Practice Putting Under Pressure While Maintaining Focus

Shaun Barnes is a PGA Professional who works at Morton Golf Sales’ sister course, the award-winning Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA. Barnes is an expert in club-fitting and provides golf lessons to a large clientele in the Sacramento region. Today, he shares his golf tips on how to practice putting.

Practice Putting Under Pressure While Maintaining Focus

Find a straight putt and set tees at 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10 feet. 
All putts must be made before moving on to the next distance.

Make 30 putts from 3 feet
– then 25 putts from 4 feet
– then 15 feet from 5 feet
– then 10 feet from 6 feet
– then 5 from 10 feet

Just as if you were on the course you only get one chance to make the putt. Focus on each putt, go through your routine and stroke each putt with confidence. Stay focused, be patient and make it fun!

Please leave your comments on how this drill performs for you. If there are topics you would like for Shaun to cover in future blog entries, please feel free to leave your suggestions too.

Having The Right Mindset on the Golf Course

Shaun Barnes, is a PGA Professional who specializes in golf lessons and club-fitting for Morton Golf Sales’ sister property, the award-winning Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA. Today, he shares his tips for having the right mindset on the golf course.

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. – Peace Pilgrim

It’s not unusual for golfers to step into a shot thinking about where they DON’T want the ball to go. Our minds are the most important thing we have while playing the game. So if we think, don’t hit it out of bounds,” the only thing your subconscious hears is “hit it out of bounds.” To avoid this problem, our focus should be on the outcome we WANT instead of the one we don’t. Confident, positive thoughts can and will (with practice and patience) lead to positive results. Have fun!

To learn more about Shaun Barnes, PGA Professional, visit https://www.hagginoaks.com/lessons/golf-coaches/shaun-barnes/

Titleist’s Loyalty Rewarded Promotion Returns

Now through April 22, 2019, purchase 3 dozen personalized Pro V1, Pro V1x or AVX golf balls and get a 4th dozen free during the Loyalty Rewarded promotion from Titleist.

To say thank you for trusting your game to Titleist, purchase 3 dozen Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x or AVX golf balls and receive 1 dozen FREE.

Ordering is Easy online at MortonGolfSales.com

Step 1:

Select your ball and color. Choose from Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x or AVX

Step 2:

Select your play number. Two options available:

Option #1 – Standard Play Number with Free Personalization 
Choose standard play number (1-4) or (5-8). Personalize golf balls with the imprint of your choice at no charge. 

Option #2 – All The Same Play Numbers with Free Personalization 
Choose the same play number (00, 1-99), additional $1 per/dozen up-charge applies. Personalize golf balls with the imprint of your choice at no charge. 

This is an extremely limited time offer and is valid March 22 – April 22, 2019
Maximum 1 free dozen per imprint/customer. 

Golf Ball Custom Personalization Options: 

  • Minimum Quantity: 3 Dozen
  • Lead-Time: 5 weeks
  • Block lettering in ALL CAPS on one pole of the golf ball
  • Maximum 17 Characters Per line – up to 3 lines (spaces included)
  • Imprint colors: black, blue, red, green or pink
  • Personalization must be identical for all 4 dozen

Step 3

Click “Add to Cart” to checkout.

Golf Ball Options

Titleist Pro V1

Titleist Pro V1

For golfers looking to shoot their best scores, the new Titleist Pro V1 golf ball provides total performance from tee to green with penetrating flight and very soft feel. This is the #1 ball on worldwide tours

PLAYER BENEFITS:

  • Extraordinary Distance with Consistent Flight
  • Very Low Long Game Spin and Penetrating Trajectory
  • Drop-and-Stop™ Short Game Control
  • Very Soft Feel
Titleist Pro V1x

Titleist Pro V1x

The new Titleist Pro V1x golf ball provides total performance from tee to green with high trajectory and soft feel.

PLAYER BENEFITS:

  • Extraordinary Distance with Consistent Flight
  • Low Long Game Spin and High Trajectory
  • Drop-and-Stop™ Short Game Control
  • Soft Feel
Titleist AVx

Titleist AVX

Titleist AVX is designed for golfers seeking a premium performance golf ball who prioritize distance and extremely soft feel.

PLAYER BENEFITS:

  • Remarkable Distance and Penetrating Flight
  • Very Low Long Game and Iron Spin
  • Exceptionally Soft Feel
  • Premium Scoring Control

*All golf balls must contain Single Personalization only. No logos available in this promotion. All 4 dozen must be for the same ball model, play number, personalization text and text color for the Loyalty Rewarded promotion.

6 Golf Tips to Building a Pre-Shot Routine

Building a Pre-Shot Routine

Improve your game with these 6 steps before every shot. 

