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Category Archives: Food for Thought

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

FOOT GOLF. SERIOUSLY?

Posted on by Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member

I was watching NBC Nightly News over the weekend and one of their segments caught my eye. Some fellows on a golf course were kicking a soccer ball down the fairway and then at a hole the size of a … Continue reading

SAY IT AIN’T SO, PETER

Posted on by Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member

By Mike Stevens I forget what tournament I was watching. It might have been the Honda Classic or Doral, but out of nowhere, Peter Jacobsen made a comment that today’s players are so much better than players of his era … Continue reading

THE FUTURE OF GOLF

Posted on by Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member

There is much truth to the saying, “If it’s not, broke don’t fix it.” Every year, I go to the PGA Show, and there is talk of how to fix golf. This year, I heard more about bifurcating the rules, … Continue reading

VIDEO ANALYSIS

Posted on by Thomas Wartelle, USGTF Level IV Member

The correct video camera is an excellent teaching aid and an essential tool for the teaching professional.  It provides the ability to freeze the action, slow the swing down, and give added information when diagnosing faults.  But, caution must be … Continue reading