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Instead of becoming the first player to win three World Golf Championships in one year, Dustin Johnson ties a record for losing the largest lead in the final round of a WGC event (6 shots). Didn’t see that one coming!

October 29, 2017
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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: Now What?

October 17, 2017

After a brief hiatus (having a newborn son will do that to you), one of my favorite segments is back! It’s called Diary of a USGA Rules Official, and it’s a by-product of Dr. Robin Farran. Dr. Farran teaches Advanced Rules at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix and is one of the USGA’s top Rules Officials. The man helps write the book! Several times each month, Dr. Farran emails out different Rules scenarios and…

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Justin Thomas just capped off his best season ever: five victories, his 1st major championship, and now a $10 million bonus for winning his 1st FedEx Cup. Not a bad year!

September 24, 2017
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The USGA strikes again! Veteran PGA Tour player Ben Crane was disqualified from the Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open for carrying a driver and a 6-iron with shot sticker decals used to collect data during practice.

September 15, 2017
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The two hottest golfers on the planet right now, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, also happen to be the best of friends. Pretty cool!

September 6, 2017
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PGA Level 2 Seminar: Day 5

August 25, 2017

How’s this for a “good morning?” Erik Nielsen (PGA) came to the front of the ballroom first thing this morning and suggested we check-in for our Saturday morning flights right away. My return flight takes me back through Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW), and Hurricane Harvey just happens to be a bearing down on the Texas coast. Great! I can’t help but think back to my return trip last year and the problems…

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PGA Level 2 Seminar: Day 4

August 24, 2017

Day 4 is the day most of us (including me) have been waiting for. Most if not all of us here at the Level 2 Seminars this week teach lessons, and obviously, there’s a lot we still have to learn. That goes without saying. The presenters for the next two days will be Rafael Floriani (PGA), a PGA Education staff member for the last four years who was here during Level…

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PGA Level 2 Seminar: Day 3

August 23, 2017

I can already tell you, after just a few days back here in Florida, that the Level 2 Seminars have a completely different feel than the Level 1 Seminars. Maybe it’s knowing what to expect or not being as stressed out about the Work Experience Portfolio, but I have to say that it’s actually been a pleasure to be here! The evenings are much more laid back, and there are…

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PGA Level 2 Seminar: Day 2

August 22, 2017

Day 2 got off to a booming start with a 25-minute, high-energy breakout session on cover letters, resumes, and interviews with Bill Cioffoletti (PGA) and Michelle Hupfer (PGA) in an nearby classroom. Attendance was optional and not part of the day’s Seminar, but boy was it worth it. Leave it to Bill to make resumes sound exciting! We discussed the importance of networking and how golf professionals as a whole…

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