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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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Todd Kolb Featured In Argus Leader’s 8 People You Should Know

Our very own Todd Kolb was recently featured in an article in the Argus Leader titled, “8 people you should know: Our area’s invisible forces of good. These folks get it done without recognition they richly deserve”  Congrats to Todd! Here is the Argus Leader article: Todd Kolb In addition to owning the Todd Kolb Golf Academy at Willow Run Golf Course, he also runs all the golf programs at the Avera Sports Institute. He has been a member of the Professional Golfers Association since 1993. In 2008, he was the first golf professional ever from South Dakota to...

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Tiger Woods: Official Rankings Mean Nothing

So who’s the #1 player in the world of golf? If you pay attention to rankings, then you would probably say Martin Kaymer. Under him you would find Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, and Graeme McDowell. (Graeme had one heck of a season last year. He deserves to be toward the top.) And while all of these guys are good players, in the #5 spot you will find my idea for the best player in the world. Tiger Woods is not only the best player in the game of golf, but he is also the one of the most talented...

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