Golf News for Thursday, December 30, 2004 | Instruction

Popular Pelz Clinics return to Lake Las Vegas

Dec. 4, 2004 – Short game and putting experts from the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School will be hosting clinics at Lake Las Vegas Golf Club to help golfers learn to shoot their lowest scores ever. The Pelz staff recently announced a new series of Winter/Spring one-day clinics designed by popular "Scoring Game" instructor, Dave Pelz.

Upcoming Dates: Lake Las Vegas Golf Club Feb. 23 – 26; March 9 – 12; March 23 - 26

Pelz, who was recently credited for his one-on-one coaching of Master champ Phil Mickelson, says: "How you play inside of 100 yards is the prime determinant of how you score. About 80 percent of the shots golfers lose to par occur in that distance range. My putting and wedge clinics are designed, and constantly refined by research, to improve your execution of these shots and build on your improvement with proper practice."

For more than two decades, Pelz's professional and amateur students alike have discovered the fastest way to lower their scores is by improving their skills on and around the greens. Now Pelz's staff brings his patented and proven instruction to area golfers, teaching them skills and practice habits they can use for a lifetime of improved scoring.

Pelz's putting and wedge clinics are open to the public and feature newly-developed wedge measuring and green-reading sessions and a variety of just-revealed data and techniques from the Pelz Golf Institute (the research wing of Pelz's golf company).

Each six-hour clinic, taught by instructors from the renowned Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, contains a three-hour putting session and a three-hour wedge session. Clinics begin with indoor theory presentations, then move quickly outdoors so students can practice under the staff's supervision.

Students learn proper set-up positions and techniques to make repeatable swings for wedges, chips and bunker shots. The putting session is designed to improve green reading, putter path and face angle, set-up and sweet-spot impact.

The student-to-teacher ratio at each clinic is 6 to 1, with a maximum class size of 18. The fee is $375 per student. To enroll, call (800) 735-9868 or visit