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Geoff Mangum's PuttingZone Newsletter
August 2007 Issue
August 7 , 2007


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Bid to caddy for a PGA Tour player in a practice round, and all the funds go to charity! Caddyforacure.com 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. PuttingZone Passes 2 Million Visits Mark

At then end of July, the PuttingZone.com website passed the 2 Millionth visit mark! The visitors to the PuttingZone have made it the hands-down number 1 website in the world for putting instruction, with over 100,000 people visiting monthly from 50+ countries around the globe. With over 500 pages of resources-packed information for putting, and all corralled and simplified in the four-skills approach, the PuttingZone.com has earned the top spot in the Search Engines for putting for the past five years. Content is indeed king, and substance wins over appearances every time.


II. PZ now includes a Bookstore and Pro Shop

This past week, the PuttingZone website has gained a Bookstore and a Pro Shop offering the putting- and golf-related products available at Amazon.com as an affiliate. The Bookstore is also a learning room in which nearly all of the current and former books, tapes, and DVDs on putting are collected and made available to all interested golfers. The "old and out of print" collection arranges the putting instruction books in chronological order, and this is a real education in the historical development of putting instruction and skill. The Pro Shop collects up all the putting training aids in one place, with a collection that exceeds almost all other online operations. The PuttingZone is rapidly becoming the NEXUS for all-things putting -- whether that is coaching, teaching and learning, putters, training aids, knowledge, companies, science, or just golfing people. In the future, we hope to convert this into a REAL store with the best putting-related resources and products in the world.

In the meantime, if you're going to buy something golf-related from Amazon.com, how about throwing the PZ a bone to help sustain the effort! And thanks for your consideration.


III. PZ Goes YouTube!

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The PuttingZone has established a video "channel" on YouTube for interesting putting and putting instruction videos. If you or your school or company has a video that might be interesting to golfers focused upon putting - whether performance, instructional, or product related -- let me know about it and perhaps we will include it in the channel. Email me at geoff@puttingzone.com with the heading "Channel." The PuttingZone is a growing community of the woprld's best coaches for putting, and we invite the participation of all inetersted parties. Visit the PZ Channel on YouTube and hit the orange SUBSCRIBE button so you can keep up!

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IV. Putting News from Around the World

New Spherical Blade putter from Wales combines left-right face radiusing with top-bottom radiusing

Fourth-Annual World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship Returns to World Golf Village (begins Aug. 25)

YES! Introduces Valerie New C-Groove Mallet Putter

HiPPO Golf releases new range of Spectra putters

HammY putter leads Gulbis to first LPGA victory

Groove Equipment signs Paul Hurrion to design line of putters

Pure Motion Sports, Inc. Finalize Distribution Agreement with Minibox Co., Ltd Of Japan

Seve Ballesteros retires from professional play with 87 worldwide wins and five major

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

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QUICK FACTS:

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, PuttingZone.com (100,000 visits each month)
75+ Technique articles and 850+ "Flatstick Forum" articles on putting in past 5 years
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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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