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  2. Great to see several USGTF member names participating in this event! Thank you for the results, Mike.
  3. Always looking for great interview guests to be featured on my radio broadcasts, Golf Talk Live & Women of Golf Show. I have interviewed some of the best in the Golf Profession.
     
    I'm also interested in individuals or businesses who are looking to add Golf as a effective business tool.
     
    Best Always,
     
    Ted
  4. Boca Pro wins the 2019 US Professional Hickory Golf Championship The Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club opened in 1922 and laid out by noted architect Tom Bendelow, was described by the Tampa Tribune as a brute of a course stretching out over 6,400 yards. Probably not worthy by today’s standard but a stout test for the century old clubs used back then. The links held up well against some excellent modern-day hickory golfers with Boca Raton professional Jeremy Moe carding a 77 to have his name affixed to the John Shippen Cup. Using a 1908 replica ball Jeremy shot the same score that Willie Smith did the first round at Myopia Hunt Club in the 1908 US Open. The winning average for 4 rounds in that Open was 80.5. Leaderboard Jeremy Moe 77 $1,200 Thomas Garnier 80 $900 Jeff Leonard 81 $530 Mark Harman 81 $530 Steve Herron 81 $530 Tom McCrary 82 $300 James Lowe 83 $125 Joe Mentz 83 $125 Keith Wightman 83 $125 Wally Armstrong 83 $125 Jennifer Cully 84 $100 Mike Stevens 86 $100 Gregor Jamieson 87 Duke Trombetti 88 Kyle Quinn 96 Ezra Evans NC Jim Cocchi NC Earl Hines NC
  5. Southeast Championship Returns to FL Favorite Glen Lakes Country Club May 18 & 19, 2019 – Entry Fee $175 The private course is challenging, beautiful and impeccably maintained. Mature stands of oak and pine, water features, undulating hills and sand traps provide endless variations of play. A prize fund of $1,000 and the Southeast Trophy is assured with a field of 12 players. It is also a good opportunity to catch up with fellow members and plan future events for the section. Entry deadline is July 15th. Questions, contact Mike Stevens at ams1127@msn.com. Entries should be sent to the USGTF office at: Entry deadline is May 10th. Entries should be sent to the USGTF office at: USGTF 200 S Indian River Drive, Suite #206 Fort Pierce, FL 34950 If paying with credit card, call the office directly at 888-346-3290.
  6. James Peters

    Regional Tournament Info Posted?

    O Great Champion from the North -- I'll turn the Central Regional trophy to show your name when my picture is taken!!!
  7. Grant Gulych

    Regional Tournament Info Posted?

    Hey Jim, I am planning to be in Texas in May and will see you in August hopefully as well. I will try to show your name when i hold up the trophy !!!!!!! LOL
  8. Jennifer Russakis

    Regional Tournament Info Posted?

    Thank you, Jim
  9. James Peters

    Regional Tournament Info Posted?

    Thanks, Jennifer, and good job!
  10. Mark, Tour Edge is sending me the new EXS driver 9.5 degree with a Hzrdus smoke 6.0 X flex shaft. They are also sending the new EXS fairway wood and hybrids, I will let you know what they do when i get them.

  11. Grant Gulych

    Scenic Sedona Site of 2019 U.S. Cup

    i will be there.
  12. Jennifer Russakis

    Scenic Sedona Site of 2019 U.S. Cup

    Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona, Arizona, will host the 24th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8, 2019. Sedona is one of the most scenic places in the United States and is known to bring tourists in from far and wide. Oak Creek CC is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr. design, and is extremely well manicured. Sedona itself has many amenities and attractions that participants can take advantage of, and the Grand Canyon is approximately two hours away by car. The United States Senior Golf Teachers Cup will also be contested simultaneously for players 50 and over. Stay tuned for more details and registration information.
  13. Jennifer Russakis

    Welcome!

    Welcome to the board dedicated to current WGTF and International PGA members. We look forward to a good exchange of ideas. As professionals, we expect exchanges on this board to be of a professional nature. Screen names must consist of your first and last name. Nicknames or monikers such as "GolfDude1" will not be allowed. There will be no anonymity here, real names must be used. Let's have some good, productive conversations and make our organization and ourselves the best we can be when it comes to the profession of teaching golf
  14. Jennifer Russakis

    Regional Tournament Info Posted?

    Hi Jim - Thank you for bringing this up. We will get the site updated with the dates and information we have thus far as soon as possible.
  15. Now that we are past the middle of January 2019, it would nice to open the USGTF website and read when the 2019 Regional tournaments are going to happen. Some of us do planning with our calendars. One-day or two-days? Cost of entry? I know from talking to members that the Southwest and Southeast tournaments will happen sometime in May, hopefully at least two weeks apart. The Northeast tournament usually is later June. The Central tournament has been listed on the Michigan-Ontario Golf Teachers Tour (MOGTT) website, along with their full schedule for some time now. I have a personal mini-goal to play in them all, so maybe the Northwest tournament won't be a week apart from the Southeast, like last year. I maintain two websites -- my own and another for a hobby club I belong to. How hard can this be?
  16. How did the season go at the new teaching location?

