To have any hope of being in position for pars or birdies, a golfer has to hit long and straight from the tee and in the fairway. But these are the shots that often seem to have a mind of their own, and can go sailing off in all kinds of infuriating directions.
Three accomplished PGA professionals stand ready to address any snags in your long game at a Southern California PGA Golf School session on Wednesday, June 1, at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine. The school, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature PGA pros Glenn Deck, Eric Lohman and Rick Sessinghaus.
The cost is $275. For registration or more details, visit www.scpga.com.
Deck, of The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, was named SCPGA Teacher of the Year in 1996 and has been listed as one of Golf magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers” in the country.
Lohman, Oak Creek’s director of golf, was the 2008 Metro Chapter Golf Professional of the Year.
Sessinghaus is the author of “Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game” – a free copy of which will be given to each of the school participants. The director of instruction at Chevy Chase CC in Glendale, he was the 2008 Metro Chapter Teacher of the Year.
The organizers promise that students will learn the skills they need to improve their play, lower their scores and enhance their love of golf.
Oak Creek is located at 1 Golf Club Drive, Irvine. (949) 653-5300, www.oakcreekgolfclub.com.