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JONES NAMED HEAD COACH AT ST. FRANCIS

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The USGTF’s Bert Jones has been named the head coach of the St. Francis High School golf team, Sacramento, California, starting with the 2016 season,

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GRAND CANYON STATE WELCOMES U.S. CUP

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Arizona becomes the 10th state to host the United States Golf Teachers Cup, and Talking Stick’s North Course in Scottsdale is the venue. For the past four years,

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De BARROS BREAKS THROUGH FOR SECOND VICTORY AT USGTF SOUTHEAST REGIONAL

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Carlos de Barros from Lake Worth, Florida, played a bit steadier than the rest of the field with rounds of 74-77 to take top honors at the USGTF Southeast

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HARVEY PENICK NOMINATIONS DUE IN SEPTEMBER

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Nominations are now being accepted for the fourth annual Harvey Penick Trophy for Excellence in Golf Teaching. The award goes to the USGTF professional

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HELM TAKES NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP

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Bob Helm from Newville, PA, took home the Northeast Region Championship, played July 21 at Mercer Oaks West Course in West Windsor, New Jersey.

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THE NEW ONTAL CORPORATE GOLF WELLNESS “STOP LEAVING INCOME BEHIND”

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The new ONTAL CGW will now make available, on a USGTF custom website, every major golf equipment and accessory

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL JIMMY WALKER

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He once was known as having the same name as a famous 1970s comedian and actor, but today he’s undoubtedly the person who comes to mind w

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USGTF MEMBER VIDEOS SOUGHT

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Have some great information you want to share with the rest of the world? Now is your chance. The USGTF is looking for members

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EDITORIAL – CHOKING HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF US

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By Dr. Gregg Steinberg At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in July,

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US CUP REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

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Registration for the 21st annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, to be held Monday and Tuesday, October 10-11 at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale,

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USGTF FITNESS AND NUTRITION DIVISION NOW ONLINE

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The USGTF’s newest division, the International Golf Fitness and Nutrition Association, is now online at www.USGTFFitness.com. The program and course are

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PENICK NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

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Nominations for the annual Harvey Penick Trophy for Excellence in Golf Teaching are now being accepted.  All USGTF members in good standing are eligible.

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SAVE TIME ON GOLF VIDEO ANALYSIS WITH SWING PROFILE GOLF APP

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Swing Profile automatically detects and records the golf swing – no sensors are required. Analyzing your student’s golf swing has never been easier. Swing Profile

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USGTF REGIONAL ACTION REMINDER

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Southeast Region – The USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be held this month at GlenLakes Country Club in Weeki Wachee, Fl

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USGTF MEMBER VIDEOS SOUGHT

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Have some great information you want to share with the rest of the world? Now is your chance. The USGTF is looking for members to submit instructional tips

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL ARIYA JUTANUGARN

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She exploded into the winners circle with three consecutive victories after never having won an LPGA event, but keen golf observers knew it was just a

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EDITORIAL – MAKING SENSE OF THE DUSTIN JOHNSON RULING AT THE U.S. OPEN

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By Mark Harman, USGTF Level IV Member By now, we all know the story of Dustin Johnson’s penalty

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NEW FROM ONTAL CORPORATE GOLF WELLNESS

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The USGTF has been asked to assist Ontal CGW in providing golf services to the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). They have chapters in over 100

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WGTF WELCOMES SOUTH AMERICA

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USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional Bill Picca recently traveled to Bolivia to conduct a certification course for the newly formed South American

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USGTF REGIONAL NEWS

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SIMS CAPTURES SOUTHWEST CROWN USGTF Southwest Region director Bruce Sims hosted the region championship this past May 14-15, and decided that as long as he was

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USGTF MEMBER VIDEOS SOUGHT

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Have some great information you want to share with the rest of the world? Now is your chance. The USGTF is looking for members to submit instructional tips

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CGTF MEMBER BATH PENS NEW BOOK

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CGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional Bill Bath has written a new book titled Golf Yoda’s Action Golf. Bath has simplified the swing into

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL SE RI PAK

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Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, and Se Ri Pak all have something in common: They sparked a revolution that changed the game.

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EDITORIAL – LABELS CAN AND DO DEFINE OUR GAMES

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By Dr. Gregg Steinberg, USGTF Sports’ Psychologist

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SAVE TIME, LOWER STRESS, FOCUS ON YOUR GAME – THE LITE CADDIE CART BAG

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How many times do you think golfers have to return to their golf cart during the course of their round to grab

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LaQUINTA NAMED HOST HOTEL FOR U.S. CUP

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The LaQuinta Inn & Suites Phoenix Scottsdale has been named the host hotel for the 2016 United States Golf Teachers Cup being held October 10-11 at

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TARGET GOLF ACADEMY PRESENTS GOLF 101

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Over the last several years, Golf 101 has grown into a leading golf book for beginners. If you want to add a

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USGTF REGIONAL NEWS

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The USGTF Southwest Region Championship will be held May 14-15 at Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club in Plano, Texas.  The event is open to

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CLUB CHAMPION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH USGTF

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Club Champion, the country’s premier golf club fitter and retailer with locations nationwide, would like to introduce USGTF members to its Partner

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COSTA RICA LEADING RACE TO HOLD 2017 WORLD CUP

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Costa Rica, perhaps the most beautiful country in Central America and a favorite tourist mecca of worldwide travelers, has put in a bid to host the 2017

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL DANNY WILLETT

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He wasn’t mentioned as one of the possible contenders as CBS began its broadcast coverage

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EDITORIAL – GOLF’S FUTURE LOOKS PROMISING

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Although there are signs that the economic malaise of the past few years is either in the rear-view mirror or about to be, some are concerned that

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NEW FITNESS AND NUTRITION DIVISION LAUNCHED

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No edge is too small for a competitive golfer, and that includes keeping the body in peak form. This means staying in top physical form and getting proper nourishment.

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CLUB CHAMPION USGTF INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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Club Champion, the nation’s premier golf club fitter and retailer with 15 locations, offers USGTF members an enticing incentive program. 

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MEMBER PROFILE – ED KOEPP

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July 4 is Independence Day in the United States, but it also has a deeper meaning to USGTF member Ed Koepp – that’s the day that he first played golf. Back on that day in 1947, at the age of 10, … Continue reading

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USGTF SOUTHWEST REGION NEWS

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The USGTF Southwest Region Championship will be played Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, at Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club in Plano, Texas.

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USGTF NORTHWEST REGION NEWS

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The second annual USGTF Northwest Region Championship will be held Thursday and Friday, May 19-20, at Eagle Springs Golf Course

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USGTF SOUTHEAST REGION NEWS

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The 9th annual USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, at GlenLakes Country Club

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USGTF NORTHEAST REGION NEWS

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USGTF Northeast Region director John Savage has announced his retirement as region director effective April 1. Savage has been instrumental in the growth

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USGTF CENTRAL REGION NEWS

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The USGTF Central Region Championship will be held Sunday and Monday, August 7-8, at Lake Forest Golf Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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USGTF REGIONAL EVENTS BENEFIT ALL MEMBERS

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You may have noticed in this e-newsletter that we have news from all five USGTF regions. That’s great, because involved members mean a stronger organization,

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL KIRADECH APHIBARNRAT

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Golf at the professional level continues to become more international, and perhaps no one exemplifies this as well at Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

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EDITORIAL – IS IT POSSIBLE TO REVERSE COURSE?

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Seems like talk of changing golf always comes up this time of year. Most likely because the Masters is just around the corner, which signifies the

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MARSHAL ROMPS TO VICTORY IN USGTF-SPONSORED HICKORY CHAMPIONSHIP

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England’s Andrew Marshal, the reigning World Hickory Open champion, had too much game for the professionals vying for the John Shippen Trophy

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NEW USGTF MANUAL AVAILABLE

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The second edition of How To Teach Golf: The American Golf Teaching Method is now available to all USGTF and WGTF members. The manual has been updated and streamlined to present the most up-to-date

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USGTF REGIONAL ACTION SCHEDULED

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The USGTF Southwest Region Championship is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas,

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“PRO” FILE – BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU

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Okay, technically he’s not a professional as he still has his amateur status, but Bryson DeChambeau is certain to make his mark on

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NEW VENUE REMINDER FOR US CUP

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The 21st annual United States Golf Teachers Cup will be played Monday and Tuesday, October 10-11, 2016, at the North Course

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USGTF MEMBER CLAFFEY LANDS NEW POSITIONS

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USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional George Claffey from Berlin, Connecticut, is the new director of the junior program at Timberlin Golf Course in Berlin,

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COBB NAMED TO AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLFERS HALL OF FAME

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Addie Cobb, a USGTF affiliate member from Valdosta, Georgia, will be inducted into the African American Golfers Hall of Fame this coming May

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NEW BRIDGESTONE GOLF BALLS FOR 2016

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Bridgestone Golf, a leader in providing golf balls for players of different swing speeds and swing characteristics, has

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CLUB CHAMPION AND THE USGTF

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Club Champion, the country’s premier golf club fitter and retailer with locations nationwide, would like to introduce USGTF members to its Partner Program.

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EDITORIAL – AN IDEA TO MAKE LESSONS MORE AFFORDABLE

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The staple of golf instruction has always been the private one-on-one lesson, where a golfer receives personalized

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NEW TEACHING MANUAL NOW AVAILABLE

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The second edition of How To Teach Golf: The American Golf Teaching Method from the USGTF Technical Committee is now available.

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INTERESTED IN SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE?

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Golf Teaching Pro magazine, the official member publication of the USGTF, is always looking for member submissions to be featured in each issue.

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ROOT NAMED TO USGTF ADVISORY BOARD

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USGTF member Warren Root from Richmond, Virginia, has been named to the USGTF Advisory Board. Root, a Certified Golf Teaching

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IGPA WELL RECEIVED

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The USGTF’s golf psychology division, the International Golf Psychology Association, has been well received in its first month. An introductory rate of $199

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DUES REMINDER FOR 2016

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USGTF membership dues for 2016 must be paid by Monday, February 29, in order to avoid a $100 reinstatement fee. USGTF membership

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US PRO HICKORY SLATED FOR THIS MONTH

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The 6th annual United States Professional and Amateur Hickory Open, sponsored by the USGTF and Southeast Region director Mike Stevens,

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USGTF MEMBER AND BAG TAG COLLECTION

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Dennis Daugherty of Clermont, Florida, has kept almost every USGTF bag tag since he first became a member in 1995. Attending a certification course

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USGTF STORK REPORT – IT’S A BOY!

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On December 21st, longtime USGTF staff member Samuel Bryant and his wife Robyn welcomed their second child, Henry Michael Bryant,

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL ALISON LEE

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She’s best known – so far – as being part of one of the most controversial acts in Solheim Cup history, rather than her play on the course. But LPGA star Alison Lee

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EDITORIAL – TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE YOUTH MOVEMENT

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The number one player in the world is 22 years old, owns a green jacket, and is compared to a previous generation’s greatest player. Sound familiar?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE USGTF!

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The year 2015 was certainly an exciting one at the USGTF, as we hosted the 12th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup,

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USGTF INTRODUCES GOLF PSYCHOLOGY DIVISION

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Innovations from the USGTF throughout the years have helped shaped the way the game is taught and learned, and the latest innovation

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2016 UNITED STATES GOLF TEACHERS CUP HEADING TO NEW TERRITORY!

