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Instruction: Sports Fitness Expert Katherine Roberts Provides Yoga for Golfers Instructor Training and Certification in Vancouver, BC

Last Updated on Friday, 13 May 2016 20:41 Friday, 13 May 2016 20:36

altYoga for Golfers® (YFG) Founder and Nike Swoosh Elite Athlete Katherine Roberts will present a certified teacher training program to interested fitness professionals, PGA & LPGA golf professionals, yoga instructors, performance coaches, and medical professionals. Level 1 certification training is set for June 8-11, 2016 and Level 2 is June 12-15, on the Sunshine Coast (just north of Vancouver) British Columbia.

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Lisa Longball Tip: Tips & Tricks On and Around the Green

Last Updated on Friday, 06 May 2016 08:39 Friday, 06 May 2016 08:23

Lisa Vlooswyk TipsChange Your Putting Swing Thought.

Often when I play with golfers that roll their putt way past the hole they say, “I hit it too hard.” If the putt stops way too short, in addition to major ribbing from their playing partners I hear “I hit it too soft.”

This is a terrible putting stroke swing thought. It is very subjective to judge how much “harder” or how much “softer” you need to roll a putt.

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Learn to Compete: Golf Canada’s Guide to Competitive Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:11 Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:03

Brooke HendersonThe Learn to Compete Program is a framework that PGA of Canada members can use to foster the development of competitive junior aged athletes through a three-stage program that aligns with the various stages of Long-Term Player Development.

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Golf Channel Airing “National Instruction Day” in Partnership with PGA of America

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 00:09 Friday, 22 April 2016 00:02

National Instruction DayGolf Channel, in partnership with the PGA of Americ, announced its plans for the inaugural “National Instruction Day,” airing on Wednesday, May 4, and featuring a dedicated day of live programming devoted to helping golfers improve their game. National Instruction Day will bring together several of the most respected and recognized PGA Professionals in the game – a culmination of a 100-day campaign celebrating the PGA of America’s Centennial – staging live clinics on Golf Channel, originating from golf courses around the U.S., and spanning across four time zones, beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET.

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Need Help with Game? Nicklaus Mentors the Next Generation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 02:18 Wednesday, 20 April 2016 02:04

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(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Justin Thomas could sense his expectations getting higher and his game going nowhere.

He was coming off a strong rookie year in 2015, contending a half-dozen times before breaking through for his first PGA Tour victory in Malaysia in October. But then he started the new year in a rut, and Thomas knew just what to do — no matter how awkward it might have seemed.

He asked Jack Nicklaus if he could come over to his house to talk.

“Very weird,” Thomas said about making a call to the 76-year-old owner of 18 major championships. “I was nervous to do it, but it was the coolest thing when I first met him. We had lunch before I got in The Bear’s Club, and for someone of his status and how comfortable I felt around him, I give him a lot of credit for that. He didn’t try to intimidate me or make me feel uncomfortable. As soon as you’re around him, you’re not nervous. It really speaks to his character.”

Nicklaus designs and builds golf courses. His business enterprise includes everything from wine to ice cream. He is heavily involved in the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. And in his latest role, he is a mentor to a burgeoning class of young golfers.

And he loves it.

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