Most golfers don’t like to hit from artificial mats at the practice facility for a variety of reasons. Learn why facilities use artificial turf mats, how you can minimize turf damage and how to practice properly when hitting from mats. [MORE]
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The offices of EWGA HQ are closed until Monday, October 10, 2016 for the safety of EWGA staff that reside in the South Florida area due to Hurricane Matthew. Everyone in the Southeast is in our prayers for a safe weekend.
The Ryder Cup, the biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and United States, begins today. Learn about the history of the Ryder Cup, what to watch for and brush up on the different formats played over the next three days as we cheer Team USA on to win back the Ryder Cup. [MORE]
Success in golf can be fleeting. Some days you have it, some days you don't.
Often, our best rounds are defined by our ability to eliminate or minimize mistakes. Whether it's missing the fairway or flubbing a chip, ghese mistakes come in all shapes and sizes.
So how do we idnetify and avoid these mistakes?
Well, The A Position has taken a unique approach and grouped these mistakes into the well known "7 Deadly Sins":
Check out the full article for this unique approach to identifying and avoiding these costly mistakes.
Join us in welcoming Brian McNulty as the first Chief Financial Officer to EWGA. "We welcome Brian to our management team," says Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO.
"Brian's experience and expertise will help us maximize our service to members. The strong role of EWGA continues to bring more women into the game of golf, " Pam added. [MORE]
Don't worry - it's happened to ALL of us at some point: you step up to the first tee in an uncomfortable setting, and all of the suddeen, you get nervous. It doesn't matter if you're a scratch golfer, an experienced player or a newbie - the first tee jitters are real and can strike anyone, anywhere.
But don't fret! With a a little practice and perspective we can turn those first tee jitters into nothing but minor butterflies. Golf magazine, The A Position, has a few words of advice:
"Regardless of your golfing ability, this is the vey time to organize your emotions and declare to yourself that at least for the next few moments, you own the tee. It is your safe bubble, your happy place. It’s not enough to think it, you must feel it. You are just stepping into your “safe area” with the realization or feeling that you have as much right to be there and perform as anyone. You’ve earned it no matter your supposed station in the game or life for that matter."
"And should you still experience what you’ve always known as fear, acknowledge it, thank it, but reframe it into “excitement.” Love the opportunity to play in this safe bubble and you will gradually put fear back into a tiny corner."
Read on for The A Position's full advice on ridding yourself of the first tee jitters. [MORE]
“I think I proved in the Olympics I was good enough to compete,” Ashok said. “It’s something I look forward to doing more often.” These are the words of the youngest player in the women's field at the Rio Olympics, India's Aditi Ashok.
Fresh from her Olympic experience, Ashok passed the first round of Q-School. The LPGA Qualifying School is a series of tournaments. Players that "graduate" from Q-School become members of the tour the following season.
What was Aditi's most memorable Olympic experience? “My father thanked me for making him a part of it all as my caddie,” Ashok said. "I felt lucky to have him with me, and to see how happy he was all week.” [MORE]
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The line between fact and fiction is often blurred. Here are a few myths we've heard on the fairway and the actual facts behind them. [MORE]
The Olympics has always been cheering for your home team. The United States has been one of the larger medal winners at the games. This has given many a myopic view of the sporting competition.
“I think it’s a huge matter now that golf is an Olympic sport,” said Nhung Tang of Vietnam. “It does inspire me, and it also inspires junior golfers in Vietnam.”
“Just to be called an Olympian is something I will treasure,” said Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong. She finished 37th in Rio. [MORE]
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