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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE GOLF COACHES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
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Feb. 29 Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches' Polls announced
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Golf World has published the results of the first Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches' Polls of the spring. Texas (Division I), CSU-Stanislaus/Lynn (Division II), Guilford (Division III), Oklahoma Christian (NAIA), Meridian (NJCAA DI), and South Mountain (NJCAA DII) all claimed the top spots in their respective polls. To see the full results click on the links above.
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Transcript: Mike Davis At The Olympic Club
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Good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for coming out on such a beautiful day here in San Francisco. For those of you who I did not have an opportunity to meet, I'm Joe Goode, managing director of communications for the USGA. We wanted to try something a little different this year and provide an advanced opportunity for the media that covers the U.S. Open, so hopefully this is an added bonus well in advance of our April 30 media day to talk to some of our key leaders about this year's national championship. More


LATEST COLLEGE GOLF NEWS


Mike Mandakas hired as St. Xavier's golf coach
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Mike Mandakas has been hired to serve as head coach for St. Xavier University's men's and women's golf teams, both of which begin their first year of competition in the fall. Mandakas brings more than 10 years of experience as a golf professional to the Cougars. He previously worked at Olympia Fields and Medinah country clubs, and currently owns and manages The Players Club of Chicago, a golf learning center in Justice. More

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Stephen Moskal tabbed as Marymount University head golf coach
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Marymount University named Stephen Moskal as the new head coach of the Saints golf program, as announced by director of athletics Debbie Warren. "We are extremely excited to bring in Stephen as the new coach of the Marymount golf team," Warren said. "His mix of experience on the professional tour, years of instructional training and local ties are a perfect combination to lead the Saints program." More

Tip of the iceberg
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When it comes to the complexity of NCAA rules, the 400-odd page Division I Manual is not the problem. True, the Manual could use a little bit of work. It's been getting face lifts and tummy tucks over the past couple of years as the NCAA staff has reorganized some bylaws. The Manual is due for a bit of major surgery next year as only the most important bylaws will be in the dead tree edition. Overnight, the size of the Manual and the frequency of phone book comparison could be halved. More



Kyle Souza helping make a name for Chico State
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Asked to explain his standout senior season at Chico State, and Kyle Souza will tell you about the memorable putt of his life. On the 18th hole of last year's Division II men's golf final, the native of Livermore, Calif., made a 25-footer, straight downhill with about six feet of break, for a birdie that put him into a playoff for the NCAA Championship. More

Top 10 Mens Rankings from WAGR
The R&A and USGA

1. Patrick Cantlay
This: 1, Last: 1, Change: none, Country: USA, Divisor: 77, Pts Avg: 1550

2. Patrick Rodgers
This: 2, Last: 3, Change: +1, Country: USA, Divisor: 56, Pts Avg: 1414.29

3. Jordan Spieth
This: 3, Last: 2, Change: -1, Country: USA, Divisor: 51, Pts Avg: 1395.1

4. Hideki Matsuyama
This: 4, Last: 4, Change: none, Country: JPN, Divisor: 46, Pts Avg: 1326.63

5. Chris Williams
This: 5, Last: 5, Change: none, Country: USA, Divisor: 71, Pts Avg: 1244.54

6. Kelly Kraft
This: 6, Last: 6, Change: none, Country: USA, Divisor: 72, Pts Avg: 1244.44

7. Corbin Mills
This: 7, Last: 7, Change: none, Country: USA, Divisor: 68, Pts Avg: 1241.18

8. Daan Huizing
This: 8, Last: 8, Change: none, Country: NED, Divisor: 69, Pts Avg: 1202.9

9. Dylan Frittelli
This: 9, Last: 10, Change: +1, Country: RSA, Divisor: 53, Pts Avg: 1193.4

10. Cheng-tsung Pan
This: 10, Last: 9, Change: -1, Country: TPE, Divisor: 51, Pts Avg: 1184.56


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FORMER COLLEGIATE GOLFER UPDATES


NATIONWIDE TOUR STORYLINES - Week of Feb. 27
Provided by the Nationwide® Tour

PANAMA CLARO CHAMPIONSHIP
March 1-4
Club de Golf de Panama, Panama City, Panama
Purse: $550,000 First Prize: $99,000
2011 Champion: Mathew Goggin
132 players


TOUR'S LATIN AMERICA SEASON LAUNCH HEADS TO PANAMA – The Nationwide Tour continues its season launch in Latin America this week with the Panama Claro Championship. This will be the Tour's ninth straight trip to Panama Golf Club in Panama City. As last year's season-opening event, Mathew Goggin initiated his return to the PGA TOUR at season's end with a two-stroke victory in Panama. The Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship in Bogotá kicked off the season on Feb. 16th. Next week the Tour travels deep into South America to Santiago, Chile for the first time.


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Palmer and Bohn show how to mix golf with business at Pebble Beach
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The definition of a star on the PGA Tour can go beyond trophies, career money or Ryder Cup teams. Tour officials were looking for a couple of players to be partners with two important clients during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am two weeks ago. They settled on Ryan Palmer and Jason Bohn, two personable characters with five career wins between them. More

FUTURE COLLEGIANS NEWS


Setting the Pace: AJGA pace of play series
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In March 2012, the AJGA will be initiating an educational series consisting of pieces that inform players and parents about the AJGA Pace of Play program. The educational series will address AJGA policies implemented in 2011, new initiatives for 2012 and many comments and concerns voiced by the AJGA membership. More

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