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Recent Editorials

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

LOOK AT THE HOLE

Posted on by Cole Golden, USGTF Level IV Member

Anyone watching this year’s Masters tournament heard the commentators talk about Jordan Spieth’s unusual putting routine of looking at the hole while putting shorter putts inside five feet. He would go through his pre-shot routine, and right before starting his … 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

HELPING YOUR BUSINESS BY HELPING YOUR STUDENT

Posted on by David Vaught, USGTF Level IV Member

One of the things that fascinates me the most about the golf business, and there is a lot, is that even golf teachers and golf professionals don’t understand the avenues available through the big name original equipment manufacturers to acquire … Continue reading

LEARNING A SKILL

Posted on by Thomas Wartelle, USGTF Level IV Member

LEARNING A SKILL, PART 1 A successful teacher can transmit his information to the student in the most effective manner possible. To help achieve this goal, it is important to understand how the student receives the information the teachers is … Continue reading

PINEHURST PROVES LUSH IS NOT A NECESSITY

Posted on by Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member

There was a lot of brown showing in the recent U.S. Opens hosted at Pinehurst #2, along with several weeds around the edges of the course. On television, it looked a little ragged compared to most American golf courses that … Continue reading