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A Parents Guide To Raising A Champion

A Parent’s Guide to Raising a Champion By Mark Guttenberg, PGA In light of last week’s feel good story of the year concerning the first PGA tour win for former Leesburg, Virginia resident Billy Hurley III, I thought I would share some insights from my experiences with the Hurley family and what I feel was […]

 

Playing In The Zone, by Mark Guttenberg PGA

Playing in the Zone By Mark Guttenberg, PGA Have you ever played a round of golf in “THE ZONE”? You know those rounds where everything seems to be going your way and you just sit back and observe as the ball keeps going where it’s supposed to. Time stands still or moves in slow motion […]

 

Golfing on a Budget

It’s well known that golfing can be an expensive hobby. Between the cost of clubs and equipment, greens fees and memberships, you’re bound to pay a pretty penny for your time on the course. But, there are ways to play the game and still be frugal. So, if you’re golfing on a budget, here are […]

 

Play the Golf Course on the Driving Range

Struggling to take your driving range swing to the golf course? It’s a common complaint among golfers. “But I hit it so great on the range. Why can’t I do that on the course?” Sound familiar? Swings on the range and play on the course are 2 very different things. On the course, you’re not […]

 

Don’t Change your Warm-up Routine for an Event

How much do you warm-up before a casual round of golf? How much do you warm-up before a tournament? The answer to these two questions should be exactly the same. Some people make the mistake of showing up early to a tournament or event to get in extra practice. Extra swings are fine, if this […]

 

Golf as a Workout

Golf’s reputation for being a sport lacking in physical fitness is not necessarily true. In fact, golf can be a great workout, if you let it be. When you ditch the cart, beer and typical course vices – like smoking or dipping – golf can be beneficial to your health. If someone with an average […]

 

GPS or Laser

When it comes to finding your yardages, marking off the ball using on-course yardage markers is time consuming and, often, inaccurate. Plus, with today’s yardage technology, why would you? The technology on the market today – golf GPS systems and laser rangefinders – are great options for determining your yardages, but both have advantages and […]

 

Practice Frequently, Not Longer

Practice makes perfect, right? Well, not if you’re doing it wrong. To improve your golf game, it’s important to take time to work on problem areas, master what you’re already good at and retain what you’ve learned. But, it’s how you go about your practice – in this case the duration and frequency – that […]

 

Stableford Rules

The Stableford System, developed by Dr. Frank Barney Gorton Stableford in 1931, is a scoring system in which the final score is not the stroke total, but the total points earned for scores on each individual hole.  Unlike traditional golf scoring methods, the objective is to have the highest score. The number of points awarded on […]

 

Stay Safe in the Heat

Playing in the heat can effect your golf game and, even worse, your health.  But, as long as you’re prepared, you can still have fun out there, while staying safe from the heat, too. Here are some tips for when your golf game coincides with a heat wave: It is recommended to drink 16 ounces of […]