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Category Archives: Food for Thought

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

SOCIAL MEDIA: IT’S A MUST

Posted on by Cole Golden, USGTF Level IV Member

As golf teaching professionals, most of us are independent contractors. Some of us might work for a golf club, driving range, or golf school.  Like most businesses, we are always looking for ways to grow our business, gain new clients, … Continue reading

LEAVE IT TO THE GOVERNMENT TO LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH

Posted on by Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member

The business consultant Peter Drucker said that what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. If I were to apply this to government, I could say it consists of making it difficult … Continue reading

TRAINING AIDS

Posted on by Cole Golden, USGTF Level IV Member

As golf teaching professionals, we constantly look for ways to help our students get better.  We read books, attend continuing education classes, watch videos, and visit with other golf teaching professionals, all the while trying to learn more and become … Continue reading

IS IT TIME TO ALLOW YARDAGE MEASURING DEVICES ON THE PGA TOUR?

Posted on by Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member

They are everywhere these days and they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. GPS yardage devices are common among the crowd I play with, and it has helped speed up the overall time of our weekly round. No … Continue reading