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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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USGTF AFFILIATES/ASSOCIATES GOLF TEACHERS CUP AT PENN NATIONAL

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Penn National, a longtime favorite of the USGTF and its members, will host the second annual Affiliates/Associates Golf Teachers Cup

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CIRCLE OF TRUST – A TEACHING AID FOR PUTTING

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The CIRCLE OF TRUST is a teaching aid designed to help students improve their putting skills. From the photograph, you see that the CIRCLE OF TRUST

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UNITED STATES MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP…**PURSE INCREASE**

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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.  This will be the first open match play national championship ever held in the United States.  

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USGTFMEMBERS.COM REMINDER

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USGTFMembers.com is your portal to interacting with fellow WGTF members from across the globe.  

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IN MEMORY OF DON OVERSTREET

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USGTF Level III member Don Overstreet, 54, of Locust Grove, Georgia, passed away on November 5.  He was a participant in the recent US and World Golf Teachers Cups in Orlando, Florida.

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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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GOLF TEACHING PRO COMING TO YOUR MAILBOX SOON

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The Winter 2012 edition of Golf Teaching Pro will be mailed beginning December 9 to all USGTF members.  Please also remember that if you move, please keep the USGTF National Office updated with your current contact information so you can receive … Continue reading

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GREAT AMERICAN TEACHING PROFESSIONAL – SHAWN RAMIREZ

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Shawn Ramirez is a USGTF Level III teaching professional from Vero Beach, Florida.  He is the father of seven and is also a licensed minister.  His love for the game led him to the USGTF,

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2012 USGTF DUES WINNER

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USGTF Member, David Delcastillo from Nipomo, California was the winning recipient in the dues renewal giveaway.

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A DISCUSSION OF STACK & TILT

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When discussing uniformity in golf instruction, we cannot ignore the now-famous, if not infamous, “Stack & Tilt” swing techniques introduced to the golf world by Mike Plummer and Andy Bennett with a huge splash on the June 2007 cover of Golf … Continue reading

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INAUGURAL UNITED STATES MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE HELD IN MAY

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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. The event is open to all professional and amateur golfers nationwide.  

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WILSON GOLF OFFERS NEW VIP PROGRAM

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Wilson Golf, a longtime industry partner and supporter of the USGTF, is now offering a new Wilson VIP program (www.WilsonVIP.com) to allow USGTF members

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GREAT AMERICAN TEACHING PROFESSIONAL – BILL KROEN

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Bill Kroen is a longtime USGTF member who resides in Stuart, Florida. He is the author of the national bestselling “The Golf Tip A Day Calendar,” which has sold over a million copies.

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – CHARLIE SIFFORD

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He lost some of his best years to the PGA of America’s “Caucasians only” clause.  But, he did not let that stop him from making a historical mark in the golf world.  Charlie Sifford became the first black player to … Continue reading

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THE HIDDEN REWARDS OF TEACHING

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At the end of a long day of golf, Zack was caught in a three way tie for first place.  In order to win the class 4A district tournament and advance to the regional level,

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DOURIS PULLS OFF DOUBLE SWEEP AT US, WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUPS®

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Cementing his status as the WGTF’s best player, Australian James Douris captured his fourth United States Golf Teachers Cup October 11-12 at Orange County National

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JERRY HAS MOORE LUCK THAN ANYONE, WINS CAR

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US and World Cup Super Senior stalwart Jerry Moore seems to have good fortune smile on him each and every time he tees it up in WGTF competitions.  

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RECENT GOLF MANAGERS COURSE CONTINUES SUCCESS TREND

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The United States Golf Managers Association saw 18 new members attend the recent 3-day certification course held in Orlando, Florida.

