PGA News Archive

Monday, April 11, 2011
A week's worth of tweets, April 4-10, 2011
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
Schwartzel's dad almost didn't watch Masters, glad he tuned in after all
It was 12:48 a.m. Monday morning in South Africa when Charl Schwartzel sealed his first major title with a birdie on the last hole at the Masters. Back home on the family farm near Vereeniging, a city just south of Johannesburg, Charl’s father George watched every moment.
Schwartzel's victory means no major titles are now owned by Americans
It was only fitting that on the 50th anniversary of Gary Player becoming the first non-American player to win the Masters, he watched another South African, Charl Schwartzel, become the first champion at Augusta National to finish with four straight birdies.
Woods becomes 'that Tiger' again, but can't sustain it quite long enough
For the better part of two hours Sunday, he was that Tiger Woods again.
McIlroy's day of promise ends in big disappointment after final-round flop
Rory McIlroy stood slumped over on the 13th tee, head buried in the crook of his elbow. There was still golf left to be played, but for a long moment he didn’t move, as if he didn’t want to face further punishment from a course that had suddenly turned on him.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
A Lesson Learned: Fighting off nerves and tension
In the 75 years that there has been a Masters, you’d be hard-pressed to find one that had more drama and excitement among such a large group of players as this past one.
Schwartzel qualifies for PGA Grand Slam of Golf
 
Schwartzel qualifies for PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Charl Schwartzel made an impressive and improbable comeback, making birdies on the final four holes, to win the 2011 Masters.
South African Open to change dates to avoid Presidents Cup, says Els
Ernie Els said tour officials have agreed to change the dates of the South African Open this fall so that it won't be held on the same week as the Presidents Cup in Australia.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Bishop's Corner: Making Masters Memories
One thing I always remind myself during special occasions is: This is going to make a great memory. I've been extremely fortunate to have made many great memories in my life in golf, and a large number of them center around this week's venue: Augusta National Golf club.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Bishop's Corner: Official work at the Masters
This week, one of my hats (as I've mentioned in my earlier post) will be that of a Rules Official. That role officially kicked off at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. It was there in the Magnolia Suite, located behind the No.
Rule changed to spare players from being DQ'd in cases of 'trial by TV'
In a change directed at scorecards and television viewers, golf revised one of its rules Thursday so that players who learn of a violation after they sign their cards can be penalized without being disqualified.
Bishop's Corner: Hoosier Buddy
Jeff Overton arrived at Augusta National last Saturday with Mike Mayer, his former college coach from Indiana University and his current PGA instructor.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Club Test 2011: Adams Idea Black Super Hybrid
From Golf Magazine (May 2011) Category: Better-Player Hybrids We tested: 17° and 19° with Aldila Voodoo graphite shaft
How to increase your clubhead speed
The faster your clubhead, the farther the ball goes. That's pretty obvious. But how do you increase clubhead speed? PGA Professional Joe Hallett offers one idea.
Chipping Cure
PGA Professional Rafael Floriani offers some advice on improving your chipping techniques.
Improve Technique in the Bunker
In the bunker, solid technique will help you get anything out - as PGA Professionals Joseph Hallett and Mark Drenga demonstrate using a variety of items.
Mercedes-Benz, PGA kick off golf performance center tour at the Masters
Two-time Masters champion, Bernhard Langer helped to launch The Mercedes-Benz Performance Center, a free mobile golf tour powered by The PGA of America, today in Augusta.
Complimentary clubfitting during PGA Free Fitting, Trade-Up Month in April
When I first got into the golf business, we fit clubs by gender; if you were a man you bought a set of clubs for men, if you were a woman you were sold a set of clubs for ladies. If you were a kid like me who started playing golf at the age of eight, you played a cut down set of clubs.
The PGA of America marks a 95-year milestone on April 10
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Celebrating its 95th year as the leader in the game and the business of golf, The PGA of America marks this Sunday as another milestone date in its mission to serve its 27,000-plus men and women professionals and the industry.