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Geoff Mangum's PuttingZone Newsletter
July 2007 Issue
July 20, 20067


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Bid to caddy for a PGA Tour player in a practice round, and all the funds go to charity! has been founded by Bernhard Langer's longtime caddy Russ Holden. A win-win that the PZ heartily supports.

The PuttingZone -- combining the best of over 100 years of putting lore with modern neuroscience for targeting and movement processes on the green for an integrated and instinctive system of reading putts, aiming the putter, stroking the ball straight where aimed, and controlling the distance that captures the common fundamentals of the top flatstick artists in the game and is the best putting instruction in golf history.

I. Return of PuttingZone Clinics to Europe in October

The PuttingZone Clinics Tour will return to Europe in conjunction with the European PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit in Malmo Sweden, October 11-13, 2007. During the two-week period leading up to the TCC, Geoff Mangum will be in Southern Germany and Switzerland presenting╩clinics and╩certifying╩golf instructors as PuttingZone coaches at a variety of venues. In the days before and after the TCC, Geoff will be presenting╩clinics and certification programs in Sweden and Denmark. During the TCC, Geoff will be in the Exhibition with a booth along with Model Golf and SFT Golf's Henrik Jentsch. In the two-week period following the TCC, Geoff will be in Northern Germany in the Hamburg area and in Adendorf Golf Resort (German National Headquarters for the PuttingZone) and will then travel to the Netherlands (Amsterdam) for further╩clinics and certification programs.

If you are interested in attending or hosting a╩clinic and splitting revenue or in becoming certified as a PuttingZone coach╩and joining this growing community of the world's leaders in putting instruction, contact Geoff Mangum (, +1 (336) 340-9079) or Henrik Jentsch in Schopfheim Germany (,╩+49 07622/684 83 15 or +49╩179/207 98 32╩mobil)╩or Andy Taylor at Adendorf Golf Resort (,╩+49 177-687-1110)╩for further information.

II. Q-Roll Putter Special for PZ Visitors

PuttingZone Exclusive!

Q-Roll Golf╩is proud to team up with Geoff Mangum's PuttingZone, the source of golf's most advanced putting instruction, to offer you golf's most advanced putters, Q-Roll's patented Radius Face¬ line of precision milled putters. For a limited time PuttingZone readers can purchase these award-winning putters and save $55. This offer is only available to PuttingZone readers. You won't find a lower price online or off! Take a look at these fine putters -- starting with four of the most popular putter styles of all-time, Q-Roll has added enhanced performance Radius Face technology to produce precision milled putters from high quality brass/nickel alloy for unparalleled feel and a finish preserved for lasting eye appeal.╩ ╩Awarded BEST OF SHOW at the 2007 PGA Merchandise Show.

"I have a Q-Roll Firebird and a Q-Roll Classic IV, and both are excellent putters. I teach with the best putter I can get my hands on, and today that is the Q-Roll Classic IV. I'm thrilled that the good folks at Q-Roll Golf agreed to offer PZ visitors this generous discount. If you want an excellent putter in your hands, try one of these!" -- Geoff Mangum

Read╩Sean Weir's review of the Classic IV.

To take advantage of this great deal,╩visit this exclusive PZ page on the Q-Roll wesbsite.

III. PZ 2-CD Set Available

A 2-disc CD Set for viewing on your Mac or PC filled to the MAX with PuttingZone stuff is now available for $20 plus $4.95 S&H.

This 1.3 Gigabyte collection includes 43 short teaching video clips illustrating touch, stroke, aiming and reading; all the PZ tips in Word .doc and .pdf format; hundreds of teaching images; all podcasts to date; the complete 5 MB PZ Research Database 1900-2000 and its PC software for electronic searching all putting lore on your computer; and much more! For those who have taken lessons before, this is a great refresher course at a "steal this CD" price!╩

Further Details and Order Info is here.

IV. Putting News from Around the World

New Titleist NXT balls feature putting alignment marks

Lee Westwood is shown how bad his putting technique has been and gets some help

Golf Foundation and Ping Putters holding Carnoustie Putting Challenge for Kids at the Open

Golf Tips Magazine releases 2007 Putter Buyers' Guide

Yes! Putters' CEO Francis Ricci Interview

PZ Pal Kramski Putters ranked BEST in GolfTestUSA 2007 ratings

Stracka Design maps greens for contour and fall-lines to compute breaks

Optix Putter rates tops for alignment in GolfTestUSA ratings

Cleveland VP Putter features alignment technology

Just released -- Dead On Putters from Elite Sports Products

New GRIP (Golf Research In Play) Putters

RankMark 2007 Putter Tests:╩ Best of the Best of 27 Brands --╩ Ashdon Round-A-Bout putter ranks high, Dunlop Redneck Lurch putter sinks most.

More PuttingZone News ....