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LEVEL IV COURSE IN PORT ST. LUCIE DRAWS A DIVERSE ENROLLMENT

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Nine different nations were represented at the recent Level IV Master Golf Teaching Professional® certification course in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  

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USA LESSONS AVAILABLE TO USGTF MEMBERS

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USA Lessons is a marketing program designed specifically for the sports professional. Their unique concept in

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – ERIK COMPTON

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He hasn’t won a major championship.  Nor has he even won an event on the PGA Tour.  But Erik Compton is a champion in his

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GREAT AMERICAN TEACHING PROFESSIONAL – TONY WRIGHT

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Tony Wright has had a lifelong love for the game of golf.  He was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, on August 3, 1949.  He was a caddy at the St. Clair Country Club in Washington, Pennsylvania as a youth.

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USGTF EDITORAL – WHEN DID PAR 3’S BECOME PAR 5’S?

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I recently played one of those relatively new championship courses in town and all four par 3 holes ranged in distance from 220 yards to 247 yards. That’s from the white tees.

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HYUNDAI PARTNERS WITH USGTF AT US GOLF TEACHERS CUP

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USGTF member Brandon Lee, vice president of USGTF Foreign Language Courses, has arranged a sponsorship with the Hyundai car company for the upcoming

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – JULI INKSTER

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Very few professional golfers can defy Father Time, but the LPGA’s Juli Inkster seems to have pulled off the feat.  Now 51 years old, the Hall of Famer

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USGTF TRIP PLANNED FOR COLORADO IN 2012

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We are currently gauging interest in a USGTF members trip to Colorado for the summer of 2012.  The time

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MIZUNO, A LONGTIME USGTF INDUSTRY PARTNER

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Mizuno Golf is one of the USGTF’s longest-running industry partners, and USGTF members have certainly benefited from the company’s support of the organization.

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USGTF EDITORIAL – IF 12 HOLES BECOMES THE NEW 18, THEN IT’S TIME TO BIFURCATE THE RULES

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By Mike Stevens, USGTF Level III Member, Tampa, FL

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ALL WGTF MEMBERS WELCOME AT AUSTRALIAN GOLF TEACHERS CUP

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The annual Australian Golf Teachers Cup will be held at the Forest Resort Creswick in the state of Victoria near Ballarat on Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22,  just after the Presidents Cup. 

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USGTF HAS NEW LINE OF LEATHER ACCESSORIES

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The USGTF has acquired a new line of logoed leather accessories from Winston Collection. This entity specializes in high quality duffel bags,

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PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT

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Many USGTF members seem to come up with great golf related ideas and products. If you have developed a specific training aid, written a book, created a training video or something similar and would like to advertise or promote your … Continue reading

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BUILDING THE USGTF BRAND – A TEAM EFFORT

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With technology rapidly changing, the USGTF has always embraced the latest in helping to promote

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WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP UPDATE

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Entries for the 10th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup and the 16th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup are coming into the USGTF National Office at an increasing pace.  If you would like to participate in these two outstanding events, … Continue reading

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USGTF CENTRAL REGION CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

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USGTF veteran teaching professional Keith Dunkelbarger, from Pekin, Illinois, won the 4th annual Central Region Championship on August 21st at Renwood Golf Course in

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SOUTHEAST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

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Although a bit hot, you could not ask for better weather for this year’s version of the USGTF Southeast Region Championship. The Wildwood Country Club

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WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP – NEW WEBSITE

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The USGTF has launched a new website called www.WorldGolfTeachersCup.com. This tournament site will feature a live leader board and blog as well as up to date photos, videos and interviews along with archives from previous events.

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL – KEEGAN BRADLEY

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What’s it like to win the first major championship in which you played?  Since the dawn of the 20th century, only Francis Ouimet in 1913, Ben Curtis in 2003, and now Keegan Bradley know the answer to that question. 

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UPCOMING USGTF LEVEL IV COURSES

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Each October the USGTF conducts two Level IV courses. One is conducted in Phoenix, Arizona and one in Port St. Lucie, Florida. These courses are the highest level of certification in the golf teaching industry.