  1. Choose the final target while being as specific as you can. Instead of choosing the green, choose which side of the flagstick you need/want to hit it to.
  2. Choose a spot no more than three feet in front of the ball (a speck of dirt, blade of grass, anything that stands out to you) that lines up with your final target.
  3. Point the face of the club at the chosen spot.
  4. Align your hips and shoulders so that they are parallel with your target line.
  5. Take one final look at your target, visualizing your shot.
  6. Picture your target in your mind as you make your swing.

To be a more consistent player, it’s vital that you build and work through a pre-shot routine before every single shot. Even on the driving range.

Shaun Barnes is a PGA Professional at the award-winning Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA. Barnes specializes in club-fitting and golf lessons and looks forward to reading your comments below.

If you have suggestions for future golf tips that you would like covered, please leave a comment below or contact Shaun Barnes via email.

Callaway Introduces the Chrome Soft Truvis Shamrock Golf Ball

The Chrome Soft Truvis Shamrock Golf Balls Combine Tour-Proven Distance And Performance, Unparalleled Feel, Exceptional Mis-Hit Forgiveness, And Our Popular Truvis Pattern In An Iconic Green And White Shamrock Design.

Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis Shamrock Golf Balls

Chrome Soft Truvis Shamrock Golf Balls combine Tour-proven performance with unparalleled feel, exceptional mis-hit forgiveness and the iconic Shamrock pattern from our popular Truvis Technology.

Everything about the ball that changed the ball is better because we’ve innovated at every layer, starting with our groundbreaking new Graphene Dual SoftFast Core. The result is an extremely fast and soft-feeling ball that promotes high-launch and low spin off the tee for long distance, and incredible shot-stopping spin around the green. The new Chrome Soft Truvis Shamrock Ball is better to its core.

Features & Benefits
Shamrock Truvis Design
This ball features our popular Truvis pattern in an iconic green and white Shamrock design. Truvis is specifically designed to maximize your view of the golf ball for better focus and visibility.

Fast Ball Speeds & Low Spin Off The Driver
New Graphene-infused Dual Soft Fast Core with a new, larger inner core maximizes compression energy while minimizing driver-spin and promoting high launch for long distance.

Distance & Control Through The Bag
Premium dual-core construction promotes more distance off of your longer clubs, and more control off of mid-irons, short-irons and wedges.

Pinpoint Greenside Control
Thin ultra-soft Tour Urethane Cover feels fantastic and generates shot-controlling, stroke-saving spin on pitches and chips.

Ultra-Soft Feel
The fast SubMantle, soft Tour Urethane Cover, and low compression core combine for unparalleled feel.

Forgiveness
Softer golf balls compress easier on off center hits for incredible distance all over the face.

Buy 3 TP5 and TP5x, Get 1 Free… with Free Personalization Offer!

New TP5 and TP5x golf balls by Taylormade, buy 3 dozen personalized golf balls and get a 4th personalized dozen FREE for a limited time.

TaylorMade launched the next generation of TP5 and TP5x! It features a new Speed-Layer System with HFM material, so golfers of every level will experience more speed in what was already The Most Complete Tour Ball. Already used by Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, and Jason Day!

For a limited time only– MARCH 1 to APRIL 15– you can customize the message on your golf balls and enjoy a free personalized dozen with your purchase. Pretty nifty deal!

ABOUT THE NEW TP5 AND TP5X

5 Layer Build: Enhanced speed without negatively affecting spin performance is due to the TaylorMade’s proprietary 5-layer ball construction. It’s made with a Tri-Fast Core providing max carry and low drag plus Dual-Spin Cover and urethane cover.

Speed-Layer System: The new Speed-Layer System is comprised of four increasingly stiff layers to produce more ball speed. The result is more carry distance off the tee, more control in the wind, and more spin around the greens.

High-Flex Material: The 2019 TP5/TP5x feature a new material called HFM—delivering higher ball speed through a greater rebound effect. HFM acts like a tightly wound spring that builds energy and rebounds quickly, generating more ball speed.

Callaway Personalized Chrome Soft or Chrome Soft X Golf Balls Offer

Buy 3 Callaway Personalized Chrome Soft or Chrome Soft X Golf Balls and receive 1 dozen FREE personalized golf balls!

How awesome is this deal? Just in time for Spring golf, Callaway is offering a FREE dozen Chrome Soft or Chrome Soft X personalized golf balls when you order 3 dozen personalized Chrome Soft or Chrome Soft X balls.

Promotion Period: March 1, 2019 – April 15, 2019

Golf Ball Custom Personalization Options:

Minimum Quantity: 3 Dozen
Lead-Time: 2-4 weeks
Block lettering in ALL CAPS on one pole of the golf ball
Maximum 20 Characters Per line – up to 3 lines
Imprint colors: black, blue, red, or green
AvailabilityAvailable in Player Numbers: #1-4
Available in Colors: White & Yellow
Orders typically ship within 10-14 business days from receipt of order but allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Offer cannot be combined with other promotional offers.
Offer valid on Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls.