Cheers! Geoff Mangum
Putting Coach and Theorist

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"Geoff Mangum is a genius in putting instruction. After two short lessons, I've never putted better in my life." -- Rick Murphy, President, Carolinas Section PGA of America, Greensboro NC

"I was blown away! If you ever have the chance to take putting instruction from Geoff, DO NOT PASS IT UP!" -- Eddie Cox, PGA pro, Raleigh, NC

"Geoff, I was overwhelmed with how much knowledge and experience you bring to your lessons on all of the various topics we covered today. It was by far the best golf lesson of any type that I have ever received. This truly was the most fun and enlightening day I believe I have ever had in thirty-five years of playing golf, and I am so looking forward to what it will do for my overall golf game." -- Mike Thurston, PGA, Hampton Heights Golf Club, Hickory, NC

"Geoff has more knowledge and expertise about putting than any other person that I know. He is an outstanding teacher and his philosophy is backed with an enormous amount of research. He's definitely at the top of the class." -- Robert Linville, Precision Golf School, 1993 Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year, 1999 & 2000 NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year, 2000 US Coach in US-Japan Collegiate Team Matches

"I've been teaching golf for nearly forty years, and I've never heard ANY of this before, and yet what Geoff Mangum teaches is the best I've ever heard for putting. Fantastic!" -- Tim Parker, PGA UK, Gut Waldorf Golf Club, Hamburg Germany

"Amazing." -- Jon Nicholas, PGA Head Professional, Halesowen GC, Birmingham UK

"This is very good! You have such a vast store of putting knowledge that it must be very difficult for PGA teachers to appreciate how much you can help them. I've never heard most of what you teach." -- Joe Clark Sr., PGA Master Professional, Owl's Nest Golf Club, Campton NH

"Geoff Mangum is the 'Great Librarian' of Putting. The Putting Zone and it's resources are 'Putting's Library of Congress'. I would challenge anyone to say they know more or can find more documented material than what is located here!!! Thanks Geoff for your dedication, drive, and determination to be the best!! I greatly value our time together recently and am looking forward to more time together soon." -- David Orr, PGA Professional, Director of Instruction Campbell University, GSEM, Authorized Instructor of the Golfing Machine


Damon Lucas, PZ Academy Baltimore
John Eyre, PZ Academy Yorkshire England
Andy Taylor, PZ Academy Adendorf Golf Resort Germany
Bruce Howard, PZ Coach Sydney Australia
Bob Montello, PZ Coach Pinehurst NC
Mike Thurston, PZ Coach Hickory NC
Greg Hawk, PZ Coach Buffalo NY
Todd Oerhlein, PZ Coach U Wisconsin Madison WI
Brian Tulk, PZ Coach Chicago IL
Martin Wiklund, PZ Coach Malmo Sweden
Allan Renz, PZ Coach New York NY
William Wetere, PZ Coach Te Awamatu New Zealand
Tim Bochtrader, PZ Coach Vienna Austria
Simon Hilton, PZ Coach, Bad Ragaz Switzerland
Henrik Jentsch, PZ Coach Schopfheim Germany
Jason Harvey, PZ Coach Mannheim Germany
Lucky Kusuma Chandra, PZ Coach Jakarta Indonesia


1 Lesson, 1 Major: Shaun Micheel went from winless on the PGA Tour and ranking 160th of 185 in putting to winning a Major, the PGA Championship, on the strength of his putting (16th in the field) within 2 months after a single lesson, tripling his income and earning a 5-year exemption and invites into other major events. "Everyone remembers my 7-iron, but my putter won me the PGA Championship." -- Shaun. He also finished runner-up in the 2006 PGA Championship at Medinah behind Tiger Woods.

1 Lesson, 1 Tour-record, Course-record, Career-best Round 62: Blake Adams shot 62, career-best, course-record, event-record, Tour-record, and won the mini-tour event headed south after a single lesson.

2 Lessons, I Junior Orange Bowl win with Opening Carrer-best Round 63: England's top junior Ben Parker blasted the world-class field at Miami's Junior Orange Bowl Invitational this past December with an opening-round 63 for a 6-shot lead and coasted to victory. Ben followed this one month later by winning the Tasmanian Open after an opening 62, qualifying for the Australian Open.

1 Lesson, 1 Career-best Round 64: Chris Hanson, a top amateur in Yorkshire England, took one lesson and then fired a career-best 64 two days later at the former Ryder Cup venue Moortown Golf Club. He then turned pro and joined the Euro Pro Tour, with a win, a 2nd, and a 3rd place finish in his first nine pro events, vaulting to 3rd on the Order of Merit.

3 Lessons, 1 Course-record, Career-best Round 63: Travis Lethco, an amateur with a stroke average of 75, fired the course-record 63 at Meadowlands GC outside Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after 3 lessons, later finishing 8th in the NCAA national finals as a freshman collegiate golfer.

Taught 1,000+ European PGA Members at Teaching and Coaching Conference, Oct. 2005, in Munich.
Top Website in the World for Putting, (100,000 visits each month)
75+ Technique articles and 850+ "Flatstick Forum" articles on putting in past 5 years
Only putting coach offering a total integrated approach to touch, stroke, aim, and reading for instinctive putting
International Academies for Putting in England, Germany, US, with others soon
Certification of Pro Teachers for Putting worldwide
PGA Tour and European Tour Putting Coaching, and other pro tours
PGA Pro clinics England, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, others soon
PGA Section Lectures
Teaching Staff at Golf Schools, including coaches at Hank Haney, Leadbetter and Mclean schools
Technical Consulting to Putter Companies and Putting Aid Companies
Marketing Support for Putting-related Companies Putter and Training Aid Design
Instructional DVDs and Books forthcoming
Joint Revenue-sharing Putting Clinics with PGA Course Pros
Pro Mini-Tour Clinics and 1-on-1 Coaching
Collegiate Team and Individual Coaching
Seminars for Corporations on Golf for Business and Corporate Outings and Appearances

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