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What do the states of Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, and California all have

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NEW USGTF TEACHING MANUAL DUE OUT IN FEBRUARY

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The second edition of How to Teach Golf: The American Golf Teaching Method will be ready February 1.

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL GERINA PILLER

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She has yet to win on the LPGA Tour, but that milestone is likely to happen at some

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PRODUCT REVIEW – MIZUNO JPX EZ FORGED IRONS

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Mizuno irons are known for their great feel to go along with performance, and the JPX EZ Forged

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EDITORIAL – PAYING THE PRICE

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By: Cole Golden, USGTF Member, Wichita, Kansas

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WORLD GOLF LEARNING CENTER FRANCHISE NOW AVAILABLE!

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Everything you need with support from the experts: 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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From all of us at the USGTF National Office, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! As 2015 is coming to a close,

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WINTER 2016 ISSUE OF GOLF TEACHING PRO HITTING MAILBOXES SOON

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The Winter 2016 edition of Golf Teaching Pro magazine, the official publication of the World Golf Teachers

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INTERNATIONAL GOLF PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATION COMING SOON!

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Do you want to master the mental game? Do you want to be certified as a golf psychology expert? Do you want to lower your golf scores?

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RANDOM DRAWING WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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Congratulations to the six USGTF members who won in the random drawing by renewing their USGTF membership by October 20.

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OWN YOUR OWN INDOOR GOLF LEARNING CENTER FRANCHISE

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Everything you need with support from the experts:

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RECAP OF WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP AND EDUCATIONAL TALKS

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Do you want to relive some of the action from the recent World Golf Teachers Cup from Orlando? If so, we now have available video recapping the week’s events, including seminars from the guest speakers. Please visit www.WorldGolfTeachersCup.com and see … Continue reading

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“PRO” FILES – TOURING PROFESSIONAL JUSTIN THOMAS

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He doesn’t even tip the scales at 150 lbs., but Justin Thomas still hits it big, averaging almost 300 yards in 2015. The 22-year-old with tons of promise finally

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EDITORIAL – MARKETING YOURSELF

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By: Cole Golden, USGTF Member, Wichita, Kansas I was recently in an office waiting for my appointment when a salesman walked through the door.  He worked for the local phone book company.

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LAS VEGAS PRO-AM

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USGTF members, Cole Golden and Grant Gulych are holding a Pro-Am in Las Vegas Friday February 26, 2016 and Saturday February 27, 2016.

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SAMUELSSON, BRAZIL WIN WORLD CUP TITLES

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Rebecca Samuelsson, a Swedish international currently residing in Kissimmee, Florida, became the first woman to capture the individual title at the 12th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup,

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SIMS NAMED HARVEY PENICK WINNER

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Longtime USGTF member Bruce Sims was named the winner of the 2015 Harvey Penick Trophy for Excellence in Golf Teaching at the closing banquet and

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US MATCH PLAY SET FOR FIRST WEEK IN DECEMBER

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The 4th annual United States Match Play Championship will be held Monday-Friday, November 30 – December 4,

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DAVIES BECOMES FIRST AMERICAN WINNER OF CANADIAN CUP

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“PRO” FILES – TOURING PROFESSONALS EMILIANO GRILLO AND SMYLIE KAUFMAN

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It seems winners on the PGA Tour are seemingly coming from all corners, and the first two winners

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ENGLISHMAN TAKES WORLD HICKORY OPEN

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England’s Andrew Marshall won the World Hickory Open in October at the Carnoustie Country golf courses,

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DIRECTOR NEEDED FOR USGTF CENTRAL REGION

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The USGTF is comprised of five regions: Southeast, Northeast, Central, Southwest, and Northwest.

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EDITORIAL – THE GAME IS ALWAYS BIGGER

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By: David Hill, USGTF Member, Quebec, Canada “No one is bigger than the game.” This is a famous quote

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FOLLOW U.S., WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP ACTION ONLINE

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Get periodic scoring updates on the United States and World Golf Teachers Cup action through www.WorldGolfTeachersCup.com.

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NEW USGTF TEACHING MANUAL TO BE UNVEILED IN 2016

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Reflecting the evolution in golf teaching, a new version of How to Teach Golf: The American Golf Teaching Method will be available February

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LOWE NAMED TO USGTF ADVISORY BOARD

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Dr. Herbert Lowe has been named to the USGTF Advisory Board. A native of Jamaica, Lowe came to the United States to attend Texas Christian

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2015 US MATCH PLAY RETURNS

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The 4th annual United States Match Play Championship will be held Monday-Friday, November 30 – December 4, at Indian Hills Golf Course

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SteadiHead™ Introduces Laser Technology To Help Lower Scores

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How often as a teaching professional are you challenging your students to become better putters? If the answer is often, the new SteadiHead™ is for you!

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“PRO” FILE – UNITED STATES SOLHEIM CUP TEAM

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Facing a 10-6 deficit entering the 12 Sunday singles matches during the recent Solheim Cup held in Germany, the United States team’s chances looked bleak.

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WGTF TO SPONSOR 10TH WORLD HICKORY OPEN

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The World Golf Teachers Federation will once again be a sponsor for the 2015 World Hickory Open. Hickory golfers all over the world are currently

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MASTER THE MENTAL GAME EDUCATIONAL SERIES

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Do you get frustrated when your students don’t play up to their potential? Do you want to learn how to teach your students how to handle pressure

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EDITORIAL – WAS SUZANN PETTERSEN REALLY WRONG?

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By Mark Harman, USGTF National Course Director She has been vilified by most golf observers, including European Solheim Cup

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COMPANIES CONFIRMED FOR WORLD CUP DEMO DAY; HOLE-IN-ONE PRIZE OFFERED

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Various USGTF industry partners and invited companies have confirmed their participation in this year’s United States

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PETERS MAKES HISTORY IN CENTRAL REGION; CARROLL TAKES NE CROWN

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GARVIN NAMED GENERAL MANAGER AT MARLTON

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USGTF Hall of Fame professional Jimmy Garvin has been named the general manager of

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USGTF PARTNERS WITH AVIS, BUDGET FOR RENTAL CAR DEALS

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The USGTF has partnered with Avis Rent A Car to bring its members

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MEMBER PROFILE – JIM RONDEAU

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One of the strengths of the USGTF is the diverse backgrounds from which many members come. Associate member Jim Rondeau

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USGTF MEMBERS STAY IN TOUCH THROUGH WEBSITE

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USGTF members have their own website at www.USGTFMembers.com,

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USGTF MEMBER LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE TECH START-UP TO HELP GOLF TEACHERS

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USGTF TEACHERS NEEDED FOR CLINICS NEAR CHICAGO

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USGTF Hall of Fame member Mike Perez, the general manager of Grayslake Golf Course in Grayslake, Illinois

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LONGTIME USGTF MEMBER JAMES PASSES AWAY

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USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional D. Gale James from

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL BROOKE HENDERSON

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EDITORIAL – MEMBER PARTICIPATION STRENGTHENS USGTF

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I’ve been fortunate to attend every playing of the United States Golf Teachers Cup since its inception

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DEMO DAY SET FOR US, WORLD CUPS

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Various USGTF industry partners and guest companies will be on hand on Monday, October 12, at the Magnolia Course driving range at Walt Disney

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PETERS DETHRONES HARMAN IN SE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Jim Peters from Newport, Kentucky, played steady golf for two days and edged out defending champion Mark Harman by a single shot to take

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CANADIAN GOLF TEACHERS CUP WELCOMES ALL WGTF MEMBERS

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For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Golf Teachers Cup & Conference will be held at the Bay of Quinte Country Club on Monday

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL KEVIN KISNER

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Sometimes a player seemingly comes out of nowhere and makes a splash. Such is the case with Kevin Kisner, who three times this year has not been beaten

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IDENTITIES REVEALED

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On page 28 of the current edition of Golf Teaching Pro magazine, a picture taken 18 years

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INTERNATIONAL PGA, USGTF ENGAGE

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In a recent conversation with USGTF president Geoff Bryant, International PGA president Glenn Sorenson

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USGTF INDUSTRY PARTNER WILSON GOLF HOLDS CONTEST

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Wilson Golf announced a call for entries as it launches a new television show called “Driver vs. Driver.” This show, scheduled to air on Golf

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PROMOTION – FAST SUCCESS FOR NEW TEACHING CARD

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Immediately after the new summer issue reached USGTF members, we started getting reaction to our new SWING THOUGHTS teaching diary ( ZCard).

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NEW GOLF TOUR RELIVES HISTORY

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The Professional Hickory Golf Association, based in Tampa, Florida, announces the formation of the Tartan Tour on the Florida Historic

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THE INNOVATION FACTOR

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The Winter 2016 edition of Golf Teaching Pro magazine will feature an article titled “The Innovation Factor.”  Here is an excerpt:

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EDITORIAL – RAIN DELAYS

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By: Cole Golden, USGTF Master Teaching Professional, Wichita, Kansas I was recently caddying in our local State

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SUMMER EDITION OF GOLF TEACHING PRO IN THE MAIL!

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The Summer 2015 edition of Golf Teaching Pro magazine has been mailed out to all USGTF members. The official publication of the USGTF

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CALLAWAY GOLF UPDATES USGTF P.U.D. PROGRAM

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We are pleased to announce that Callaway Golf has recently updated the USGTF Member VIP Discount program offered to all USGTF members in good standing. 

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STEINBERG TO SPEAK AT WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP

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Noted sports psychologist Dr. Gregg Steinberg, who has served as the USGTF’s sports psychology consultant for the past 18

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USGTF REGIONAL ACTION REMINDER

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Three USGTF regional events will be contested this summer:

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL STEVEN BOWDITCH

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You would think the life of a successful touring professional would mean tremendous fulfillment and happiness, but for Steven Bowditch, that didn’t come

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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE AFFECTS USGTF MEMBER

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USGTF member Sachin Bhattarai, head teaching professional at Royal Nepal Golf Club, informs the USGTF National Office that the recent earthquake in

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BRITISH OPEN MEMBER CONTEST

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Here’s a chance to win a free entry (valued at $795) to the upcoming US and World Golf Teachers Cups in Orlando, Florida, this October. Just guess both the

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UPCOMING MASTER GOLF TEACHING PROFESSIONAL® COURSES

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A USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional® certification is the highest level of attainment in the golf teaching industry. Master Golf Teaching

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MUST HAVES FROM THE USGTF PRO SHOP!

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All three items are tan in color and made with vacquetta leather, and are embossed with the name of the United States Golf Teachers Federation.

