Interview with J.L. Lewis


Interview with PGA Tour Player J.L. Lewis


January 2009


Q: How did you originally think of the idea to create a golf tips book?


J.L.: Our son, Cole, is an aspiring golfer. For his birthday my wife Dawn and I decided to give Cole a golf tip a day to help him improve his golf game. I called Cole every day to give him a golf tip. Then, I decided to start writing the tips down. It has since grown into a large database of golf tips, the book "Golf Tips from the Tour" and a beautiful website.



Q: If you were to give general advice to a golfer having troubles with their golf game, what would you tell them?


J.L.: For an inexperienced player the first thing to check is the grip, next is the ball position. For an experienced player I would need to know the ball flight before making a recommendation.



Q: How significant is the player's attitude on the golf course?


J.L.: Very significant. Attitude is just as important as the physical fundamentals. Once a player understands the basic fundamentals of golf, their attitude can make or destroy a round of golf. You must have a positive attitude to be successful.



Q: It is now a new golf season. What is the most important goal you would like to accomplish in 2009?


J.L.: To play golf to the best of my ability. I like John Wooden's quote, "Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."
- John Wooden