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GREAT AMERICAN TEACHING PROFESSIONAL – TRUMMIE HUDSON

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By Trummie Hudson, Level III member, Berea, Ohio   I was born in Homestead, Florida, where my passions were boating and fishing. I moved to Ohio in 1966, and was 27 years old before I set foot on a golf … Continue reading

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PEREZ NAMED NEW USGTF NORTHWEST REGION DIRECTOR

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USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional Jim Perez from Fresno, California, has been named as the new Northwest

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NEW DVD – GOLF PSYCHOLOGY FOR TEACHING PROFESSIONALS

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USGTF sport psychology consultant Dr. Gregg Steinberg’s expertise is on display in a new instructional DVD titled Golf Psychology for Golf Teaching Professionals, the latest in the USGTF instructional series.  In the DVD, Dr. Steinberg gives golf teaching professionals insights

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USGTF SEEKING INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS FROM MEMBERS

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In an effort to further promote USGTF & WGTF Members worldwide, we are encouraging members to submit short instructional videos which we

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CGTF’S TAM PROMOTES MANAGERS COURSE IN CHINA

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CGTF Master Teaching Professional Tommy Tam is shown in the accompanying photo promoting the United States Golf Managers Association to interested persons at Peking University in China. 

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SECRETS OF SPIDER CLOCK PUTTING

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When you are trying to get your students to learn how to read putting greens better I use a method that I have discovered that works great!   Try to get your students to imagine the putting green like the … Continue reading

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PEREZ SIGNS ON WITH CBS STATION

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USGTF Master Teaching Professional Jim Perez has signed with CBS47 in Fresno, California, to provide weekly on-air instruction. The spots are taped at the prestigious Copper River Country Club and are sponsored by

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TIMELESS TEACHING ADVICE…

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KNOW YOUR STUDENTS’ NAMES AND USE THEM We’ve all had it happen.  Someone comes up to us and says, “Hey, Tom, how are you doing?”

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ADAM BARR / INDUSTRY VETERAN – CONNECTING THE DOTS AND BUILDING BRIDGES OF GOLF

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It is often said you can take the measure of a man (or woman) during

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USGTF SUMMER TOURNAMENT ACTION

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The Central Region Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, at Renwood Golf Course in Round Lake Beach, Illinois.  The first day is a pro-am with three amateurs and one USGTF pro.  Entry fee is

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USGTF MEMBER PROFILE – ANDREW LINCH

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I was born in 1962 in Lincoln, United Kingdom, a small manufacturing town and like many of my counterparts I

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USGTF MEMBER PENS NEW BOOK

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USGTF Level IV member Michael Wolf has written a new book titled The Driven Golfer – Building Your Method for Scratch Golf.  Michael is the head professional

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CALLAWAY GOLF BENEFIT REVIEW

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The USGTF and Callaway Golf have had a long mutually beneficial partnership. Starting with founder Ely Callaway, Callaway Golf has always been a

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SPAIN JOINS WORLD GOLF TEACHERS FEDERATION®

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WGTF Member Glenn Billington has made a formal request for the country of Spain to join the World Golf Teachers Federation.

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USGTF LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL NETWORK FOR GOLFERS: WORLD GOLF ASSOCIATION.COM

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Since we all now live in a global community and golf is a game that is played worldwide,

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NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN DISABLED GOLFERS ASSOCIATION: CHANGING LIVES ONE GOLFER AT A TIME

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The Stand Up and Play Foundation, a Florida based non-profit, is kicking off

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GOLF COURSE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

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USGTF member Wendy Coe has recently contacted our office regarding her home course, Elkhorn Country Club.

