Improve your putting with a Star

The Yellow Rose of Golf Association



Rita Scheunemann is Growing the game of golf one “Rose” at a time.

Next session is on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 6:00 -8:00PM at San Pedro Driving Range SATX.

For girls ages 9-17 and Mentor Associates ages 18-90.

Are you a woman professional, an industry leader in your field or expertise? Do you have a skill or talent you want to share or inspire while you learn the game of golf?

The Yellow Rose of Texas Golf Association members are pre-teens and teenage girls ages 9 – 17 years of age who are well on their way to great things.

1.   Yellow Rose members are dedicated to school and are great students.

2.   Yellow Rose members are young ladies who are college/university bound.

3.   Yellow Rose members like a challenge.

4.   Yellow Rose members love friends and family.

5.   Yellow Rose members want to play golf before college life begins.

6.   Yellow Rose members understand the value of golf as a tool in their toolkit for life.

Yellow Rose Mentor Associates are:

1.   Partners of the Yellow Rose of Golf Association

2.   Professional women with a desire to learn golf.

3.   Women with College degrees, college background, or of equal experience that understand the benefits of golf in the market place.

4.   Desire to inspire young tweens and teens with similar interest in life, college, and knowledge of how to play golf.

5.   Industry leaders with a philanthropic call and a greater desire to play golf.


Rita Mehrens-Schuenemann Director/Founder/Instructor

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Rita Mehrens Schuenemann

is now available for instruction at San Pedro Driving Range and family center, the historical Brackenridge Golf Course near the River Walk downtown San Antonio, Texas and at the beautiful Cedar Creek Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.  Rita offers private instruction, clinics, corporate groups, and junior golf. Sign up for one of Rita’s new short game  clinics or call for an  appointment today. 210.323.8727

To schedule a lesson or sign up for a clinic



The Driving Range…

Is in great condition.  Come see me at San Pedro for a clinic or golf lesson.



Group clinics include fundamental building with putting, chipping, pitching and bunker.

Putting fundamental #3


One effect of proper eye alignment is great putting.  Just ask Rory McIlroy  who won the Open June 20,2014.  Like the shoulders, the eyes influence the path of the putt.  When the eyes are set over the line but too inside the line, the arms don’t hang naturally.  The arms are forced to position, therefore effect the path.  Keep in mind, the putter can be square and on target with the eyes inside the line, but not for very long.  The arc of the path increases due to the arms reaching higher.  Now, when the eyes get too far outside the target line the effect is worse.  The arms reach too inside in order to sole the putter and a reverse arc happens.  The most effective eye line is one over the golf ball and parallel to the spot or target line.  This allows the club to sole comfortably with the arms hanging below the shoulders.  The shoulders are more readily over the target line and parallel to that line as well.  Now a smooth backward and forward motion is most possible.

One of the best features of the Star Putter putting tool, outside of putter face alignment, is the stainless mirror finish running through the middle.  This is no accident.  It is specific for eye alignment and motion anytime during a putt. Take your star putter, aim it to a target or spot and practice taking the putter back and through.  Be sure to see your reflection in the surface of the Star.  Is there any movement when you take the putter back? Is there movement when you finish. Repeat this 20 times before you include a golf ball.

Rita Schuenemann © 2018

Golf Tips





The single most important fundamental

in putting is how you hold the putter, or the grip.  Write this down…The grip is to the club face what the shoulders are to the path. A key to good putting is spot putting.  With a neutral grip, hands in front of the body and palms opposing, aim the putter to a blemish or “spot” on the green.  It is easier to aim to a closer target.  Now with the putter aimed to a point on the green take your stance.  The imaginary line running from the putter face to the spot on the green is the target line

Rita's grip

and the shoulders need to be as close to parallel to that line as possible to ensure a good path.  If the hands, grip and putter are essentially in front of the body in a tense free environment, then the ball position naturally becomes correct and accordingly forward.  Proper posture is also an essential element to great putting so bend over from the hips (Almost as if peeking into a well) when your eyes are positioned over the golf ball or target line you are in a good posture position.  Note you never want to error on being to far over the ball or over the target line.  A great way to find your eye alignment is to drop a golf ball from the corner socket of t



he eye at address.  If the ball drops on top of the ball in play or on the target line, you are in a good posture position. Lastly and the most disciplined to execute – - Listen for the ball to fall in the cup.  It is the greatest sound in golf and is the best tip in this lesson!

Star Putter, the putting tool essentially sharpens the saw with all these fundamentals.


Have you ever tried this? Have a friend or spouse hold your putter for you at address to allow you to step away and look back from behind the target line to get a look at where you were aimed? If not, try this exercise. You will be amazed at where you are aimed and where you think you are aimed. For those of you who have had this experience you know how off target you can be so the good news is, it’s the same for everyone. Perception changes from day to day and is one of the reasons why we can play golf  any given day and make every putt only to come back the very next day and not able to buy a putt. It is one of the mysteries of golf but it is also a physical attribute that can be trained, improved upon, and adjusted. Star Putter™ is not a cure-all but it can help you see the line, aim the putter and recognize the true target line and finally make more putts. The professionals on tour use it so imagine what it can do for you.

Because…It always comes down to

Have you ever had a 20, 30 – even 50 foot putt and just knew you were going to make it? And you did?

Like the proverbial birdie on 18 after playing the worst round of golf of your life, this is one of the mysteries of golf that keeps us all coming back.

What if there was a way to tap into this mindset? There is and it is Star Putter™, the putting tool. This simple little device can save strokes off your game. And although you may not use the tool while playing, you certainly can increase and improve your perception just before you play by using it. The Star is like having a sight scope. It simply and effectively ”trains” your eyes to see the intended and true target. The average margin for error for any golfer is between 3 and 8 degrees off line and almost every golfer at every level experiences these perception problems. What this means is that when you setup over the ball for a putt your putter face may seem to be aimed where you intend but it is off 2 to 5 inches. What happens is the mind adjusts when the stroke is made for the error causing a pull, push, or most common deceleration.  And then what happens? Not only a missed putt but reinforced doubt and continued compensation.

Because…It always comes down to a putt!

Try the Star Putter Challenge.