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TEACHING AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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This is a fantastic opportunity to run your own driving range/golf academy/banquet hall in a rapidly growing area of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

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EDITORIAL – GOLF APPS

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By: John Savage, USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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BEST WESTERN NAMED HOST HOTEL FOR US/WORLD CUPS

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The Best Western Lake Buena Vista, adjacent to Disney World and Downtown Disney (soon to be known as Disney Springs), has been named the host hotel for the 2015

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CARDEA LEADS TEAM TO THIRD STRAIGHT NCAA

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USGTF professional Bob Cardea has been the head coach of the Rutgers-Camden men’s golf team for the past 21 years, but in the past seven year the program has turned

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USGTF REGIONAL ACTION REMINDER

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Southeast – The USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be played Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, at GlenLakes Country Club in Weeki Wachee, Florida,

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A HELPING HAND GOES A LONG WAY

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USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional George Claffey from Berlin, Connecticut, has a passion for giving. He works with The First Tee in five cities in Connecticut, and teaches

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL CALVIN PEETE

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The golfing world learned with great regret the passing of Calvin Peete this past April 29. His story is so remarkable that a script of his life presented to Hollywood producers

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EDITORIAL – FIRE YOUR BAD INNER CADDIE

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A few weeks ago, we witnessed a new superstar in the golf world. Jordan Spieth dominated the Masters tournament, eventually tying the all-time scoring record at the Augusta National golf course.

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WGCA RELEASES NEW COACHING MANUAL

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USGTF Professional Dr. Gerald A. Walford has authored the latest instruction material for the World Golf Coaches Alliance, titled Practical Golf Coaching and Psychology.

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USGTF REGIONAL ACTION UPDATE

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Northeast – Region director John Savage has announced the annual USGTF Northeast Region Championship will be held Friday, July 31, at

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MICHIGAN/ONTARIO GOLF TEACHERS TOUR SCHEDULE RELEASED

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Directors Charlie Henry and Grant Gulych have released the 2015 schedule for the Michigan/Ontario Golf Teachers Tour:

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NATIONAL AND WORLD GOLF TEACHERS APPRECIATION DAYS

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The USGTF is once again celebrating National Golf Teachers Appreciation Day on Monday, June 22, the day after the US Open.  

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HARVEY PENICK TROPHY NOMINATIONS NOW ACCEPTED

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Nominations for the third annual Harvey Penick Trophy For Excellence In Golf Teaching are now being accepted by the

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RECOMMENDED BOOK: MEN IN GREEN IS ENTERTAINING READ

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Sports Illustrated golf writer Michael Bamberger’s latest effort is Men in Green, which chronicles his and pro golfer Mike Donald’s efforts to find out

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MEMBER PROFILE – CHARLES LARRY HUNTER

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Membership growth in the USGTF exploded with the start of the new millennium, but one of the “old guard” who has proudly maintained his membership since

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RECAP OF INDUSTRY PARTNER RUDY PROJECT

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Project gear, including single vision prescription sports sunglasses.  Rudy Project also has equipment available for other sports,

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HICKORY GOLF – EVEN TIGER IS CHECKING IT OUT

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USGTF professional Mike Stevens has been promoting the game of hickory golf

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL JORDAN SPIETH

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At the age of 21, Jordan Spieth joins a list of golf prodigies who have made their mark early on the men’s professional and amateur scene, such as Bobby Jones,

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Yonex Signs On With USGTF

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Yonex Golf, a company long-known for its industry-leading innovation, has signed on with the USGTF as an industry partner. USGTF members will be able to

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US, World Cup Entry Information Update

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The 20th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup and the 12th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup will be held Tuesday-Friday, October 13-16, 2015, at

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Regional Action: SW Champion Crowned, Upcoming Schedule

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Cole Golden from Wichita, Kansas, and Carlos de Barros from Lake Worth, Florida, were named co-champions of the

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USGTF Member Profile – Carlos Maysonet

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USGTF member Carlos Maysonet from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, has made quite a mark in the golf world. Maysonet operates the Future Champions Golf Tour for kids

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USGTF Pro Shop Has New Caps In Stock

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A new item has hit the USGTF Pro Shop with a unique twist on an old standard. This logoed cap features “United States Golf

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“PRO” File – Touring Professional Matt Every

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There’s a saying in golf – “horses for courses” – and Matt Every lived up to that recently when he successfully defended his Arnold

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St. Jude Recognizes USGTF Contribution

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The inaugural National Two-Person Best-Ball Championship, held last October

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Golf Instructor Needed in Michigan

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Professional Larry Wardo has an opening for a golf instructor in Novi, Michigan. The facility is a stand-alone driving range with 27

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Editorial – The Market Demands New Strategies for Obtaining Instructor Positions

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The current global economic conditions we live in and the state

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Walt Disney World Ready to Host US, World Cups

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Walt Disney World’s Palm and Magnolia golf courses are the venues for this year’s United States and World Golf Teachers Cups, to be played Tuesday-Friday, October 13-16.

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Upcoming USGTF Regional Events – All Invited

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The USGTF Southwest Region Championship’s 2nd annual edition will be played Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29, at Ridgeview Ranch

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Costa Rica Golf Teachers Federation Joins WGTF

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WGTF director Thomas T Wartelle and USGTF national course director Mark Harman conducted the first certification class held in Costa Rica February 7-9 at Cariari

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Target Golf Academy Partners with USGTF

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In 2015, Target Golf Academy is offering USGTF members the Golf 101 Instructor’s eBook for only $1.95 per month (regular $3.95/mo).

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Peckels Wins 5th Annual US Pro Hickory

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Eddie Peckels from Winter Springs, Florida, used a set of Precision hickory golf clubs from Louisville Golf to capture his second United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship at

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USGTF-Nordic Joins WGTF

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Along with Costa Rica, Scandinavia will now be represented in the World Golf Teachers Federation with the inclusion of USGTF-Nordic, based in Finland. Karin Lampinen recently attended the USGTF certification

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“PRO” File – Touring Professional Lydia Ko

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It seems women’s golf is getting younger and younger, and recently a milestone was achieved.  New Zealand’s Lydia Ko became the #1

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Editorial – The Mental Game: Positive Imagery

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Brandt Snedeker’s positive vibes at Pebble Beach helped him to victory. He won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the second time in three years, shooting 67

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NEW LOOK TO USGTF WEBSITE

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The USGTF website has been updated with a modern look and functionality. USGTF members can click on the Member Services link at the top of the page for

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US PRO HICKORY CHAMPIONSHIP THIS MONTH

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The 5th annual United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship will be held Monday, February 23, at Temple Terrace Country Club in Tampa, Florida.

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – ROB WILD

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It isn’t often that someone comes to a USGTF course, passes away and still earns their certification, but that’s exactly what happened to Rob Wild of Kailua Kona

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SOUTHWEST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR MARCH

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USGTF Southwest Region director Bruce Sims has announced that the 2nd annual USGTF Southwest Regional Tournament will be played

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USGTF PRO SHOP FEATURING NIKE SHIRTS

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Show your patriotic colors in a Nike golf shirt, now available in solid red, white, or navy blue colors. This shirt is a Dri-FIT micro pique polo shirt, and comes in all sizes.

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MICHIGAN/ONTARIO GOLF TEACHERS TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

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The Michigan/Ontario Golf Teachers Tour begins its 14th season in May, concluding with the prestigious Kelly Cup in September.

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USGTF MEMBER HOSTS ONLINE RADIO SHOW

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USGTF member Ted Odorico from Panama City, Florida, hosts “Golf Talk Live,” an online golf radio show, every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. EST. Each show features guests from

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MEMBER BENEFITS FOR USGTF MEMBERS

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USGTF membership comes along with a wide array of benefits, in addition to being able to call oneself a current USGTF member in good standing. Among them are:

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL JIMMY WALKER

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If you Google the name “Jimmy Walker,” the first thing that pops up is the comedian best known as J.J. on the

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EDITORIAL – LOOKS LIKE THE GAME IS JUST FINE TO ME

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Is golf really struggling as some would have us think?

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Happy New Year from the USGTF Staff

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As we begin our 26th year of operation, we would like to wish everyone a happy new year, with the hopes that 2015 will bring you much professional and

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US, World Golf Teachers Cup Location and Dates Set

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The 20th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup and the 12th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup will be played October 13-16, 2015, at the Palm and Magnolia

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Merkel Emerges As 2014 US Match Play Champion – USGTF Sponsored Event

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Newly minted professional golfer Tyler Merkel from Fort Myers, Florida, captured the 3rd annual United States Match

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Golf Teaching Pro Is Now Out; Website for USGTF Members

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The Winter 2015 edition of Golf Teaching Pro has been mailed to all WGTF members, so please be sure to look for it in your mailbox soon. The magazine has

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USGTF Member Profile – Wayne Player

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It didn’t take Wayne Player long to make an impression on the assembled competitors at the United States Golf Teachers Cup held this past October

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Brandon Lee Appointed New USGTF-Korea President

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Longtime USGTF Master Teaching Professional Brandon Lee has been appointed the new president of USGTF-Korea. Lee, who resides in Tustin,

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“PRO” Files – Touring Professional Graham DeLaet

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Canada has had a long and storied history of golf professionals, from Moe Norman and George Knudson to Masters winner Mike Weir. Many observers believe

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Editorial – We Professionals Need to Take Back the Narrative

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I was watching an interesting podcast the other night. It was about the state of golf and what needs to be done to keep

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE!

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December is the time when the golf season has begun its hibernation – at least for those of you in the northern climes – and the holiday season is upon us. We at the USGTF national

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JAMES GILLESPIE, EUROPEAN GOLF TEACHERS CUP CHAMPION

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The 10th annual European Golf Teachers Cup was recently held at Vaucouleurs Golf Course near Paris, France. This year’s event was hosted by the Dutch Golf Teachers

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US AND WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP…WE’RE GOING TO DISNEY!

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Disney World in Orlando, Florida, will host the 20th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup and the 12th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup October 13-16, 2015, at the renowned

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RECENT MASTER’S COURSE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA

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All participants successfully completed the recent Master Certification Course at Foothills Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. USGTF Course Examiner, David Vaught stated,

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US MATCH PLAY UP AND RUNNING

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The third annual United States Match Play Championship, with a guaranteed first-place prize of $10,000, is being played December 1-5. This is the only national championship

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“PRO” FILE – TOUR PROFESSIONAL CHRISTINA KIM

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Golf has its share of feel-good stories, but the LPGA’s Christina Kim’s may be one of the best you’ll find. Kim, the daughter of USGTF professional Man Kim, captured the Lorena

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MEMBER PROFILE – ABDUL WAHEED

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When you think of Pakistan or Vietnam, you don’t necessarily think of golf, but USGTF member Abdul Waheed is setting out to change that. Waheed attended the USGTF

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USGTF TEACHING PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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Amherst Country Club in Amherst, New Hampshire, is seeking a teaching professional for its facilities, including the Ponemah Green Family Golf Center.  Amherst Country Club

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EDITORIAL – THANK GOODNESS FOR MUNICIPAL GOLF

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It wasn’t that long ago that many golf course owners considered anything under $75 per round as “cheap,” and they priced their courses accordingly.  Of course, this was

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Belling Captures US Cup For Second Time With Record Score

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Dave Belling became the third multiple winner of the United States Golf Teachers Cup when he captured the 2014 title at Boulder Creek Golf Club

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Savoy, Church Inducted Into Hall of Fame

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USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professionals Ray Savoy from Greenbelt, Maryland, and Pat Church from Eugene, Oregon, were inducted into the USGTF Hall of Fame on

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Perez and Jaffe Capture Two-Person Best Ball Championship

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Jim Perez from Fresno, California, and his partner Bob Jaffe from Short Hills, New Jersey, won the inaugural National Two-Person Best Ball Championship at Boulder Creek

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Warner Named Harvey Penick Trophy Recipient

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USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional Christopher Warner from Houston, Texas, has been named the winner of the 2014 Harvey Penick Trophy for Excellence in Golf

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“PRO” File – Touring Professional Bernhard Langer

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His name might be the most mispronounced of any professional golfer, but there’s no mistaking Bernhard Langer’s golf game.

