My Epic Experience

March 26, 2017

About two months ago, I was asked to become a Callaway Golf staff member, meaning that I would represent the brand at La Paloma Country Club where I work. I had served as a Callaway Advocate since June, and after attending the company’s Epic Tour stop in Scottsdale in December, the decision was a no-brainer. One of the perks of being “on staff” with Callaway is being custom fitted for a…

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The Match Play is my favorite non-major Tour event. Great format change this year too. Now, the big names are guaranteed to stick around for at least three days instead of going home one and done!

March 24, 2017
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Marc Leishman, winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, almost quit the game two years ago when his wife nearly died of toxic shock syndrome.

March 19, 2017
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Todd Sones: The Finesse Sequence

March 17, 2017

Short game shots and scoring are really important in golf. That goes without saying. But what’s the difference between the greenside finesse sequence and the full swing power sequence? Your upper body leads the short game. Todd Sones is a Golf Digest Top 50 and Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor who teaches out of White Deer Run Golf Club near Chicago. He also currently serves on the Golf Academy of America’s National…

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19th Annual Senior Member/Guest Tournament

March 13, 2017

La Paloma Country Club only closes the course completely three times a year: the Dove Hunt Member/Guest in November, the Senior Member/Guest in March, and the Ladies Member/Guest in April also know as Cazeria. These are the biggest events of our calendar year. The least stressful event that I’ve been a part of so far (and to be fair, there have only been two) has been the recently-completed Senior Member/Guest….

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Great win for Adam Hadwin, but the guy to keep your eye on is the exciting former amateur from a few years ago, Patrick Cantlay.

March 12, 2017
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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: Starting Reminders & Rulings

March 9, 2017

Dr. Robin Farran is one of the USGA’s top Rules Officials and teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix. He’s always emailing out different Rules scenarios, which I am happy to re-post for our benefit! I call it Diary of a USGA Rules Official, and in this month’s installment, Dr. Farran has some not so subtle reminders about starting times and Decision 13-2/0.5: Starting Reminders In stroke…

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Video Tip: The Proper Golf Grip

March 7, 2017

  I have been asked to record video golf tips every couple of weeks for the La Paloma Country Club Facebook page. A few weeks ago, I demonstrated a really simply chipping technique. This week, I’m talking about the importance of the proper golf grip. The grip is our only connection to the golf club, yet it’s the one thing I see most amateur golfers doing incorrectly. I prefer the neutral golf grip….

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Dustin Johnson’s win in Mexico was okay, I guess. But I wouldn’t call it great for the game of golf. He’s not a dynamic personality.

March 7, 2017
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PGA Approves Shorts for Practice Rounds

March 4, 2017

By T.J. Auclair pga.com Golfers: start working on those leg tans. PGA President Paul Levy announced on Tuesday that shorts would be permitted for practice rounds in all PGA of America events going forward, most notably the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, PGA Professional Championship and PGA Championship. The PGA Championship will be the first of the four major championships to allow contestants to wear shorts during practice rounds. Great move….

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