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How is Golf Course Par Determined?

Golf Course Par Par is an interesting thing to contemplate. It’s a goal all golfers strive to reach, a challenge to test their golfing acumen against the course. Simply stated, par is the number of strokes that it is believed an expert golfer would take to move the ball from the tee to the hole….

Golf is a Game of Geometry

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Golf is a game of geometry; so, to facilitate the rotary action of the swing, a key element is that the ball must be in the correct position at address.  One way to look at it is that all…

Common Golf Vocabulary

Those who make it a habit of playing 18 holes of golf in their spare time are likely to hear a few terms and expressions that are not in common use outside the course. If you’re not too familiar with the lingo and you want to be in the know, here’s an example of some…

Keiser University College of Golf Graduate Passes PGA Playing Ability Test

Keiser University College of Golf (KUCOG) graduate Peter Crocitto III recently passed the 36-hole PGA of America’s Playing Ability Test.   Administered at the par-72 Reunion Resort Golf Club Nicklaus Course in Orlando, Florida, Crocitto shot rounds of 79 – 70 = 149 to pass by eight strokes. A measure of golfing aptitude, the Playing…

So Near, Yet So Far Away: How to Handle Greenside Rough

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research In the photos below, I may be near the green, but from this lie, I’m ‘far, far’ away from making a par. In fact, I’m lucky to be able to see the ball in this long rough – but…