4 Ways to Help Your Child Love Golf in 2022 and Beyond

Golf has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 3 years. With that said, there are still millions of people, and kids especially, that are interested in playing but have yet to do so. Here are some tips to get your kids interested in golf in 2022 and beyond...

Operation 36: Helping Beginners Find a Love for the Game for Life

Over the years, there have been a multitude of approaches that golf instructors and coaches have taken to teach the game to those looking to learn it or improve at it. One approach that has become widely accepted, adopted, and admired over the last few years is the Operation 36 model.

LIV -vs- PGA TOUR…A Timeout to Discuss the State of Golf

You can’t avoid the elephant in the room for very long. My hope in doing content for eSouthernGolf.com was to talk about the world of golf and avoid what has dominated the headlines for months. I had hoped to discuss everything but LIV and the battle that has ensued with the rest of professional golf. Today, I will share some of my thoughts and hopefully return to business-as-usual next week.

The Winter Park 9: A Unique Game-Changing Golf Facility

One of the main players in the resurrection of Winter Park was designer Keith Rhebb. I recently caught up with Keith to chat about the work he did at Winter Park in 2016 as well as get his thoughts on the importance of courses like the Winter Park 9.

Learning from the 2022 Girls Junior PGA Champion: Kaitlyn Schroeder

After an interview prior to the event, I reconnected with the 2022 Girls Junior PGA Champion, Kaitlyn Schroeder, after her Major Victory. In this follow up we discuss her experience at Cog Hill, reflections on her summer of golf, her long-term goals and more.

Kaitlyn Schroeder Ready to Compete at the Junior PGA Championship

This week, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Palos Park, Illinois will host the Junior PGA Championship. I had the opportunity to chat with one of this year’s players to watch , Kaitlyn Schroeder, from Jacksonville, Florida. Kaitlyn is currently ranked 7th in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. In June, Kaitlyn won the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, and earlier this month, she tied for 17th at the 73rd U.S. Girls' Junior.

Summer Swing: The Best of Public Golf in Michigan

There are many great spots across the country to tee it up in the summer. With average morning lows in the lower 60’s and daytime highs in the low to mid 80’s, Michigan may be one of the better places to play with summer in full swing. You also have plenty of time to play in with daylight lasting in Michigan anywhere between 14-15 hours a day. The Great Lake State boasts over 650 public access golf courses. Included are some of the best courses in the country.

The Impact of PGA HOPE

PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of PGA REACH. The charitable foundation of the PGA of America, PGA REACH, has a mission to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections, and the game of golf. The mission of PGA HOPE is to introduce golf to Veterans and Active Duty Military in order to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being.

Catching Up With the KPMG Women’s PGA Champion

In the lead up to the next women’s Major Championship of 2022, the Amuni Evian Championship, I had the opportunity to catch up with the 2022 KPMG Women's PGA Champion In Gee Chun following her victory at Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

A Look at America’s Oldest Golf Courses

The more you research the topic “oldest golf courses” in America, the more you’ll find several claims of who holds the crown as oldest course where golf is still being played today. Rather than give you a list, in an order that eventually crowns one course as the “oldest” in America, that you can still play today, here’s a glimpse, in no particular order, of America’s oldest courses where golf is still played today…

How The Old Course Influenced American Golf in Foxburg, PA.

Less widely known in the annals of American golf history is that of Foxburg Country Club in Foxburg, PA. This nine-hole gem stakes the claim as being the oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States. The club was established in 1887 and is still in use today, some 135 years after the first shots were struck from its first tee box.

Who to Watch this Week at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Excitement is in the air at Congressional. The stars of the LPGA Tour, as well as the PGA/LPGA Professionals in the field this week at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship are feeling the buzz for the season’s third major. Not only is there anticipation about teeing it up at storied Congressional for the very first time, but there is also the sense that it’s a wide-open field, with countless players that can win.

Devereux Emmet: American Golf Course Architect and Pioneer

Devereux Emmet is the original designer of Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course, host of this week’s KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Emmet was a pioneering American golf course architect and is credited with designing as many as 150 courses worldwide.

The Best Public Courses in Maryland

The 2022 KPMG Women's PGA Championship will be held this year at historic Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The state boasts some amazing golf courses and Marylanders indeed love their golf. With next week’s third LPGA major of the year teeing it up in the Free State, let’s take a peek at some of the best public access golf that Maryland has to offer.

A Sense of Pride: Ryan Peters Finds His Home in the Game

Stetson University junior, Ryan Peters recently posted a 10th place finish at the 2022 PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship. Stetson University is about a driver and wedge away from me, so I thought I would try to catch up with Ryan and learn more about his journey through the game.

Transforming Lives Through Golf

“Seeing the results of what PGA HOPE, PGA Jr League, and our after-school junior program had, and the impact it made on individuals, inspired us to continue this journey in hopes to gain more local community support to help shape the lives of those most in need.”

Brooke Henderson Goes Low with Left Hand

Brooke Henderson is not alone in using the left hand, or lead-hand-low putting method as a way of improving both putting technique and overall confidence on the green. We see this method often as a way of helping countless professionals and amateur golfers alike.

Summertime is for Golf! PGA Junior Golf Camps are Growing the Game

In 2013, at the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Marc Haddad brought an idea to the PGA of America. The idea: create a national summer golf camp platform to help PGA Members grow the game across the country. And now, 9 years later, PGA Junior Golf Camps are providing a fun, educational experience that provides another reason for kids to go outside and play.

Rob Labritz, PGA, is Ready for the Future

Like all PGA Professionals know when working at the club level, the job leaves little room to concentrate on your own game. Somehow, Rob has managed to keep his game sharp. He has won countless professional events over his 20+ year career.

Golf Runs in the Family: The Thomas’s, Revisited

With Southern Hills as the backdrop for the 104th PGA Championship, and a wild week of weather, that saw a 50 degree-plus temperature swing, Justin Thomas accomplished the improbable and won his second Wanamaker Trophy. His father and PGA Coach, Mike Thomas, was there every step of the way.

#TeamOf20 Spotlight – One Final Goal for Michael Block

Michael says he truly has been blessed. He set a lot of goals throughout his career and has been fortunate to have checked off nearly all of them. There is one goal, however, yet to be accomplished… and it’s what keeps him motivated and inspired as he continues through his PGA journey. “I only have one more to check off, and that is to be the low club professional in the PGA Championship!”

Public Access Golf is Alive and Well in Oklahoma

The golf world had eyes on the Sooner State of Oklahoma last week as the 104th PGA Championship took place at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club. Oklahoma, which is right in the heart of the South Central United States, boasts some incredible public facilities.

Perry Maxwell: A Masterful Genius of Design

One name that is certainly part of the who’s who in golf architecture is Perry Maxwell, the designer of Southern Hills Country Club, host of this year's PGA Championship. Maxwell was one of the true masters of this important and influential time in American golf history.

Jennifer Borocz’s Winding Path to the PGA Professional Championship

Jennifer Borocz first started playing golf around the age of 10. She was a multi-sport athlete growing up and didn’t start playing until her dad picked the game up himself. As a multi-sport athlete, Jennifer was more focused on her other sports including basketball and softball.