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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

    This sound advice has been going around for a while now but still most golfers think 90% their time working on their 500$ drivers will drive success.

    Knowledge constantly says 70-75 % on short game; half of that putting.

    That is a lot of chipping and putting if a player spends an hour hitting balls on the range. That means 2-3 additional hours on short game…1.5 hours putting alone.

    Most people don’t have that time. But that’s not even the problem. Most golfers— if they have an extra hour— will get another bucket. And most likely hit divers again.

    This is an issue even with good college players and what not. Majestic shots only to 3 Jack too often.

    But if you can just get one more person to learn this, it will all be worth while.

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      Tom Edrington

      After reading the Dave Pelz Short Game Bible, he got my attention when he basically said he could PROVE everything he said in the book and he does…..now I spend majority of my time on the short game, my 280 yard drives (persimmon balata) vanished with my youth; I told someone you lose a yard a year after age 30 and guess what, I hit it 225-230 now, right there with Inbee Park. The short game keeps me coming back.

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        baxter cepeda

        The other day I Left it in the front bunker of a 335 yard par 4 over water with my ol 913…so I still got it at ‘I’m a man I’m 4o’…but it was only good because I hit a nice bunker shot and made the putt.

        Actually it was pretty sweet regardless.

        Love me some Dave peltz as well Tom. Man does his golf research like no other. Genius. And always generous with the info.


          Tom Edrington

          Keep up the great work Baxter!

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