Jordan Spieth: By the Numbers

July 12, 2016

A few weeks ago, out of the blue, I got an email from Linda Parker at Scottsdale Golf. Scottsdale Golf is one of the UK’s leading online golf retailers and offers “a massive choice of high quality golf clothing, golf clubs, and accessories at discount prices combined with top quality customer service.” Linda told me she’d been following my blog for a while and was wondering if I’d be interested in sharing…

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It’s a second straight major thud for the USGA, this time the U.S. Women’s Open, which essentially ended on a delayed two-stroke penalty assessed to Anna Nordqvist after she grounded her club in a bunker.

July 10, 2016
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PGA Qualifying Test

July 9, 2016

Before you can register for the PGM 2.0 Level 1 Seminar, you have to pass the Qualifying Test covering three online courses: Introduction to the PGM and the Golf Profession, PGA History and Constitution, and Rules of Golf 1. It’s a combination of multiple choice and true/false questions. As far as studying is concerned, your best bet is probably to study the flash cards and take the practice tests online…

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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: Player Confessionals

July 4, 2016

Dr. Robin Farran is one of the top USGA Rules Officials in the country and currently teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix. The man never seems to take a day off! In this week’s Diary of a USGA Rules Official, Dr. Farran shares some of the more interesting conversations between players and Rules Officials. In the first example, Rules Officials’ comments are highlighted in red, while player…

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In a collapse nobody saw coming, Jason Day didn’t hit a green in regulation over his final six holes and lost the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to Dustin Johnson.

July 3, 2016
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Book Review: Easier Said Than Done

July 3, 2016

The other day, one of my co-workers and I were discussing the greatest instructional golf books ever written, the must-reads. After we went back-and-forth naming several of the usual suspects such as Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, Dr. Bob Rotella’s Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, and Tiger Woods’ How I Play Golf, he asked me if I’d ever read Easier Said Than Done by Dr. Rick Jensen. I told…

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The History of the PGA of America

July 1, 2016

Once you gain access to the Qualifying Level of the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program, there’s a lot of reading to do. Lesson 1 is a Brief History of the PGA of America followed by a reading assignment online at pgamagazine.com. The following article was first published in April of 2006, the month of the PGA of America’s 90th Anniversary: 90 Years of Excellence: The PGA of America Celebrates Its…

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