PGA Level 1 Seminar: Day 2

August 9, 2016

I don’t know if fatigue was a factor or not, but Tuesday got off to a much better start than Monday. I think it had a lot to do with Bill Cioffoletti (PGA). When we walked into the PGA Education Center a little after 8:00a, an excited and energetic Bill was there to meet us, greet us with enthusiasm, and then review yesterday’s Seminar on Business Planning. Here’s the thing: Bill…

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PGA Level 1 Seminar: Day 1

August 8, 2016

The PGA Education Center is less than a five minute walk away from the Hilton Garden Inn where we’re staying. When you arrive for the 8:30a Seminar, you’ll sign-in, grab your name tag, and then find your assigned seat in Ballroom A. They’re in alphabetical order: A’s in the front, Z’s in the back. Day 1 hit like a ton of bricks. Following a short introduction by PGA Senior Manager…

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Arrived in Florida!

August 7, 2016

The PGA Level 1 Seminar starts tomorrow at 8:30a, and I’m happy to report that I’ve arrived in Florida safe and sound. I left Tucson a little after 7:00 this morning, and the flight to Dallas was rather uneventful. It was the flight from Dallas to West Palm Beach when things really got interesting. It’s never a good thing when your captain comes over the loudspeaker and says, “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen….

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dbg on Golf

Jim Furyk, the last man on the PGA Tour to shoot 59, just shot a 12-under 58 at the Travelers Championship, a new Tour record. Damn that’s low!

August 7, 2016
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Book Review: Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book

August 6, 2016

The two best-selling sports books of all time, at least according to Davis Love III at the time of publication in 2012, are both golf books: Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book and John Feinstein’s A Good Walk Spoiled. I’ve probably read Penick’s Little Red Book five or six times over the years, but ever since I decided to pursue a career in the golf industry and specifically instruction, it’s felt…

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dbg on Golf

Just heard some disturbing stats on the heels of Nike getting away from golf equipment and Adidas looking to sell-off TaylorMade: in 2013, 14 new golf courses opened in the U.S. while 160 closed, golf ratings are down 50%, and country club memberships are off 30%.

August 6, 2016
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Why Husbands Shouldn’t Teach Their Wives

August 3, 2016

A couple of years ago, when I really decided to pursue a career in golf, my wife, Zoe asked me if I would be willing to give her golf lessons. I politely declined. Still, from time to time, she’ll try to catch me in a weak moment and ask me for a tip or two. Let’s get one thing straight: it’s not that I don’t want to teach my wife how…

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