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US Match Play Deadline Fast Approaching

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The deadline for the 3rd annual United States Match Play Championship is Friday, November 21, at 5:00 p.m. EST. A guaranteed first-place prize of $10,000 awaits

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Lyle Wins World Hickory Open Sponsored by WGTF

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Sandy Lyle, winner of the 1985 British Open and 1988 Masters, is this year’s World Hickory champion following a two-day tournament on the Panmure course

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US CUP Deadline Fast Approaching

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Friday, October 10 is the deadline for entering the 19th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the USGTF.

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“PRO” FILES – Touring Professional Patrick Reed

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With one gesture, Patrick Reed is sure to be a Ryder Cup villain to the European fans for years to come. The American player is not shy about letting people know how good he

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USGTF Member’s Student Scores Two Holes-In-One…In One Day!

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USGTF professionals certainly take great pride in the accomplishments of their students, and Mike Sidlinger is no exception. Sidlinger reports that Jon Scolari of Las Vegas

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Europe Takes Down USA in Ryder Cup (Again)

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In what’s becoming a predictable scenario, the European Ryder Cup team once again captured the biennial event 16 1/2 – 11 1/2 from the outgunned USA squad.  

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Royal and Ancient Golf Club to Admit Women Members

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After 260 years, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has voted to permit women to join for the first time.  The R&A recognized that its

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Member Profile – Els Van Hoeckel: A Dutch Woman With The Passion For Golf, Coaching, and People

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I have been teaching, or more appropriately, coaching people in several

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WGTF Sponsors World Hickory Open

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The World Golf Teachers Federation has agreed to sponsor the professional purse at next week’s World Hickory Open being held at Panmure Medal course at Panmure Golf Club,

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USGTF Shows Its Welcoming Side Once Again

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Over the years, the USGTF has been proud of its history of inclusion, giving people from every background the opportunity to earn certification as a teaching professional.

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Editorial – Jumping The Gun On The Death Of Golf

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Headlines about golf have made CNN’s, CNBC’s, Fox News’, and many other TV news’ broadcasts lately. Normally, that would be great, but they weren’t about the next Tiger

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Three Must-Have Products From The Usgtf Pro Shop

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The Small Desk Portfolio The Slimfold Wallet The Soft Scorecard Holder

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USGTF 25th Anniversary Commemoration at US Cup

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The 2014 United States Golf Teachers Cup will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23, at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas.

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Peters Crowned Central Region Champion

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It continues to be a strong summer of competitive golf for USGTF members Jim Peters of Newport, Kentucky, as he captured the Central Region Championship played August 3 at

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$10,000 Guaranteed for United States Match Play Championship

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The third annual United States Match Play Championship will be contested December 1-5, 2014, at Indian Hills Golf Course, with a guaranteed first place prize of $10,000.

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“PRO” Files – Touring Professional Carlos Ortiz

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He never was a first-team All-American in college…nor a second-teamer…nor even a third-teamer. In fact, Carlos Ortiz never made so much as Honorable Mention All-American in

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WGTF Member Profile – Murray St. Onge

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Murray St. Onge has been a CGTF member since 1997. He is the head teaching professional at Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club in Thornton, Ontario, and

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USGTF Pro Shop Update and Discount for September

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Leather has always been associated with the finest of goods, and the USGTF Pro Shop features three items that all teaching professionals could use.

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Editorial – Vision

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Superstar. That is the vision for Rory McIlroy.  In a recent interview, Rory did not tell the media that he wants to win more tournaments or majors, or

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USGTF Member Sobczak Not One For Slow Play

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When USGTF member Gary Sobczak plays golf, he’s not one to fool around taking too much time. Sobczak, from Avon, Indiana, placed second last year at the World

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Human Kinetics Offers Discount to USGTF Members

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Help your students develop a consistent swing and master every shot on their way to a lower handicap. Golf: Steps to Success provides detailed, progressive instruction

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Sign Up Now For USGTF Events

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The 19th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, the flagship event of the USGTF, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23, at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder

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“Pro” Files – Touring Professional Mo Martin

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American women have won the first three majors of the 2014 season. Lexi Thompson captured the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Michelle Wie took home the US Women’s

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WGTF Welcomes Back USGTF-Taiwan

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The World Golf Teachers Federation would like to welcome back Taiwan to our alliance of international golf teachers. This past July, I traveled to Taipei to conduct a certificatio

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USGTF Member Pens Book

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USGTF Master Teaching Professional Christopher Warner from Houston, Texas, has written a book titled Golf Swing from the Ground Up, published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC.

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Perez Continues With Active 2014

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USGTF Master Teaching Professional Jim Perez, one of the most active and energetic professionals who can be found anywhere, is at it again. Earlier this year, Perez

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SE Region Championship Results

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Although pressed, Mark Harman of Ridgeland, South Carolina, rallied with a second-round 73 to edge out Kentuckian Jim Peters by one stroke at the USGTF Southeast Region

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Nolletti Captures NE Region Championship

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The USGTF Northeast Region Championship was held on Saturday, July 19, at the Great Bear Country Club in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Twenty-seven competitors from

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WGTF Member Gray Named Director of Golf at St. Michaels

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Longtime WGTF of Great Britain & Ireland member Douglas Gray has been named the director of golf at St. Michaels Golf Club in Leuchars, Scotland, near St. Andrews.

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USGTF-China To Train Teachers At Prestigious Club

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Toby Tse, president of USGTF-China, has announced that he has signed a three-year agreement with Lan Hai Golf Club to train and certify select caddies and staff

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USGTF, CGTF National Tournament Action in Full Swing

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Entries for the 19th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, celebrating the 25th anniversary year of the USGTF, are being accepted. The event will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23, 2014,

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USGTF Regional Action

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In addition to national tournament action, USGTF regional events are being held this summer. The USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, at Glen Lakes Country Club in

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Stevens Falls Short in Bid for Fourth National Hickory Title

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USGTF professional and Southeast Region director Mike Stevens came from four shots back in the final round of the 17th National Hickory

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USGTF Member Church Coaches at U.S. Special Olympics

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During the week of June 14-21, I was privileged to accompany three golfers of Team Oregon to the USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey.

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“Pro” File – Touring Professional Erik Compton

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An old cliche in sports is that a player has a lot of heart, but in the case of professional

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Determination and Courage

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It has been my distinct pleasure to have known Deon Swart for the past two years. He is an inspiring and challenging man. Deon is from South Africa and

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Allen Edmonds – Maker of Fine Teaching Shoes

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Allen Edmonds, maker of fine leather and clothing goods, has signed on as a USGTF industry partner. USGTF members in good standing are eligible

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Summer Edition of Golf Teaching Pro Coming This Week

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The Summer 2014 edition of Golf Teaching Pro magazine will be mailed out this week. Included in this special 25th anniversary

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Ortega Captures Inaugural NW Title; Other Regional Info

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Ryan Ortega of South San Francisco, California, fired a 75 to claim the inaugural USGTF Northwest Region Championship

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Inaugural National Two-Person Best-Ball Championship

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The inaugural National Two-Person Best-Ball Championship will be held Friday, October 24, 2014, at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas.

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“Pro” File – Touring Professional Gary Christian

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We often hear the stories of the prominent touring professionals, but the journeymen have compelling back-stories, too. One such golfer is Gary Christian.

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Canadian Golf Teachers Cup®

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All WGTF members are invited to play in the 2014 Canadian Golf Teachers Cup to be held Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23, at Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club

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This Happened In Vegas…But It Didn’t Stay There

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Does anyone recognize these young guys?  This picture was taken at the awards banquet in November 2002 for the 2003 United States Golf Teachers Cup

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Editorial – BOUNCE?!

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A few weeks ago, I was playing a round of golf with some buddies. Their handicap range was from 15-25. About halfway through the round, I was shocked that none of them

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We Do Our Best!

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This photo was taken at Siem Reap Booyoung Country Club by USGTF member Leo Perlmutter while travelling in Cambodia.

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Editorial – Sweet Swinging Gene Littler was My Inspiration

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Many of my friends often compliment me on my rhythmic golf swing. When I won the 2004 USGTF Senior championship at the

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WAYNE PLAYER JOINS USGTF

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Wayne Player, son of the legendary Gary Player, has joined the USGTF as a Level III member. Player competed in two British Opens, making the cut as a 17-year-old, and a US Open.

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USGTF TOURNAMENT ACTION UPDATE AND SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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In celebration of the USGTF’s 25th anniversary, Wayne Player has agreed to be the featured guest instructor at the 19th annual

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USGTF PRO SHOP – NEW LOGOED SHIRTS!

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The USGTF pro shop is now featuring Nike Dri-Fit micro pique polo shirts. Available in navy or white and all sizes. Please log onto www.usgtfproshop.com

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“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL LEXI THOMPSON

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Being the youngest to accomplish something in golf is nothing new to one of the LPGA’s brightest stars, Lexi Thompson. At the age of 12, she became the

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ALLEN EDMONDS, PEAKVISION SIGN ON AS USGTF INDUSTRY PARTNERS.

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Allen Edmonds, maker of fine leather and clothing goods, has signed on as a USGTF industry

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EDITORIAL – SAY IT AIN’T SO, PETER

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By Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member I forget what tournament I was watching.

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Editorial – Get Informed or Risk Getting Left Behind

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By Mark Harman, USGTF National Course Director  Back in the 1990s, I authored an article for Golf Teaching Pro about a statistical study in Golf Digest that showed the most important statistic in relation to overall scoring average was greens … Continue reading

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April 30th is National Golf Teachers Appreciation Day

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Wednesday, April 30th, is National Golf Teachers Appreciation Day. The concept was developed by the USGTF to honor the role that golf teachers play, not only in the game of golf, but in the lives of their students. 

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Editorial – Fairway Metal, The Short Game Secret

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By Cole Golden, USGTF Level IV Member We have all been there, giving some great insight to a student’s swing fault, knowing they will not practice enough for the changes to become permanent. It is not our place to yell … Continue reading

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Mental Rules for Teaching Golf on Sale in April; Webinar Still Available

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Dr. Gregg Steinberg’s book,Mental Rules for Teaching Golf, is on sale in April for $9.95, discounted from the normal price of $12.95.

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Social Media Update

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The USGTF has several social media sites that allow members to keep in touch with the USGTF and their fellow professionals. On Facebook, the USGTF can be found at https://www.facebook.com/USGolfTeachersFed?ref=hl . 

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“Pro” File – Touring Professional Peter Thomson

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Many modern golf fans are aware that Tom Watson has won five British Open championships, but in a previous generation, another man also accomplished the feat.

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USGTF Remaining Tournament Schedule For 2014

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The inaugural USGTF Northwest Region Championship will be held Monday, May 12, at Ridgecreek Golf Club in Fresno, California. This 18-hole event will have play in Open, Senior (50+), and Super Senior (60+) divisions.

