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Category Archives: Food for Thought

USGTF Official Statement On PGA Of America And Ted Bishop

Posted on by admin

On Thursday, Ocotber 23, Ted Bishop, then president of the PGA of America, used social media to call professional golfer Ian Poulter a “lil girl” and compared him to a “little girl squealing at recess.”  Bishop’s remarks were in response … Continue reading

JUMPING THE GUN ON THE DEATH OF GOLF

Posted on by David Vaught, USGTF Level IV Member

Headlines about golf have made CNN’s, CNBC’s, Fox News’, and many other TV news’ broadcasts lately. Normally, that would be great. A new Tiger Woods that the public, golfers and non-golfers, are excited about wasn’t the news headline. The reports … Continue reading

DOES THE TEACHER GET TOO MUCH CREDIT?

Posted on by Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member

Sean Foley and Tiger Woods have gone separate ways. Tour pros hire instructors. Tour pros change instructors. Instructors sometimes coerce pros to hire them with some formula they claim is the secret to better golf. Does the instructor really make … Continue reading

FEDEX CUP STILL DOESN’T HAVE AN IDENTITY – HERE’S HOW IT CAN GET ONE

Posted on by Mark Harman, USGTF Level IV Member

The FedEx Cup has an identity crisis, in my opinion. Here we are, eight years into it, and I still haven’t figured out what it’s supposed to represent. Player of the year? No, that’s done by a vote. Leading money … Continue reading

TIME TO STOP IGNORING THE GAME’S HERITAGE

Posted on by Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member

As I was watching the Open from Royal Liverpool, a graphic came on the screen showing all the Championship winners at that venue going back to 1897. They were some of the giants of the game: Hagen, Hilton, Jones, Taylor, … Continue reading

BAD SHOTS

Posted on by Cole Golden, USGTF Level IV Member

Bad shots are part of the game of golf; we all hit them.  After hitting a bad shot, there are different options on what happens next:  We can lose our temper while trying to hit a hero shot, or we … Continue reading