PGA Level 2 Seminar: Day 1

August 21, 2017

Today it was back to school! The school is PGA Level 2, and the place is the PGA Education Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. A few things have changed since my first visit  a little over a year ago. Most notably, the longtime “principal” of the school, PGA Senior Manager of Education Helene Bell, has retired after 30 years! After a brief introduction by Erik Nielsen (PGA), we dove…

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Becoming a PGA Member: Step 8

August 20, 2017

Well, it’s certainly been a while! After a nearly seven-month travel restriction due to the Zika virus, my wife and I recently had our first child, which means I’ve been cleared to return to Florida for the PGA Level 2 Seminar. I’ve been through one full season working as an Assistant Golf Professional at La Paloma Country Club in Tucson, and now I’m ready to further my PGA Certification. When you…

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What’s In My (Staff) Bag?

August 14, 2017

Being on staff with Callaway has been a great experience so far. It has also meant an almost complete overhaul of my bag from one manufacturer (Titleist) to another. In case you missed it, here’s a link to my Epic fitting experience at the Ely Callaway Performance Center in Carlsbad back in March. And, as a result of that fitting, here’s what’s in my bag: Irons Specs: Callaway Apex CF…

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It’s fitting that the son of a PGA Professional, Justin Thomas, would claim his first major championship at the Association’s showcase event.

August 13, 2017
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Putter Fitting at Cool Clubs

August 13, 2017

One thing I’ve always wanted to do is to get a professional putter fitting. It’s one thing to get fitted for a set of irons or even a driver or fairway wood. A putter fitting is in a category of its own. Putting is a different animal, which is why there are teachers out there who specialize in nothing but that. It’s as much of an art as it is…

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Whoa! The PGA Championship is moving to the month of May for the first time since 1949 beginning in 2019. So much for Glory’s Last Shot huh?

August 9, 2017
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Blogger’s Update & Diary of a USGA Rules Official

August 7, 2017

Well hey there! Long time no write to. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus celebrating the birth of my son, Asher, but I’ve dusted off the old typewriter and am ready to hop back in the writing saddle. I’ll be writing about a lot of exciting things in the coming weeks. I’m heading up to Cool Clubs in Scottsdale for a putter fitting later this week, something I’ve…

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Steph Curry had no business playing in this week’s Web.com Tour event. The guy whose spot he took could have won. That’s why we have celebrity pro-ams.

August 6, 2017
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Talk about flipping a switch! Jordan Spieth plays the first four holes in three over par and the last five holes in five under par to win his first Open Championship by three shots.

July 24, 2017
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With his win at the Travelers, 23-year-old Jordan Spieth joins Tiger Woods as the only players in the modern era with at least ten victories before the age of 24.

June 25, 2017
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