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Southwest Region Championship Results

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By Bruce Sims, USGTF Southwest Region Director The tournament was a hit. We had three guest speakers the first morning, and we were going to play the first round but weather intervened, and the field elected to play 36 on … Continue reading

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Still Time To Sign Up For Mental Toughness Training Webinar Series

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The introductory course held on February 26th was free and can be viewed by clicking here.

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Quirichi Successfully Defends US Pro Hickory Title

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Switzerland’s Paolo Quirici became the first two-time winner of the 4th annual United States Professional Hickory Championship,shooting a 2-over-par 74 en route to a five-shot victory

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19th Annual United States Golf Teachers Cup and Inaugural Best Ball Championship to be Held

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Longtime USGTF favorite Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas, will once again be the host venue for the 19th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23.

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USGTF Southwest, Northwest Region Championships Coming Up

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USGTF Southwest Region director Bruce Sims has announced that the inaugural USGTF Southwest Region Championship will be held Sunday and Monday, March 16-17, at Ridgeview Ranch in Plano, Texas.

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“Pro” File – Touring Professional Paula Creamer

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She started her professional career with a “can’t-miss” label and with big hopes of being the next superstar in women’s golf, and Paula Creamer has done little to dispel the hoopla.

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Swing Plane Perfector Training Aid

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The USGTF has secured a special 30% discount for its members for a new training aid that top coaches and teachers are raving about.

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Proud of Your Accomplishments? We’d Like to Hear About Them

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We are always happy to showcase our members and their accomplishments, either through our monthly e-newsletter or through our member publication, Golf Teaching Pro.  If you would like to be featured in an upcoming newsletter or magazine, please submit a … Continue reading

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19th Annual US Cup – New Event and New Entry Fee!

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Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas, will once again be the host venue for the19th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23.

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4th Annual US Professional Hickory Championship

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The 4th annual United States Professional Hickory Championship will be held Monday, February 24, at Temple Terrace Country Club in Tampa, Florida.  

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Emotional Toughness Training For Coaches

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Is your teaching or coaching one-dimensional?  Dr. Gregg Steinberg, the USGTF’s sports psychology consultant, will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m EST.

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Inaugural USGTF Southwest, Northwest Region Championships Set

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USGTF Southwest Region director Bruce Sims has announced that the inaugural USGTF Southwest Region Championship will be held Sunday and Monday, March 16-17, at Ridgeview Ranch in Plano, Texas.  

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“PRO” File – Touring Professional Zach Johnson

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He wasn’t the best player on his college team.  He wasn’t even the best player on his high school team. Most players in this situation would not be dreaming of success as a professional golfer, but Zach Johnson has always … Continue reading

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National Office Undergoes Renovations

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If you happen to be in the Port St. Lucie, Florida, area in the near future, stop by!  The USGTF national office has undergone some renovations to better utilize the space in the office, as well as making some cosmetic … Continue reading

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Space Coast Golf Tour Now Presented by USGTF

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The USGTF has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the Space Coast Pro Golf Tour, based in Orlando, Florida, for the rest of the 2014 season.

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“PRO” File – USGTF Member Joseph P. Bermel, Jr.

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By Joseph P. Bermel, Jr. I am a USGTF Level III member from Sayville, Long Island, New York, originally from Islip Terrace, Long Island, and the first son of 15 Children.

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Proud of Your Accomplishments? We’d Like to Hear About Them

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We are always happy to showcase our members and their accomplishments, either through our monthly e-newsletter or through our member publication, Golf Teaching Pro.  If you would like to be featured in an upcoming newsletter or magazine, please submit a … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE USGTF NATIONAL OFFICE!

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From all of us at the USGTF national office, we wish you a very Happy New Year and our best wishes for a prosperous

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WELCOME TO THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE USGTF!

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Back in 1989, a radical concept was born:  Create an organization strictly to train golf teachers, without the other duties normally associated with a club professional.

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“PRO” FILES – TOURING PROFESSIONAL JOHN SHIPPEN

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The names of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen are well-known to most golf fans as being among the first American professional golfers.  However, they weren’t the first.

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US CUP RETURNING TO FAVORED VENUE

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Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas, is hosting the 19th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup

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UNITED STATES PROFESSIONAL HICKORY CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION OPEN

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The fourth annual United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship will be conducted at

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25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF GOLF TEACHING PRO NOW OUT

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A special 25th anniversary edition of Golf Teaching Pro has been published and sent out to all WGTF members. Articles include wrap-ups of the United

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POWERCHUTE TEAMS WITH USGTF

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Powerchute® has signed on with the USGTF as an industry partner. This is your opportunity to be part of the Powerchute® revolution. The greatest golfer who ever lived, Jack Nicklaus,

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WINTER 2014 EDITION OF GOLF TEACHING PRO OUT THIS MONTH

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A special 25-year anniversary edition of Golf Teaching Pro is slated to be mailed out December 10 to all USGTF members. The USGTF was founded in 1989, and 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of its existence.

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“PRO” FILES – TOURING PROFESSIONAL JARROD LYLE

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Jarrod Lyle is not exactly a household name, but his story is one that needs to be heard. The 31-year-old Lyle, from Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 

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“EBAY HIRE” BETA HELPS USGTF MEMBERS MARKET THEIR SERVICES ON EBAY

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United States Golf Teachers Federation members are invited to register for an exciting new program

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EDITORIAL – BEING INVOLVED AND GETTING ACTIVE

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One of the highlights of my year, golf or non-golf, is attending our annual United States Golf Teachers Cup. I always look forward to seeing

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POWERCHUTE SIGNS ON AS USGTF INDUSTRY PARTNER

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The great Jack Nicklaus doesn’t often endorse a golf training product, but when he does, he prefers those of the highest caliber.

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REMINDER – 2014 DUES PAYABLE ONLINE

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USGTF dues for 2014 are payable online, and the deadline is December 31 to be considered a member in good standing

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DECEMBER SPECIALS FROM THE USGTF CORPORATE STORE

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The 8400 Ridge Rider Vest is the perfect unisex winter vest for teaching golf.

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TEAM CHINA WINS WORLD CUP FOR FIRST TIME

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Home-course advantage proved to be just that at the 11th biennial World Golf Teachers

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GULYCH WINS US CUP IN SPECTACULAR FASHION

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After several years of strong play, Canada’s Grant Gulych broke through to win the 2013 United States Golf Teachers Cup October 7-8 at Tunica National

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SMITH NAMED INAUGURAL HARVEY PENICK TROPHY RECIPIENT

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When USGTF professional Matt Smith speaks, he does so eloquently and with a passion

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“PRO FILES” USGTF PROFESSIONAL – KEN HANLEY

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Ken Hanley from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, has been an active USGTF member since 1997. Now 58 years old, Hanley is head instructor for the “Get Golf Ready”

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“PRO” FILES – TOURING PROFESSIONAL RYAN MOORE

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He had one of the best amateur careers since Bobby Jones, and came onto the scene with much promise. However, wrist surgery set him back

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COULD SHOTGUN STARTS RESOLVE ISSUES OF SLOW PLAY?

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There is a lot of discussion concerning pace of play among the golf industry organizations. There does not seem to be much being done about it, however.

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2014 MEMBERSHIP DUES NOW PAYABLE ONLINE

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For your convenience, 2014 membership fees may be paid online by accessing www.usgtf.com/renew. Many members opt for this

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SPACE COAST PRO TOUR

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USGTF helps to sponsor the new Space Coast Pro Tour. The original Space Coast Tour was played throughout central Florida in the 1970’s & 80’s.

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NOVEMBER SPECIALS FROM THE USGTF CORPORATE STORE

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STAY WARM – STAY DRY Using Storm Cotton Technology

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NEWTON TAKES UNITED STATES MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

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Scott Newton of Port St. Lucie, Florida, captured the second annual United States Match Play Championship at Indian Hills Golf Course in Fort Pierce, Florida,

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CENTRAL REGION RESULTS ARE IN

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The USGTF Central Region Championship was conducted September 30 at Quail Meadows Golf Course outside Peoria, Illinois. Nate Deakin fired a 74 to claim the title,

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“PRO” FILES – TOURING PROFESSIONAL TED RHODES

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Had he been allowed to ply his trade like other golfers, Ted Rhodes may have become a household name, much like contemporaries Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and Byron Nelson.

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2014 MEMBERSHIP DUES NOW PAYABLE ONLINE

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For your convenience, 2014 membership fees may be paid online by accessing www.usgtf.com/renew. Many members opt for this time-saving method.

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USGTF LOOKING FOR VIDEO PROFILES

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USGTF members have been very generous in the past in providing written profiles for our member publication Golf Teaching Pro as well as our monthly e-newsletter.

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USGTF SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE

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The USGTF has a presence in several venues on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and through its members web board. You can like us on Facebook

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SPACE COAST GOLF TOUR UPDATE

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The Reunion Resort is hosting the inaugural two-day golf tournament Oct. 21 & 22 that will re-ignite the Space Coast Pro Tour (SCPT) in Central Florida. The winner is

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EDITORIAL – SHOULD THERE BE VIDEO REVIEW IN GOLF?

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Football, definitely. Baseball, sometimes. Basketball, not so much. Golf, forget about it. What am I talking about? Reviewing a TV tape after the fact to penalize

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OCTOBER SPECIALS FROM THE USGTF CORPORATE STORE

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These shirts are perfect for teaching in the morning or late afternoon

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“PRO” FILES – USGTF PROFESSIONAL MIKE STEVENS

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Mike Stevens has been a USGTF member since 1995, and currently serves as the Southeast Region director

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US CUP, US MATCH PLAY ENTRY DEADLINES THIS MONTH

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The entry deadline for the 18th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, to be held Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8 at Tunica National Golf Club

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NORTHEAST, SOUTHEAST REGION RESULTS IN; CENTRAL REGION TOURNEY COMING UP

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World Woods Golf Course outside of Brooksville, Florida, proved to be the perfect venue for the 6th annual

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“PRO” FILES – TOURING PROFESSIONAL GENE LITTLER

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He seems to have been forgotten through the annals of time, but Gene Littler was once one of America’s

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VOICE CADDIE SIGNS ON AS INDUSTRY PARTNER

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The # 1-rated GPS voice yardage device has created an approved exclusive program for USGTF members.

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SPACE COAST PRO TOUR ADDS WOMEN’S DIVISION TO TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

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The Space Coast Pro Tour (SCPT) starts its 35+ two-day tournament schedule Oct. 21 and 22 at

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PRACTICE LIKE YOU PLAY

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So often I see golfers on the practice range just beating balls – scrape-hit, scrape-hit, scrape-hit – with little to no attention

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SEPTEMBER SPECIALS FROM THE USGTF CORPORATE STORE

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Get ready for fall with this USGTF logoed men’s WATERPROOF QUARTER ZIP PULLOVER JACKET!

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IS TOO MUCH IMPORTANCE PLACED ON MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS?

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Paul Azinger recently remarked that, in his opinion, too much importance was being placed on

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THREE MAJOR USGTF EVENTS, TWO REGIONAL EVENTS, COMING SOON!

