Golf Instruction

  • Golf Course Rating vs. Slope Rating

    The first United States Golf Association Rating system was established in 1911. The proposal made by Leighton Calkins, who served on the USGA Executive Committee in 1907 and 1908) was that par ratings be based on the play of the U.S. Amateur Champion; at the time the amateur champion was Jerome Travers, who won four amateur titles from 1907 - 1913. Rating c ...

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  • Furyk, McDowell US Open Challenges Addressed In Instruction Series

    Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell are two of the straightest drivers of the golf ball in the world. Yet during the final round of the recently concluded U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, the two previous U.S. Open champions (Furyk in 2003, McDowell in 2010) fell into the same driving traps that ensnare the average golfer. Those faults and traps ...

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  • Improve Your Game Through Better Balance

    Golfer’s Guide Instruction by Mike Calbot Balance is the key to success in a golf swing. Most golfers stand out of balance when at address. When they go to make a golf swing, their body fights the action and end up looking stiff or rigid. When you are stiff or rigid, you can’t build up the speed for distance or control for consistency. There ...

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  • Master The Art Of The Punch Shot

    Golfer's Guide instruction by Scott Newhouse From a sand wedge 60 yards away to a 4-iron recovery shot through the trees back into play, the punch shot is a shot that takes practice. Let’s talk about the recovery shot first. One thing that I have learned by watching the 15 to 30 handicappers is that when you are in trouble, the first rule is to get ou ...

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  • Most Popular Myths in Golf Exposed

    Golfer’s Guide Instruction by Andrew Rice It has been an enlightening experience using TrackMan in almost every lesson for a year now. There are so many widespread philosophies us golfers have heard so many times, we simply accept them to be truth. TrackMan says hold on a minute! Here are a few examples that come to mind: You&rsqu ...

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  • Ritson-Sole Golf School Opens New Myrtle Beach Location

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Ritson-Sole Golf School, which has been a fixture at its original Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club location since 1991, has opened a new location at the Grande Dunes Resort Club in central Myrtle Beach. The Resort Club located at 82nd Avenue off the Route 17 Bypass, features a private club atmosphere and will allow the popul ...

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  • Course Handicap vs. Handicap Index

    Handicap is a term bandied about an awful lot at golf courses around the country, but do we all have a solid grasp of what it really means and how to calcuate it? This is certainly a hot topic at this time of year because of the U.S. Open and in particular U.S. Open qualifying. To be eligible for U.S. Open qualifying, a player must have a Handicap Index of ...

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  • Hank Haney, Jim Fannin Featured Daily Speakers at 2012 PGA Expo

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Renowned golf instructor Hank Haney and Jim Fannin, a successful mental performance coach to many sports and business professionals, will be the featured daily guest speakers at the 2012 PGA Expo in Las Vegas Aug. 21-22. Each exhibition morning will offer a complimentary featured speaker session beginning at 9 a.m. on the event's ...

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  • Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy Introduces Globally-Diverse Spring Class

    Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (Hank Haney IJGA) -- the world's only academy to combine training, academics and competition for serious players -- recently introduced a spring class representing 27 countries across five continents. The new semester at Hank Haney IJGA began Jan. 16 on Hilton Head Island, S.C., and features t ...

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  • "BUTCH HARMON ABOUT GOLF presented by TITLEIST" INSTRUCTIONAL TWO-DVD SET

    AVAILABLE TO ORDER IN JANUARY LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Butch Harmon, the world renowned golf instructor to many  top names on the PGA TOUR and European TOUR, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of his comprehensive golf instructional two-DVD set titled "Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist." The two-DVD set feature ...

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