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GRAA Award Winner Profile – Chris Yoder, PGA

PGA of America Golf Professional Chris Yoder has transformed old-school one-off lesson engagement into one of the top junior golf programs in the country. Not only is he developing his juniors’ skills at Scioto Country Club, but he’s providing lifelong memories and valued experience by traveling with his players to stellar tournaments across his region and down south in Georgia and Alabama. Yoder, a 2023 GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, shares his story in this GRAA Award Winner profile piece.

Charting New Territory: Pioneering Approach to Teaching Rhythm and Tempo

Sleepy Hollow Country Club Director of Instruction Kevin Sprecher is a Quarter Century PGA of America Member. He is an award-winning teacher and coach and has a list of special accolades to back up his expertise. In this guest piece, Sprecher shares an innovative and interesting method of developing students’ rhythm and tempo.

Women Leading on the Range: A Journey Rooted in Perseverance and Loyalty

PGA of America Associate Professional Meggie Flanigan is a superstar of the future. She’s already accomplished more than many people in the breadth of the education she’s achieved over the years. As her career continues to blossom, we’ll be there to shine a light on her progress. That spotlight starts with a story she shared with us for May’s Women Leading on the Range.

Northeastern New York PGA – Growing the Game on the Business Side of the Counter

Preparing the next generation of professionals to carry the game forward is vital to the long-term success of golf. PGA Members are adept at sharing ideas and best practices to maximize productivity and service today, but who’s preparing tomorrow’s leaders to do the same? In this piece, we highlight the efforts of the Northeastern New York PGA Section and its Assistant’s Committee, which has put special Accelerator Sessions in place to help PGA Associates get through their bookwork and best manage their time.

GRAA Top 50 Private Facility – Maketewah Country Club

Maketewah Country Club has been a GRAA Top 50 Private Facility every year since 2013. In this GRAA award winner profile, PGA of America Head Golf Professional Dave Bahr shares the story of the club he’s worked at for 19 years. It’s a historic tale with a clear view of the future.

GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional – Greg Graham, PGA

Former baseball player, Greg Graham has almost three decades of golf coaching and instruction under his belt. The GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional shares stories from his life and his teaching philosophies in this GRAA Award Winner profile.

GFAA Announces New President, Dr. Steven Lorick

By Vinnie Manginelli, PGA The Golf Fitness Association of America (GFAA) is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Steven Lorick, President, effective April 15. Dr. Lorick brings an extensive resume of worldwide golf and fitness education, administration and leadership to the GFAA. “It is my honor and privilege to join PGA Magazine and to […]

More People, More Golf, More Often! – Golf Ranch Brookfield

Blue Jeans Golf is changing the face of the stand-alone driving range in many areas of the country. With four facilities under their umbrella, these golf industry professionals are bringing their many years of experience and expertise to the practice range, and they’re creating a new genre in the game – Golf Lite. Check out the Blue Jeans Golf story to learn all about it!

Giving Back to Your Community Through Golf

Spring has sprung, and some great causes are benefitting through the game of golf. Here’s a story of a very special event that started in Ohio four years ago and has since spread across several PGA of America Sections. When the Golden Bear is involved, success can’t be far away.

Women Leading on the Range – Breaking Golf Industry Barriers

Award-winning PGA of America Teaching Professional Valerie Vaughn shares her inspiring account of learning the game of golf, breaking barriers throughout her career and changing lives through innovative PGA of America programs at Golf House Tennessee.

College Golf Courses are Shaping the Future of the Game

College golf courses are often the unsung heroes of golf in towns like Conway, South Carolina with Myrtle Beach ten minutes away, Delhi, New York, with Oak Hill a couple of hours north and Milford, Connecticut with the stellar facilities of the New York tri-state area at their fingertips. This is a story that shares the relationship between university and golf course. Opportunities are created and revenues are generated while maximizing the present and preparing for the future of the game.

Bringing New Golfers to the Range Through Local Collaboration – Chris Meade, PGA

Chris Meade, the PGA of America General Manager at Lady Bird Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas is doing some special things in his area. He has played a huge role in continuing the growth of junior golf and is collaborating with other PGA of America Golf Professionals and leaders in his community. Here is his story as told in PGA Magazine’s General Managers Monthly digital publication last month.

Five Questions with Todd Sones, PGA

Todd Sones is a world-renowned PGA of America Golf Professional and industry-leading golf instructor. His insights and expertise continue to change the golf experience of players of all skill levels. He shares some of that acuity in this month’s edition of Five Questions.

GRAA New Award Winner Profile – Kelley Brooke, LPGA

Kelley Brooke is an industry-leading LPGA Golf Professional and award-winning instructor. Her golf acumen goes well beyond the lesson tee, however, as she and her company Brooke Management Group, manage four stellar golf facilities on New York’s Long Island.

Investing in Your Range – Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club

The members at Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club are enjoying some new amenities and a refurbished practice area that is boosting the private club experience and maximizing their enjoyment in the game. PGA GM Ignacio Vela shares the details of how Rockwall is investing in its range, and more.

Rick Zarlengo – A GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional

Rick Zarlengo is a man of many skills (in golf and music!) He’s a two-time GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional and runs the player development programming at Roanoke (VA) Country Club.

GRAA New Award Winner Profile – Maureen Farrell, PGA

Award-winning PGA of America Golf Professional Maureen Farrell is the Director of Instruction at Oakwood Country Club in Kansas City. A graduate of the PGM Program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Farrell is a leading instructor in the game.

GRAA Top 50 Public Facility – Black Gold Golf Club

Black Gold Golf Club is a 13-time GRAA Top 50 Public Facility. In addition to the stellar views of Orange County, Black Gold provides an equally awesome golf experience for its long-time golfers and new players coming to the game. PGA Director of Golf Joe Reilly sheds some light on all things Black Gold in this GRAA Top 50 Facility Award Winner profile.

The Robert Trent Jones Society – Honoring the Man Through the Courses He Created

With hundreds of course designs and redesigns on his resume, Robert Trent Jones Sr. is a legend in golf. The Robert Trent Jones Society was formed 20 years ago to keep the world-renowned golf course architect’s ideas and philosophies relevant for the new generations of golfers who play his courses every day. Here’s the story of the society and its growing number of member clubs.

Women Leading on the Range: Life as a Female Golf Professional in a Male-Dominated Industry

LPGA Professional and CEO of Brooke Management Group, Kelley Brooke has succeeded in golf like few women have. She is an award-winning LPGA Professional and the owner of her own company that manages some of the best public golf courses on Long Island. She wrote this piece on the challenges women professionals still face in golf for this month’s edition of Women Leading on the Range.