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Every golfer loves to watch professionals hit unbelievable shots, but the vast majority of golfers never break 100 on their scorecard and make far more double-bogies or worse than pars. Golf is a $70 billion industry in the United States and there are approximately 20 million golfers that chop, hack, slice and top their ball around the golf course. They buy new clubs, gloves, balls and unlike the professionals, pay green fees. The golf industry, as a whole, has experienced […]

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NCAA Imposes Harsh Sanctions on SMU Golf Program

According to an NCAA finding former Southern Methodist University (SMU) Men’s Golf Coach, Josh Gregory was found to have made improper contact with prospective students and parents in 2013. He also sold university merchandise at a discounted rate to prospective recruits, which is also an NCAA recruiting violation. In addition they claim, Gregory allowed an alum of SMU to contact recruits in violation of NCAA rules. Gregory admitted the sales of the merchandise, which he claims is not mentioned in […]

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45th Walker Cup Will Be Contested in England This Week

While most big screen televisions will be tuned to the first week of NFL football, there will be two big-time golf contests being conducted in Europe this weekend. The best women golfers in the world will compete in the final major championship of the year at the Evian Resort at Evian-Les-Bains, France. The best male amateurs in the U.S, as well as, Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) will compete in the 45th playing of the Walker Cup held at Royal […]

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Golf Skills Are Life Skills

Written By:  Mark Croft, PGA Professional We began a junior golf program in a our very small rural school district here in Yuma County, Somerton Arizona in 1998. The program outline called for the class to be offered one day a week for 4th and 5th grade students, who were allowed to choose that activity versus other activities such as art and computer science. Together, with the Physical Education Director, we created a curriculum based on teaching Golf skills and […]

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Emma Talley Wins Women’s NCAA Championship

Emma Talley just finished her junior year at the University of Alabama and won the 2015 NCAA Women’s Division I Individual Championship at Concessions Golf Club near Tampa, Florida. She made history in doing so, becoming one of only five women to have won both the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the NCAA Women’s Championship. In 2013, she defeated Yueer Cindy Feng 2 & 1 at the Country Club of Charleston to win the women’s amateur at the age of 19. […]

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I admit it – I am a golfaholic, as well as a teaching professional. I have enjoyed playing the grand game of golf for over 40 years. In addition to playing, I find teaching golf very rewarding – I love to see students when they finally hit that great shot, make the long put, chip in or kill that long drive. - See more at: Toledo Ohio Golf Lessons - About Fred