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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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THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN GOLF INSTRUCTION

It seems like every time you watch a golf tournament on TV, you hear about the latest and greatest golf instruction guru, who guides his/her new student to victory or instant improvement. When you attend a PGA or LPGA Tour event and watch the practice area, you see these gurus with video equipment and the […]

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Limits on Golf Ball Performance

The topic of limiting golf ball performance has been addressed recently as a way of reducing the distance professionals hit the ball on the PGA/ Nationwide tours. We have witnessed some incredible performances from Robert Garrigus, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, and John Daly before them. Talk has been circulating that great golf courses are becoming […]

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HOW LONG AND WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET BETTER?

It is absolutely amazing how emotionally attached golfers become to playing the game of golf and improving their scores. However, most golfers are unaware of what it takes to improve and how long that process may last. As we watch the PGA, Nationwide, and LPGA Tours on TV, it appears that the game is so […]

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Grand Opening Media Coverage!

Check out the news coverage of our Grand Opening Event. Link to CBS 12 News website coverage. NBC video of Grand Opening

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Happenings in June

Just a bit of what is happening down in Port St Lucie… Student News: On June 9th, two students at the College of Golf Keiser University scored eagles on the PGA Ryder Course. Mark Beaulieu holed a 106 yard wedge to a back pin location on the 8th hole for an eagle 2 and finished […]

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College of Golf April News

This month’s class is Short Game Fundamentals, and the first day’s lecture was followed by training and drills on the 1,500 square foot indoor putting green by Southwest Greens. Students were put through a Short Game Evaluation at the PGA CGLP, which consisted of Short Putts, Long Putts, Chipping, Pitching, and Bunker Play. Chris Dobbs […]

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