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Pick Up The Pace

As we settle in to watch the worlds best on a Sunday afternoon it is important to remember that there are some things they do that we should not emulate. Their smooth, powerful swings and unmatched short game is definitely worth trying to replicate for obvious reasons. However, their pre-shot routine and methodical play is not always something to mimic. Is it important to have a pre-shot routine and rhythm? Of course, I am not trying to deter you from that but too often have I seen players of all skill levels taking an extraordinary amount of time over every shot on a Saturday morning match with their buddies. Why is this a problem? Because these golfers are poster boys...

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Golf Courses: Fore The People

I read an article very recently written on behalf of a local golf course and they made mention of tax receipts being issued for donations made to the golf course. This got me wondering how many donations this course or any course for that matter, receives on a yearly basis. My assumption is not enough or what is deserved. I haven't done any research to find out an exact answer to this so I could be very wrong but based on what I know golf courses do for communities, charity, and the environment I believe for the large part they go under-appreciated and undervalued. A successful, thriving community needs to provide amenities to its residents. A golf course is a...

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Playing the Proper Tees

When you arrive at a golf course to spend the next four hours of your day, you are there to have fun and enjoy yourself, right? So why is it that I see 15-20 handicaps head to the first tee and tee it up between the Black tees to play the course at its absolute longest possible yardage. This is simply setting yourself up for a long day of fairway woods, hybrids and long irons into the green and ultimately, a lot of big numbers on that scorecard and a poor overall experience of the course. This is a problem that can be solved quite easily. Play the proper set of tees for your golf game! For this article I...

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Junior Golf 2016

The importance of junior golf to the game of golf really cannot be fully expressed in words. The health of our game relies on young players taking up the game and continuing to play and contribute to the sport into adulthood. Without youth playing golf and taking up the game to replace those who can no longer continue playing, the numbers and overall popularity of the game inevitably will die off. This trend has been seen in other sports locally such as curling and is beginning to leak into golf as well. For this reason as well as many others, myself and thousands of other golf professionals around the world host junior golf camps, programs and tournaments to give young...

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Is golf a dying sport?

I have heard the statement "golf is a dying sport" more often than I care to admit over the past few years. I've heard in articles published by very credible magazines, from the weekend golfer who has read these articles and adopted these views as absolute truth and I have even questioned it myself at times. These articles site reasons such as lack of time, high costs, difficulty and lack of interest by youth due to the fact golf "isn't cool" for the decline of golf. Is it really declining and are these reasons valid?  Lack of time? Yes, I suppose that could be an issue but why is it an issue now and not in the past? I am...

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