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First Tee – More Than Just Golf

After 25 years, First Tee has become a vital youth development program that impacts kids’s lives even more than it does their golf games. With an international presence and 150 chapters, the coaches and leadership at First Tee are changing lives with a common mission – but sometimes the methods might differ from chapter to chapter. Here’s a story about working for the greater good.

Driving Player Development at Union League

With its expansion into golf in recent years, the Union League of Philadelphia, a GRAA Top 50 Private Facility, has three beautiful locatons in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that engage members in the sport and social aspects of golf. At Liberty Hill, in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, golf members are treated to free lessons to eliminate that expense, while expanding upon the fun and enjoyment derived from the game. PGA Head Professional Matt Walbert shares details of the complimentary lesson program in this piece for Golf Range Magazine.

A Very Special, Emotional Trip To Ireland

Heidi Richardson is an award-winning PGA Teaching Professional in Encinitas, California. She has shared her expertise with us before, but in this month’s issue of Golf Range Magazine, she shares details of her recent emotional trip to the origins of golf. The joy she felt there and her love of the game shine through in this piece.

Washington County Golf Course – A Wisconsin Muni to Call Home

If you’ve read this publication before, you know that there’s a diverse array of golf courses in the industry that we highlight. From high-end private facilities to resort courses to your local municpal track, golf is great wherever it’s played. Washington County Golf Course is a gem of a muni in Hartford, Wisconsin. The man who manages everything golf (and more) helped paint a fun and welcoming picture of this course, practice facility and public golfer home away from home.

Five Questions with Zac Heuer of Wittek Golf

Wittek Golf is a leading company in golf course and driving range equipment and accessories. You’ve seen the name before, but might not fully-comprehend the scope of the Wittek Golf business. The company’s Marketing Manager, Zac Heuer shared some time recently to answer our five questions for this monthly Golf Range Magazine feature.

Investing in Your Range – Highland Golf & Country Club

Highland Golf & Country Club is an award-winning private facility, and a 2021 GRAA Top 50 Private Facility. Bill Pollert, the club’s esteemed PGA Director of Golf, shared his thoughts on the club and the investment they’ve made in its practice facilities. With an active membership, play and engagement are up at the Indianapolis country club. Here’s their story.

When to Fit and When to Teach – The Pros Speak Out

Millions of people play golf, and we’ve seen many new players over the past few years. They all seek increased enjoyment in the game, which usually involves improved skills and lower scores. PGA Professionals serve the needs of golfers every day, in lessons and custom club fitting – but which is more important and the better path to playing progress? We solicited the opinions of several PGA Professionals for this piece. Read what they had to say in this feature on teaching vs. custom fitting.

Liberty National Golf Club – A Perennial GRAA Winner

Golf is an experience that often goes beyond the score at the end of the day. Liberty National is one of those jaw-dropping facilities that leaves you in awe well after you’ve left. With stellar views of Manhattan and pristine practice and playing conditions, this is one club you must get to someday. PGA Assistant Professional Anthony King shared some information about the club and described the vibe of this one-of-a-kind venue.

GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional – Derek Hooper, PGA

Derek Hooper has an international resume in golf that is as diverse any any other. Add to that the 2019 Southern Texas PGA Section Player Development Award and two consectutive GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional awards, and the native of Australia continues to make an impact on the game of golf here in the U.S. He recently shared some information about his current facility, Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston for this profile piece on Hooper himself and the club he calls home.

See Special, Not Just Specialized

Tasha Bohlig, a PGA Head Professional in the Southern California PGA Section, continues our monthly feature, Women Leading on the Range, with her perspective on confidence, training and when to make that next career move. She cites some interesting disparities between women and men, and provides personal insights on the topic.

GreatHorse – Award-Winning Golf and a Pillar of the Community

GreatHorse is a stellar golf facility just over the Massachusetts state line with Connecticut. It has all the private club amenities you would expect, and some you wouldn’t. It also has an exceptional family that has not only created a wonderful social gathering spot for its members, but continuously demonstrates the big heart they collectively have for local youth, the poor and under-served and the community as a whole. Here’s an inspiring story of a family giving back, in golf and out.

Five Questions with William Holbrook of MGI Golf

MGI golf is looking forward to its 30th anniversary next year, amid a vibrant golf market that holds a bright and prosperous future. Billy Holbrook, the VP of Sales brings a stellar resume of 20 years in the golf industry. He took time from his busy schedule to answer our five questions about the past, present and future of MGI Golf.

The Bog – A GRAA Top 50 Public Facility

The Bog is a GRAA-award winning semi-private facility in Wisconsin – yet another awesome golf course in the State of Wisconsin. They cater to some members, advanced ticket holders and public golfers on the range and within their events. It’s a beautiful landscape that made this piece extra fun to put together. PGA Professional Chris VanPietersom shared his insights on the facility he’s called home for two decades.

Pathways for Elite Young Golfers

Brendon Elliott has more experience teaching young golfers than many of his PGA Professional colleagues – his resume is stellar. In this piece, he provides some insight on working with juniors, and dealing with their parents. It’s a good story that all aspiring young golfers, and their moms and dads, should sit down and share together.

The Highlands Golf Park – A True Family Affair

With golf in her DNA, Gretchen Scheuermann is a long-time LPGA Professional in Virginia. Running the family business has become her passion, and teaching the game of golf is how she grows the game, and that business, as well. She shared the many details of her practice and golf learning center for our readers to better see how golf can truly transcend generations.

The Open Championship Practice Grounds

Here at Golf Range Magazine, we feel the practice range is often the hub of member activity and engagement. Whether in a lesson, practice session, club event or just socializing over a bucket of balls, the driving range “drives” the golfer experience. But, what about the ranges at the pro events you see on TV every weekend? Garrett Johnston took a trip across the pond to check out the digs at the recent Open Championship at St. Andrew’s. Wait…he went where? Here’s his story!

Kellie Stenzel, PGA/LPGA – A Passion for Teaching

Kellie Stenzel is an award-winning PGA/LPGA Teaching Professional. With accolades across several golf publications and organizations (including the Golf Range Association of America – GRAA), Stenzel has a passion for teaching that follows a stellar college playing career and time spent on various world tours. Her story is a cool account of what growing the game is all about.

Continued Innovation – Toptracer30 at a Range Near You

Leaders stay leaders through continued innovation and customer satisfaction. Toptracer recently introduced a new game and training mode on its Toptracer Range platform that is engaging golfers and helping them actually get better. Check out this piece with Alex Goodman, Toptracer National Sales Director, as he opens our eyes to the possibilities and the exciting realities of golf range technology.

2021 GRAA Range Renovation Award Recipient – The Club at Ibis

The Club at Ibis is a 2021 GRAA Top Range Renovation Award winner. With a renovation that covered the practice range, short game and putting areas, technology and an indoor teaching center, Ibis members have one of the best facilities in the country. We provide the details in this piece and hear from the club’s PGA Director of Golf on the huge impact the project has made on membership.

Seasons Change, and so Does the Golf Instruction

Golf instruction is enjoying a renaissance over the past two years that has made its way across the industry. PGA Professionals, like Jaime Gylan, are putting programs in place that engage members and students, not just during the golf season, but year-round. In this piece, he explains his goals for 12-month player development and details the benefits of committing to such a program.