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United States Golf Teachers Cup.  The 18th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup

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NATIONAL GOLF RADIO EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

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Catch all the latest information in the world of golf every Wednesday evening at 9:00 p.m. EDT with USGTF national course director

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SPACE COAST PRO GOLF TOUR TO HOST 39 TWO-DAY TOURNAMENTS

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The Space Coast Pro Golf Tour (SCPGT) is back and will launch this October with 39 two-day tournaments to be played

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EDITORIAL – GOLF DOES NOT ASK FOR RESILIENCY…IT REQUIRES IT

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Phil Mickelson’s victory at The Open Championship in July is an example of the mindset required for success in golf.  Mickelson admitted

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USGTF KOREAN-LANGUAGE COURSE GRADUATES

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Congratulations to all those newly certified USGTF members from the recent Korean –language course,

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WORLD GOLF COACHES ALLIANCE COURSE AND VIDEOS AVAILABLE

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The World Golf Coaches Alliance , a division of the USGTF has already become an extremely

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SEVEN TIPS TO HELP YOUR CLIENT MAINTAIN FOCUS

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Here are seven ways you can help train your competitive golfers to be more focused

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AUGUST SPECIALS FROM THE CORPORATE STORE & CLOSEOUTS

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The USGTF Corporate Store features apparel and accessory items with our USGTF logo and great prices.

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MARVIN MERRITT AND ANDY RITONDALE, LONGTIME USGTF MEMBERS, PASS AWAY

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The USGTF is saddened to learn of the recent deaths of two of its longtime stalwarts.

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US CUP, UNITED STATES MATCH PLAY INFO

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The 18th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8, at Tunica National Golf Club in Tunica Resorts,

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“PRO” FILES – TOURING PROFESSIONAL KEN DUKE

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Golf is a game of perseverance, and there is no better recent example than Ken Duke.  Duke won on the PGA Tour for the first time at the age of 44

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SOUTHEAST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE PLAYED AT WORLD-FAMOUS WORLD WOODS

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The 6th annual USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be held

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“PRO” FILES – TEACHING PROFESSIONAL NATE DEAKIN

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By Nate Deakin, Level III Member, Pekin, Illinois I am a Level III certified teaching pro, and about four months

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NORTHEAST REGIONAL TOURNAMENT AT JACK FROST NATIONAL

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The USGTF Northeast Regional Tournament will be held on August 10 at Jack Frost National G.C. in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania,

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LONGTIME USGTF MEMBER RUDY GARCIA PASSES AWAY

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Rudy Garcia, 77, from Pacoima, California, a USGTF member since 1993, recently passed

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MENTAL GAME: ACTION-EMOTION RELATION

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It was not lost on Justin Rose that the final round of the U.S. Open was played on Father’s Day. Rose was 21 when his father passed away. Rose said

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JULY SPECIALS FROM THE CORPORATE STORE & CLOSEOUTS

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From our home page, when you click on the Member Merchandise link, you’ll see our NEW “Corporate Store & Closeouts” link to our new second Pro Shop.

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CHECK OUT THE USGTF ON FACEBOOK!

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In our ever-changing digital age, it is becoming increasingly important for any business person to have a web presence. This is especially true for golf teaching

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“PRO” FILES – FEATURED TOURING PROFESSIONAL DANA QUIGLEY

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He’s known as the “Iron Man” of golf because he played in 264 consecutive Champions Tour events from 1998-2005.  

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SUMMER ISSUE OF GOLF TEACHING PRO TO BE MAILED BY JUNE 15

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Look to your mailbox soon for the Summer edition of Golf Teaching Pro magazine, the official publication of the USGTF and WGTF.

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QUESTIONS REMAIN WHETHER ANCHORING BAN WILL GO SMOOTHLY

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The USGA and R&A recently made it official, declaring the proposed anchoring ban under Rule 14-1b will go into effect January 1, 2016.  

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MEMBER PROFILE – MICHAEL “MICK” IHLENFELD

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Born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, I grew up in a golfing family with my parents and two brothers.  I started playing at the age of eight,

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NEW INFO FOR USGTF REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The 6th annual Southeast Region Championship will be played Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, at the world-famous World Woods Golf Course,

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TIGER’S SAWGRASS BALL FLIGHT PUZZLE SOLVED

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The ball flight science of OptimalFlight was used to reverse-engineer Tiger Woods’ likely ball flight trajectory into the 14th hole

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NEW USGTF SECOND PRO SHOP

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From our home page, when you click on the “Member Merchandise” link you’ll see our NEW “Corporate Store & Closeouts” link to our new

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DIGITAL VERSION OF GOLF TIPS MAGAZINE AVAILABLE ONLINE

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Because of the USGTF’s business relationship with Golf Tips magazine, the publication has generously provided a link for USGTF members to

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TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS NEEDED FOR 2-MAN SENIOR TOUR

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The 2 Man Senior Golf Tour is currently seeking tournament directors for various cities throughout the United States.

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“PRO” FILES…FEATURED TOURING PROFESSIONAL – LEE TREVINO

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Common wisdom today says that if a golfer isn’t a star by the time he graduates from high school, he has little future in the pro game.  Fortunately,

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EDITORIAL – FINAL WORD ON TIGER WOODS’ MASTERS RULES VIOLATION

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The big story at this year’s Masters tournament was, of course, Adam Scott’s

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USGTF COMPETITION NEWS

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The 2nd annual United States Match Play Championship will be held September 23-27 at Indian Hills Golf Course in Fort Pierce, Florida.  The championship is open to all golfers (including non-USGTF members), professional and amateur, male and female, and offers a … Continue reading

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NATIONAL GOLF RADIO UPDATE

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National Golf Radio, the USGTF’s latest media project, is off the ground!  Please tune in every Wednesday evening at 9:00 p.m. EDT (6:00 PDT) to hear USGTF

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UNITED STATES GOLF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION ONLINE COURSE NOW AVAILABLE

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The United States Golf Managers Association’s certification course is now

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – KATIE FULTON

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Katie Fulton is a USGTF Level III member from Five Farms, Lutherville, Maryland.

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GOLF TIPS MAGAZINE PROVIDES DIGITAL EQUIPMENT BUYER’S GUIDE

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Because of the USGTF’s partnership with Golf Tips magazine, the publication

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LONGTIME MEMBER EARL COLEY PASSES AWAY

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H. Earl Coley from Clinton, Maryland, a longtime USGTF member and frequent competitor in the United States Golf Teachers

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TEACHING CORPORATE GOLF

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For the past 10 years, I’ve been asking my #1 golf rep and consultant for a sand wedge especially for high handicaps and beginning golfers. 

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“PRO” FILES…FEATURED TOURING PROFESSIONAL – BRANDT SNEDEKER

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He’s known as one of the best putters on the planet, but Brandt Snedeker can do more than just putt.  He currently leads the

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MEMBER PROFILE – EDWARD MANDRIK

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My company was downsizing, so I took early retirement at the age of 49. That was in 1989. After being home for a short time,

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NATIONAL GOLF RADIO UP AND RUNNING

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The USGTF’s latest media project, National Golf Radio, is off the ground and flying high.  Tune in each Wednesday evening at 9:00 p.m.

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YVES THERRIEN KEEPS STUDENTS ON COURSE, TRACK, FAIRWAYS, AND PODIUMS

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Lombardi, Jackson, Bowman, LaRussa, Wooden, and Gibbs. These coaches are known as

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TIGER’S RE-EMERGENCE SHOWS THE VALUE OF COACHING

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While Tiger Woods was rebuilding his game and life after his 2009 scandal and the departure of Hank Haney as his swing coach, every golf pundit

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EMAIL US YOUR TEACHING VIDEOS

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The USGTF is creating a brief 90-second promotional video to be displayed on our website.

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IT’S TIME TO BOOST OUR BUSINESS AROUND TODAY’S CONCERNS: HEALTH AND WEALTH

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“PRO” FILES…FEATURED TOURING PROFESSIONAL – STACY LEWIS

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Stories of professional golfers overcoming hardships to succeed are common, but the obstacles in Stacy Lewis’s way

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NATIONAL GOLF RADIO FIRST BROADCAST ANNOUNCED

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After several months in the planning and testing phase, USGTF-sponsored National Golf Radio is set to launch. Mark the date

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NEWS FROM JAPAN – HOW US GOLF THEORY IS SPREADING

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In Japan, when it comes to golf, it normally means American golf. Why? The real

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SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE – USGTF CREATES NEW LINKEDIN GROUP

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network with over 200 million acquired users in more

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USGTF ANNOUNCES NEW AWARD

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He was one of the greatest teaching professionals of all time, and Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book 

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TEACHING TIP OF THE MONTH – QUALITIES OF A COMPETENT GOLF SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

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When it comes to teaching in a golf school, a good golf teaching professional needs

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CORPORATE GOLF WELLNESS FORMS ALLIANCE WITH WGCA

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Corporate Golf Wellness will now be working with the USGTF and its new coaches division,

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EDITORIAL – KEEP MOMENTUM FROM 2012 GOING IN 2013

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As the US economy started spiraling south in 2008, so did the golf industry.  Both the number of golfers and the number of

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PROUD OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS? SHOWCASE THEM TO THE WORLD

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It’s okay every now and then to toot your own horn, and the USGTF is giving

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FINAL DATES SET FOR WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP IN CHINA

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Asia and the country of China are proud to host the 11th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup, to be held Tuesday through Thursday, October 15-17, 2013, at

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“PRO” FILES…FEATURED TOURING PROFESSIONAL – COREY PAVIN

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In a world full of bombers, he stood out for his precision short game and putting.  Corey Pavin, with 15 PGA Tour victories and

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LAND OF ELVIS WELCOMES 2013 US GOLF TEACHERS CUP

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Tunica National Golf Club in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, approximately a 35-minute drive from downtown Memphis,

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USGTF MEMBER CRICKS RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

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USGTF Master Teaching Professional Gary Cricks of Potomac Falls, Virginia, was awarded the 2012 US Coach of the Year award from GolfTec, Inc.,

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SWISS GOLF PRO ONE-UPS LOCALS AT USGTF-SPONSORED US PRO HICKORY

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Switzerland’s Paolo Quirici contemplated his approach to the 18th green at

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PGA SHOW UPDATE – 2013 TECHNOLOGY

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I just got back from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, and I wanted to share with all USGTF members something that I think will be very important for 2013 and

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WHAT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN IF EQUIPMENT AND BALLS WERE GEARED BACK FOR THE PROS?

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There is a lot of talk going on right now about distance in golf. Many think there is too much of it: Balls flying too far, courses getting

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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The entire USGTF office staff wishes you a Happy New Year!  We trust 2013 will bring continued or newfound success to each

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18TH ANNUAL UNITED STATES GOLF TEACHERS CUP SET

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Memphis is known for the blues, great barbecue, and being the home of the great Elvis Presley.  And now, the Memphis area

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FOUR-TIME US CUP CHAMPION DOURIS CANCER-FREE

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Four-time United States Golf Teachers Cup champion James Douris from Australia reports that he is now cancer-free

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MEMBER PROFILE – GENE KEMPER

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My name is Gene Kemper.  I became a Level III teaching professional in the year 2000.

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USGTF SPONSORS 3RD US PRO HICKORY TOURNAMENT IN TAMPA AREA

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In recognition of the history of our game, the USGTF is proud to present and

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USGTFMEMBERS.COM UP AND RUNNING AT FULL STEAM

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USGTF members have a valuable resource at their disposal to interact with their fellow professionals.