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GREAT AMERICAN TOUR PLAYER – NICK WATNEY

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A lot of people are wondering who the next great American player will be, but one player

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USGTF ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, USGTFMEMBERS.COM

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In this day and age of instant communications, the USGTF has taken full advantage

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TEACHING STUDENT’S ABOUT PATIENCE

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By: Mike Levine USGTF Level IV Member Port St. Lucie, Florida   Golf is a game of a lifetime…and you as a teacher of this amazing game

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TEACHING ADVICE ON RHYTHM AND TEMPO

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When it comes to rhythm in the golf swing, many golfers are somewhat

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GREAT AMERICAN TEACHING PROFESSIONAL – MICHEAL CARSON

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After eight years in China’s business world, Micheal Carson (USGTF Level III, 2009) used the USGTF certification path to launch

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GREAT AMERICAN TOUR PLAYER – WALTER HAGEN

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Everyone knows that Walter Hagen was a great showman, but what gets

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USGTF-CHINA GOLF TEACHERS CUP HELD IN SHANGHAI

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Tainma Golf & Country Club in Shanghai, China, hosted the 2nd annual USGTF-China Golf

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FIRST BULGARIAN GOLF TEACHERS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT HELD

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Golfers from the USA, Netherlands, Serbia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, and of course Bulgaria participated in the

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GOLF MANAGEMENT DVD’s AVAILABLE

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Six new informational DVDs are now available from the United States Golf Managers Association

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USGTF MEMBER SAVOY INSTRUMENTAL IN JUNIOR GOLF

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USGTF member Ray Savoy is the founder and golf programming director of the Langston Junior Boys

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NIKE GOLF DISCOUNT REVIEW

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Longtime USGTF industry partner Nike Golf offers USGTF members the opportunity to purchase Nike products

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USGTF EDITORIALS AND MEMBERS FORUM

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The USGTF is now producing many thought provoking monthly editorials,

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Great American Tour Player – Bubba Watson

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When you think of schools that have produced Tour players, you automatically

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Bridgestone Golf Well-Received Among USGTF Members

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New USGTF industry partner Bridgestone Golf has been well-received

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New Instruction DVD Now Out

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The USGTF is pleased to offer another in a series of instructional DVDs.

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News From United States Golf Managers Association

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The United States Golf Managers Association certification course originally

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Great American Teaching Professional – Meredith Kirk

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It hasn’t taken long for Meredith Kirk from Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina, to have a strong impact

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National Golf Teachers Appreciation Day

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Sunday, July 31, has been designated this year’s Golf Teachers Appreciation Day.

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Golf is Alive and Well in St. Lucia

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St. Lucia, home of the International PGA, is also home to some of the most

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2011 USGTF Central Region Championship

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SITE: Renwood GC 701 E. Shorewood Rd Round Lake Beach, IL 60073 (847)231-4711 Host Pro: Mike Perez…USGTF Member

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Great American Teaching Professional – Gary Cricks

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Gary Cricks is a Level III USGTF member, and currently the director of fitting and a certified swing coach at GolfTEC in Arlington, Virginia.

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USGTF Welcomes Bridgestone as New Industry Partner

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Bridgestone Golf joins a long list of USGTF industry partners.

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Sehne Wins Affiliates/Associates Golf Teachers Cup

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Peter Sehne, from Dalton, Pennsylvania, captured the inaugural Affiliates/Associates Golf

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Great American Tour Player – Ted Kroll

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The past few months, we have been bringing you profiles of players almost everyone has

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May Teaching Tip of the Month

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Have you ever adjusted a student’s grip, only to have him or her revert back to their old grip

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Summer Edition of Golf Teaching Pro Coming Soon

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The Summer 2011 edition of Golf Teaching Pro will be mailed soon, with the feature

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USGTF Monthly Editorial – Time for the US Open to Become more Open

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Back in the 1980s and before, it was common to see a scoring summary from

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HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR USGTF MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012?

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Renew and take full advantage of the following benefits: Equipment Personal Use Programs with major manufacturers saving up to 50% below wholesale on many products.

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GREAT AMERICAN TOUR PLAYER – DUSTIN JOHNSON

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If the modern professional game is about power, Dustin Johnson’s name has to be in the discussion.

