My Takeaways: Anatomy, Exercise & Bio-Mechanics

December 29, 2015

Anatomy, Exercise and Bio-Mechanics was one of my favorite classes of the 3rd semester. Because of what I learned from Dr. Jordan Mackner, I have already made and continue to make what I consider to be some pretty significant lifestyle changes. I had hoped to learn everything from stretching to a golf-specific workout routine, and I learned that and more. The class far exceeded my expectations. Here’s a breakdown of my…

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Stephen Curry beat out Jordan Spieth to win the Associated Press Male 2015 Athlete of the Year award. American Pharoah was up for the honor too, but American Pharoah’s not an athlete, it’s a horse so…

December 28, 2015
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I Think People Are Cheating

December 28, 2015

People are always writing in to the Rules Guy at golf.com with their rules questions. Only in golf do you see the players asking for clarification. You don’t see it with football, basketball, or baseball. Those rules are pretty widely understood. But if someone asked you how to play golf, have you ever thought about how you would respond? Really! What would you tell them? The fact of the matter is that golf…

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You’ve Been Practicing All Wrong, and There’s Science to Prove It

December 21, 2015

All of us are looking for better, more efficient ways to practice. There’s a right way and a wrong way to practice. Remember, especially in golf, practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes permanent. This recent article in Golf Digest says there’s science to prove just that. You’ve Been Practicing Golf All Wrong, and There’s Science to Prove It By Sam Weinman Golfdigest.com Have you been to the driving range recently?…

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Pepper Takes Golf’s Governing Bodies To Task

December 18, 2015

In October, Dottie Pepper signed a contract with CBS to replace David Feherty as on-course reporter and occasional tower announcer. Pepper won 17 times on the LPGA Tour (including two majors) and also served as an independent member of the PGA of America Board of Directors from 2012-2015. Bottom line: she knows what she’s talking about. So when Pepper recently took to ESPN.com to discuss the new Rules scheduled to…

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Jason Day’s wife, Ellie, had to be taken out of the stands on a stretcher after being hit by LeBron James during Thursday night’s Thunder/Cavs game.

December 17, 2015
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Special Guest Commentary: Thank You Class of 2016

December 17, 2015

Many of us have traveled a great distance in order to attend the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix. We are from Montana, New Hampshire, Illinois, Arkansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New York, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey, Washington State, Virginia, Minnesota, California, and of course, Iowa. But let me be the first one to say “thank you” to the Spring Class of 2016. Thank you to everyone who made the…

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Bernard Langer is still deciding what to do with his long putter when the anchored stroke ban goes into effect January 1st.

December 17, 2015
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How Many Majors Could Tiger Have Won?

December 16, 2015

If you have ever visited this blog, you know by now that I have a fascination with Tiger Woods bordering on the unhealthy. But in my defense, have you ever in your life seen a bigger fall from stud to dud in professional sports? Cause I haven’t! I have never witnessed a greater or more exciting athletic achievement than Woods’ 2008 U.S. Open victory on a broken leg. He should…

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4th Semester Schedule Released!

December 15, 2015

The 4th Semester schedule has been released and approved! We’re getting ready to enter our senior semester at the Golf Academy of America, and in April, 32 of us are on-pace to graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Golf Complex Operations & Management. I’m not sure where we’re all going to end up, but I can’t wait to see. Here’s the schedule. Notice, we don’t have class on Friday. That’s by…

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