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Bagpipes and Golf Clubs

As the gentleman left the last green and headed for his golf cart, he was muttering under his breath and whacking his putter into the ground. His playing partner politely asked, “What’s up, Herbie?”“Well, I will give you a hint,” replied Herbie. “The same people that invented golf think that music comes out of bagpipes!” Scots will have you believe they invented golf […]


The Competitive Player

The Balance Between Practicing and Playing Competitive golfers have to balance many factors when it comes to their golf careers, whether they are full-time professional players, up-and-comers, nationally-ranked or state-ranked amateurs, or those serious about playing in the city championship or winning the weekly Nassau at their home club.  Time spent on the course vs. leisure activities, time spent in […]


Current Trends in Teaching and Coaching

Ever since the first golf teachers and coaches emerged hundreds of years ago in Scotland, these professions have continually evolved. From the feathery-era St. Andrews swing to today’s modern action, technique has evolved as more knowledge and data permeate the teaching profession. Coaching practices also have evolved as motor learning techniques have become more refined, and other aspects of developing competitive […]


SPRING TRIP

As I glance out the window, snow is falling along with the temperature.  Playing golf is a ways off in our neck of the woods, just like it is for many of my fellow golf teaching professionals. So, what can we do to bide the time until we can play outdoors?  This is the time to […]