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With his win at Colonial, Jordan Spieth breaks a tie with Tiger Woods for the most wins at age 22 or younger (8) and has now earned more than $24 million.

May 29, 2016
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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: Embedded Ball & Chipping Practice

May 27, 2016

Dr. Robin Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America and is one of the country’s preeminent USGA Rules Officials. He’s also kind enough to send out weekly Rules installments. In this week’s Diary of a USGA Rules Official, Dr. Farran reviews Rules involving bunkers, an embedded ball, and chipping practice. Back in the Bunker Player C’s ball lies through the green in an extremely difficult lie. Player C…

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Neanderthal moment of the week: Muirfield has been removed from the rotation to host The Open Championship because members of the Scottish club recently voted against allowing women to join.

May 21, 2016
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La Paloma Country Club

May 19, 2016

La Paloma Country Club is a 27-hole private facility, open only to members and Westin Hotel guests, that meanders along ridges and through desert canyons at the base of the Catalina Mountains in northwest Tucson. Eighteen of the 27 holes (Ridge and Canyon) opened in 1984 in what was then the middle of Tucson’s high-end course boom. Known simply as La Paloma, it was one of Jack Nicklaus’ earliest designs…

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You’re Hired!

May 14, 2016

After careful consideration, I am proud to announce that I have accepted an Assistant Golf Professional position at La Paloma Country Club and will be working under Head Golf Professional Mark Thesing, PGA, beginning later this month. La Paloma is a 27-hole Troon Prive’ facility “nestled into the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains” in northwest Tucson. It’s also affiliated with Westin Hotels & Resorts, making it one of the city’s most popular…

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Will Wilcox’s hole-in-one with a pitching wedge from 147 yards out was the 1st ace at TPC Sawgrass’ iconic 17th hole (and just the 7th in Players Championship history) since Miguel Angel Jimenez in 2002, a span of exactly 6,300 tee shots.

May 13, 2016
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Todd Sones: Consider a Lead Hand Low Putting Grip

May 8, 2016

This past Wednesday, Golf Digest Top 50 and Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Todd Sones was featured on Golf Channel as part of the network’s 16 hours of coverage in conjunction with the PGA of America’s National Instruction Day. Todd also serves on the Golf Academy of America’s National Advisory Board. Todd was featured alongside Stan Utley and Kevin Weeks at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club outside Chicago, and in…

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Zac Blair hit himself in the head with his putter Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship, bent it, and was later disqualified for using an non-confirming club. Nice job dude!

May 7, 2016
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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: Bunkers & Score Cards

May 5, 2016

The Rules of Golf are complicated to say the least. That’s why some of my favorite posts come from the mind of noted USGA Rules Official Dr. Robin Farran. Dr. Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy as is widely regarded as one of the country’s top USGA Rules Officials. In this week’s Diary of a USGA Rules Official, Dr. Farran reviews scenarios involving bunkers and score cards. Bunkers 1….

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Against the European Tour’s wishes, the PGA Tour scheduled the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational opposite the 100th playing of the French Open in Paris. The European Tour has elected not to sanction the WGC event, meaning it won’t count towards the tour minimum, nor will any money or Ryder Cup points be accrued.  

May 2, 2016
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