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Renovations and Upgrades at Nemacolin Golf Academy

Although already a leader in golf travel, Nemacolin Resort and it’s stellar golf academy, have implemented some rather innovative upgrades and enhancements to their services and the technology used to help golfers play the game better. John Torsiello spoke to some of the professionals at the western Pennsylvania resort and offers up this comprehensive account.

Teaching with Technology for Greatest Results

Technology has changed the way we do virtually everything in life. From medicine to shopping to learning how to hit that little white ball, innovation drives progress and progress leads us into the future. We spoke with several PGA Professionals about their use of technology in teaching students and the breadth of utilization is quite impressive. No more “head down” and “arm straight”.

Investing in Your Range – Sea Pines Country Club

Sea Pines Country Club kicked off some renovations on its range, short game area and cart barn last spring. With expanded space, increased technology and added programming, this endeavor is slated to be complete in early November. PGA Director of Golf James Swift provided some details of this exciting example of Investing in Your Range.

Carlos Brown: Moving Mountains

Carlos Brown is an inspiring individual and a motivating coach. He is the epitome of what it means to be a mentor, touching the lives of his students off the course in ways even greater than on the links. Brown shared some time with us over the summer, and the result is this account of eternal optimism amid hurdles and challenges, something we can all use these days.

Women Leading on the Range – Utilizing Technology and Coaching the Individual

In the latest installment in our series on Women Leading on the Range, Sarah Stone, the PGA Director of Instruction at Chevy Chase Club in Maryland provides some valuable insight into her use of technology in her teaching and focuses on the benefits of using these tools with students of all skill levels and experience.

Five Questions with Jason Sutton – Teaching with Technology

Jason Sutton is a leading PGA Golf Instructor with a dedicated student base and an adept knowledge of technology, for teaching, communication and marketing. He took some time from his busy schedule to explain what today’s technology means for his business and how all golf coaches and teachers can take advantage of this innovative time in player development.

GRAA Award Winner Profile – McGolf Driving Range

Golf runs in the bloodline of a lot of families, and the McInerney’s are no different. After decades of growing up at McGolf Driving Range in Dedham, Massachusetts, Eric McInerney, an award-winning PGA Professional, now owns the facility with his wife. Here’s the story of a family tradition that’s still going strong.

Catching Up with Marvol Barnard, LPGA Professionals President

LPGA Professionals President Marvol Barnard shares some special succss stories and plans for the future in this piece, an update on women’s golf and the benefits of LPGA membership.

Five Questions with Mike Malaska – Training to Compete at the Highest Level

Mike Malaska has done it all in golf – world-renowned teacher, player and mentor. He helps his students set goals for their game and future in golf, and he’s done the same for himself. In this edition of Five Questions, the 2011 PGA of America Teacher of the Year discusses his efforts to compete at the highet level and the mental and physical hurdles that must be satisfied.

Bringing New Golfers to the Range: Learn Golf in One Day with Nicole Weller

Nicole Weller is a leading PGA and LPGA teacher and coach. She’s an author, writer and expert golf personality. Her new program offers the opportunity to learn the game of golf in one day. She shared details of this program and her thoughts on player development in the age of COVID.

Women Leading on the Range Series: Golf – A Bright Spot During a Pandemic

Renee O’Higgins is a leading PGA and LPGA instructor in Florida. She spends most of her summers in Maine working with students and improving their skills. In this month’s installment of Women Leading on the Range, O’Higgins shares her thoughts on growing your player development programming amid the pandemic and the surge in golfers who have come to the game.

PGA Family Cup: The Perfect Program for a Great Cause

Doug Evans was the heart and soul of the Northeastern New York PGA Section. His contributions to the game of golf, as Assistant Executive Director, rival any PGA Professional out there. Doug passed away almost one year ago and his colleagues in the section honored his legacy this summer with a special event that promoted all that Doug was about – family, fun, junior golf and a love of the game. Here’s the story with some wonderful images that are the result of two decades of Doug’s hard work.

Tour Talk – Padraig Harrington

European Ryder Cup Captain, Padraig Harrington has been a featured player in the world of golf for more than three decades. With memorable victories and major championships under his belt, he is a mentor to many young golfers across Ireland, and all of Europe. He recently shared some thoughts on warmup and practice on the range with our Garrett Johnston.

Construction begins on East River short course near downtown Houston

Construction of a nine-hole par-three course by Smelek Design has started at East River, a new 150-acre development in Houston, Texas. Richard Humphreys provides the details in this piece.

GRAA Award Winner Facility Profile: Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club and Driving Range

Chi Chi Rodriguez is one of the very best people that golf has produced in the history of the game. With eight PGA TOUR victories to his credit, he continues to make his most important impact off the course. The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation, Golf Club and Driving Range, located in Clearwater, Florida serve local youth and educate them in and out of the game of golf. Here’s an inspiring account of those efforts.

Lunch and Golf with the Sheriff & the Kids – A Story of Unity Around Golf

Mark Egly has a list of accolades and achievements in golf. He is a leader in the industry. But, more importantly, Egly is a leader in his community, touching young people who need guidance and mentorship to set their path in the right direction. This is a heartwarming stories of some of his efforts.

Riding the Momentum as the Days Get Shorter – Fall Programming for Juniors

PGA Professional and Junior Golf leader, Brendon Elliott shares his insight and tips on engaging junior golfers when the temperatures drop and the days get shorter. Here are his ideas on coaching your kids during the fall and winter months.

Getting Beginners on the Course – A Big Step in Player Development

PGA Teaching Professional, and recent Philadelphia PGA Section Player Development Award winner, Abby Mann, highlights her efforts to get new golfers on the course to expedite their player development and increase play at her facility.

Technology and TRUST Result in New Club Sales

Club fitting has become an integral part of helping golfers play the game better. We spoke with three leading club fitters, who shared their club fitting philosophy and details of their process, enlightening our readers to the importance of custom fit golf clubs.

GRAA Award Winner Profile – Travis Becker, PGA – Ironworks Golf Academy – Beloit, Wisconsin

Club fitting has become an integral aspect of many golf facilities and academies. Travis Becker is an award-winning club fitter with an impressive teaching and management resume, as well. The 2020 GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional shared some highlights from Ironworks Golf Academy, and detailed their efforts to teach, fit and engage their clients and members, growing the game and the Ironworks business as well.