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Bruce Fleisher, PGA Champions Tour golfer, teaches at free clinics Aug. 21

POULSBO — Poulsbo Golf LLC presents two free golf clinics Aug. 21 with Bruce Fleisher, a force on the PGA Champions Tour and winner of the 2001 U.S. Senior Open.

The clinics will be held 9-10 a.m. at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, and 11 a.m. to noon at McCormick Woods Golf Course in Port Orchard. The clinics are free and open to all ages. For more information, call S.J. Leonard, (360) 930-0739, or email poulsbogolf@gmail.com.

Leonard developed the PuttNTrainer, a training device that is being used by some PGA Tour professionals, college golfers and amateurs to improve their medium and long putts. Fleisher uses and endorses the PuttNTrainer.

Fleisher, 63, has strong credentials. On the PGA Tour, he competed in 412 events, with 84 Top 25 finishes, 25 Top 10 finishes, two third-place finishes, four second-place finishes, and one win.

He now competes on the PGA Champions Tour. Of 343 events, he has 215 Top 25 finishes, 116 Top 10 finishes, 13 third-place finishes, 23 second-place finishes, and 18 wins.

Fleisher won the U.S. Amateur in 1968 and turned pro in 1969. He won a gold medal at the 1969 Maccabiah Games — international games hosted by Israel — and coached the U.S. golf team at the Maccabiah Games 20 years later.

His titles include the 1989 PGA Club Professional Championship, the 1991 New England Classic (he was PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year that year), the 2000 Irish Seniors Open, and the 2001 U.S. Senior Open.

This is the second consecutive year Fleisher has offered his services for a free golf clinic here. On Aug. 23, 2011, he and fellow pro golfer J.L. Lewis put on free children’s golf clinic at White Horse Golf Club.

 

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