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Bubba Watson ends any talk of retirement with his first PGA Tour win in exactly two years. Good for him! The Tour needs more lefties too.

February 18, 2018
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Tiger Woods just completed 72 holes on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than two years. Despite his “tempered expectations,” not only did he make the cut, Woods finished in a tie for 23rd. He’s back baby!  

January 28, 2018
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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: MSR Credits

January 19, 2018

In order to keep their PGA Certifications current, PGA of America Members are required to accrue a certain number of Member Service Requirement (MSR) credits each year. One way to do this, at least in the PGA’s Southwest Section, is to attend a Rules of Golf Seminar with Dr. Robbin Farran at the Golf Academy of America in Chandler. Dr. Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Academy and is one of…

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Callaway Golf Rogue Trip!

January 17, 2018

I have to give the folks who specialize in marketing at Callaway Golf a lot of credit. They not only find ways to generate buzz in their products online, by word-of-mouth, and on social media, they’ve been taking those products on the road roughly 60 times per year for the past five years to introduce their sales force to their latest product offerings. Last year’s big unveiling was touted as…

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If your name is Patton Kizzire, you either have to grow up to be an Army general or a professional golfer.

January 15, 2018
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Did you see Dustin Johnson’s near hole-in-one on the 433-yard Par 4 12th hole at Kapalua Sunday? This tournament, to me, signals the official start of the PGA Tour season.

January 8, 2018
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Tiger Woods just parted ways with swing coach Chris Como in order to be his own swing coach! I ask you: who better to coach Tiger than Tiger?

December 23, 2017
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PGA Level 2 Battery Study Guide

December 16, 2017

This is the study guide I put together for the four-test PGA Level 2 Test Battery. It’s my attempt at condensing 487 pages down to almost 24. I’d much rather study this than all that! Feel free to copy and paste it so you can print it out to study. There are at least 15 formulas you should memorize for Merchandising and Inventory Management plus the dozen or so swing weight…

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Becoming a PGA Member: Steps 9 & 10

December 15, 2017

Welcome to the rinse and repeat stage of the PGA Class A Certification process! For those of you scoring at home, Level 2 is exactly like Steps 6 & 7 in Level 1 once you get to the Work Experience Portfolio and the Portfolio approval process. Here are some words of wisdom: once you submit your Portfolio to a PGA Education faculty member for grading, start studying. The goods news is…

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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: Incident Reports

December 14, 2017

On the heels of a landmark decision by golf’s governing bodies, the USGA and the R&A, Dr. Robin Farran is blasting-out even more Rules scenarios. Dr. Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix and is one of the USGA’s top Rules Officials. Many of stories you’re about to read actually happened! It’s just that the names have been changed to protect the innocent: Any Penalties? Incident 1 Player A…

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