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We've opened up the reader mailbag once again and selected a few questions from inquisitive golfers to be answered by our favorite golf pro in our latest
installment of 'Ask The Golf Pro: Straight Shooting With Willy T. Shanks.' This is not your grandfather's golf advice column and Willy promises not to pull any
punches or sugarcoat his responses. Rather, he's here to give you honest answers to honest questions about your golf game and the game of life, dropping
knowledge on everything from the rules of the game to golfing attire, from golf course management and strategy to attending a PGA event and anything else
that might be on your collective minds. So sit back, relax...and let your golf education commence.
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|Ask The Golf Pro, Volume 3: Putting Tips and Hot Chicks on the LPGA Tour
Q: While my ability to strike the ball has slowly improved over the years, my ability to putt seems to be going the other direction.
I'm beginning to think that some people just aren't born with the 'putting gene,' and that I'm one of them. Why can't I ever seem
to get any better at putting and could you offer me some advice or tips on how I can become a better putter?
-Levi R. Cotton Springs, MS
WTS, Golf Pro: Thanks for the question, Levi. You are not alone in your frustration with the flatstick. One of the most common
problems amateur golfers face is an inability to putt with any consistency. I'll tell you the same thing I tell every one of my
students...it's all speed and direction. Sounds simple enough, huh? There are any number of paths the ball could take to end
up in the bottom of the cup...it's just a matter of choosing one and executing. And that is where the most important tip comes
in...get off your ass and practice! You could read every book in the world about proper putting technique and how to read
greens, but until you put that knowledge into practice on the putting green, it ain't worth a dime. Once a week for 5 minutes
before you tee off is not going to cut it...developing touch and feel with the putter takes time and lots of work. There are no
shortcuts, no magic pills you can take, no easy way around it...practice is the only thing that's going to get you to where you
want to be...a wizard with the putter.
And remember, putting is simple. It's just speed and direction...and a boatload of practice to master those two factors.
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Q: While flipping through the channels last weekend, I made a startling discovery when I landed on an LPGA event: some of
these professional golfer chicks are pretty hot! When did this happen? I always remember these lady golf pros being rather
homely and un-boner-worthy? What else have I been missing?
-Randy P. Havawank, KY
WTS, Golf Pro: Hey Randy, you are correct about the 'boner' index of the LPGA Tour being on the rise (pun intended.)
And you are spot on about the LPGA of old being populated by troves of mountain trolls and lezzified lady-dudes. Let's take a
look at what we are talking about with a quick comparison:
Here's a couple of LPGA stars from the 80s...
Fisting her way to victory! Is that Bill Clinton? or John Kerry? Goodbye boner!
Compared to a couple of the up and coming stars of today's LPGA Tour...
Stretch it out, honey! Is that regulation golf attire? Helloooo Boner!
I think the pictures speak for themselves, Randy. Have a spank-tastic day!
Unfortunately, that's all the time we have for questions today. Feel free to submit your golf questions to
email@example.com and we'll do our best to answer them in our next series.
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