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COACH OF THE MONTH: GEORGE PINNELL

Name:George Pinnell TrackMan User since:2008 When and why did you start playing golf?In college, I played basketball and baseball.  We couldn’t go home for the holidays because of our practice schedules.  When we had a day off, Dwight Linnemeyer and I would go to the golf club and play golf.  We were both good athletes, […]

 

Developing Your Instruction and Coaching

I hear the same complaints from my peers at our Section and Chapter meetings, time after time, about how bad their instruction business is since the financial downturn of 2008. Although I sympathize with them, I know and understand how they too can be successful and have a “full” book of business if they will […]

 

Fitting Month: Trackman adds science to art of fitting

Hunter Mahan spent much of the early season looking for a new 3-wood, and on the Wednesday before the Shell Houston Open he was testing clubs again. Mahan rocketed one shot after another into the blue Texas sky as his caddie, John Wood, looked on. Also watching was Matt Rollins, Ping’s senior PGA Tour manager, […]

 

Twilight Zone Moment

This past weekend, I experienced one of those Twilight Zone moments. About halfway through a 36-hole day at the AJGA Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship, I was walking near the Gleneagles Country Club clubhouse and noticed a few of the players hitting balls on the range, a few rolling putts on the practice green. No big […]

 

How Much Should My Child Practice?

This question often comes to me from parents who would like their child to develop golf skills to the point where they can compete first at the junior level and then at the collegiate level. Most do not appreciate the necessary skill sets required to achieve “elite” status in a specific sport or discipline. Therefore […]

 

Trackman Video

TrackMan A/S is a Danish technology company that develops, manufactures and sells 3D ball flight measurement equipment used in sports. Today, TrackMan A/S is a world leader in ball flight measurement and the company is considered to have set the industry standards for accuracy in golf. The TrackMan Radar Unit provides a technology that has conceptually changed the way players think, […]

 

Lexi Thompson On ESPN’S Sport Science

Lexi Thompson, the newest and youngest member of the LPGA Tour is featured in an addition of the television show, “Sport Science” by ESPN. Lexi became the youngest player ever, to win on the LPGA Tour. Shortly after her initial victory, she was asked to appear on “Sport Science” to help define the difference between […]

 

Pinnell Involved In ESPN’s Sport Science Show With Alexis Thompson

George Pinnell was invited to be a part of ESPN’s Base Productions show titled Sport Science that feature Alexis Thompson, the 16 year old phenom and recent first time winner of the Navistar LPGA Classic. Alexis was recently approved to play full time on the LPGA Tour when the Commissioner granted her request to become […]

 

Finding Balance Between Academic’s and Golf

Some parents are conflicted on how to balance their child’s academic requirements with those of an extracurricular activity such as golf. The schools emphasize (and rightfully so) the importance of good grades and study habits. School councilors often recommend that students should enroll in after school tutoring programs to increase their knowledge and “get ahead” […]

 

Selecting The Correct Club’s Is Critical For Success!

In the past, father’s would cut down a set of old iron’s and pass them along to his budding junior player. Little did they know that this act of generosity would actually slow down the progress of learning. When you cut 2 or 3 inches off a 7 iron what you have done is made […]