PGA News Archive

Sunday, April 10, 2011
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.
Azinger set to make Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid debut
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Former Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger, who guided the U.S.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
A Sense of Huber: Masters edition
AUGUSTA - This is a week to mingle with ghosts. There in the rush of yellow pollen. There midst the swaying loblolly pines, 'tween the fiery azalea and the dazzling dogwood. There under the massive oak and beside the gentle brook. They are there, just waiting.
Bishop's Corner: PGA's Ted Bishop checks in from The Masters (Wednesday)
"Golf provides us with many special opportunities," said Joe Steranka, the Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of America, as we walked through the bowels of Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Thursday prior to Opening Day for the Cardinals.
A Quick Nine: Which Masters tradition is your favorite?
In case you missed it, a tradition unlike any other, The Masters, tees off on Thursday morning on the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club. Is there anything like that first major championship of the year?
Even during Masters Week, Rose is already revved up for 2012 Ryder Cup
Justin Rose will have some good news for Jose Maria Olazabal when they meet at this week's Masters.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of April 3, 2011
What clubs did Phil Mickelson and last week’s other winners use to achieve victory? We take a peek inside their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week ending April 3.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Smith's tale of success and struggle shows both sides of Q-School issue
The PGA Tour is contemplating the radical change of handing out only Nationwide Tour cards at Q-School, in part to make sure promising young players are properly prepared for the big leagues. Neale Smith can understand that thinking better than most.