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College Golf Scholarships: 9 Recruiting Questions

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

So you’ve got a pretty good  game, and you want to be a college golfer. Well, in order to get a scholarship to play golf, there’s more to it than just good scoring. The fact is, you may be competing for scholarship money with several other golfers with similar scores to yours. So when a college golf coach shows interest in you, be prepared. Here are just a few of the questions a college coach might ask a potential recruit.

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Topics: Junior Golf

3 Common Misconceptions About Junior Golf

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Junior golf has become an integral part of the sport in recent years. Golf clubs have stepped up, organizing junior leagues in order to help young people get into the game. Diverse local and national organizations have signed on, organizing formal instruction and active leagues in order to encourage junior golfers.

While the basic premise is clear—teach young people to play—there still are many misconceptions about the purpose and function of junior golf. Here are three myths and facts to consider.

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Topics: Junior Golf

The Best Time of Year for Golf in Southern California

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you are an avid golfer looking for the best golfing experience you can find anywhere, it doesn’t get any better than Southern California. Trying to determine the best time of year to golf in Southern California, however, is somewhat tricky. With the weather varying from mid-60s during the winter months and low-80s during the summer, the best time to golf in SoCal is, well, anytime.

But if you are looking for more information, here’s a few interesting facts to consider if you are looking to maximize your experience.

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6 Surprising Ways That Yoga for Golf Will Improve Your Game

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Who would have thought it? While most golfers are happy to walk down the fairways, make their swings and socialize at the club, others are tying themselves in knots wearing stretchy pants.

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Topics: Insider

5 Little-Known Facts About College Golf Scholarships

Posted by John Hughes on May 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When people think of college athletics, they typically go straight to the big-ticket items like football and basketball. Few recognize the possibilities for young golfers looking to take their game to the next level, but, in fact, a range of golf scholarships are available. For those unfamiliar with the possibilities, there are a few little-known things worth discovering.

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Topics: Junior Golf

4 Things to Look for in a Junior Golf Summer Camp

Posted by John Hughes on May 27, 2016 7:00:00 AM

 Summer’s coming and with it the promise of another season of learning more about golf. For those lucky enough to attend junior golf summer camps, those golden weeks are a chance to hone skills and develop new abilities in the game.

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Topics: summer golf

Sharpen Your Golf Game with These Drills

Posted by John Hughes on May 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Perhaps you are struggling to make improvements to your game recently, or maybe have you been setting goals and falling short of them. Or maybe, even though you may be an avid golfer, your game just isn’t as sharp as it used to be and you want to get back to where you were. Well, we’re here to help. If you are willing to put in a little practice time, these techniques can help you play much better golf.

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Topics: Avid Golfers

Yoga for Golfers: 4 Simple Poses to Improve Your Swing

Posted by John Hughes on May 26, 2016 10:12:23 AM

Consistency, balance and power are three of the most important aspects of the golf swing, and perhaps the best way to improve your swing in those areas is to increase your flexibility. Nearly all professional golfers understand the need to increase flexibility, or at least to maintain it as they age. And becoming more flexible isn’t just good for golf; it also has other life benefits. The simple act of stretching may help prevent injuries or even illness, and all it takes is 10 easy minutes a day. One of the best ways to improve your flexibility, and your golf swing, is yoga. We’ve listed four yoga poses the avid golfer can do to become more flexible and shore up the golf swing.

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Topics: Insider

Want to Truly be an Avid Golfer? Attack Each Day Like This

Posted by John Hughes on May 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Great golf doesn’t just happen, and mere practice isn’t enough. Make no mistake: Practice, practice, practice...it certainly helps. But there’s more to it than that. An avid golfer lives the game all through the day, continually creating a mental image of the next stroke.

What does the avid golfer’s day look like?

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Topics: Avid Golfers

Why is Southern California the Best Place for an Avid Golfer?

Posted by John Hughes on May 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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Topics: Golf Course

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