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Wayne D. in the Basement: Playing some Blues and Swing Harmonica

By Wayne | blog

I’ve been asked a few times for this and I had some time alone in the house so I figured I’d play behind a couple of jam tracks. I have had a great time learning to play the instrument and it has made me a bunch of new friends totally oblivious to anything golf, which is a nice break at times. I’ve been playing for about 10 years, and the thing that has helped me most are the lessons I’ve taken from some of the best players in the U.S., including…

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Papa DeFrancesco at 94: Still Swinging

By Wayne | blog

It’s such a bonus to still have my father around and doing well at 94 years young. He recently self-published a book on math theory (way over my head) and is now designing an attachment to make power washers clean more efficiently. He was always a whiz with numbers (he worked for NSA and DIA before anyone even knew what they were) and he can take apart and put back together (fixed) just about anything. He became interested in golf in the late 50’s and joined Lakewood, where I’m now the Director of Instruction, as a charter member in 1959.

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What Starts the Swing?

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I just spent the day with my student Kevin Streelman at the Sanderson Farms Classic PGA Tour event in Jackson, Mississippi, where we resumed our efforts to find a way to break Kevin’s habit of triggering his swing with too much…

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Report on the 2015 Section Championship – Day 2

By Wayne | blog

First day on the Blue (the US Open course played from 6950 yards) I hit 7 fairways and 10 greens, felt quite jumpy and didn’t really make anything (33 putts). The second day on the Gold Course from about 6850 (another really good track, cut more through the trees) I hit 7 fairways again but only 7 greens and had 28 putts.

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