Replace Lost or Missing Individual PING Irons on Current or Old Sets

Did you know that you can add an additional 1-2 clubs to your current set of PING irons and have it built to match the exact specs of your current PING irons?

If you have lost an iron or simply wish to add an additional wedge or iron to fill in your current or old PING set, Morton Golf Sales makes this process easy by offering replacement irons for many of PING’s current and classic line of clubs.

Ordering is EASY! For irons, simply find the serial number located on the hosel on the irons of your PING set. Morton Golf Sales will ask for this serial number on the order page and PING will match the specs for a perfect fill-in!

Click HERE to see the entire selection of PING individual irons available.

Popular PING Replacement Iron Models

All Available PING Replacement/Individual Club Options

Save 15% During the Presidents’ Day Weekend Sale

For a limited time, save 15% with coupon code MGS15 during the Presidents’ Day Weekend Sale. This sale runs February 15-18, 2019.

Presidents’ Day Weekend is an excellent time to stock up on golf gear, including golf balls, clubs, travel covers, technology and more. MortonGolfSales is offering the first (therefore, the BIGGEST) sale of the year with the Presidents’ Day Weekend Sale, allowing you to apply 15% off selected items storewide.* Use coupon code MGS15 at checkout to apply your savings!

And to sweeten the deal, get free shipping on orders over $50 (PING excluded).

*EXCLUSIONS: Use code MGS15 at checkout to receive discount. Excludes Morton Golf and Morton Golf Sales gift cards, gift certificates, range cards, lesson payments, Gift of Golf, Sac Golf Club membership, Bushnell, Callaway, Club Glove, FootJoy, Garmin, Mizuno, Odyssey, PING, SkyGolf, TaylorMade, Titleist and YETI. Additional product exclusions may apply. Click HERE for details. This promotional offer may be modified or terminated at any time without notice. This offer is not valid on previously purchased merchandise. Not valid at Haggin Oaks GC, Bing Maloney GC, Bartley Cavanaugh or William Land GC. Returns or exchanges will result in an adjusted refund amount based on discount. Cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons. Offer expires on February 18, 2019, at 11:59 ET.

**FREE SHIPPING OVER $50 EXCLUSIONS: Simply look for the free shipping logo to enjoy free shipping on selected items throughout the store. If the items in your order which qualify for ‘Free Shipping’ total $50 or more, your order ships FREE when shipped to a valid address in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Not available for shipments to APO/AE/FPO addresses or P.O. boxes. Due to manufacturer restrictions, this offer does not apply to all manufacturers, including PING and Scotty Cameron.

The Odyssey Stroke Lab Putter Has Arrived

The new Stroke Lab putter is about challenging common, well-established putter norms with innovative ideas that promote better performance. The new line of putters incorporates a unique new method of weight distribution designed to improve the physical dynamics of the stroke.

Most golfers’ putting strokes are inconsistent. Yet most putting technologies focus on improving alignment or improving the quality of roll. They attempt to mask a given stroke’s weaknesses instead of improving those weaknesses. Odyssey’s new Stroke Lab putter line helps improve the stroke through a profound change in weight distribution made possible by an innovative new shaft*. This is a completely new approach to putter weighting, and only Odyssey has it.

The effect of Stroke Lab’s innovative weight distribution on the stroke is dramatic. Odyssey studies indicate improvements in the consistency of backswing time, face-angle at impact, ball speed, and ball direction*. Feel for the putterhead becomes more acute, helping the golfer repeat the same, smooth stroke time after time.

Stroke Lab putters are targeted at any golfer who wants to putt better (that’s everyone). The Stroke Lab lineup consists of 10 great shapes — six mallets and four blades – all with the newest White Hot Microhinge insert for smooth roll and great feel, in a choice of pistol grip or oversize grip.

Features & Benefits
Multi-material Stroke Lab Shaft for Innovative Weight Distribution
Tip-heavy graphite and steel shaft saves 40 grams* that’s relocated into each end of the putter to change performance dynamics.

Slightly Stiffer and Lower Torque for Increased Control
The Stroke Lab shaft is slightly stiffer and lower torque compared to standard putter shafts for to better control the slightly heavier head.

Sole Weights and Grip Weight for a Smooth and Accurate Stroke
Additional weight in the sole and butt-end of the grip change the putter’s dynamics to help golfers consistently repeat a smoother and more accurate stroke.

White Hot Microhinge Face Insert for a Great Feel and Smooth Roll
Combines legendary White Hot feel with dozens of microhinges embedded across the face that promote topspin for smooth roll and acute distance control.

*Improvement claims based on comparison testing versus an Odyssey #7 putter.

** Compared to a standard Odyssey steel putter shaft.