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Stood alone on a mountain top, starin’ out at the Great Divide. I could go east. I could go west. It was all up to me to decide. -Bob Seger

January 12, 2016
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USGA Rules Official: Doubt As To Procedure

January 12, 2016

Dr. Robin Farran is at it again! Not only is he already widely regarded as one of the preeminent USGA Rules Officials in the country, this semester he’s back teaching Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy. Dr. Farran sends out incidents like the one you’re about to read below some 50 weeks a year to over than 450 recipients. The man is dedicated. This week’s Rules incidents involve Rule 3-3: Doubt As To…

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4th Semester: The Final Stretch

January 11, 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s been a little more than a year since I first enrolled at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix. So much has happened in the last 12 months, and the time has just flown by! It seems like just yesterday I was standing in line to have my picture taken for my Student ID. Now, we’re less than four short months away from graduation. After that,…

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Jordan Spieth just shot 30-under par to win the Hyundai Tournaments of Champions by eight strokes over Patrick Reed. Looks like he’s picking up right where he left off!

January 10, 2016
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Ever Heard of a Burrowing Owl?

January 7, 2016

The other day, I got an email from my friend David Hammond regarding Rule 25-1. He told me jokingly that I needed to learn the Rule about burrowing owls. I had no idea what he was talking about, so I did a little research. As it turns out, he was right (Not that we didn’t believe you, David). Here’s an excerpt from the article on USGA.org: Look what we’ve encountered…

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Because he didn’t compete in the minimum number of events (15) during the 2014-2015 season, two-time major champion Martin Kaymer has lost his playing privileges on the PGA Tour. He can’t apply for membership again until the 2016-2017 season even though he earned a five-year Tour exemption for winning the 2014 U.S. Open.

January 6, 2016
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Todd Sones: Use Mats to Find the Bottom of Your Swing

January 6, 2016

At one time or another, we’ve all pulled up to a golf course or a driving range ready and excited to work on our game, only to find out it’s a “mats only” day. Talk about a buzzkill! Golf isn’t played off a mat. It can be pretty frustrating, but according to Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor (and Golf Academy National Advisory Board member) Todd Sones, there’s actually a benefit to…

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After 12 victories and two majors playing Titleist, Zach Johnson is switching to PXG. The company is owned by Bob Parsons, the billionaire founder of Scottsdale-based GoDaddy.

January 4, 2016
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Forty Niner Country Club

January 4, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a course review, but then again, it’s been awhile since I’ve played any new golf courses. My swing change has me spending more time out on the driving range these days and less time out on the golf course than I would like, but sometimes, that’s the way it goes. Forty Niner Country Club has been a Tucson staple since its establishment in…

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Golf Academy: 2015 Year In Review

January 1, 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since we first enrolled at the Golf Academy of America. It’s been a great year, and we have a lot to be thankful for. But with the year 2016 fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to look back at the most memorable moments from our first 12 months at the GAA. Here are the ‘Best Ofs’ from 2015: Best…

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