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The Lesson Corner – Attitude Builds Confidence and Better Scores!

patfitzAs part of being our new teaching professional here at Shadow Hills, Pat Fitzsimons will be writing regular essays and posts about ways to improve, his teaching methods, and general golf items of interest to make golf more fun.

“Attitude Builds Confidence and Better Scores!”
by Pat Fitzsimons – PGA Professional

An often heard sentiment surrounding golf is “Why can’t I take it from the range to the course?”.  I hope to offer some insight into this situation.

You sometimes find yourself having a wonderful session on the driving range, hitting shots with solid contact and pleasing flight.  You dream of splicing them into the round you are about to play.  Seems you can’t miss.  No matter what club you bring out, the ball goes where you want it to, and the excitement and expectation for a good day on the course is growing.  You head to the putting green and roll a few into the hole from five feet and lag some long ones close.  All bases covered!  Let’s see now….what is my best score ever?

Today is the day.
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Clinic to be Offered By Jim Dodd : Concepts on Chipping and Pitching: Running vs. Stopping Shots



TOPIC: Concepts on Chipping and Pitching: Running vs. Stopping Shots

TIME: Friday, May 27th at 5:30 PM (COST $10.00 per member)


(Please call Jim with any questions at 760-485-8000)

Please plan to attend our upcoming clinic covering techniques on “Chipping
and Pitching”. We’ll provide ideas and information as well as answers to
questions you might have about how to improve your scoring technique from
around the green; we’ll discuss methods and swing motions to get the ball
close to the cup from various lies and under challenging conditions. You’ll
want to discover & utilize these beneficial concepts to lower your scores and
increase enjoyment… “a good approach saves par even if you miss the green.”

At this clinic, we will discuss…

• The difference between height and spin, and how to manage both.

• Effective techniques to manage ‘landing area’, ‘travel’, ‘destination’.

• The application and difference between ‘check’, ‘release’, and ‘run’.

• Managing various ground conditions & methods to master ‘tough lies’.
Just show up at the Pro-Shop with your #7 iron, #9 iron, and wedges. We
hope you’ll attend this, as well as future offerings, to make your play and
experience with this great game more enjoyable; we welcome your requests or future clinic topics, scheduling considerations, and recommendations.“Thank You”, from our staff, for allowing us to enhance your enjoyment.

Get Your Game In Shape with Titleist TPI Training


The Titleist Performance Institute is the the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time.

Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.

We at Shadow Hills are lucky to have our own TPI Certified Trainer in Nick Mainenti. During a recent “Introduction to TPI” seminar, Nick outlined the advantages of the TPI system for swing evaluation, strength and conditioning.  And now, Nick is offering a special TPI training package for Shadow Hills Country Club members.

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Health, Fitness, and Golf Instruction Poll

In the upcoming weeks and months, Shadow Hills CC is expanding our offerings of health, fitness and golf instruction and clinics.  Please take the time to give us your input as to your interest in some of the things we are working on for the near future.

Please Select ALL in which you would likely partipate!

We will determine class times and offerings based on your results.


Send them to and they will be forwarded to the proper instructor.


New Year’s Fitness Resolutions & Classes

From stretching to hula hooping for fun and fitness, we are offering a variety of classes and clinics that will help you be more physically and mentally fit!

Make Your New Year’s Resolution one of Better Fitness!

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Fitness Instruction Profiles and Contact Information

Play Your Best Golf

Shadow Hills Country Club is committed to helping its members play their best golf through the improvement of their golf skills, flexibility, strength, and endurance. Golfers are free to use the club’s facilities to improve their golf skills and fitness, or sign up for lessons or workout sessions with one of our Golf and Fitness Instructors.

Playing Your Best Golf begins with fitness and practice. Our Driving Range and Practice Facilities are expansive and unique. Our Fitness Center is fully equipped, with weights, machines for aerobic exercise, stretch bands, and a golf-specific stretching apparatus.

Shadow Hills is proud of its team of professional golf coaches. They provide individual and group instruction for golfers at all skill and age levels. The instructors at Shadow Hills Country Club are committed to helping members play their best golf by improving their golf skills, flexibility, strength, and endurance.

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For Instructor Profiles

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Jim Dodd to Offer Two “Play Better Golf” Clinics

Two new golf clinics with PGA Teaching Pro, Jim Dodd, have been scheduled.
The first, scheduled for 2PM Friday September 18th, is on “Swing Tempo.” Your tempo can alter everything from club speed and accuracy, to distance.

The second, scheduled for Monday, September 28th at 2PM, will cover the concept of “Trail Side Management” which encompasses swing mechanics, swing sequence, and reducing back strain and pain in your swing. Your “trail side” is what happens to your body through and after the swing, and can be the difference between a safe, accurate swing, and one that leaves you in pain the next day!

For either, just come to the Pro Shop, and the location will be determined by class size.
$10 fee for each clinic.

For More Details and Clinic Description- Click Below
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