full Swing on Netflix, which dropped on Wednesday. And if you’re already a fan, the show’s creator (Chad Mumm) has more plans for golf entertainment. In partnership with the PGA Tour, Mumm is starting a new entertainment-focused venture called “Pro Shop” that will have deep access to players, tour highlights and archived footage. Should be fun to see what they cook up.

In today’s newsletter…

✅ TIPS & DRILLS: Lee Trevino shares his “wide and short” system to make every one of those 3-4 foot par putts your buddies refuse to give you.

✅ COURSES: We all know Bethpage Black, but Bethpage Red is a close 2nd and sits at #8 on the Golf Digest Best Value Courses list. Get to know the Ryder Cup host’s little brother.

✅ STATISTICS: What’s your preferred putting grip? Cross-hand? The Claw? Happy Gilmore Hockey Stick? We break down the Putting Grips of the Tour Winners during the 2022-2023 season

✅ TRIVIA: Putting is the topic of the day, and our trivia question asks which Tour player had the best season of all-time in terms of strokes gained via putting, for a chance to win a Limited Edition Taylor Made TP5 Pickle Jar of balls!

On to it!

Lee Trevino’s “Wide & Short” Putting System
Learn how to confidently make those dreaded 3-4 foot par putts
To Recap…

If you’re waiting for someone to give you the 3-foot gimme, you may as well have already missed the putt. To make more short putts…

-STEP 1: Don’t wait around hoping for someone to say, “That’s good.” Mentally commit to stepping up and making the putt regardless of whether anyone says the magic words.
-STEP 2: Widen your feet and place the ball in the middle of your stance.
-STEP 3: A long backswing encourages deceleration so shorten your backswing and end with an abbreviated follow through.

Be confident! A lack of conviction has missed more putts than any putting technique. If you miss, put it behind you and move on to the next hole.

We all know Bethpage Black, but Bethpage Red is a Top 10 Value Course in America

Bethpage Red
Farmingdale, NY

We’ve highlighted more than a few $300+ courses recently, so let’s talk value. And there’s no better value than the Bethpage State Park Golf Courses. Just about everyone knows A.W. Tillinghast’s Black course, the site of numerous majors including Tiger’s “People’s [US] Open” win over Phil in 2002 and the host site for the 2025 Ryder Cup. But few out-of-towners are familiar with the Red course, which really holds it’s own. Tom Doak once said, “Had the Black course never been built, the Red… might have received similar acclaim.” Should you have a chance to play it, pull out the ole’ boomerang. It’s filled with sharp doglegs and you may need to do some slingin.’

Rates: $52-96 for out-of-state residents

If video is your thing and you want more, watch this front 9 playing video from @jakemarsh18

(It’s literally the best video we could find)


9 holes in 90 seconds: Bethpage Red (Front 9)#fyp #trending #golf #golftok #pardonmytake @pardonmytake

Stat of the Day: The Putting Grips that Won the Most on Tour Last Year
presented by…

The Stat: The Conventional putting grip is still the dominant style on tour, winning more than 2 out of every 3 tournaments in 2022-2023.

The Takeaway: Try one or try them all… Whatever feels comfortable to you, just commit to it for an entire season. The flip flopping and uncertainty in your mind will cost you more strokes than the putting grip itself.

Like Pickles? Answer to Win a Limited Edition TaylorMade TP5 Pickle Jar of Balls
(1 winner chosen on 3/31/24 across all March trivia entries, 1,000 respondents minimum)

Which player had the best season of all-time in terms of Strokes Gained Over the Field via Putting?

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