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2019 Top Ten PGTAA Teachers

  1. Dr. Patrick Cohn
  2. Lawrence “Sonny” Gibbs
  3. Gary Gilchrist
  4. Mark Immelman
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  7. David Leadbetter
  8. Doug Lehrer
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Increase your skills and revenue by becoming a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach.

The PGTAA in conjunction with the U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute, invites PGTAA members to increase their teaching skills, specifically for teaching kids. PGTAA members receive a discount on the course cost by contacting the PGTAA via phone or email..

Participating in a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach Seminar enhances the coach’s knowledge of all aspects of youth golf coaching while providing tools to enable professionals to grow their programs. Link: http://uskidsgolfcoach.com/player-pathway-about

The yips can break a golfer mentally, which leads to giving up golf altogether.

Imagine, for a couple of months you are playing some of your best golf of your life and it all unraveled a few weeks later. An effortless swing turns into a mechanical forced stroke. What was once easy now seems scary.

The memories of past successes are overtaken by thoughts of inaccuracy, missed opportunities, inability to make easy shots, lack of enjoyment and failure.

The yips don’t just affect your performance during a round of golf, the yips have long-lasting mental effects after you leave the golf course.

Rarely does a golfer let go of a round dominated by the yips after they leave the golf course. Thoughts about the yips will pervade their mind in the clubhouse, during the drive home and many hours afterward.

The yips elicit intense negative emotions for a prolonged period of time. This is why the yips have such a stronghold on your mind and it seems impossible to overcome.

The yips have beleaguered PGA golfer Brendon Todd for over a year. Todd considered retirement a year ago before winning back-to-back Tour events; the 2019 Bermuda Championship (-24) and 2019 Mayakoba Golf Classic (-20).

Before rebounding from the yips, Todd missed 37 of 41 cuts on the PGA Tour and had difficulty breaking 80 for a round.

Todd, who had last won a PGA Tour event at the 2014 Byron Nelson Classic, started the year ranked No. 2006 in the world and was hitting the ball out of bounds on a regular basis.

Todd admitted to battling full-swing yips which decimated his play in tournaments.

TODD: “I had the full-swing yips. I was hitting 4- and 5-irons out of bounds, 3-woods out of bounds. You’re frustrated because you work hard and you lose a ball on the fourth hole and you go, ‘Oh my, god, why is this happening again?’”

Todd acknowledged the connection between the physical and mental parts of the yips.

TODD: “It starts physical, then it becomes mental, and you got to put both pieces back together, which is easier said than done. Then (the swing) comes back physically and then mentally, and I’m back being the player I was.”

Though Todd believes overcoming the yips is a matter of fixing your swing first, rebounding from the yips requires that you overcome fear and over control first.

Golfers who are stuck in the yips cycle overthink and over-analyze. Rather than trusting their swing, these golfers over control and guide their swing.

The solution is not about changing your instructor or getting new equipment. If you do not deal with over-thinking and over-analyzing, the yips will continue to have a stronghold on your game.

Winning Out over the Yips:

Yes, the yips may start with a bad round of putting, chipping, or ball striking, but it becomes mental very quickly when you are afraid to repeat a bad outing.

First, you have to identify and overcome your specific sources of fear. Most of the time, it's about embarrassment or not playing to your potential.

The next step is to get back to swinging freely and not over-controlling or overthinking what the club is doing. You can't gain confidence until you learn to swing the club freely.

And understand that the yips are not all or none: you have it or you don't. No, the yips can come and go during a round of golf.


By PGTAA member Dr. Patrick Cohn
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Scotty Cameron Introduces New Phantom X 12.5 Putter
Low-Bend Shaft Setup with New SightLine Configuration Adds Tour-inspired Option to High-Tech Mallet Family – in Right- and Left-Handed Models

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (Dec. 3, 2019) – Scotty Cameron has added a new model to the 2019 Phantom X family – the Phantom X 12.5 – to meet the needs of players seeking a stable mallet with more toe flow and a new alignment option. A left-handed Phantom X 12.5 model also joins the lineup.

Available beginning Dec. 12 in North American golf shops and on Feb. 14, 2020, worldwide, Phantom X 12.5 joins a cohesive Phantom X family that now includes 10 modern mallet designs built around five different head styles. Phantom X 12.5 provides golfers with a new setup option – featuring a low-bend shaft configuration and a tour-inspired single milled sight line – built around the family’s flagship model, the high-MOI Phantom X 12.

Like every putter in the lineup, the Phantom X 12.5 incorporates Scotty’s tour-inspired, multi-material construction methodology of combining 303 stainless steel and 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum for increased MOI, optimal weight distribution, forgiveness, improved sound, and responsive feedback.

