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Tee it Forward

Golf’s governing bodies have reacted to the decrease in total golf participation with a new initiative called “Tee It Forward.” This is a great way to accomplish a couple of things. Number one, the game becomes more enjoyable, and thus less frustrating, for all golfers. Number two, it should take less time to play 18 […]

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Senior PGA Championship...As a Caddie!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: This article is about the Champions Tour major championship. The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in men’s senior golf. It is administered by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and is recognized as a major championship by both the Champions Tour and the European Seniors […]

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Keiser University College of Golf - First Graduating Class!

Last Thursday, April 21, 2011, Keiser University College of Golf celebrated the completion of the Associate of Science in Golf Management program for the first seven students who started their classes in January of 2010. David Barber, Jesse Dake, Ryan James, Adam Linsky, Guy Mancini, Kris Nudd, and Doug Young were recognized at a luncheon […]

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Reflecting on the Masters

An unbelievably exciting Masters concluded this weekend with history being made by Charl Schwartzel with his record finish of four birdies in a row, Rory McIlroy’s excellent play through 63 holes of the tournament, and Tiger Woods charge on the front 9 of the final round. The depth of skill (aptitude) during Sunday’s round was […]

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It's That Time of Year!

True golfers look forward all year to the first week of April and The Masters Golf Tournament. While the Tour begins in January in Hawaii, the real golf season starts in April in Augusta. I was 16 years old when I first went to Augusta with my parents in 1963. We drove down from Memphis, […]

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Fixing the "S word"

The dreaded shank – hosel rocket, el hosel, shankapotamus, socketing, shanks for the memories. Answers.com defines the shank as: “Hitting the golf ball with the heel of the club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction.” More specifically, a generally accepted definition of a shank is when the ball is contacted on the […]

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Breaking the Slump

Tiger Woods loses in the first round of the WGC Match Play Championship – so what’s new? The media claim he’s in a slump, and it’s kind of hard to argue that he isn’t. Is Tiger’s slump physical (swing change), mental (life style change), both, or neither? I just finished reading Breaking the Slump by […]

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Impact Zone

If you haven’t read Bobby Clampett’s book, The Impact Zone, you are missing a great opportunity to learn more about how the best players in the world deliver the golf club to the ball through the impact zone and how you may be able to improve your own ball striking and scoring. Mr. Clampett lists […]

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One Member's Perspective

It all began one evening in 1991 with a telephone solicitation call. Little did I know at the time that this phone call would literally change my life over the next 20 years. The person on the other end of the line asked if I would donate money to an organization called Special Olympics. I […]

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Golf Coaching

While attending the PGA Merchandise Show last week in Orlando, Florida, I ran into a good friend and fellow Master Professional, Ed Ibarguen, General Manager and Director of Golf at the Duke University Golf Club. Ed was kind enough to introduce me to a book titled Annual Review of Golf Coaching 2010, published by the […]

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DELIBERATE PRACTICE – THE WAY TO LOWER SCORES?

In Sam Froggatte’s (CEO Eyeline Golf) January 21st email, he references Deliberate Practice and Anders Ericsson’s article on “Deliberate Practice and Acquisition of Expert Performance: A General Overview.” Eyeline Golf (www.eyelinegolf.com) has an incredible array of training aids and information to aid every level of golfer in his/her quest for improved performance and lower scores. […]

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SEVEN TIPS FOR TAKING LESSONS

With the advent of YouTube and the vast amount of golf-related information available in books, magazines, and the Internet, golfers are overwhelmed with instructional information and tips to improve their golf games. The best approach, of course, is to seek professional instruction from your local PGA Professional. Even then, taking lessons does not necessarily guarantee […]

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HOW CAN I BE MORE CONSISTENT WITH MY GOLF GAME?

My students ask this question repeatedly, regardless of their skill level. Dr. Gary Wiren’s PGA Teaching Manual: The Art and Science of Golf Instruction contains an article by noted PGA Instructor Chuck Cook titled “Strategies for Getting Your Game Under Control.” Mr. Cook offers two basic rules for golfers to follow: Rule 1 – DO […]

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WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PUTT – PELZ, UTLEY, STOCKTON, OR YOU?

Dave Stockton and sons have received lots of recognition recently with their students’ improved putting statistics. This was also true of Stan Utley and Dave Pelz within the last couple of decades. What is the best way to putt? Should you stroke “straight back and straight through” (Pelz), “let the putter move in an arc” […]

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The Single Plane Swing -- A Natural Definition

Ever heard of the Single Plane Golf Swing? See Ken Martin’s article below. Ken is a proponent of the Single Plane Golf Swing and qualified to play in the Senior PGA Championship held at Valhalla Golf Course in May of 2011 using this method. By Ken Martin, PGA, Director of Golf Instruction, Natural Golf There […]

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