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A Brief History – Where, What, When – of the United States Open Golf Tournament

05/24/2013 In the middle of June, the best golfers in the United States will gather at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania to compete in one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The United States Open is a historic championship tournament, and this will mark the 113th year of the tournament. Before you start cheering on your favorite golfers, quietly of course, here is a little background information about this iconic tournament. What is the U.S. Open? The U.S. Open, also known as the United States Open Championship, is an annual tournament for the sport of golf....

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SwingByte: The “My Swing Data” Feature Review – Add The SwingByte To Your Game TODAY [+VIDEO]

Posted 04/30/2013 Ever been on the range in need of some data? Data helps golfers in a multitude of ways to help decipher ball flight, trajectory and distances. Sometimes reading the ball flight of a dinged up range ball isn’t enough to gain proper, accurate and complete information. Enter, the SwingByte II. The SwingByte offers a great feature for golfer called the “My Swing Data.” It allows golfers access to the basic information many PGA teaching professionals look for when conducting a lesson. Angle of the face at address, angle at impact, clubhead speed, launch angle and swing tempo only...

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Apology From The SDGA

A very unfortunate incident involving personal tweets from a staff member of the SDGA occurred at our Junior Championship. These tweets were inappropriate and hurtful to many for which I apologize for. The offensive tweets have been removed and we have reached out to all the individuals affected by these comments and apologized. I will ask our Board of Directors to help me draft and implement policy and procedures on the use of social media by our entire staff. I must admit this world of social media in which we live is very foreign to me. Unfortunately there isn’t...

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How To Play the Match Play Golf Format Video

In this video, PGA Professional Todd Kolb describes how to play the format in golf known as the ‘Match Play’ format. The Match Play format is one of the more common formats in all of golf, typically pitting two golfers against one another in a head-to-head match as opposing to players playing against the field. Instead of keeping score by recording numbers for each hole, the match play format keeps score with each hole worth 1. If a golfer wins a hole, they will take the lead by one – also called being 1 UP. It is a continual...

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How To Play the Golf Scramble Format Video

This is one of the most popular/common games played in golf. It is typically seen in Charity Events, Golf Association Events and other types of tournaments. The most common teams for a Scramble are 2-person or 4-person teams. In a 2 person scramble, sometimes USGA handicaps will be necessary and implemented, but in most 4-person scramble tournaments, handicaps are not used. This video, featuring PGA Professional Todd Kolb, shows how the Scramble Format is played. It is described in the 2-person format. All players on the team will tee off. After the tee shots, the most desirable shot is...

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Top Ten Most Memorable Golf Videos & Highlights of 2011

The 2011 golf season was a memorable one throughout.  Starting with the PGA Tour, the Sunday finish at Augusta National was one of the most exciting in Masters history, as nearly a dozen players had a legitimate chance to win on Sunday including many of the game’s top players.  Rory McIlroy dominated the field in record fashion at this year’s U.S. Open at Congressional, Darren Clarke emotionally captured his first major title at the British Open and Keegan Bradley defeated longshot Jason Dufner at the brutally tough Atlanta Athletic Club at this year’s PGA Championship.  These were just highlights...

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Pssst, Want a Good Deal on Golf Equipment? Now’s the time.

If you don’t mind shopping in a warehouse, you won’t want to miss the 17th Annual Austad’s Warehouse Sale. They take what’s left from all 10 stores and bring it to their warehouse in the back of the East 10th Street store for bargains galore. This is Austad’s biggest sale of the year with savings up to 60% off regular price. Clubs, bags, shirts, shoes, shorts, jackets, balls, you name it, It’s on sale. WHERE: Sioux Falls East store WHEN: 09-01-11 through 09-06-11 HOURS: Thursday 6 am to 8 pm; Friday 9 am to 8 pm; Saturday 9 am...

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2011 SDGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship

The best female golfers took to the fairways this weekend for the 2011 Women’s SDGA State Stroke Play Championship www.sdga.org.  With rainfalls of more than 5 inches running through Willow Run Golf Course www.willowrungolfcourse.com early Wednesday morning, the question wasn’t who might take home the top prize but would the event even take place.  However, the staff from Willow Run and SDGA put in long hours to prepare and find a 9 hole route that was used twice over for round one Friday.  By the weekend, all 18 holes were open and the event was well under way. Kim...

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Tips For How To Stay Cool On The Golf Course

Coming out of winter and spring, some golfers may have forgotten the necessary precautions to take before they hit the golf course in the heat. Dehydration and heat stroke is the last thing you want to keep you down on the course. The best way to combat both of these is first and foremost to stay hydrated. Carry water with you, drink water before and after the course and drink some more water before you get thirsty. The best idea is to pack an extra water bottle in your golf bag. If your golf bag has an insulated pocket...

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