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USGTF STUDIO NOW UP AND RUNNING

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A new Instructional DVD Production Studio has been created at USGTF national headquarters, and

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UNITED STATES GOLF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION SEMINAR A GREAT SUCCESS

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Golf teaching professionals entering the golf management

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USGTF JAPAN MEMBERS IN OUR THOUGHTS

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The terrible recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in Japan are certainly on the

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GREAT AMERICAN GOLF TEACHING PROFESSIONAL – JOHN COPELAND

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Each month the USGTF features an individual profile of a teaching

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SPRING DISCOUNTS!

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USGTF Logoed short sleeve shirts by Ashworth – 100% cotton

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ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY

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It used to be that the Masters was considered the “real”

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USGTF LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR 2011

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Liability insurance through Bollinger, Inc., for the year March 1, 2011

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HOME OF AUSTRIAN GOLF TEACHERS FEDERATION TO GET NEW

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18 Austrian Golf Teachers Federation president

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TEACHING JUNIOR GOLF TIPS NOW AVAILABLE

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32 Great Tips for teaching junior golfers that many teaching professionals

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GREAT AMERICAN TOURING PROFESSIONAL PROFILE – JOHNNY MILLER

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A generation of younger fans knows him as that opinionated announcer on NBC golf telecasts,

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AFFILIATES/ASSOCIATES CUP DEADLINE APPROACHING – AND A SPECIAL EVENT FOR LEVEL III AND IV MEMBERS

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The entry deadline for the inaugural Affiliates/Associates Golf Teachers Cup is

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NATIONAL HICKORY CHAMPION CROWNED

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From www.USProHickory.com: “Battling wind and length, Leroux Ferreira from Kingwood,

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USGTF MEMBER BUSY WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS COACHING DUTIES

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USGTF member Pat Church will be representing Team USA in the

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Featured USGTF Teaching Professional – LINDA EDWARDS

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There’s an old saying in golf – “Tee it high and let it fly!” 

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GOLF ON TELEVISION

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In our modern iPad, iPhone world, it seems that information overload is everywhere.  This also seems to apply to golf on television.

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USGTF PRESENCE ON YOUTUBE

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Your Golf Tips Required! 

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UPCOMING USGTF CERTIFICATION COURSES

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As a reminder for those of you who are interested in upgrading your membership,

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RULES AND CLUBFITTING COURSE AT WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUP®

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A 2-hour rules and a 2-hour clubfitting clinic

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USGTF MEMBER WINS DUES FOR THE YEAR

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Congratulations to USGTF member Poon Kon Hoo from The Woodlands

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$500 PRIZE FOR BEST GOLF TEACHING PHOTO!

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The USGTF is always on the lookout for great golf teaching photographs,

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FEATURED USGTF GOLF TEACHING PROFESSIONAL

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Each month the USGTF features an individual profile of a teaching professional

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GREAT AMERICAN TOUR PLAYER RICKIE FOWLER

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There’s a perception that today’s tour players’ swings all look the same

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USGTF MEMBER NAMED GENERAL MANAGER

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USGTF member, Young Hu has been recently named the

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AFFILIATES/ASSOCIATES GOLF TEACHERS CUP UPDATE

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The inaugural Affiliates/Associates Golf Teachers Cup will be held Friday,

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T-GOLF – A NEW WAY TO TEACH BEGINNERS

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T-Golf® is introducing a new era in golf instruction and playability.

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UNITED STATES PROFESSIONAL HICKORY CHAMPIONSHIP

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Experience old style golf and get a new appreciation for the game.

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UNITED STATES GOLF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION FOR 2011

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With its new streamlined three-day courses, the United States Golf Managers Association

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US AND WORLD GOLF TEACHERS CUPS DATES ANNOUNCED

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The 10th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup, the 16th annual United States Golf

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Winter Edition of Golf Teaching Pro Out Now

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The Winter 2011 edition of Golf Teaching Pro is now in the mail

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Callaway Golf Renews Personal Use Discount Program

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Callaway Golf, a longtime industry partner of the USGTF

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Happy New Year

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On behalf of the entire staff at the USGTF National Office, we would like to

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