SAN DIEGO — Putting guru Dave Stockton, Sr., a PGA champion and acclaimed instructor known for working with prosas Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Annika Sorenstam, is now offering his family-run Stockton Golf operations at The Grand Del Mar.
Dave Stockton, Jr., a PGA tour veteran, is heading the program on a weekly basis, when not competing in tour events, said the resort’s Director of Golf Shawn Cox.
Stockton Golf is widely known for their individual attentions to players’ needs in the short game.
“Because of their methods, (they) are very good at the mental side of things,” Cox said. “They’re very much about trying to get the routine; much less technique and much more about seeing the line and making a confident stroke.”
Stockton, Sr. has also released a new book on putting called: “Unconscious Putting: Dave Stockton’s Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke” (Gotham Books).
Cox explained that the short game, putting especially often goes overlooked because everybody wants to hit it further. “If you want to help your score immediately, if you can save two putts a round, that’s going to have the most effect. You have the putter about 40 percent of the time in your hand, and why not focus in on something that’s 40 percent of your score?”
Stockton Golf is available to the public. For more information, visit thegranddelmar.com.