Toski’s Living & Learning Through Golf

February 3, 2016

After 86 years on this earth, PGA of America instructor Bob Toski says he’s always lived to learn. “While I lived to learn, I tried to learn how to live,” says Toski. “In living to learn through golf, it’s made me a better person because golf develops character.” Toski joined the PGA Tour in 1949 and was its leading money winner in 1954, winning four times. Then, at the age of just…

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USGA Rules Official: Match Play Situations

February 2, 2016

This week’s Rules installment has to do with Rule 2: Match Play. As always, these scenarios are graciously provided by Dr. Robin Farran, who teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy and is widely regarded as one of the top USGA Rules Officials in the country. The format in each of the following situations is single match play. No referee is assigned to the match, however, the officials on the…

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Guest Speaker: Golf Course Architect Shares His Secrets

February 1, 2016

Golf Course Design is turning into one of my favorite classes this semester because we’re designing our very own golf course. Topographic maps were handed out during week one, and now, the rest is pretty much up to us. I’ve already spent a few hours analyzing my map and then laying out a routing for my 18-hole course along the Colorado River. The design is still very much in its infancy,…

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dbg on Golf

Ha Na Jang made the 1st hole-in-one on a Par 4 in LPGA Tour history Saturday at the Ocean Club Golf Course in the Bahamas.

February 1, 2016
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Q: What’s a MODIFIED CALLAWAY?

A: A popular early-season event in which novice or occasional players do not yet have a handicap. In this instance, a player’s handicap is determined by deducting from his total gross score, the scores of his worst individual holes for 16 holes of the round +/- a certain stroke adjustment. The gross score shot, as indicated by a table, determines the number of worst holes.

February 1, 2016
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