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“PRO” FILES…FEATURED TOURING PROFESSIONAL – DICK MAST

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Golf fans everywhere are familiar with the big names such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. However,

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INSTRUCTION: FUNDAMENTALS ARE ALWAYS IN STYLE FOR GOLF

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By USGTF Master Teaching Professional Arlen Bento, Jr.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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The entire staff at the USGTF National Office wishes you and your families a wonderful Holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year.

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WINTER EDITION OF GOLF TEACHING PRO MAGAZINE COMING SOON

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Golf Teaching Pro magazine, the official member publication of the World Golf Teachers Federation,

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USGTF INTRODUCES GOLF COACHES DIVISION

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Do you know the difference between a golf teacher and a golf coach? 

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – BOB TOSKI

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During his playing prime, he weighed all of 118 lbs.  But, slight stature did nothing to stop USGTF professional Robert John “Bob” Toski

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USGTF INTRODUCES NATIONAL GOLF RADIO™

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Starting January 1st, the USGTF will be introducing National Golf Radio on the Internet.  Listeners can call in through telephone or

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – GALE JAMES

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Gale James is a prime example of the personal fulfillment, benefits and enjoyment the game of golf can bring to many individuals. 

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HAS THE USGA, R&A FUMBLED THE BALL YET AGAIN? – EDITORIAL

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The USGA and R&A recently announced the wording of the new rule which bans the anchored putting stroke.  Specifically, putting in the accepted way with a

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FOUR GREAT PRODUCTS FOR GOLF TEACHING PROFESSSIONALS

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The USGTF’s official golf training aid, the SwingRite®, has long been an extremely effective tool for teaching professionals and players

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KENYA JOINS WGTF AS NEWEST MEMBER

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The World Golf Teachers Federation welcomes the country of Kenya as the newest member of the WGTF.  

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USGTFMEMBERS.COM WANTS YOU!

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If you’re looking for a way to stay in touch with your fellow members and share your thoughts and ideas, then USGTFMembers.com

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RECOMMENDED WEBSITE IN THE WORLD OF GOLF

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in fiamme, (www.infiamme.net), The World’s Finest Italian Golf Apparel, stands as a premier apparel brand in the golf and fine-clothing industries.

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HARDWICK TAKES 17TH ANNUAL US CUP

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When most people reach 71 years of age, they have accomplished most of what they set out to do. Not Canada’s Bill Hardwick.

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – KIHO PARK

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I came from South Korea in February 2012. I work at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York.

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LAY OFF FREDDIE! HALL OF FAME HONOR WELL-DESERVED

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No golf Hall of Fame announcement has been more criticized in recent memory than the one involving Fred Couples this year.

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USGTF HALL OF FAME HISTORY

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USGTF’s national Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the history of the organization, inspiring and encouraging the development of young teaching

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – RAYMOND FLOYD

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Few competitors in golf history demonstrated such a look of concentration that it intimidated fellow-competitors, but

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TEACHING YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT COMMON GOLF INJURIES

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As teaching professionals we should always make sure that our students warm up properly before their lessons, and

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MINIMALIST TEACHING – CAN YOU DO IT?

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A hundred years ago and more, golf instruction consisted mainly of professionals telling students

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RECOMMENDED WEBSITE IN THE WORLD OF GOLF

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Linda Hartough Golf Landscapes features the work of Linda Hartough, a world-renowned golf-landscape artist and

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GREAT AMERICAN TOUR PLAYER – ZACH JOHNSON

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He seems underappreciated by the American golf fan, but Zach Johnson is one of his country’s true golf stars today.  A winner of nine

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US CUP ENTRY DEADLINE APPROACHING

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The entry deadline for the 17th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup is Friday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.  

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – SCOTT MILLMAN

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USGTF Master Teaching Professional Scott Millman wants to make a difference, not only with the golf games of those

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2012 CANADIAN GOLF TEACHERS CUP RESULTS

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For the first time in Canadian Golf Teachers Cup history, the format changed to where the event’s champion

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USGTF – ENTERING OUR 24TH YEAR AND GOING STRONG

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The skeptics said it couldn’t be done.  They said back in 1989 that a new golf teaching organization would be doomed to failure.  Of course, they were wrong,

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MICHIGAN HOLDS ON TO KEEP KELLY CUP

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Team Michigan took an early two-point lead, 5 ½ – 3 ½, on day one of the ninth annual Thomas Kelly Memorial Cup, and held on during the individual matches

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USGTF LEVEL IV CLASSES IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA

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The Master Teaching Professional® designation is the highest available to USGTF members, and signals a level of utmost

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ARE YOU A GOLF CLUB MANAGER?

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The United States Golf Managers Association is always looking for writers to share with us their knowledge and experience in golf club

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WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GREAT COACH

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“You want me to coach swimming?”  That was the question I had for my new principal.  I had just been hired as a high school teacher and they needed someone to coach the swim

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USGTF TO UPDATE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

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In keeping with our motto, “Leader in the field of golf instruction,” the USGTF Technical Committee will soon be updating

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FEDEX CUP GOOD, BUT IT CAN BE MADE GREAT

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Several years ago, the PGA Tour instituted the FedEx Cup to give an exclamation point to the end of the season. The Cup was based on the NASCAR system, which determines

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RECENT USGTF REGION CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

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Veteran USGTF competitor Ed Williams captured the first USGTF Northeast Region Championship, played August 11 at Jack Frost National Golf Club in

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25,000 FULL FIELD PURSE ANNOUNCED FOR US CUP

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The 17th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup will be played Wednesday and Thursday, October 24-25 at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada,

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GREAT AMERICAN TOUR PLAYER – LEE TREVINO

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Known as the “Merry Mex” and thought of someone as possessing an outgoing personality, Lee Buck Trevino actually was somewhat of a recluse during his playing

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – ZARINA YESTEMESSOVA

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I moved to Tokyo, Japan, from my native Almaty, Kazakhstan, to work as a professional sportswear model.  I was introduced to golf by my friends, and found that I

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DISCOUNT FOR EARLY DUES-PAYERS

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Members who pay their 2013 dues before October 15 are entitled to a $15 discount off their regular yearly dues of $210.

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AUGUSTA NATIONAL REFLECTS EVOLUTION OF GOLF’S INCLUSIVENESS

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We all know that golf is a great game for a number of reasons.  Augusta National Golf Club’s

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FAIL FORWARD LIKE RORY MCILROY

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Everyone has blundered, including the new king of golf, Rory McIlroy, winner of this year’s PGA Championship. In fact, his was a monumental meltdown at the 2011 Masters.

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RECOMMENDED WEBSITE IN THE WORLD OF GOLF

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Boxgroove (www.boxgroove.com) is an inventive, reliable online network offering golfers the opportunity to play private golf courses of their choosing across the U.S.

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – TED RHODES

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Long before Tiger Woods, Jim Thorpe, Calvin Peete, and Lee Elder, there were other African-American golfers who paved the way for them to play. Among

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NEW USGTF WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING

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Come check out the new USGTF website at www.USGTF.com. The site has been updated to give it a cleaner, more contemporary look. At the bottom of the page,

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USGTF TOURNAMENT ACTION HEATING UP

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Northeast Region Championship – Saturday, August 11, at Jack Frost National Golf Club in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, close to Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – G. S. GILL

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The USGTF has a wide diversity in its membership, including people of all ages, nationalities, and races. One such example is Rupak Prasad Acharya

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CHINESE GOLF TEACHERS CUP HELD AT WORLD CUP SITE

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The third annual China Golf Teachers Cup was held at the site of the upcoming 2013 World Golf Teachers Cup at Qingpu Sun Island Golf Club in Shanghai.

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KEEPING A LEAD HARDER THAN IT SEEMS

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The year 2012 in golf is one where it seems no one wants to keep the lead on the final day. The tone was set early in the season, when Kyle Stanley blew a 6-stroke lead

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WINNER OF PHOTO CONTEST ANNOUNCED

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Level III member Michael Taylor of Spring Hill, Florida, is the winner of the recent golf teaching photo contest. Taylor’s photo was picked for its relevance,

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WORLD GOLF TEACHERS TOUR NEWS

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The World Golf Teachers Tour was formed to give WGTF members a chance to compete against their peers from around the world. This tour was formed

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CALLAWAY GOLF – THE USGTF’S LONGEST-RUNNING INDUSTRY PARTNER

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Callaway Golf founder Ely Callaway recognized early that the USGTF would be a major force in the golf industry. Starting in 1993, Callaway Golf began offering

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A CORPORATE GOLF INSTRUCTOR

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By Russ Gorman, President of Corporate Golf Wellness, LLC

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RECOMMENDED WEBSITE IN THE WORLD OF GOLF

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XGOLF is a world-renowned advanced-technology golf simulator, clubfitting, and instructional system. It is found in many individual homes, golf academies,

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USGTF MEMBER MIKE STEVENS WINS 2012 NATIONAL HICKORY CHAMPIONSHIP

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White Sulphur Springs, WV – USGTF Level III member Mike Stevens from Tampa, Florida, came from six shots back to capture

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USGTF CENTRAL REGION CHAMPIONSHIP

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The 5th annual USGTF Central Region Championship will be held Sunday, August 19, at Renwood Golf Course in Round Lake Beach, Illinois

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – RICK SAXBY

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Hello, my name is Rick Saxby and I have been a Level III USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional® since June 2005. I am now currently the general manager of

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USGTF NORTHEAST REGION GOLF TOURNAMENT SET

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Jack Frost National, named one of the top 20 public golf courses in the USA by Golf Magazine in 2006, will host the inaugural Northeast Region Golf Tournament

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – MICKEY WRIGHT

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Ben Hogan once said she had the finest swing in golf, male or female. She is considered to this day by many to be the best player in LPGA history. We are talking about

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USGTF YOUTUBE CHANNEL SUBMISSIONS

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USGTF members who wish to showcase their teaching prowess to the world have their opportunity through the USGTF’s YouTube channel.  Submissions should be

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LEGALSHIELD AVAILABLE FOR USGTF MEMBERS

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Would you like the ability to access legal advice, no matter how traumatic or trivial the situation may be, for one small monthly fee? USGTF professional Eric

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USGTF MEMBER PENS GOLF NOVEL

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USGTF member Steve McMillen has written a golf novel titled Murder on the Front Nine. The story meanders down the coast to Little River, South Carolina,

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NEW FEATURED MERCHANDISE – USGTF PORTFOLIO

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More to our new line of USGTF logoed leather products from Winston collection. These small desk portfolios are a very popular

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TEACHING CORPORATE GOLF – DEMO DAYS

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From Russ Gorman – President of Corporate Golf Wellness, LLC   This information is a follow-up to the article titled “Teaching Corporate Golf”

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MINIMALIST TEACHING – CAN YOU DO IT?

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A hundred years ago and more, golf instruction consisted mainly of professionals telling students to “do it like this,” and proceeding to demonstrate a swing. They compared

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MEMBER SURVEY

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“Golf teaching professional,” “professional golf coach.” These two descriptive phrases have often been used interchangeably to describe the golf teaching profession.  

