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How To Get More Distance In The Golf Swing

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HOW TO GET MORE DISTANCE IN THE GOLF SWING By Arlen Bento Jr. If you play golf and love the game, at some point you will notice a loss in distance. Usually, this is due to age, just getting older, losing flexibility and strength. Over years, many golfers just don’t realize how much distance they […]

Teaching And Technology

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Having just arrived back from the merchandising show in Orlando, I couldn’t help but notice how the hard-goods section has changed dramatically in the last few years. Fewer clubs, more technology. It makes me question, is this the route we really need to be going? Are we now so immersed within the fast-paced information age […]

Come As You Are

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Rickie Fowler is not averse to pushing boundaries. Case in point: the untucked Hawaiian shirt he donned the first day of the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua in January. He got ribbed by his buddies, and reviews were mixed throughout Google and Twitter. Funny thing is that shirt was sold out at the merchandising tents […]

The Major Series Of Putting

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Teachers, PGA Tour players, former NCAA university stars and recently-turned professionals; Senior PGA Tour and Web.com players, Mini-Putt/Putt-Putt touring pros, career poker players and a cast of characters from parts unknown descended upon Las Vegas during the end of October and early November 2017 for what can only be coined as “The Greatest Putting Competition […]

Breaking Records

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

The 2017 British Open will be remembered for two things.  The first is the amazing comeback by Jordan Spieth to win his third major title at the age of 23.  The other is the history-making third round of 62 by South African Branden Grace.  Grace is the first golfer ever to record a round of 62 in […]

Rubbernecking

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Yet another Tiger saga abounds. The question begs, why do many say they’re saddened over hearing about his challenges? Life is a challenge. No one said it would be easy, and we’re all responsible for our decisions. As far as I know, Tiger puts his pants on one leg at a time. He has no […]

The Trump Effect

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

In 2009, early in his first term, President Barack Obama had the White House tennis court repurposed into a basketball court.  Mr. Obama is an avid basketball player and fan, and since he doesn’t play tennis, it was an easy decision.  An enthusiastic Chicago Bulls fan, Mr. Obama also made it a tradition to fill […]

Walk the Walk

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Seldom do I discuss or write about any of my accomplishments in golf because firstly, they are few and far between, and secondly, no one really cares. This past winter, however, I took it upon myself to set a goal to qualify for the MSOP putting championship to be held in late October in Las […]

Course Closures In China

Posted on by Ben Bryant WGCA contributing writer

The Chinese government sent chills throughout the golf industry last week when it announced the closing of 111 golf courses throughout the country.  The purported reason for the closing was that the courses in question had been illegally using water and developing land without permits.  But the Chinese government has a long history of opposition […]

Time To Change The Message – The Rear Leg, Weight Distribution, How The Spine Turns (Part 2)

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

As discussed in the previous article, we are moving away from the idea of weight transfer during the backswing. We are also changing the vernacular from weight transfer to pressure change. Another term we should begin embracing is “center of mass” (COM). As golf teaching professionals and coaches, we need not be experts in anatomy. […]

Goals for the New Year

Posted on by Gregg Steinberg WGCA contributing writer

The New Year is approaching, and if you are like me, you are a goal setter.   Goals are essential to our success. Psychologists have studied goal-setting for many years and tout their importance to performance. Specifically, goals get you focused on your task, keep you inspired under difficult times, and foster strategies to attain […]

What Has Tiger Taught Us

Posted on by Dave Hill WGCA contributing writer

Tiger Woods is making another comeback, 466 days after his last competitive round. I’ve lost track as to how many comebacks this will be, but it surpasses his buddy Michael Jordan by multiples. It’s also been 20 years since he’s turned pro when he won twice during the fall campaign to secure his tour card. […]