PGA News Archive

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
A Quick Nine: The Hills are Alive
I think it's a fairly popular reality show (I promise I do not watch that stuff), but to true golfers -- "The Hills" mean a collection of some of the greatest course layouts in the country.
A Quick Nine: America's Best College Courses
Everyone takes pride in their school. People go crazy when making a case as to why their school is best. This week, we asked our friends in PGA.com Facebook Nation to brag on their alma mater -- specifically, the golf course at their alma mater if the school has one.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Golf is One of 13 Sports at Special Olympics 2010 USA National Game
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.
Pinehurst Resort: Is it the home of American Golf?
As a golfer who travels, you can expect a few commonalities among the world's top golf resorts. Elite service comes to mind, superior conditioning, a championship history, five-star accommodations and almost always a bit of hyperbole about how each facility offers an experience like no other.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thompson and Vogel capture titles at 34th Junior PGA Championship
MAINEVILLE, Ohio --- The state of Florida was well represented at the 34th Junior PGA Championship Friday as Alexis Thompson of Coral Springs won the girls' division title for the second time in three years, while T.J.
United States dominates singles, cruises to first Junior Ryder Cup win
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.
'10 Jr. Ryder Cup set for Gleneagles; friendship match at Celtic Manor
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The 2010 Junior Ryder Cup, which will be contested Sept. 27-28, at Gleneagles Resort's PGA Centenary Course in Perthshire, Scotland, will continue to present the expanded Ryder Cup format change of 2008 to foursomes, mixed four-ball and singles competition.
Sycamore Hills G.C. selected to host 2010 Junior PGA Championship
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA of America has announced the 35th Junior PGA Championship will be contested Aug. 2-5, 2010, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
How to choose a golf instructor
I originally wrote this article in 2003.
Increase Swing Speed for More Distance
Two of the biggest factors that contribute to distance are hitting the golf ball in the center of the club face, and creating speed. Think of your swing as having two engines - your body and your arms. Both are power producers and both have their role in the swing.
PGA instructor McLean releases new book on "The Slot Swing"
MIAMI, Fla. -- World-renowned PGA teaching professional Jim McLean has written a new book, "The Slot Swing: The Proven Way to Hit Consistent and Powerful Shots Like the Pros."
PGA Instructor Hank Haney to produce instruction series for PGA.com
June 29, 2009 -- PGA.com, the Official Site of The PGA of America, announced today a development deal to air an exclusive online series of golf instructional segments from world renowned golf coach and 25-year PGA member Hank Haney.
Top teacher helps Tour veteran come out on top
Mar. 5, 2009 -- PGA Professional Kevin Weeks, one of the most respected golf instructors in the country, got an unexpected surprise last Sunday -- a "thank you" from a student.
To Score Better, Focus on the Scoring Shots
Your score in a round of golf is a tabulation of the shots you hit. So what shots are you hitting when you play? You hit a driver or some longer club off 12 to 14 teeing grounds and some shot to all 18 greens. That's 32 "Full Swings."
Choosing Wisely: the target, the shot and the club
When evaluating a shot, you need to take into consideration many factors in order to accurately choose a target, type of shot and club with which to use. By doing so, you'll be saving strokes and therefore time.
A solid preshot routine is a must for good golf
Do you have a Pre-Shot Routine? Do you know it? So many golfers have a Pre-Shot Routine for most golf shots but don't even know what their routine is when asked in a lesson.
Your most important piece of equipment - your body
If I asked you, "What is the most important piece of equipment you own for your golf game?" what would you say? Would it be your new Callaway driver with a stiff graphite shaft (costing over $350) or possibly your Ping putter that you describe as a one-putt putter?
Your Questions Answered!
Editors Note: Each week, we receive hundreds of questions for our PGA Experts. Though we can't answer every one of them, we will take some of the most illuminating and beneficial questions and have one of the top authorities from the PGA of America to answer them for you.
PGA.com's complete coverage of the new grooves policy
What Does the New Groove Rule Mean for You?
Excel Golf re-signs PGA Tour player Wilson to its Zero Friction staff
OAK BROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Excel Golf Products, Inc. has re-signed PGA Tour player Mark Wilson to its Zero Friction staff, company officials have announced. For the second consecutive year, Wilson will be putting Zero Friction Tees in play at every event in which he competes.