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GOLF TEACHING PRO MAGAZINE SUMMER ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE

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The latest issue of Golf Teaching Pro magazine is now available. Golf Teaching Pro magazine is filled with insightful stories, commentary, and useful tips that help

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MICHIGAN/ONTARIO GOLF TEACHERS TOUR STARTS 14TH SEASON

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For the past 13years, golf teaching professionals from the north central states and Ontario have been gathering in the warm weather months

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GREAT GOLF TEACHING PROFESSIONAL – PEDRO NUNO LEMOS

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Level III member, Pedro Nuno Lemos comes to the WGTF with impressive credentials. He has seven years of professional golf teaching experience in the Portuguese resort region of Algarve.

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GOLF TEACHERS APPRECIATION DAY

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Sunday, July 29, has been designated this year’s Golf Teachers Appreciation Day. Golfers from around the country are encouraged to show their appreciation for these

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – TONY LEMA

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Long before Payne Stewart died in a plane crash in 1999, “Champagne” Tony Lema met the same fate in 1966. A winner of 12 Tour events, including the 1964 Open Championship at St. Andrews

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SKIN CANCER AWARENESS

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The American Academy of Dermatology, the medical association helping to lead the fight against skin cancer, has a new public service ad on the airwaves. It features a

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TEACHING CORPORATE GOLF

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Starting this month, I’m going to share my “secrets of success” in the corporate golf business I have learned over the last 20 years. Every teacher in the USGTF will

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SOUTHEAST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP SET

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The fifth annual USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be played Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, at Wildwood Country Club

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CONE WINS INAUGURAL US MATCH PLAY TITLE

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Dustin Cone, from Port St. Lucie, Florida, topped Mark Harman, Ridgeland, South Carolina, in a thrilling final match, 2&1, to become the first winner of the United States Match Play Championship,

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FROM THE GERMAN GOLF TEACHERS FEDERATION

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ANTALYA, TURKEY – GOLF PARADISE IN THE WINTER   Antalya, Turkey, in ancient times had an important role. Tradition says that King Attalos, when he saw the area of Antalya for

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THE PERFECTION SYDROME TAKES A HIT

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I stated a couple of months ago that the bashing of Sean Foley by the likes of Brandel Chamblee (Golf Channel), and the statements by Bubba Watson and Lee Trevino that Tiger Woods did not

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BUSHNELL GOLF RELEASES NEW GPS WATCH

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Bushnell Golf recently introduced its latest industry-leading rangefinder – the NEO+ Golf GPS Watch. The NEO+ Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch is an easy-to-use GPS

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – JULIE WAGNER

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USGTF Level III member Julie Wagner was certified in 2011 in Greenville, South Carolina. In a short time since, she has made quite an impact.

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ARE YOU A GOLF COURSE MANAGER?

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USGTF members are active in all areas of the golfing industry, including management. If you are managing a golf course,

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20 THINGS EVERY GOLF TEACHING PROFESSIONAL SHOULD KNOW

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20. Understand that form is less important than function 19. Explain what your students should do as opposed to what you do

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WGTF TOP 100 TEACHERS

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The World Golf Teachers Federation determines its Top 100 Teachers every two years. Factors leading to this determination include

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JOIN THE USGTF ON LINKEDIN

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In a recent survey by Skill Path, one of the nation’s top network training companies, LinkedIn has been identified as the most prominent business-oriented social

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – HALE IRWIN

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He is perhaps best known to a modern generation of golf fans as that guy who dominated the Champions Tour. Hale Irwin also carved out a fine career in his younger years. A three-time winner

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AFFILIATES/ASSOCIATES GOLF TEACHERS CUP DEADLINE APPROACHING

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The entry deadline for the 2nd annual Affiliates/Associates Golf Teachers Cup

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RECOMMENDED READING: INSIDE, OUTSIDE, AND ON THE ROPES

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Sometimes at the USGTF certification courses we hear candidates who are nearing 50 say that they plan to “chase the Champions Tour.”  Well, Keith Gockenbach, a chemical engineer,

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USGTF TO PRODUCE NEW TRAINING MANUAL

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Manuals and textbooks are constantly being updated and revised both in academia and business.

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MAY EDITORIAL – PEAKS AND VALLEYS

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A vital lesson for students who aspire to play golf at a high level is in understanding the “peaks” and “valleys.”

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$500 PRIZE FOR BEST TEACHING PHOTO COMPETITION

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The USGTF is always on the lookout for great golf teaching photographs. Submit your photo by June 1st 

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US, WORLD CUP CHAMP DOURIS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

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Four-time United States Golf Teachers Cup champion James Douris, 31, who also won the 2011 individual

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UNITED STATES MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY DEADLINE APPROACHING THIS MONTH

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The inaugural United States Match Play Championship will be held May 7-11, 2012, at Indian Hills Golf Course in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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USGTF MEMER PROFILE – DR. TER HSIU CHEN

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By: Ter Hsiu Chen   I have been a chiropractor and doctor of naturopathic medicine practicing in Southern

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EQUIPMENT REVIEW – MIZUNO MP-53 IRONS

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Mizuno, a longtime USGTF industry partner, has a reputation of making clubs for serious golfers,

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CRITICAL EYE NOW ON TODAY’S TEACHERS FOR INSTANT RESULTS

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Brandel Chamblee did it.  Rocco Mediate did it.  Lee Trevino, Bubba Watson, and countless armchair quarterbacks did it.

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AFFILIATES/ASSOCIATES GOLF TEACHERS CUP COMING TO PENNSYLVANIA

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Penn National’s Founders Course, a longtime USGTF favorite, is hosting the 2nd annual

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – CALVIN PEETE

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Had Calvin Peete been in his prime today instead of in the 1980s, he undoubtedly would be one of golf superstars.  

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HITTING IT LONGER – THE LAG MYTH

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By: Dave Hill Montreal, Canada Director of Instruction Elm Ridge Country Club Owner/ Montreal Golf Academy

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TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

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Have you recently been promoted in your career as a golf teaching professional?  Did you

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UNITED STATES GOLF TEACHERS CUP RETURNS TO VEGAS AREA

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The 17th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 24-25, 2012, at Boulder Creek Golf Club

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US GOLF MANAGERS HOME STUDY COURSE NOW AVAILABLE

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Club managers are the highest paid individuals at each facility and with 17,000 golf courses in this nation alone, certification in club management can prove very rewarding.

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PECKELS WINS THE USGTF SPONSORED US PROFESSSIOANL HICKORY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

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Eddie Peckels, playing out of Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs, Florida took the honors at

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MEMBER PROFILE – JEFF VIGEANT

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Jeff Vigeant has played golf his entire life. Beginning at age 12, he was “playing against” Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.  Of course, Vigeant always won- at least in his 12-year-old mind. 

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EUROPEAN GOLF TEACHERS CUP ANNOUNCED

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There’s no better place to play golf than in the home of golf, Great Britain.  The European Golf Teachers Cup will be held Wednesday through Friday, October 3-5, 2012, at Selsdon Park Golf Club

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BEST GOLF TEACHING PHOTO CONTEST, WIN $500 IN USGTF MERCHANDISE

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The USGTF is always on the lookout for great golf teaching photographs. Submit your photo by June 1st (enough time to give you snowbirds a chance to thaw out) to be eligible.

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LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR 2012 NOW AVAILABLE

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The USGTF, through Insurance Office of America and Bollinger, Inc., can provide its members $1 million of liability insurance with a $3 million aggregate and no deductible.

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WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM KYLE STANLEY – RECENT TOUR WINNER

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By: Greg Steinberg USGTF Sports Psychologist

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NEW BOOK ON ARNIE NOW AVAILABLE

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From his first steps onto the public stage, Arnold Palmer captured fans’ passionate loyalty, and his substantial record – 92 titles worldwide, four Masters championships, a U.S. Open crown, and back-to-back British Open victories – speaks for itself.

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GREAT AMERICAN TOUR PLAYER – BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS

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She is perhaps the greatest all-around female athlete the United States has ever produced.  Of course, we’re talking about Mildred Didrikson “Babe” Zaharias.

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GREAT AMERICAN TOUR PLAYER – CRAIG WOOD

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He somehow gets lost in the shuffle when it comes to great golfers in the 1930s and 1940s, but Craig Wood could compete with the best of them.  He not only won 21

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COMING SOON TO YOUR TABLET / IPHONE

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Golf Teaching Pro® magazine will be coming soon to your iPhone, iPad or Android powered Smartphone.

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US PRO HICKORY CHAMPIONSHIP LATER THIS MONTH

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The second annual United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship will be held Monday, February 22,

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USGTF PROFESSIONALS COMPETE IN TOBAGO

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USGTF professionals Anthony Benny, Christopher Richards, Ricky Campbell, James Douris, Dave Belling, Geoff Bryant, Ed Williams and Mark Harman competed

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US GOLF TEACHERS CUP SURVEY

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We would like your input as to the format of the United States Golf Teachers Cup. From 1996 – 2003, only those in the Open division were eligible to be declared Overall Champion.  

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WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP – CHINA, 2013

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Brush up on your Mandarin! Negotiations have recently been completed for the 2013 World Golf Teachers Cup.

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KNOW YOUR RULES

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It’s an unfortunate fact that many professional tour players don’t know the Rules of Golf all that well. Unfortunately, it’s also a fact that many teaching professionals aren’t up to speed on them, either. 

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RUDY PROJECT – A LONGTIME USGTF INDUSTRY PARTNER

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Rudy Project, a longtime USGTF industry partner, offers USGTF members 50% off the retail

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THE CHANGING NATURE OF THE GOLF CLUB PROFESSIONAL

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By: Geoff Bryant, USGTF President Vero Beach, Florida   I grew up in the 1950s and 60s in a small town called Rosemere, north of

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CANADIAN GOLF TEACHERS CUP

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The prestigious Canadian Golf Teachers Cup will be held September 16 – 17, 2012, at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club in Burlington, Ontario. 

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TEACHING TODAY

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By: John Savage USGTF Level IV / Course Examiner Langhorne, PA  

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PLAYING PSYCHOLOGY FROM THE PROS

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Former PGA Tour players Dick Mast, Dave Rummells and Jim Chancey, along with PGA Tour and Champions Tour legend Jim Thorpe,

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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The USGTF would like to wish all members a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! We look forward to seeing many of you at our various events this year, and of course we encourage communication

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NEW INSTRUCTIONAL DVDS

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Since the creation of our new production studio at the USGTF national office in Port St. Lucie, Florida, we have created three new instructional DVDs specifically designed for golf teaching professionals.

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9,000 MILES FOR USGTF CERTIFICATION

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Rupak Prasad Acharya of Kathmandu, Nepal, recently completed his Level III certification at the Indian Hills Golf Course in Fort Pierce, Florida, under the watchful and competent eye of

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BOULDER CREEK TO HOST 2012 UNITED STATES GOLF TEACHERS CUP

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Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, will host the 17th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup Wednesday and Thursday, October 24-25, 2012.  

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – LARRY NELSON

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He might go down as the most under-appreciated three-time major winner in golf history, but Larry Nelson isn’t one to seek personal glory.

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MGTF PREPARING FOR 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

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By Rafael Conde, MGTF president   The Mexican Golf Teachers Federation is growing by leaps and bounds,

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