Happy New Golf year

Most Memorable Moments of 2014

With the year almost over, we thought we’d look back at some of the most memorable moments from 2014…   1. Victor Dubuisson kicked off the season with this incredible shot from the desert at the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.   2. Tiger Woods underwent surgery on his back for a pinched nerve that had been aggravating him for months (unfortunately this seems to have affected his game for
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Playing Well on your Winter Vacation

Winter has arrived! And I can’t be the only one thinking of a golf vacation somewhere warm and sunny…. Wouldn’t that be great? I don’t mind playing golf in a bit of drizzle, but nothing beats a round on a beautiful course in some tropical location. If you’ve never taken a golf trip to a warm local, I HIGHLY recommend it. If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off for
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5 Tips for Staying Zen on the Course

We’re all guilty of allowing our frustrations to take over on the course (myself especially). Whether it’s another golfer, your previous shot, a hazard – in this high pressured game any little thing can tip you over the edge. Getting frustrated and annoyed is a normal human reaction – the key is how you deal with it on the course. Because once you’re feeling that way, chances are you’re not playing at
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Downhill Iron Shots Don’t Have to Be a Nightmare

There’s something I don’t understand about most golf practice facilities… Why are they all flat?! Wouldn’t it make more sense to have a driving range that contained some slopes so you could practice hitting off uneven lies? – I’ve yet to play a golf course that’s completely flat from the first tee to the last green. Uneven lies are part of the game, yet practice facilities rarely give us golfers
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Clubhouse Chat

Clubhouse Chat

Do you get confused by chat in the clubhouse? There are a lot of words and phrases in the golfing world (I still get confused!). Whether you’re starting out or  simply need a refresher course, we’ve put together this handy guide of key golf words to help you join in the conversation.   Ace – a hole in one Address – the position of one’s body taken just before the golfer hits the ball
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UGA’s Inspirational Role Model

Photo credit: Illinois Golf Hall of Fame   In the spirit of Inspirational Role Models Month, myself and the UGA team have decided to commemorate a particular golfer we’ve all taken inspirational from… This month we’d like to commemorate Mr. Samuel ‘Errie’ Ball. For those of you that know of the inspiration that is Mr Ball I’m sure you’ll agree he was not only a legendary golfer but an inspirational
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How to Play the Pro Pitch

How to Play the Pro Pitch

Ever watched a tournament on TV and been frustrated that you can’t replicate some of the awesome shots you see? Well, today I’m hoping to ease some of your frustration. I’m showing you how to hit the ‘pro pitch’. You know the one – the shot that comes in from 20 or 30 yards, bounces once or twice, and then stops immediately like the ball has brakes. It’s beautiful to
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Fundamental of the Mental Game

Fundamentals of the Mental Game

As your game evolves, it’s easy to get caught up in trying to master new and more advanced techniques. It’s easy to forget that what really determines how well (or how badly) you play often begins between the ears. As you know, at UGA we often discuss the importance of the Mental Game. In order to make real improvements you need a strong mental game. It’s always good to remind ourselves of the
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