Category Archives: Golf Factor News

Improve Your Putting With SAM PuttLab

SAM PuttLabThe Glencoe Golf & CC is proud to announce the introduction of a new putting technology, SAM PuttLab. Contact me to arrange your session on this Tour proven technology and improve your putting! There is no additional fee for this assessment, this is a part of your lesson.

SAM PuttLab is an analysis and training system based on an accurate ultrasound measurements. It analyzes the 28 most important parameters of your putting stroke and displays the results in easy to understand graphic reports. Discover your individual strengths and weaknesses for a better and more efficient training.

Within seconds the system gives you an individual feedback on your putting strokes. The analysis reveals even the smallest details of your movements and allows you to develop improvements and training strategies. SAM PuttLab utilizes ultrasound sensory analysis and therefore is far more precise than any other similar system on the market.

Are you average?

Mike LaBauve working with Cheyenne Woods at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, AZ.

Mike LaBauve working with Cheyenne Woods at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, AZ.

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with my golf coach, Mike LaBauve at his golf facility at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mike was working with Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Wood’s niece. Cheyenne won the Ladies Australian Open last year and is off to qualifying school for the LPGA Tour. Cheyenne strikes the ball beautifully, but wanted to improve her wedge and putting game. Note these Tour statistics: 30% of tour players are good ball strikers with average short games. 65% are good short game players with average ball striking. 5% are fortunate enough to be good at both!

Look at your own game now, are you average or less than average with your short game?

The average score in amateur golf is 100, 40 strokes are in putting, 25 strokes are in the short game and 5% are due to penalties (ball in water, playing the wrong ball, etc.).

If you want a better full swing, work on your ball striking.

If you want a better golf game, become better than average in your short game and putting.

Bringing Cool Back To Golf

Fairway-Executive-PodcastRecently, I was featured on the Golf Industry Training Association Podcast. This was an awesome experience which allowed me to talk about such topics as how golf has lost its “cool factor”, how to attract young people to the game, and what I feel is the biggest threat to the golf industry.

I hope you enjoy the show. Please let me know your comments, feedback, or questions. I would love to hear from you.


Listen in on September 18th as I’m Featured On The Fairway Executive Podcast – Educating the Golf Industry

Fairway-Executive-PodcastI’m very excited to be joining Jeff Harrison, Amy Anderson and Andrew McCauley on the Fairway Executive Podcast on September 18th at 7am. The goal of this podcast is to educate the golf industry, which as you know is a passion of mine as a golf instructor.

I’m looking forward to their questions, and I hope to be able to share my knowledge about the industry and also educate those who listen in.

If you’re interested in listening to this interview, here’s a link to the podcast –

And, if you do listen in, please let me know what you think! I would love to hear from you.