Kathy G-Jensens, PGA Signs with Chute Trainer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS WORLD-RENOWNED GOLF INSTRUCTOR AND 2014 PGA NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR KATHY GILDERSLEEVE-JENSEN SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL ENDORSING CHUTE TRAINER Spokane, WA – April 10, 2015 – Reigning PGA National Teacher of the Year Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen announces that she’s entered into a multi-year endorsement deal with golf swing training brand Chute Trainer. […]

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Stay Safe in the Heat

Playing in the heat can effect your golf game and, even worse, your health.  But, as long as you’re prepared, you can still have fun out there, while staying safe from the heat, too. Here are some tips for when your golf game coincides with a heat wave: It is recommended to drink 16 ounces of […]

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Hitting off of Hardpan

Hitting from hardpan can go wrong in a hurry if you don’t know what you’re doing. Hardpan is usually a flat, hard, dried out area with little or no turf. It’s typically found in low irrigation areas or places where golf carts are often used. Hitting from hardpan requires a certain type of shot. Since […]

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GOLF: Social Media & Ted Bishop’s PGA Fallout

Recently, I became the recipient of the 2014 PGA Teacher of the Year – Nationally (1 out of 27,000 PGA members) and made history for several ‘Firsts’ involved in golf: first woman, first person from the PNWPGA Section, first from Spokane, WA and more. In my opinion, these ‘firsts’ should have happened years ago for […]

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Playing From the Rough

We all find ourselves in the rough from time to time, so it’s important to make the right decisions on club selection, grip and stance in order to minimize the damage for that hole and your overall score. In the rough, you’re usually dealing with thick, long and sometimes damp grass.  This affects club head speed […]

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Watch Out for Fliers

Knowing when a flier is possible can be the difference between a birdie and a bogey or even worse! The first indicator of whether the shot maybe a flier is the length of the grass your ball is in. If your ball is in taller than normal grass like rough there is a good chance it […]

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Chip Shots vs. Pitch Shots

Chip Shot A chip shot is meant to be a low trajectory shot with minimal spin. The goal is to get the ball on the green as soon as possible and have the ball roll to the hole like a putt. To hit a chip shot you want to use as little wrists and possible […]

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Playing in the Wind

Against The Wind Playing into the wind will typically decrease distance and increase spin. This creates a shot that will go shorter and stop sooner than a usual shot. Playing into the wind will also in magnify certain shots. For example, a cut may turn into a slice or a draw may turn into a hook. […]

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Defining the Teeing Ground

According to the USGA the definition of the teeing ground is: “The starting place for the hole to be played. It is a rectangular area two club-lengths in depth, the front and the sides of which are defined by the outside limits of two tee-markers. A ball is outside the teeing ground when all of […]

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