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Myths about the Golf Swing

myths about the golf swing

Why do people tell golfers to keep their head down?   Do you have to keep your left arm straight?   Here are some common myths about the golf swing and how to correct the unsolicited advice.  [MORE]

Women's Golf Day is June 7th - Where will You be?

June 7th marks International Women's Golf Day. Over 400 locations in 18 countries will be celebrating. Many places it is free. Join women and girls around the world on June 7th. Sign up at womensgolfday.com.

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2016 Sports Participation on the Decline

The decline in Fitness in America

The statistics are in and they aren't promising. Physical activity in Americans has declined 1.3 million from 2014 to 2015. 

The red flags are highlighting the severity of the "inactivity panademic". There is a trend of being "casual" sports participants instead of "frequent" sports participants, according to a recent report from Phit America.  [more]

Photo Credits: phitamerica.org

 

Why are the Rules of Golf so Easily Misunderstood?

USGA Rules of Golf

Think you know the Rules of Golf?  Why are they so tricky to understand?  Here’s a list of the 10 Most Misunderstood Rules and the fact behind the myth.  [MORE]

Wednesday May 18th - The Golf Industry Goes to Washington

National Golf Day

Join the social media campaign and add your voice to the messages the golf industry is delivering to Washington on the economic and charitable impact and the environmental and fitness benefits of golf. #NGD16  @wearegolf

Did you know:

  • EWGA contributes more than $63 million a year to the golf industry economy.
  • EWGA members and Chapters annually contribute more than a half a million dollars to charities across the nation.
  • EWGA members know that playing golf can enhance every aspect of your life.

Texas Turf debuts in Rio Olympics

Texas Turf at Rio Olympics

When you watch golf's return to the Olympics this summer, keep in mind a little bit of the USA will be on the course. Namely, Texas turf.

The grass grown by Bladerunner Farms uses less water, fertilizer and pesticides. The Rio course is on an ecologically sensitive area of the city. [MORE]

Jason Day wins Players Championship

World #1 Jason Day wins The Players Championship. Photo credit: Twitter/JDayGolf

Jason Day, the world's number one player, is on a streak. Sunday, he added his seventh title in ten months.

"I have the opportunity to try and work as hard as I can to really leave my footprint in this game. I'm very motivated to win as much as I can right now, " said Day [MORE]

Photo Credit: Twitter/@JDayGolf

What is the Composition of your Golf Bag?

What's in your golf bag?Looking to purchase a few new golf clubs or a whole set?  How do you decide how many hybrids or how many wedges to carry?  Here are some hints to help you put the proper number of clubs in your bag.  [MORE]

 

Every Golfer Knows that Brand Does Matter

Titlesit rocks the competition

My ball is a Titleist, my putter a TaylorMade and my clubs are Ping. Does this make me a better golfer? According to a recent study it does.

Strong-performance brands causes participants to feel better about themselves when undertaking a task. This higher self-esteem lowers their performance anxiety, and leads to the better performance outcomes. [MORE]

Future Golfers Register for Drive Chip and Putt Local Qualifiers

Drive Chip and Putt Local Qualifiers

The lifelong connection with golf begins with the Drive, Chip and Putt qualifiers. This free golf initiative welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15 in golf skill competitions. 

The program has separate divisions for boys and girls. There are four  categories that equalize the playing field by age.  This provides a fun, interactive platform for participants of all skill levels.

Saturday, May 7 kicks off DCP Qualifers at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. From May to August, there will be hundreds of qualifiers staged in all 50 states. To register you junior golfer, visit drivechipandputt.com. Let golf become a game for life for your junior golfer and make sure you’re a part of the fun!

 

National Instruction Day

PGA in the News, National Instruction DayThe PGA of America is celebrating their Centennial this year and dedicating an entire day to instruction.  Check out Golf Channel for instruction clinics nationwide on Wednesday, May 4.  [MORE]

What to Do Before You Compete

Prepping for CompetitionIf you are getting ready for a big tournament or golf event, here are some great hints to help you prepare to play your best.  [MORE]