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A few weeks ago, I was on a plane heading back from a corporate outing I do every year with about 20 other teaching professionals. All of us were either a Golf Digest Top-50 Teacher and/or a Golf Magazine Top-100 Teacher. Since you’re a GolfWRX reader, these are teachers that you probably know by name; you know, the ones who teach some of the best professional golfers in the world.

The event is one of my favorites of the year because, surrounded with so many great teachers, it’s impossible not to learn new things that can make me a better instructor to my students. Each night after teaching, we would all sit down together over a few drinks and tell different stories about life in the instructional world in which we live: some good, some bad, some ugly. I couldn’t help but reflect on a few things that were said about the game, the students we teach (both professionals and amateurs) and what these teachers viewed as the future of the game we all know and love.

So it’s with great pleasure that I present the thoughts of some of the very best teachers in the game today. I won’t name names, because it doesn’t really matter who said what. Everyone one of these insights is from one of golf’s most accomplished teaching professionals.

  • No amount of practice can overcome a bad attitude on the golf course. It will eventually catch up with you.
  • At the highest levels of proficiency, sometimes “letting go” on the putting green can take a player from struggling to putting well, instantly.
  • Doppler radar launch monitors like Trackman and FlightScope have changed the way we teach the game. When placed in the best hands, they can help players become LESS technical and LESS position-oriented with their swings.
  • Force plates are a wave of the future and will help us to better understand how to generate more power out of the ground.
  • The PGA of America must revamp its instructional curriculum to include the new technology, amended ball-flight laws and should also add a chapter covering the psychological aspects of instruction so our young professionals are more prepared.
  • The short game is important, but there’s been a shift in focus to improving longer shots. It’s an efforts to eliminate unmanageable approach shots, as well as ones that cause penalty shots.
  • Young professionals must be willing to work ungodly hours in an effort to build their brand and take advantage of the power of social media and the web.
  • No amount of reading, YouTube videos, or technology utilized by the younger generation of teachers can make up for the experience that 10,000 hours or on the lesson tee provides, but the gap is closing quickly.
  • If you have to be asked repeatedly during a lesson to remember to do something we asked earlier (like altering your grip before you hit a shot) then you are not listening and handicapping what the instructor is trying to piece together.
  • Sometimes fixing the path is impossible, but managing the face-to-path relationship can change a person’s life on the course.
  • There is no such thing as the “magic dust” that makes things better without focused practice.
  • During one lesson, a top teacher couldn’t get through to a student so he head-butted him. They guy listened from that point on.
  • Practice on the putting green without focusing on speed drills and feel is a waste of time.
  • Everyone should get at least a basic club fitting that includes: club length, lie, shaft flex, grip size and set make up based on their ability level.
  • Most players need a 60-degree wedge in their bag.
  • Wedge fitting is a must to eliminate gaps and to ensure you can hit the ball comfortable distances with each wedge.
  • At the higher levels, the golf ball you play can cost you distance off the tee and control into and around the green.
  • Hitting flatter trajectory wedges into the green is more consistent for distance and spin control.
  • Most players have the wrong bounce on their wedges.
  • Low spin drivers cannot make up for improper angles of attack or poor impact points.
  • Practicing on the golf course is a must after obtaining the “feel” you want on the range.
  • The serious high school and college golfers of today can score better than yesterday’s kids, but usually have only one shot that they can hit under pressure.
  • Ladies’ putters are often hand-me-downs and are the most ill-fitted clubs in the game of golf.
  • The most effective practice comes in short bursts, not overly long sessions.
  • Forcing everyone into a model swing is dangerous and tends to paint instructors into a corner.
  • Most people forget that golf is supposed to be FUN! Relax and enjoy it!

I hope you enjoyed the thoughts from my peers on golf today and what’s going on. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments section below and I’ll do my best to respond.

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Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (www.puntamita.com) He is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, and has been honored as a Golf Digest Best Teacher and a Golf Tips Top-25 Instructor. Tom is also a Trackman University Master/Partner, a distinction held by less than 15 people in the world. Punta Mita is a 1500 acre Golf and Beach Resort located just 45 minuted from Puerto Vallarta on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the Bay of Banderas on three sides. Amenities include two Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses- with 14 holes directly on the water, a Golf Academy, four private Beach Clubs, a Four Seasons Hotel, a St. Regis Hotel, as well as, multiple private Villas and Homesites available. For more information regarding Punta Mita, golf outings, golf schools and private lessons, please email: tom.stickney@puntamita.com

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  1. Phil

    Jul 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Very interesting list. One point about teaching. It lasts a lifetime. I’m sure eveyone reading this has had a lesson from years ago suddenly make sense during practice.

