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…

How a Golf Management Degree Can Help You

Sure, you enjoy golf as a hobby. It’s a great way to spend some time with friends, colleagues, even business associates you’ve just met. But have you ever considered taking your enjoyment of golf further? To learn more about improving your game, learn more about the business side of golf, or perhaps even to pursue…

Magic or Tragic?

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Collect three teaching pros in a room and ask them the correct position of the trail elbow at the top of the swing, and you’ll probably get three different answers: 1. let the elbow fly away from your side;…

Golf Etiquette: What You Need to Know

Golf is a respected sport the world over, viewed as a pastime with a sense of refinement and dignity, not as evident in other sports. Regardless of how skilled a player you may be, or your social status off the fairway, the basics of golf etiquette assure that all players receive proper respect on the…

Wristy Business

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Theme: The release is misunderstood because it has three parts that must be coordinated – they are: (1) wrist action (2) body action and (3) forearm action, all of which, when done correctly, combine to square the clubface to…

5 Golf Swing Basics

The best golfers make their swing look effortless. The economy of motion and smooth arc that great golfers put on display belie all the training and effort put into perfecting their swing. However, sometimes even the best golfers have to go back to the drawing board and relearn those initial golf swing basics all over…