Friday, November 19, 2010

PuttingZone Live Webinar

PuttingZone Live Webinar -- Your Invitation

Hi Friends,

I'm launching an online educational training curriculum for putting instruction that is in the beta testing phase, so if you're interested in attending a live online seminar of PuttingZone teachings at no charge / free, just send me email at with "PZBLOG" in the subject line. The first seminar will be tomorrow, Saturday, 20 November 2010 and another on Sunday (exact times to be announced in the invitation).

These webinars are part of a complete curriculum for training all four putting skills and more -- planned as a series of nine independent courses:

• Putting -- The Untaught Skills
• The Science and Technique of Putting Touch
• The Science and Technique of the Putting Stroke
• The Science and Lore of Reading Putts
• The Science and Lore of Aiming in Putting
• The Science of Putter Design, Selection and Fitting
• Putting Psychology and Mental Management
• Teaching and Learning Science for Putting
• Putting Technology for Training and Teaching

The free beta session is Putting -- The Untaught Skills.

The curriculum is designed based upon the most advanced educational curriculum approaches available today, Bloom's "taxonomy of educational objectives" implemented with "Understanding by Design" (UbD) protocols for transforming "coverage" knowledge into deep comprehension / understanding of how the knowledge of skills ("know-how") applies in myriad on-course situations with intelligent flexibility. This is supplemented with top educational-psychology learning theory such as "experiential" learning and "information / cognitive load theory" in the defining of the learning objective, the structuring of teaching protocols, and the assessment of learner progress.

The current webinar technology takes advantage of the platform supplemented with live streaming video and standard digital authoring programs (Adobe Creative Suite 5, Microsoft Office, Mac iWorks, QuickTime video, etc.). This platform offers email registration, reminders, and follow-up, live audio, realtime Q&A from the audience, pre-session handouts, polling and testing, desktop sharing, PowerPoint and Keynote presentations, session recording and archiving, and more.

And of course the "meat" of the courses is the best in the history of golf, informed by the most extensive and intense study of putting ever undertaken, covering everything written in books, articles, chapters, and even websites on putting lore and instruction since the 1880s, as well as the complete host of videos and DVD and ebooks available, as further informed by a direct long-term study of putting by amateurs and professional players throughout history and more.

Conventional golf instruction for putting since the 1800s has been hopelessly stuck on the stroke, plus a bit of where to stand when reading a putt and nothing worthwhile about aiming or touch at all. The PuttingZone is the ONLY instruction in the history of the game that systematically addresses and INTEGRATES all four skills for putting. And the PuttingZone is the ONLY golf instruction that applies modern neuroscience to the perceptual and movement processes of the brain and body in putting skills on the green.

If you'd like to experience this program during beta testing, please email me at today to receive the "invitation" with directions and password for joining the session. The first beta session will be tomorrow, Saturday, 20 November 2010.


Geoff Mangum
Putting Instructor

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Geoff Mangum Explains the Stroke

Here is a 45-minute interview by's Ralph Perez with Geoff Mangum, discussing "the stroke" in putting and explaining why stroke technique is not that important for great putting.

Geoff Mangum on "The Stroke" from Ralph Perez on Vimeo.


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