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GolfTEC’s Proven Path And Proven Results

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 21:18 Sunday, 14 December 2014 20:34

by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

 

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Coquitlam native Bob McDonald has a plan to be ready for the beginning of his spring golf league at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.
 
He’s signed up for a 10-lesson golf improvement plan at GolfTEC’s Vancouver location and working with his head teaching professional Norman Baufeld, McDonald has set up reasonable and achievable goals.
 
“I’m slicing the ball too much and I’m losing too much distance,” said the young-at-heart golfer who’s turning 80 very soon.
 
“I play about 20 to 25 rounds a year and I’m part of the senior’s men’s club at Burnaby Mountain and I want to continue to get better.”

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Video Clip Of The Week: 8-Year Old Michelle Liu's Amazing Balance

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 01:19 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:15

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We all marvel at the athletic ability demonstrated by young people these days but there are still some examples that really have you shaking your head in either admiration or disbelief. Or both.

Take for instance young Michelle Liu, the 2014 Little Masters Champion and a student being taught by Rob Houlding. 

Houlding, who runs the Rob Houlding Golf Academy, a state-of-the-art indoor facility in Surrey and a beautiful outdoor facility in Delta, has been teaching Michelle privately for about 10 months now.

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Annika Academy Releases 2014-15 Golf Instruction Programming

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:13 Monday, 13 October 2014 23:59

Annika AcademyORLANDO, Florida — The ANNIKA Academy, Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam’s boutique golf instruction and fitness school, announces its core golf school programming for the 2014-15 season.

The popular “Player’s,” “Championship,” “Platinum,” “Major,” and “Soren-Slam” platforms return and are tailored to suit a variety of skill levels and budgets. Each is led by the Academy’s acclaimed instruction team, which includes Annika’s sister, LPGA winner and 1993 NCAA Champion, Charlotta Sorenstam, and Henri Reis, Annika’s only swing coach since she was 10 years old.

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The Jeff Palmer Project: The Move Toward Playing

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:08 Wednesday, 27 August 2014 23:55

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by Jeff Palmer and Jeff Sutherland

Under the guidance of Olympic View GC's CPGA Director of Instruction Jeff "Stick" Palmer, since July, 2012 iG Publisher Jeff Sutherland has been following a holistic approach to learning the golf swing based on Palmer's four main learning pillars: technique, motion, mental and spiritual. The idea is to test a 'Hank Haney Project' approach, trying it with a golfer a little closer to Rush Limbaugh than Michael Phelps in age and physical limitations. Sutherland's ultimate goal when he began was to be "able to play the courses in Scotland the way they are meant to be played."

In this ongoing series of articles, each partner in this project give their point of view on the process and results.

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Corporate/Charity Golf Tournament Do’s and Don’ts

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:19 Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:43

by Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk
 

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Golf is a key networking skill.
 
Here are some tips to make the most out of your tournament experience and to impress your clients, customers and or colleagues.

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