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The basics of golf are presented in Golf Made Easy! with putting being taught first. This goes against all traditional methods of teaching, where driving is the first thing taught. But since half the game of golf is putting, why not learn it first? Plus, it’s fun to be able to put the ball in the hole on your very first lesson!

Golf Made Easy! A Backward Approach to Learning Golf ... Or Is It? contains all the basic knowledge you need to know about the game. This how-to book provides the A to Z for golf aficionados in a logical, simple, and fun way. It describes a typical golf course, different types of clubs, ball selection, different types of the game, and basic golf course terminology. It then transitions to stretching and exercise with easy-to-perform basic exercises that can take several strokes off your score!

Learn about putting, chipping, pitching and the full stroke performed with irons, which leads into the big long drive. Amaze your golfing buddies by making some basic specialty shots that are easy to learn. Get the most out of your clubs by making them personally fit you, plus you’ll get a quick overlook of the rules and etiquette of the game. Next time you hit the greens, come armed with the Backward Approach, which is really par for the course!

Watch the video on the attached pdf or at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ljyJ4mF9yk

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NBC and ESPN to Air 35 Hours of Live U.S. Open Coverage

Far Hills, N.J. (May 24, 2013) – The United States Golf Association (USGA), in conjunction with its television partners NBC Sports, ESPN and Golf Channel, today announced the broadcast schedule for the 2013 USGA championship season. In all, 65 hours of live coverage will air from the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, including 35 hours of live coverage of the 113th U.S. Open Championship from Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

In addition to the three Open championships, NBC and Golf Channel will provide television coverage of the U.S. Amateur Championship, the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, as well as the Walker Cup Match.

“The USGA’s Open and amateur championships are among the most prestigious events in all of competitive golf,” said USGA Executive Director Mike Davis. “Through our partnerships with NBC, ESPN and Golf Channel, we are able to deliver these events to fans across the country and around the world. With ground-breaking technology, those at home will be able to experience the championships as if they are walking with the crowds at Merion, Sebonack and our other world-class venues.”

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The USGA has just announced the rule 14-1b which will prohibit players from anchoring their putter, starting effective January 1st, 2016.  They decided to go away from bifurcation and stick with just one rule throughout all levels of golfers.  There are 5 golfers out of the top 50 in the world that consistently use anchoring and will need to change if the PGA Tour adopts this rule.  There will be some push back and some lawsuits from the top players, but will you take your long putter and throw it out?  I think that most amateurs would rather keep the putter as apposed to throwing out their back.  Do you think that this was a good or bad ruling and why?  Will you conform?

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I have recently had a few questions regarding what GHIN Handicaps are and why should they have one. To set the record straight, GHIN is the acronym for Golf Handicap Information Network.  The service was established by the United States Golf Association to provide players a way to keep track of their progress and even the playing field by adjusting strokes given or taken, when playing against people of all levels.  It is strongly suggested for you to have one and even required to sign up for most tournaments.  If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to message me.



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It is now public knowledge that Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia don't like each others company.  The two golfers played together in yesterdays round and had another incident. Tiger pulled a club to hit while Sergio was hitting.  This caused the gallery to react while Sergio was in his down swing.  He was disturbed by this and thought it was partially on purpose, which then spurred a couple pointed comments from both parties after the round.  Tiger said "he was not surprised that he was complaining about something"  while Sergio came back saying that "he did nothing wrong" and that "it is better off that they don't play together because they don't enjoy each others company". Was the move by Tiger malicious, or was it harmless and Sergio was overreacting?  What opinion do you have on an incident like this and more importantly who will come out on top of The Players Championship?

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