1. 2020 GRAA Award Winners
  2. Player Development
  3. Teaching
  4. Practice

Investing in Your Range: Family Golf and Learning Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Family Golf & Learning Center has something for everyone in the family. Whether you’re new to the game, or have been playing for years, PGA Professional, Adam Betz has created a golf experience that is second to none in the St. Louis area. He highlights the amenities offered now and opines on the future as well.

Women Leading on the Range – I’m No Mahatma Gandhi

Before every change, there is an individual who says, “Heck yeah, it can be done”. Women are making their mark on the game of golf, and their voice and leadership are more vital than ever. In this article, Elizabeth Granahan, the first-ever Woman Teacher of the Year in the Philadelphia PGA Section, tells us about an innovative change she implemented in 2019.

In the Shadow of a Golfer

Golf is a difficult game to play, and we often battle the thoughts in our head as much as the challenges of the course or our opponents. Award-winning PGA Professional, Brendon Elliott discusses the steps parents should take to ease the anxiety of their young golfers.

Inside the Ropes at the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals

Reaching the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club is a special accomplishment. We spoke to two of the recent finalists to better understand just how special it is.

Tour Talk: Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia is a golf superstar on the world’s stage and a Masters Champion. With wins across the globe, the 41-year-old Spaniard comes off a victory on the PGA TOUR last fall and has his sights set on a successful 2021. He recently shared a few minutes to talk to our Garrett Johnston for this edition of Tour Talk.

PGA Past President, Gary Schaal and Project Golf – Serving those who Served our Country

PGA Past President, Gary Schaal now serves as Executive Director of Project Golf. Through this non-profit organization, Schaal and his team are introducing the game to juniors and beginners, and they’re serving the veterans who have served our country. Golf is a game with many benefits, and the camaraderie built around the game, and within these demographics is changing lives for the better.

Women Leading on the Range – Why am I Better on the Range than on the Course?

Nicole Weller is an award-winning PGA/LPGA Professional. In this article, she discusses the age-old scenario of golfers tranferring (or not transferring) their skills from the range to the course, and how to practice better on the range to lower your scores on the golf course.

Investing in Your Range – Short Courses

Golf is booming and it’s tough to get a tee time at some facilities. There are, however, other options. Short courses are popping up at private clubs, public courses and stand-alone driving ranges across the country, and they’re introducing juniors and beginners to on-course play. In addition, they are enhancing the learning experience by diversifying lesson plans and giving coaches more options in their instruction.

Growing an Effective Long-Term Junior Golf Program – 10 Keys to Success

PGA Professionals understand that junior golf is the foundation of the future of the game. Three of the industry’s leaders in junior golf programming – Brendon Elliott, Nicole Weller and Joe Canny – shared their thoughts on how to grow an effective long-term junior golf program.

GRAA Award Winner Profile – Bobby Jones Golf Course

Bobby Jones Golf Course is an innovative hub for golfers of all ages and abilities. Whether learning, practicing or playing, public golfers have a variety of options and opportunities at this 2020 GRAA Top 50 Public Facility.

Investing in Your Range – 5 Under Golf Center

The Williams family has been in golf for 40 years. Austin Williams opened an innovative and exciting golf entertainment venue in late 2019 that has Beaumont, Texas buzzing. He shared some time with us recently to tell us all about it.

Exciting Renovations at The Country Club of Virginia

The Country Club of Virginia recently unveiled a successful range and practice facility renovation. We spoke to some of the professionals at the club to get the details.

“Welcome to Golf” – Onboarding New Golfers

By Vinnie Manginelli, PGA Say what you will about the year that was 2020, but for the game of golf, there was a renaissance of sorts that saw a bevy of new golfers take up the game and many individuals return to golf after years of inactivity. Whether you’re at a private club, public course […]

Welcome to Golf…Junior Golf Edition

Brendon Elliott is a National Award-winning PGA Professional. His forte is teaching juniors the joys of the game and how they can excel through hard work and dedication. He shares some of the steps he takes in onboarding beginner golfers, hoping to retain them for the long term.

Tour Talk – Kevin Streelman

Golf journalist, Garrett Johnston spoke with PGA Tour Professional, Kevin Streelman, about his thoughts and ideas for an effective warm-up session. It’s interesting to hear what he has to say in the latest installment of Tour Talk.

Bringing New Golfers to the Range – Build Your Own Clinics

By Marie Gateley, PGA As the First Assistant Professional at Baton Rouge Country Club, it is important that I forge relationships with our entire membership and maintain these connections for the long-term; it is the goal of our entire golf operation to do the same. I believe that fostering a welcoming environment is one avenue […]

Five Questions with Mike Bender, PGA

Mike Bender is one of the best-known golf instructors in the industry. He took some time out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions about new golfers and what they mean to his business and the game of golf.

Women Leading on the Range – A Practice Facility that Drives Student Success

Heidi Richardson is an award-winning golf instructor in Southern California. Her programs for juniors and beginners are extensive and she has made it her mission to grow the game of golf every day. Here, she highlights the beneficial learning environment she offers her students at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.

GRAA Award Winner Profile: LedgeRock Golf Club

LedgeRock Golf Club is an award-winning private golf club in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. With a variety of player development programs, a high-end golf shop and expert PGA Professionals on hand, this young club is fast becoming the talk of Eastern PA.

Investing in Your Range – The Club at Savannah Quarters

With tee sheets filling up faster than ever, golf clubs and courses are devoting added attention to their practice facilities, and in many cases, investing capital in some major renovations of their range and short game areas. The Club at Savannah Quarters recently unveiled some enhancements it made to its amenities, and its members are loving it.