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DON’T BE AFRAID TO QUESTION THE TEACHER

By Mark Harman There was a video recently of some European Tour players deliberately teaching nonsense to some unsuspecting golfers – think golf’s version of a prank television show.  Some of the things the players were …

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STUDENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES TO THEIR TEACHERS

By Mark Harman One of the things golf teachers will tell their students is they need to go practice what they learned, to be ready for the next lesson prepared to build on the things they …

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MAKING THE MOST OF TAKING GOLF LESSONS

We hear very often how difficult golf is. There is no doubt that hitting a 1.68-inch ball with a flat surface on the end of a stick seems crazy. Add trees, water, weather, and worst …

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A DIFFERENT WARM-UP ROUTINE

By Mark Harman Most golfers don’t even bother to warm-up prior to a round of golf, and that’s a mistake.  So if you’ve been into the habit of paying your greens fee, putting your bag on …

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GOLF RULES AREN’T THAT HARD TO KNOW

By Mark Harman, USGTF National Course Director If you look at the Rules and Decisions books put out by the USGA, it would seem that there are countless rules, regulations and penalties that someone needs to …

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NEW GOLFERS AND STUDENTS – NO NEED TO BE INTIMIDATED

By Mark Harman, USGTF National Course Director One of the fears that new golfers have is that more experienced golfers will be judging them negatively, and as a result may be intimidated by the thought of …

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OLYMPICS GOLF A HUGE SUCCESS

By Mark Harman, USGTF National Course Director It was met with skepticism, and some of the top male players stayed away, but after it was all said and done, golf in the Olympics made what can …

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WHY GO IT ALONE?

By Mark Harman, USGTF National Course Director It’s a scene I see almost every time I go to the driving range:  A golfer is practicing with a poor grip, poor alignment and ball position, hitting the …

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THE ALLURE OF GOLF

By Tim Hofsetetter, USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional® You often hear non-golfers ask, how can you hit the ball and then chase the ball, to only hit again? Most of those never experienced golf as a …

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DON’T PLAY BY THE “RULES”

By Mark Harman, USGTF National Course Director After reading the headline, you might be asking yourself, “What does he mean, ‘Don’t play by the rules’?  Aren’t all games supposed to be played by the rules?” My answer …

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