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With golf, as with any sport, practice makes perfect. But if youdon't practice, you won't ever be perfect--or even prettygood, for that matter. As an executive for The Coca-Cola Company,Mike Connor spent many hours on the links improving his handicapwhile making business deals. All the while, he kept hearing thesame complaint from his golfing buddies: "If I had time topractice, I'd be a better golfer."

After seeing an advertisement in a golf magazine for backyardputting greens, Connor realized that, given the rapidly growingnumbers of amateur golfers, his pals probably weren't the onlyones who would pay for the opportunity to practice the game intheir backyards.

"I knew if I came up with a quality, cost-effectivepractice golf product that could be installed in a backyard, thenpeople like me would certainly be interested," says Connor,40.

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