Diary of a USGA Rules Official: MSR Credits

In order to keep their PGA Certifications current, PGA of America Members are required to accrue a certain number of Member Service Requirement (MSR) credits each year. One way to do this, at least in the PGA’s Southwest Section, is to attend a Rules of Golf Seminar with Dr. Robbin Farran at the Golf Academy of America in Chandler. Dr. Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Academy and is one of…


Callaway Golf Rogue Trip!

I have to give the folks who specialize in marketing at Callaway Golf a lot of credit. They not only find ways to generate buzz in their products online, by word-of-mouth, and on social media, they’ve been taking those products on the road roughly 60 times per year for the past five years to introduce their sales force to their latest product offerings. Last year’s big unveiling was touted as…


Course Reviews

Saratoga National Golf Club

Saratoga, New York is probably best-known for two things: the Battle of Saratoga and The Saratoga Race Course in nearby Saratoga Springs. The Battle of Saratoga is often cited as the turning point for the United States during the American Revolutionary War. The Saratoga Race Course, which opened in 1863, is the 3rd oldest racetrack in the U.S. The late-summer paradise for horse-racing enthusiasts is also considered to be the oldest…