    What is “the wrong bounce” on a wedge? How do we determine the “right” bounce? I’ve never heard this before.

  2. Ken

    Jun 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Most players need a 60° wedge. The only distinctive thing you can do with one is hit the ball over a tree from a very close distance. With a 14 club limit, learning how to use a gap wedge and sand wedge will obviate the need for 60’s in 99.99% of situations that arise during a round.

    Unless you need to replace a standard 56° mid to high bounce sand wedge because of the sand consistency at any given course, it seems to me that you’d have to remove a more useful club on the off chance that you’ll be stymied by a tree when you’re within 40 yards of the pin.

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Ken- hitting the 60 full is the last thing I’m talking about when suggesting this club for the masses. If you’re using a 56 out of a deep bunker, pitching to a tight pin, playing greens that are 10+ on the stimp, etc you will never be the player you can be w/out one. Trust me.

  3. septic tank

    Jun 26, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Everything is very open with a clear description of the issues.
    It was definitely informative. Your website is extremely helpful.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  4. Randy

    Jun 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Lots of great guidance here! But I have a concern about what, at least in my experience, seems to be a fundamental flaw in current golf instruction: starting with where a player is, without learning about how he/she got there. For example, at my first lesson at the age of 52, I told the PGA instructor that I had gone to the driving range during summer vacations, played one round of golf for the heck of it as a teenager, and played some rounds of mini-golf, mostly with my son. In retrospect, I think that I would have made faster progress if he had said, “Ok, let’s start with the basics: grip, stance, alignment, posture, weight transfer, etc.,” instead of saying, “Well, I see you’re swaying; here’s a drill to work on that.” I had never been taught the basics, as I suspect many recreational golfers have not. My experience with subsequent instructors has been similar. What do you think?

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      You should always begin with the basics…

  5. G.Love

    Jun 25, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Can you elaborate at all into what “letting it go” on putting green means?

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Relax…don’t try and make it happen. Allow it to happen.

  6. paul

    Jun 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I was hoping to see in the article that costs have to come down or people will never take lessons. Oh wait, 90% of golfers don’t take lessons. I would love to go to the range and see an instructor there, and be able to cough up $10 for a 10 minute lesson. Or some other affordable way to learn golf.

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Sadly you often get what you pay for on the instructional end- not always but most if the time. Being a serious instructor is not cheap on my end either- the costs (out of our pockets) to buy video systems/TrackMan etc are very very expensive…there are affordable programs like get golf ready from the PGA and group instructional packages many of us offer as well.

      • DC

        Jun 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

        Tom, do you ever get frustrated by comments about how expensive lessons can be – only to look in the players bag and see $1,000 + worth of equipment in there? I get told all the time how expensive lessons are yet one hour with a top instructor costs 1/4 of that new driver in your bag – that you cant hit anyway.

        • Tom Stickney

          Jun 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

          People also want cheap lawyers too but again you get what you pay for most of the time.

        • Mark M

          Jun 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

          Lessons are an ongoing expense, gear is usually a one time expense. And I do believe that top instructors are considerably more expensive than you think. The main issue is the incredibly low quality of the vast majority of instructors out there. No one will commit time and money to see a local club pro or whatever if they don’t see it as being able to help them.
          Everyone knows someone who faithfully takes lessons and never improves. That’s the reality that the PGA and instructors need to address.

          • Tom Stickney

            Jun 25, 2014 at 11:33 pm

            Mark- as with any profession there are average and great people…golf is no different. Take the time to really investigate the teaching pros in your area. There will always be one or two names that pop up. Interview them. Ask for their philosophy etc. Equipment offered in their lessons. Check their status on top teacher lists etc. You must do your homework…I’d never go see a specialist about anything without doing my due diligence. Most people never take this step to heart…

          • DC

            Jun 26, 2014 at 7:20 am

            I don’t know any players who take lessons and don’t improve – unless they put in zero practice time and zero playing time in between lessons.

            People are going to get out of golf pretty much exactly what they put into it. You can take lessons from the world’s greatest instructors but if you aren’t willing to put in the work then you have no shot at getting better – regardless of how good the lesson was.

  7. Steve

    Jun 24, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Thanks for giving us an inside look. Can you expand on for some, path can’t be fixed? You’re saying that some who have an out to in path – no matter what they do they’ll never get it in to out? Is that because of physical limitations?

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 24, 2014 at 10:43 am

      No. As teachers/players we have all seen flaws that cannot be fixed in certain players for whatever the reason…at that point you must work around the issue to improve.

