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Let’s face it, learning the rules of golf is not always the most exciting topic. Thumbing through the USGA rulebook can be intimidating to high school golfers and coaches alike, resulting in many not understanding the basics of the rules. I want to discuss some of the most common rules and scenarios that golfers face and ways that you can approach each situation to eliminate taking a high number on a hole. Read more “Using rules of golf to your advantage”
As we approach the beginning of fall, high school golf coaches are starting to organize their fall practice schedules. Running a high school golf practice is no easy task. A coach will have players of various skill levels which can make it tricky to figure out how to best serve each individual player. I wanted to provide a few ideas on best ways to organize, run and get the most out of a high school golf practice.
As we have concluded our state and national high school golf rankings for the 2017-2018 season, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate and recognize our top 25 high school boys golfers from across the country for their exceptional play.
Coaching a high school golf team may be one of the most gratifying roles that one can experience. High school golfers, myself included, always remember the lessons that their high school coach taught them on the course and in life. However, coaches do not always possess the knowledge and the know how to best serve their athletes. The good news is that there are organizations which try to provide high school coaches with resources to help better their coaching profession and overall team experience. Read more “How to become an accredited high school golf coach”
One of the most common issues high school golf teams run into on a consistent basis is a lack of funding. Often times the golf team can be overshadowed by the football or basketball teams at your high school from a funding standpoint, however, you and your teammates can be a huge help in resolving this problem. Fundraising for your golf team doesn’t have to be a chore, it can actually be fun and relatively easy! I hope you enjoy this article highlighting some fundraising ideas to help your high school golf team raise money for the upcoming fall season.
“I want to play golf in college!” How many times have you as a high school golf coach heard this said by one of your players? Many times high school golfers have a clear picture that they want to play golf in college, but few have a clear roadmap of how they can get there. As a high school golf coach, you have a lot of responsibilities to your players – with great responsibility comes great power. Other than your player’s parents, you spend more time with them on the course and know more about their golf game than anyone else. This poses the question, how can I help my high school golfers realize their dream of playing golf in college? Let’s explore a few ways of how you can help make this dream a reality.
This past week, I had the privilege of caddying in the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship held at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor Michigan. I caddied for a South African, Chris Williams, who has 16 professional wins to his name. Last week at the Senior PGA, Chris had his highest finish ever in a major championship with an 11-under-par finish which placed him T-6th in the event. Looking back at the week, I not only was able to rub elbows with some of the games greatest names to ever play professionally, but I learned how the best in the game prepare for a Major Championship. My time with Chris last week taught me what it takes to compete for a major and most importantly, how controlling your emotions can help you play your best golf and give you a chance to win your own major championship.
Are you a high school golf coach seeking golf coaching advice on how to better your team? In the five years before his tenure, the Harriton Ram Golf Program compiled a 32-27-2 record in a very competitive league. In his five years so far as Head Coach, Brian Dobak has helped his team to a 50-13-1 record. What’s the secret sauce to Brian’s golf coaching advice? Culture. Teamwork. Leadership. Relationships. Communication. As a former PGA Professional for 10 years, Brian is very knowledgeable about coaching golf and was willing to share his advice below with high school golf coaches. “I believe high school golf coaches have a golden opportunity to have a tremendous impact on student-athletes in their formative years. My desire is to see high school golf elevated to new levels of influence and impact in the experiences of the student-athletes.”
If you are a high school golf team looking for national competition, the Palmetto Golf Championship is an annual tournament hosted in Myrtle Beach for any eligible high school golfers. This high school golf tournament is largest team event of its kind in the nation, the Palmetto boasts the opportunity to showcase your HS golf team in an environment unparalleled to any other.