TAMPA – If you play golf, you’ve heard the phrase over and over – drive for show, putt for dough.
Anyone who takes golf seriously knows the truth behind that. It doesn’t matter if you can go all-out Bubba and knock it 320 yards down the fairway. If you can’t make the pesky four-footer, the only dough you get is in your cookies.
Kevin Reagan and Northdale Golf Club are teaming up to participate in the World Putting League, a new approach to improving putting. There will be four sessions each year, and each session will run for three months. At the end of each session, prizes and trophies will be awarded and the top five finishers of each session will move on to the WPL national championships – with the chance to win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes.
The system created by the WPL is unique and has gotten a great response from PGA professionals throughout Tampa Bay, who see it as a training tool that could lead to bigger and better opportunities in the growing golf world. The system that was designed to help participants by creating self-motivating tools that allow the golfer to try to top their own scores while competing against members from all over the world as well as their own clubs.
The membership is only $25 per session and each member can compete on all three WPL tours. The WPL also will maintain personal playing statistics to track their progress.
Northdale is one of the first participants in the Tampa Bay area and is looking for any golfers who want to participate. The WPL is Tampa-based.