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 26, 2014 at 8:13 am

      DC– I’ve never seen anyone on the lesson tee that couldn’t improve…I’ve seen plenty of people stop trying to do so when they didn’t have instant results. NO one is exempt from the learning process!

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  10. Dan

    Jun 24, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Most players need a 60deg wedge? Thus is a bit controversial

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 24, 2014 at 3:07 am

      You ever short side yourself? Am’s need all the help around the greens they can get.

      • Dan

        Jun 24, 2014 at 3:23 am

        I have one in my bag. But so many pages you look at recommend for amateurs not to have them since we don’t have the skill to hit it properly

        • Mark M

          Jun 25, 2014 at 12:26 am

          While reading about golf on the internet and talking to golfers you meet can be informative, you have to take a lot of what is said with a grain of salt. For example, no amateur can hit a long iron, beginners shouldn’t use drivers off the tee, you can’t hit a lob wedge, you can’t hit a fairway wood off the deck, you can’t hit a flop shot. All these and more are pieces of “wisdom” I have come across. None of it is true. You can learn to hit any shot and any club if you practice and seek out help with lessons as needed.

          Some golfers assume because they struggle with something that everyone else can’t do it either.

        • Tom Stickney

          Jun 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

          All about practice

        • tom stickney

          Jun 29, 2014 at 11:16 am

          I don’t buy that…saying you don’t have the skill to hit a 60 is like saying you don’t have the skill to hit any other higher lofted club. It’s only 4 degrees of difference. If you moved from a 56 degree to a 64, I might buy the argument but 56 to 60, no way.

      • Gary Lewis

        Jun 25, 2014 at 2:18 am

        I agree. The 60 degree is very helpful for some shots around the green and one can get fairly competent with the 60 with a little practice.

    • Paul

      Jun 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      I agree with the 60 degree wedge.

      In fact, most mid handicappers might gain more out of carrying 4 wedges (gap, sand, pw, lw) than carrying an extra wood. By getting rid of the 15-25 yard gap between the SW & PW, people would do better scoring. Plus the GW is a great chipping club too.

      • tom stickney

        Jun 29, 2014 at 11:17 am

        Ask Pelz what he thinks of the four wedge concept in the average golfers bag…

  11. marcel

    Jun 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    everyone get yourself AAA+ coach that costs peanuts in comparison to new equipment. I started hitting my drives straigh and long 250m on the average with few good hits 300m and one extra long last Saturday 340m. 36 yo, 3-4x gym per week, R1 stiff, Bridgestone J38 CB stiff.

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 24, 2014 at 3:08 am

      There are a bunch of good teachers out there for sure…

  12. Nick Chertock

    Jun 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Tom: This is an excellent summary of where instruction is right now. I’m dying to know what this Corporate outing was where you end up with an airplane full of famous golf teachers. My advice is to charter a separate G5 for each pro in case of a terrorist attack. We wouldn’t want it to be “the day golf died”

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Ha. I’m sure the game would survive…

  13. matt nicolle

    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Really interesting insights into the best minds in the game right now, I like the last bullet point to sum things up, what it all boils down to is enjoyment, if too much focus is on the technical fine tuning and matching up of numbers on a screen a player will lose sight of what golf is all about, nice article.

    • Tom Stickney

      Jun 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Thx. It’s just a game…

      • paul

        Jun 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

        Just a game? You have to be kidding. Don’t tell my wife or she will have more ammunition to get me to play less. Thanks to golfwrx, YouTube, and devices I shot 2 over par on 9 holes. Don’t sell your articles and videos short. All the path and face articles really helped. I hit straight draws and fades very well now. However, 15 minutes with a pro every few months really helps the most. What I really need is a golf nerd I can bounce my thoughts off of once in a while that doesn’t cost $120/hour.

        • bradford

          Jun 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

          Golf nerd reporting. I’ll do it for $100…

        • Tom Stickney

          Jun 25, 2014 at 11:38 pm

          Paul…that’s one of the biggest reasons why I’m on golfwrx. To help you all…and it’s free. This is also why I try and answer every reader question that’s posed herein.

      • Scott

        Jun 25, 2014 at 12:57 pm

        Right. Its not life or death. It is much more important than that.

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Golf 101: 3 fundamentals to straighter shots

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Editor’s Note: This article was written by Kyla Carlson (Alaska), Hayley Mortensen (Oregon), Garret Howell (Arizona) and Seth Abrahamson (Guam), four students in New Mexico State University’s PGA Golf Management Program.

It is our belief that the majority of golfers are looking to achieve a straighter ball flight at a more normal trajectory. To accomplish this, we put together three fundamentals to help golfers improve. They are:

  1. Contact the Ball with the Center of the Club Face
  2. Contact the Ball when the Club Face is Square to the Target Line
  3. Swing the Club along the Target Line

Below, we take a step-by-step approach to helping golfers achieve these fundamentals so they can hit straighter shots.