  17. I have a tee time at 2:39 on Sunday at Ussers Creek.

    Dave Belling, Brent Davies, You and myself as the 4 some. Is Bob playing in the event? Let me know and i will book a second tee time. 

  18. Tim Crough

    US and CGTF Cups To Be Held Concurrently

    Looking for car rental / hotel room sharing. I am booked at Clifton Victoria Inn arriving Sept 30 departing October 4th. Cheers and thank you, Tim Crough
  19. You coming to the Central Championship? it will be a great time with 2 ways to cash as the August MOGTT event is on the Friday. Hope to see you there. If not I will see you in October.

    1. Mark Harman

      Mark Harman

      I wish I could come, but I can't afford to take the time off.  And I won't be able to come in October unless the USGTF pays my way as part of the office staff.

  20. Any change on your role in the US/Can Cups this fall?   I am contacting Marc Ray early next week to go over a few details and ideas for some fun events. Anything you would like me to pass on or get info on?

    Hope to see you in Oct.

     

  21. Mark Harman

    SW Region Results

    Congratulations to Cole Golden for winning the USGTF Southwest Region championship played this past May at Ridgeview Ranch Golf Course in Plano, Texas. Thanks goes to region director Bruce Sims for organizing and hosting the event. If you want to play in any region event, please consult with the monthly e-newsletter at http://usgtfnewsletter.com for information. They are a great addition to the USGTF tournament schedule, in addition to our national and international events.
  22. Several USGTF regional championships have been set: Southwest – The USGTF Southwest Region Championship will be held Friday-Sunday, May 18-20, at Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club in Plano, Texas, with region director Bruce Sims serving as the host. A dinner will be held Friday night with the first round of play Saturday afternoon. There will likely be a guest speaker with a topic relevant to all golf teaching professionals. The entry fee is $225 and includes the dinner, all tournament fees and prize money. An optional $20 skins pot that includes both days of play will be available. To enter, contact Sims prior to Sunday, May 13 at (214) 475-5168 and you can provide credit card information at that time. Play will be in multiple divisions with different tee assignments. Northwest – The USGTF Northwest Region Championship will be held Thursday and Friday, July 26-27, at Haggin Oaks golf complex’s MacKenzie Course in Sacramento, California, with region director Bert Jones serving as the host. The entry fee of $199 includes golf and prize money, and division play will be based on the number of entrants. To enter, sent your name, age, gender, telephone number, email address and a check for $199 to Bert Jones, USGTF NW Region Director, 9722 Rim Rock Circle, Loomis CA, 95650. The entry deadline is July 1. Southeast – The USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, at Shingle Creek Golf Club ijn Orlando, Florida, with region director Mike Stevens serving as the host. Shingle Creek Golf Club was designed by the Arnold Palmer Design Company. Senior golf course architect Thad Layton says, “We set out to do something resolutely different at Shingle Creek. Orlando is a golf town and our backyard. As such, we sought to build a golf course that would inspire and challenge every type of golfer. Through a hands-on approach and countless hours on site, we handcrafted a golf course with design features reminiscent of some of the finest classic golf courses in the world.” A prize fund of $1,000 and the Southeast Trophy is assured with a field of 12 players, and divisions by age will be offered. It is also a good opportunity to catch up with fellow members and plan future events for the section. The entry deadline is July 15. If you have any questions, contact Mike Stevens at ams1127@msn.com. The entry fee is $185 and entries should be sent to the USGTF National Office at USGTF, 1295 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie FL, 34952, or you may call the office at (888) 346-3290. Central – The 2018 USGTF Central Region Championship will be held at Pine Knob Golf Club in Clarkston, Michigan, on Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5, with region director Brent Davies serving as the host. The first tee time Saturday will be at 12:00 noon and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. The entry fee of $199 is for two days of golf, cart, range, prize money, and lunch after the Sunday round, with monies paid out on the gross and net two-day totals. Practice rounds will be available after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, for $40. To enter, please send your $199 entry fee to: Brent Davies, 5223 Parview Dr., Clarkston, MI 48346. Pine Knob is an upscale public course with 27 holes, tree-lined fairways, water, bunkers, great greens, and is an outstanding place to play. Hotel deals will be available at the Olde Mill Inn of Clarkston (some may remember this location from the 2015 Kelly Cup), a rustic lakefront look with an up-north feel. These rooms will go very, very fast! Participants will need to call (248) 623-0300 or go online at www.oldemillinnofclarkston.com to book. One-person rooms start at $65, two-person rooms at $85, and it is not too early to book. Clarkston is located 45 miles northwest of Detroit right off I-75; a 75-minute drive from the Blue Water Bridge; 60 minutes from Windsor, and 90 minutes from Toledo.
  23. Back in 2001, a cooperative venture between the Canadian Golf Teachers Federation and the USGTF took place in British Columbia with the playing of the North American Golf Teachers Cup. Although the venture was short-lived, it was well received by the participants. This year, the CGTF Cup and the United States Golf Teachers Cup will be held at Ussher's Creek Golf Club in Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 2-3. As the format becomes finalized, I'll provide more details.
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