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June. 17, 2010
A lot of class at the NCAA Division I Championships
Ron Balicki, GCAA Contributor    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Over the years, I have been to my share of NCAA Division I Championships. For the record, it's now 26 in a row — and counting. And if you're wondering, that's more consecutive NCAA finals than any current active coach. Obviously, over the past quarter century (wow, that long), I've seen just about everything there is to see at this national championship. There's been surprise winners, remarkable comebacks, sudden-death playoffs, miracle shots, bizarre happenings, etc., etc. I think you get the picture. More

Eaton Golf Pride National Coach of the Year Awards announced
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently announced that six outstanding collegiate golf coaches earned the Eaton Golf Pride Dave Williams Coach of the Year Award, presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Jeff Fiorini, general manager of Eaton's Golf Grip Division, will present the coaches with their awards during the Hall of Fame Banquet at the GCAA Convention on December 6.

Josh Gregory of Augusta State University, Tim Poe of the University of Central Missouri, Steve Conley of Methodist University, Kyle Blaser of Oklahoma City University, Dave Jennings of Central Alabama Community College and Jake Harrington of South Mountain Community College will receive the prestigious 2010 Eaton Golf Pride Dave Williams Coach of the Year Award.


GCAA Rules Corner: Suspension of play at the NCAA Division I Championship
Clyde Luther    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
During the recent NCAA Division I Championship the players encountered suspensions of play on three occasions; two because of dangerous situations, lightning, and one for darkness. It became clear very quickly that all the players were not familiar with some of the provisions dictated by these situations. Let's review the procedures. First, in a dangerous situation with the course about to encounter lightning, the Committee will sound one long blast of air horns to indicate that play is suspended and the players must suspend play immediately. Players may not elect to play another stroke, except under Rules of Golf Decision 6-8b/7, a player, having addressed the ball and then completes his stroke without hesitation would not incur a penalty. All other situations of playing a ball after suspension could result in disqualification. More

Japan and USA tied for lead at TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2010 supported by JAL
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Japan and the United States are tied atop the leaderboard following the second round of the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup 2010 supported by JAL at Chukyo Golf Club's Ishino Course. Bobby Wyatt is part of a three-way to for first place with Japan's Genzo Tokimatsu and Atiwit Janewattananond of Thailand at 8-under 134. More

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All day 2 leaders able to win PGA Junior Series event
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The final round at Kearney Hill Golf Links was highlighted by four winners that cruised to victory in each of their respective divisions to win the PGA Junior Series event in Lexington, Ky. The favorite this week was Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., in the Boys' 16-18 Division and he did not disappoint. His final round score of 1-under-par was good enough for a ten stroke victory over Nicholas Scott of Union, Ohio. Thomas was steady all day with hitting a majority of the fairways and greens. He earns an exemption into the 35th Junior PGA Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug 2-5. More

11 amateurs aim for US Open title
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Francis Ouimet volunteered and served in the U.S. Army. He had a successful marriage and with his wife raised two daughters. But in 1913, Ouimet made history when he notoriously claimed the most improbable of his 19 career golf tournament titles. And despite vast differences, Ouimet was in one major way the Tiger Woods of his time. Like the three-time U.S. Open winner, Ouimet brought golf off the course and into the mainstream of society. Eighteen years after the U.S. Open debuted, the 20-year-old former store clerk became the first of only five amateurs to win the country's national championship. More

Langley picks great time to win a tournament
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Scott Langley was never a Missouri state high school champion golfer during his days at Parkway South High School. But now the 21-year-old lefty is the champion of all 50 states as he recently won the individual title at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships which were held at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, TN. Langley joins a mighty impressive list of NCAA champions which includes such greats as Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. More

Colorado leaves Big 12 for Pac-10 Conference
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The Pac-10 Conference announced last week that the University of Colorado has agreed to leave the Big 12 and join its conference. "This is a historic moment for the conference, as the Pac-10 is poised for tremendous growth," said Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott. "The University of Colorado is a great fit for the conference both academically and athletically, and we are incredibly excited to welcome Colorado to the Pac-10." More


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