Fundamental #1: Contact the Ball with the Center of the Club Face

In the photo above, Hayley demonstrates the circular nature of the swing as she maintains her balance.

Setup: A balanced setup is one where your weight is evenly distributed between your feet (50 percent on your right foot, and 50 percent on your left foot) and evenly distributed from heel to toe. The reason for the balanced setup is that it creates a radius between you and the ball. By maintaining your balance, you maintain the radius of the swing. Therefore, the center of the club face will return to the ball.

Swing: It is important to remain balanced throughout the swing. Be sure not to slide the weight of your body from left to right, as we want a balanced, circular rotation, not a swaying motion.

Fundamental #2: Contact the Ball when the Club Face is Square to the Target

In the photo above, Garret demonstrates holding the club with the grooves vertical. In addition, he demonstrates holding the club face “open” and “closed.” respectively.

Setup: To confirm that you’re holding the club with a square club face, stand up and hold the club out in front of you so that the shaft is parallel to the ground. From this position, the grooves of the club should be vertical.

A neutral grip gives the player the best chance to return to the point of impact with a square club face. A neutral grip is one where your palms are facing each other. In addition, the palm of the right-handed golfer will face the target. The club should be positioned behind the ball so that the club face is square to the target. Then, set your body so that you’re square with the grooves of the club face and so your club is in the center of your stance.

Grip Check: With your normal grip, stand upright with the club out in front of you and allow a friend to hold the club head with his or her index and middle fingers. Once he or she has a hold on the club head, relax your joints and lean back. This will mimic the centrifugal pull that is created by the swing. Depending on the position of your hands, the club head may twist one way or the other. If it does, adjust your hands (clockwise or counter-clockwise) until the club doesn’t twist. A neutral grip will not twist.

In the photo above, Henry does the grip check to confirm that Garret is holding the club with a neutral grip.

In the photos above, Garret and Henry also demonstrate the effects of holding the club with a “strong” and “weak” grip, respectively.

Swing: The club face should maintain its relationship to the player as it swings. The player should make no attempt to twist the club face. Holding the club face with a neutral grip will allow centrifugal force to square the club face at impact (as long as the player started the swing with the club in the middle of his stance and maintained balance throughout the swing).

Fundamental #3: Swing the Club Along the Target Line

In the photo above, Kyla demonstrates swinging the club along the target line. Notice how the shaft of the golf club tracks the target line as it swings around her body.

Setup: Set the club face so that it is perpendicular to the target line (Orange Line). The shaft of the golf club should also be perpendicular to the target line. Then set the feet and shoulders so they are parallel to the target line.

Swing: The shaft of the club should track the target line and point directly at the target just prior to 9 o’clock in the forward swing. Thinking of the shaft as a fire hose or telescope can be a helpful visualization for a player to understand this concept. A drill that may be helpful is to swing a short pool noodle along the target line, stopping before 9 o’clock to look through the hole and confirm that its pointing at the target.

By understanding and practicing these fundamentals, you will experience straighter shots and have more fun playing this wonderful game.

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In this video, I discuss the role of the trail elbow in the downswing. I also share some great drills to help golfers deliver the trail elbow correctly, which will help improve distance and contact.

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“I would have practiced as hard, but I would have made my practice more meaningful. I would have worked more on my short game and putting. I would’ve done a lot more drills to make the practice more meaningful, and I would’ve added pressure to the practice as much as possible.” — Lee Westwood

Now here’s the rub. Practice is not monolithic! I approach practice as having three different, distinctive and separate curriculum and criteria.

  • Level 1: Basic
  • Level 2: Advanced
  • Level 3: Extreme

Basic Practice (Level 1) by definition is “repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it.” Basically, it’s doing the same thing over and over again to get better at it. My favorite skill that requires practice is the 76-yard “flighted wedge.” I do it, and I recommend it be done at every range practice session. Additionally, I identify and then practice as many different “skills” that are required to hit different golf shots. I have found that a non-pressurized environment is the best way to practice in a basic model.

It goes without saying that golf is not played in a pressure-free environment, so basic practice doesn’t help us play golf. The prime objective of Level 2 Practice (Advanced Training) is to take what you do in Basic Practice to the golf course.

First, create on-course situations that require you to hit the shots you have practiced. There should be rewards for demonstrations of competence, and there should be consequences for demonstrations of incompetence

“When you practice, try to find a situation to fit the shot you’re trying to practice.” — Ben Hogan

For example, a major problem is the unevenness of the lies you will encounter during play as opposed to the lies you used for your drills. From marginal to extreme, lies are difficult to replicate on the practice tee. So, play a round of golf and move the ball into the most undesirable lie that is very close to where you are.

