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The 411 on Match Play

If you are playing in the EWGA Cup or another Match Play event, it’s good to know the terms and scoring and how they are different from stroke play.  Brush up on your Match Play terms here.   [MORE]

Decrees from the Queen of Golf

The Queen of Golf - Mary Queen of ScotsMary Stuart - better known as Mary Queen of Scots - may be most famous for her beheading by the infamous Elizabeth I. But did you know that Mary was also well known as an avid golfer and adoringly referred to as the "Mother of Golf"?

The title bestows great honor on Mary, who died in 1587. If this legendary woman were still alive today, we imagine she'd have some profound advice for today's golfers. 

The A Position takes an in-depth look at her would-be, modern-age advice in this entertaining article. [MORE]

 

 

The Golf After Glow

Olympic Golf for KidsAre you now suffering from Olympic withdrawl? With over 40 games (including the debut of golf and rugby), the after effects will be long lasting.

Join EWGA CEO, Pam Swensen, as she looks back at the two weeks of pure sports. [MORE]

Picture Credit: Flickr @IGFGolf

Match Your Shoes to Your Game

“It’s difficult to find that perfect pair, and when you do, you should buy 10.” These words of wisdom from Brendan Sweeney, on finding the perfect golf shoe. 

Shopping for golf shoes is a personal choice. What works for one person doesn't for the other. Another tip - Shop for golf shoes before you go to the course. [more]

Long-Lost Friends Reunited Through EWGA

This is Joe-Ann (EWGA Orlando) and Carol (EWGA - Asheville). They were set to meet for the first time at the 2016 Dixie Cup by random pairing.

Or so they thought.

Upon arrival, the two couldn't believe their eyes. Living thousands of miles apart, with different last names from marriage and decades removed from Daniel High School in Clemson, SC, the two suddenly realized... they had, in fact, been long-lost high school friends.

It had been since 1975 when they had last seen or been in contact with each other. Now, 31 years later at the Dixie Cup, the two friends were reunited - paired together playing a game they both grew to love.

Isn't golf great?

Keeping her focus on target Lydia Ko Stays Outside Olympic Village

Lydia Ko lives outside Olympic Village

World #1, Lydia Ko, won't be living in the Olympic Village during the games. Why? "I feel like I should try and not change my routines that much," said Ko. "I'm staying with my sisters so I should be in a similar atmosphere off the course -- I feel that would be a good way to go.

"I don't want to change my routines that much even though it's the Olympics." [MORE]

Photo Credit: Instagram: @LydsKo

 

Olympics will Project Women's Golf to an International Audience

Charley Hull at the OlympicsWomen's golfers are getting ready for this week's Olympic debut. British Golfer, Charley Hull feels that the Olympics are a chance to “give back to the game.”  It's an opportunity to project women’s golf to an international television audience of billions. [MORE]

Photo Credit: Instagram: @CharleyHull12

Who's Playing with Who - the Women's Golf Olympics Pairings Announced

Olympic Women's Golf Pairings Announced

It's almost here. Women's Golf is back in the Olympics after a 100+ year absence. The pairings for Thursday were released today.

The earliest tee times are 7:30 and the last tee time (with Lydia Ko, Anna Nordqvist and Charley Hull) is scheduled for 11:09. See who your favorite player is paired with.  [MORE]

Picture Credit: Twitter @LPGA

Are you Ready to Compete?

EWGA Championship Prep

Getting ready to play in a big tournament?  Pick up on some tips how you can best prepare for competition [MORE]

 

"How I Made My First Hole-in-One"

Today, golf made history by returning to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Shortly thereafter, on the par-3 fourth hole at the Olympic Golf Course, Justin Rose claimed his piece of history by making the event's first hole-in-one.

Which got us thinking, what does it take to actually make a hole-in-one? Was it luck? Skill? Some combination of patience and persistence?

For the answer, we turned to this Janina Jacob's personal account of her first hole-in-one:

“Your mind is stronger than you think. By concentrating on the trouble, your mind thinks ‘Water! Trees! Sand!’…..and that’s where you’ll go. The mind doesn’t hear ‘don’t.’ Instead, focus on where you want the ball to go.”

For Janina's full take on the experience and what it takes to make a hole-in-one, read her recap at The A Position.

Par 3 Taken to the Next Level

The Golden Bear still has a golden touch, Jack Nicklaus

The Golden Bear now has a golden idea. He has created a new course with 12 par-3 holes on it. Jack Nicklaus designed something “unique and different.” The course is more playable for families and below-average golfers.

“You are going to see a lot of hole-in-ones,” said Nicklaus, who has made 21 in his famed career. “And that’s a good thing.” [MORE]

Picture Credit: Facebook @JackNicklaus

Who is your Olympic Golf Favorite?

Women's Golf Returns to the 2016 Rio OlympicsThe debut of women's golf is next week. Who will win Gold, Silver and Bronze? Give us your predictions and you could win a $25 gift certificate. [MORE]

Picture Credit: Instagram@gerinampillar