QUOTING MASTER PUTTER MAKER SCOTTY CAMERON
“Every time we introduce a new putter line, I receive requests from tour players and dedicated golfers for additional setups and configurations. Phantom X 12.5 is the result of some of those requests. I added the low-bend shaft for extra toe flow and also designed a new alignment option by milling a single sightline down the center painted black for a very clean look from address. It really sets up nicely. Adding this new model also gave me the opportunity to make a left-handed version designed so everyone can take advantage of the performance benefits of the Phantom X 12.5.”

PHANTOM X 12.5 PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY
• LOW-BEND SHAFT CONFIGURATION: The Phantom X 12.5 has a stepless steel shaft with one shaft of offset and a single “low-bend” designed to aim directly down the target line and promote an arc path for more toe flow in the putting stroke.

• TOUR-INSPIRED ALIGNMENT: Addressing requests from tour players and dedicated golfers alike, Scotty added a continuous, single-center sightline milled from the leading edge to the back of the flange – painted gloss black – offering a new alignment feature for the Phantom X line.

• LEFT-HANDED MODEL: Adding a new configuration to the family, the Phantom X 12.5 is also available for left-handed players.

• MULTI-MATERIAL HEAD WITH SOLID FACE TECHNOLOGY: The Phantom X 12.5 mallet is constructed with a standard-milled, 6061 aircraft aluminum face anodized black that extends back and through the flange area surrounded by heavier 303 stainless steel wings for high-MOI and stability.

PHANTOM X WEIGHTING & GRIP
New Phantom X 12.5 putters feature the line’s advanced stability weighting with two, customizable stainless steel heel-toe weights and stepless steel shafts, as well as the Pistolero Plus grip in cement gray with gloss black paint fill.

FINISH & GRAPHICS
The Phantom X 12.5 model’s aircraft-grade aluminum components have been anodized black in a misted finish that helps to reduce sun glare. The stainless steel putter head components have also been misted for a radiant yet glare resistant appearance. The single milled sight line, painted gloss black, provides a subtle tone-on-tone visual alignment guide.

AVAILABILITY
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12.5 putters will be available in North America on December 12, 2019, and worldwide on February 14, 2020, through Titleist authorized golf shops. MAP $429.

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Next to the PGA, the PGTAA  certification and credentialization is the most highly sought after teaching designation in the golf industry. In recognition of the industry’s growth, and in response to the demand for qualified teaching professionals, the PGTAA was established to provide extensive training to individuals as well as recognized golf teachers with years of experience behind them.

Not only will we teach you how to teach correctly, but also how to psychologically and philosophically motivate your students to become better golfers.

Becoming a PGTAA professional is probably one of the most important steps you will take during your professional golfing career. Becoming associated and certified by the PGTAA not only enhances your credibility but also enhances your teaching skills for the benefit of your future students and, naturally, your earning capacity.

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SPECIAL NOTICE

Please don’t be fooled by imitators of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. It has come to our attention that several other organizations are attempting to hijack our reputation, our certification designations, mimic our unique programs, especially our Home Study module, and in some cases, leverage even our name as their own. The name “Professional Golf Teachers Association of the United States”, formerly operated by National Golf Schools has ceased to exist after a settlement was reached between the parties.

The Professional Golf Teachers Association of America is and always will be the foremost 100% professional golf teaching certification institute in the world.

While these other programs and teaching organizations direct their marketing materials and resources to the targeting of all applicants (to cover their extensive advertising and marketing costs), whether qualified or not, the PGTAA’s philosophy and target market is that individual/golfer who desires to be a teaching professional in the field and not just an enthusiast. Since 1997 our mandatory personal telephone interview helps the PGTAA maintain their high level of members appreciated by all in the golf industry .

We do not offer various levels of certifications designed to separate you from your money and whose “membership/certification/levels of instructor” cards are useless and of zero value in the golf industry.

When comparing the PGTAA to ANY other teaching institution, whether PGA, LPGA or USGTF, our cost to become a fully certified golf teaching professional is $995.00 via the Home Study module or $2495.00 via the On-Site module. Going through the certification programs of the aforementioned organizations, specifically the PGA and LPGA, could cost you in excess of $5,000.00!

Most importantly, the PGTAA is 100% all about teaching.

The PGTAA has over 50 Tour players including Master’s, PGA and US Open Champions, who avail themselves of our members teaching expertise.

There is only one Professional Golf Teachers Association of America, and you can always find us at www.PGTAA.com.

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