Another example would be duplicating the creativity that is sometimes required during actual play. The prime example of that would be the sensation of “being in-between clubs.” I would suggest that you play an occasional round of golf using only half of your clubs. Take two wedges instead of four. Take only the “odd” or “even” numbered irons. Look at not taking the driver, or not taking all of your fairway clubs. I have not taken my putter, which forced me putt with my sand wedge!

A third example would be to play a round of golf and deliberately miss every green in regulation. Should your ball accidentally finish on the green in regulation just move it off into the rough, a bunker or whatever else could use the extra attention. You can create games where your opponent moves your ball off the green into something that would be advantageous to him.

Level 2 Practice is conducted on the practice ground as well as on the course. What I do and recommend is to take each of the shots, skills and drills used in Level 1 and add some accountability to the range experience. I have my students and clients use a “Practice Book” to schedule activities and to keep track of improvement.

Author Note: I will send you a sample practice book page that many of my players actually use. Request it at edmyersgolf@gmail.com.

Please be advised that Level 2 Practice can feature games, wagering or other forms of friendly competitions because they should only activate the lesser emotions of irritation, annoyance, anticipation, anxiousness, joy, pleasure and disappointment. Dealing with these feelings in practice will help you recognize and deal with the minor stresses experienced by most recreational golfers.

Stress is the major cause of “CHOKING.”

Stress, by definition “is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” Stress can ruin our ability to perform when we experience the major emotions such as fear, anger, shame, humiliation, euphoria, ridicule, betrayal, doubt and/or disbelief.

Level 3 Practice (Extreme Preparation) is on-course training sessions best suited for very serious competitive golfers. The more a player is able to compete in a simulated or controlled environment that accurately replicates the actual “pressures” that produce the kind of stresses that can effect performance, the better the player will perform when stressed in actual tournaments or events. Please be advised that Extreme Practice DOES NOT feature games, gambling or “friendly” competitions. They don’t control the conditions of play sufficiently to replicate the type of pressure that would induce “stress.”

“Simulation, which  is a technique (not a technology) to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones, often “immersive” in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion.” For many years now, the medical profession has used simulations to train doctors, the military has used simulations to prepare troops for the realities of the battlefield and aviation has used simulators to train pilots. Simulating has the added benefits of being cost and time effective while producing verifiable results.

If it’s possible for airlines to replicate every possible scenario that a pilot could experience in the cockpit by using simulations, then why isn’t it possible to replicate situations, and subsequent emotional responses, that a competitive golfer could experience on the golf course? Let me give you an example of what I mean.

“I got nervous all the time, as nervous as the next guy. It’s just that I caught myself before it became destructive.” Jack Nicklaus

Recent events at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play gives us some evidence of the destructiveness of uncontrolled emotions. Justin Thomas said that he couldn’t get the thought out of his mind of becoming the No. 1-ranked player in the world should he defeat Bubba Watson in the semi-finals, which he failed to do.

“I haven’t had such a hard time not thinking about something so much,” Thomas said. “And that really sucked. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, to be perfectly honest.”

Then there was Ian Poulter being told that with his win over Louis Oosthuizen he had earned a spot in this years’ Masters tournament only to be told 10 minutes before his next match that he had not actually secured the coveted invitation. With elation, joy and satisfaction jerked away and replaced with disappointment, and possibly anger, the Englishman went out and got whipped by Kevin Kisner 8 & 6!

I concede that Justin Thomas’ and Ian Poulter’s situations were so unique that simulation-based practice and preparation techniques may not have been available to them, but now they both must know that their performance was effected negatively by mental stresses. And with that knowledge they may want to get tougher mentally. Level 3 Practice does that!

Not all that long ago, I was approached by a PGA Tour veteran for some on-course, one-on-one training. He was experiencing severe “choking” in pressurized short-game situations. So I took him out on the course and we replicated the exact shots he had problems with in the past. He demonstrated that he could perform each and every shot in a stress-free environment. We went into a “low-stress” training environment and his performance began to suffer. Then, at his urging to get “real,” we went into a “high-stress” practice mode and he melted down. Without going into details, he became so angry that not only couldn’t he hit golf shots, he tried to run me down with the golf cart as he retreated to the safety of his car.

Now, that’s not the end of the story. A few hours later, after some soul searching, he apologized for his lack of self-control and acknowledged that he had recognized the early signs of stress growing internally as we worked. We went back out onto the course and got back to work.

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