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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    Great stuff Tom.
    This josh Koch can definitely put together a nice learning show.

    But man brad faxon, who obviously is super knowledgeable about this game and especially putting—is so open and willing to share great information.

    Fax is a true teacher. It’s like he is more motivated by his disgust for seeing bad putting then his business as a teacher; which is everything I ever want to feel from a teacher.

    As I think you know Tom, Faxon is involved with an affordable learning product called Blast which basically corrects many putting woes by simply striving for proper backstroke and downstroke times. You can also measure face rotation, loft changes and more. But many of those other factors are corrected by maintaining the proper times. It’s just a great product we personally don’t use enough (life) but should because it’s incredibly helpful at creating not only a good stroke but a consistent one.

    I increasingly feel if brad faxon puts his name on a putting product or lesson or whatever: pay attention. If it conflicts with what you learned in the past: change it.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, thanks, Josh Koch is a real asset to DogLegNews, good player, respected teacher and did quite well at the Long Drive Championship considering he was dealing with neck issues in the weeks preceding the event so he wasn’t able to prepare as he normally would. And yes, Brad Faxon is Brad Faxon — he can probably putt better with one hand than most of us can using two…!

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        baxter cepeda

        Absolutely …you can see it in this video, Faxons one hand stroke is better than most.

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          Tom Edrington

          Exactly what I was thinking, I’d love to have that one-hand stroke he made and ball buried in the cup….

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