Entry Deadline This Month For U.S. Cup

September 20th is the deadline to enter this year’s United States Golf Teachers Cup, to be held Monday and Tuesday, October 18-19, at Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas. A concurrent pro-am will be held for USGTF participants who bring an amateur partner. The entry fee of $495 per person includes two rounds of tournament golf, range balls before play, prizes, an awards ceremony and a closing luncheon. To enter, please visit www.USGolfTeachersCup.com or call the USGTF National Office at (772) 888-USGTF. We look forward to seeing you at our 25th annual event!

Inside The USGTF – Share Your Story

USGTF members have achieved incredible success in the 32 years since the inception of the organization in all facets of the golf business. We have highlighted these stories over the years, and through our monthly e-newsletter, we want to give more prominence to those members who have done remarkable things with their membership and their careers. If you would like to be featured in an upcoming e-newsletter, please SHARE YOUR STORY through our online contact page at www.USGTF.com/contact.

Tournament Central

Central Update – Longtime USGTF Central Region director Brent Davies announced his retirement from his position this past August. Davies is a frequent participant in the United States Golf Teachers Cup and built the region championship into one that attracts players from around the country. The USGTF National Office would like to extend our thanks to Brent for his excellent leadership. Tony McMullin from Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named as Davies’ successor. McMullin recently competed in the USGTF Central Region Championship held in Canton, Michigan, and has an extensive resume in the golf business. He is an experienced tournament director and has pledged to continue the path forged by Davies. We welcome Tony in his new position, and anyone interested in contacting him can reach him at tmcmullin72@yahoo.com. Southwest –…

WGTF News – New Website Up And Running

Last month, we announced the new World Golf Teachers Federation website was up and running. We encourage all members to visit the site, which has been updated with a modern look and feel. The website was redesigned to better reflect the unity and cooperation among the members nations of the WGTF. News about the WGTF, a member search function and a list of the WGTF’s Top 100 Teachers are some of the featured content. Please visit www.WGTF.com and see what the buzz is all about!

Tour “PRO” Files – Xander Schauffele And Nelly Korda

The United States made it a clean sweep for the golf competition in the Olympic Games recently completed in Japan. Xander Schauffele went first, capturing the gold medal at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Schauffele is a bona fide star in international golf, so his victory was no fluke. He held off some of the best competitors from around the world, including the surprising Rory Sabbatini, who captured the silver medal after shooting a blistering 61 the final round. Schauffele now has five professional wins to his credit, although many people expect he will win many more, as he is a constant presence on leaderboards, especially at major championships. Nelly Korda then completed the gold-medal sweep when she won the women’s competition a week later. Her second-round 62 was instrumental in her victory, as silver medal winner Mone…

Teaching “PRO” File – Bower “Bo” Harris

The winner of the 2019 Harvey Penick Trophy for Excellence in Golf Teaching, Bower “Bo” Harris from Knoxville, Tennessee, certainly has a lot to be proud of. A 10-year teaching veteran, Harris teaches at Williams Creek Golf Course in Knoxville, where he has helped scores of golfers lower their scores, including scholastic golfers who are achieving success. Harris also uses technology such as Foresight Sports’ GC2, Gen i1 putting monitor and Swing Catalyst. In addition to his status as a USGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professional, Harris also holds other certifications that have allowed him to become one of the most sought-after teachers and coaches in the Knoxville area. He also coached four medal winners in the 2012 Special Olympics, coached high school golf and, in his words, Helps underprivileged youth,…

Student Spotlight – Kauner Kay

By Dillon Fay, USGTF Professional Kauner Kay is the reigning youth boys (10-13 years old) Amateur Long Drive world champion and a three-time Utah state long drive champion. Teaching the sport of long drive is my emphasis, and Kauner is an absolute grinder! When I started working with him last June, he had a clubhead speed of 115 mph, which is incredibly fast for a kid his age. Since he began working with me, I have got him up to a new high clubhead speed of 143 mph. That is a 28 mph gain in just under a year, and he has a maximum ball speed of 195 mph! Kauner is now 15 years old and hits it farther than every PGA Tour pro, including Bryson DeChambeau. Simply put, he…

Product Spotlight – OnCore Golf

Buffalo, New York-based OnCore Golf is now a proud partner of the USGTF. Offering below-wholesale PUD pricing on golf balls to all USGTF members. Our high-performance golf balls are engineered for golfers of all skill levels and swing speeds. A technology company at our “core,” we’re the first ball manufacturer to offer a proprietary perimeter-weighted design that results in lower drive spin rates, tighter dispersion and extended aerodynamic lift. Our three-ball lineup includes the high-compression VERO X1, award-winning mid-compression ELIXR and low-compression AVANT 55. The VERO X1 is a technological marvel, sporting a metal-infused mantle and enhanced perimeter-weighting yielding the highest allowable velocity off the club face and increased distance for every club in the bag. VERO X1 was tested alongside Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x and outperformed the…

Editorial – Golf EQ – Changing The Way Equipment Is Measured

A company called Golf EQ bills itself as a “first of its kind” company. According to its website, www.golf-eq.com, Golf EQ “offers a way for golfers of all skill levels to find their best equipment for free.” By inputting some performance metrics of the equipment, a golf “eq” score is generated. The higher the scorer, the better that equipment will perform for that individual. Golf clubs are not the only thing tested. Push carts, laser range finders, gloves, balls, etc., have all been tested. The company stressed that their overall findings are not necessarily the best for each golfer but are the best for most golfers. For example, when it comes to clubs, there is a generic survey you can take, where current and desired results are entered, as well as launch monitor data that can…