Category Archive: Features

Jan 05

Best of 2015 Golf Season

Thanks to all who took the time to comment this past year.  There were plenty of memorable moments to look back on, here are a few.   Rickie Fowler hit the shot of the year on the 17th tee to four feet at the TPC, on the fourth extra hole of the playoff and makes …

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Sep 21

U.S. Wins 2015 Solheim Cup

The U.S. squad captained by Juli Inkster staged an epic comback on Sunday to win back the Solheim Cup from the European side in a match filled with plenty of exciting golf and a bit of controvesy.  The U.S. team entered the Sunday singles portion of the three day competition down 10 points to 6 …

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Sep 10

September Junior Short Game Series at Sunset Valley Golf Course

Sunset Valley Golf Course will host a short game series for juniors starting September 17, 2015.  Each of the three sessions will address different areas on the golf course. The September 17th session will focus on chipping from different lies in the grass around the green.  The September 21st session will focus on bunker play …

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Jun 08

PGA Junior League at Flanders Valley


The Flanders Valley Golf Course has jumped into one of the fast growing junior golf programs in the country, PGA Junior League. This initiative has been growing since its inception as a pilot program in 2011 where it was rolled out in four select markets.  Now the participation has grown to over 9000 kids and …

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Apr 04

Core Golf visits Hackettstown Tigers Golf Team

Foam rolling and stretching

We finally made it to April and the snow melted and now the golf course and driving ranges are getting open.  I get plenty of questions about what my high school does in March to get in golf shape when we can’t go outside.  That is a very good question that I would like to …

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Feb 09

Billy Casper Passes Away at 83

Billy Casper Signed Masters Flag

  Professional golfer Billy Casper passed away on February 7, 2015 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Casper was born in 1931 in San Diego.  He attended Notre Dame on a golf scholarship and later enlisted in the U.S.Navy.  Billy Casper was two time U.S. Open champion (1959, 1966) and Masters champion in …

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Oct 28

Ted Bishop Removed as President of PGA

Ted Bishop was removed as the 38th President this past Friday by the PGA of America Board of Directors for insensitive gender-based statements posted yesterday on social media. The Board deemed the remarks to be inconsistent with the policies of the PGA.  That was the jist of the email I received as a PGA Member …

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Oct 06

Ryder Cup Fallout

My 16 year old son asked me why do we always loose the Ryder Cup?  I had to laugh when I explained that there was a time the U.S squad was the favorite and rolled over the Euro side.  Not anymore.  Oh how times have changed.  The Euro squad beat the U.S. side pretty soundly …

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Sep 25

It’s Ryder Cup Time of Year

Finally it is time for the Ryder Cup to be played.  This event is one of the most exciting contests for me to watch as a PGA Golf Professional.  There are so many fond memories I have of the past 23 years of watching the Ryder Cup in the various golf shops.  I was first …

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Nov 03

Pasternak and Paris Win National Awards

 The New Jersey PGA held its annual fall meeting on October 23rd at the Crestmont Country Club.  One of the highlights of the meeting is the announcing of the year end special award winners such as: Golf Professional of the Year, Junior Golf Leader and Hall of Fame inductees.  I had posted on my BeginGolfNow …

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