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Getting Ready for the Big Match

The No-Backswing Backswing  –  How to Get Ready for the Big Match By Dr. TJ Tomasi, College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Your big match is right around the corner, and the pressure is already starting to mount. Your swing is normally silky smooth, but the fear of “folding under the pressure” […]

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Highest Paid Professional Golf Caddies

Many people think of a golf career as being glamorous and filled with days of playing golf on some of the most beautiful courses in the world. Yes, the jet set life of being a well-paid golfer is a truly beautiful thing. But what if there was another way to make a good living and […]

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COG July 2017 Events

Keiser University’s COG Executive Director Dr. Eric Wilson Volunteers at Special Olympics Tournament Dr. Eric Wilson, PGA Legacy Master Professional, College of Golf Executive Director of Golf Operations, and Chairman of the Special Olympics Golf Committee for North America recently coordinated and administered the 2017 Special Olympic National Invitational Golf Tournament (NIT) at the Willows […]

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Maxing Out Driver Distance

by TJ Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty Member and Director of Research Lee Trevino said ‘you can talk to a fade but a hook won’t listen,’ and one reason is that the toe of the driver is moving about 14% faster than the heel at impact. But that’s not news to you, […]

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What is the Hardest Hole of Golf in the World? [Infographic]

The Extreme 19th at the Legend Safari and Golf Resort in South Africa is recognized by many as the hardest hole of golf in the world. This par 3 tees off from the top of Hangklip Mountain and sees golfers hitting toward a green located 1,300 feet below. One of the most unique aspects of […]

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The One Thing All the Greats Do

The One Thing All the Greats Do by Dr. TJ Tomasi, College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research What do all these great players – Watson, Nicklaus, Norman and Seve – have in common? Their swings are different, their backgrounds are different, and their body types aren’t all the same either. The answer […]

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How to Find a Lost Golf Ball

We have all been there before. You buy a brand-new box of golf balls and with that first tee shot send a sparkling white ball into the rough. You spend the next 15 minutes searching for it to no avail and must dig into your golf bag for another new Titleist golf ball. A dozen […]

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The Difference Between Play Golf and Golfing [Infographic]

  Are you a true golfer or just “playing golf”? Here’s how to tell the difference. It starts with language. To Golf (verb) – to play golf (sport) Ex. I was golfing with my boss yesterday. Golf (noun) – a game played on a large course in which players hit a small white ball into […]

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Keiser University’s Kris Swogger Named Florida Sun Conference Athletic Director of the Year

West Palm Beach, Florida – June, 2017 The Sun Conference announced that Keiser University Director of Athletics Kris Swogger has been recognized by his peers as the 2017 Athletic Director of the Year. This marks the first time a Keiser University Athletic Director has received the award. “We have a very strong conference and it […]

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Jon Rahm’s Takeover of the Golf World

At the 2016 US Open, Jon Rahm stormed onto the golf world, finishing in a tie for 23rd at Oakmont Country Club. Consider that nearly 9,000 professionals and amateurs attempt to qualify for the US Open and Rahm’s accomplishment of a top 25 finish is even more admirable. Need more convincing? He wasn’t even a […]

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College of Golf June 2017 Events

Keiser University College of Golf Students Participate in Historic Hickory Open Putting Championship Keiser University’s College of Golf (COG) History of Golf class students recently had the unique opportunity to participate in a putting competition using hickory-shafted putters and golf balls from different historical eras, beginning in the early 1800’s and progressing through modern day. […]

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Are You Ready For an AI Caddie?

Show up, keep up and shut up, those are the three ups of being a professional caddy, one of the most thankless careers in golf. Now, the real-life caddy is being replaced, and their ability to help a golfer prepare for the next shot could be out the window. Arccos Golf and Microsoft have teamed […]

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How to Stay Cool on the Golf Course this Summer [Infographic]

  There’s nothing like playing 18-holes of golf on a sunny summer day. But when the temperature rises, don’t let your game meltdown. Follow these tips to stay cool on the golf course all summer long. Make sure you are properly hydrated. Wear light colored shirts and pants. Breathable clothing materials or moisture wicking items […]

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How to Change Your Golf Swing - The Right Way

By TJ Tomasi, College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research The poster boy for swing change is, of course, Tiger Woods, who changed the swing that won the 1997 Masters by 12 shots, one of four swing changes over his magnificent career – so far. But here’s an important distinction– the changes were […]

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History of the US Open

The 117th US Open will be played at Erin Hills Golf Club in Erin, Wisconsin. The 11-year-old golf club will host its biggest tournament yet, and first PGA Tour major as today’s top golfers and amateurs descend onto its greens. Scottish dominance to Tiger’s treble First played in 1895, the US Open was won by […]

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