U.S. CUP DEADLINE FAST APROACHING
十月来了，又到了美国高尔夫教师杯的时间！第 26 届美国高尔夫教练杯将于 10 月 24 日至 25 日（举办两天，周一至周二）将在劳德代尔堡以西的佛罗里达州种植园保护区高尔夫球场和俱乐部举行。本次比赛的报名截止日期为 10 月 7 日星期五。报名费525 美元，包括两轮比赛、练习场、奖金、闭幕午餐和颁奖典礼。比赛依然会是职业业余配对赛的形式，欢迎所有 USGTF 会员带上业余搭档，当然这并不是必须的。
October is here, and it’s time for the United States Golf Teachers Cup! The 26th edition will be played Monday and Tuesday, October 24-25, at Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club in Plantation, Florida, just west of Fort Lauderdale. The deadline to enter is Friday, October 7. The entry fee of $525 includes two rounds of tournament play, range balls, prize money, a closing luncheon and awards ceremony. A concurrent pro-am will also be contested and all USGTF participants are welcome to bring an amateur partner, but it is not a requirement to enter.
To enter and for more information, please visit http://www.usgtf.com/uscup.
INTERNATIONAL PGA AVAILABLE TO ALL WGTF MEMBERS
The International PGA was conceived on the notion of welcoming and providing membership for every golf professional, regardless of race, religion or national origin. It offers both PGA and WGTF members the opportunity to belong to a global body of professional golfers. The International PGA promotes career development and acts as one voice for individual professionals from every golfing nation. International PGA members are recognized and respected worldwide by both the public and golf management within the industry.
IPGA 的理念是欢迎每位高尔夫专业人士并为其提供会员资格，不分种族、宗教或国籍。它为 PGA 和 WGTF 会员提供了加入全球职业高尔夫球手团体的机会。IPGA 促进职业发展，并作为来自每个高尔夫国家的个人专业人士的声音。IPGA 会员在全球范围内受到业内公众和高尔夫管理人员的认可和尊重。
Current IPGA members can now pay annual dues of $195 at http://www.InternationalPGA.org/renew. WGTF members wishing to join the organization may visit http://www.InternationalPGA.org/become-a-new-member.当前的 IPGA 成员现在可以在 http://www.InternationalPGA.org/renew 支付 195 美元的年费。希望加入该组织的 WGTF 成员可以访问 http://www.InternationalPGA.org/become-a-new-member
AUSTRALIAN GOLF AND FAIRWAYS FIRST
By Grant Garrison, Queensland, Australia
Golf is booming down under. While many courses were closed during Covid restrictions, it quickly became the activity of choice once courses opened. Our amateur body recently announced record growth in club participation, the largest increase since 1970. As golf instructors, the challenge now is to find new, innovative ways to engage those who are interested and get them playing. I personally teach beginners at a course that doesn’t have a driving range. With this mind, I created a program I call Fairways First. The goal is to get new golfers on the course right away. There are seven levels, which represents different distances from the hole. Once they pass Level 7, they have the skill and knowledge to get a golf handicap.
高尔夫正在蓬勃发展。虽然许多课程因为在疫情限制期间关闭，但一旦课程开放，它很快就成为首选活动。我们的业余高球圈最近在俱乐部的参与人数上有了创纪录的增长，这是自 1970 年以来的最大增幅。作为高尔夫教练，现在面临的挑战是找到新的、创新的方式来吸引感兴趣的人并让他们来进入打球的队伍。我个人是在没有练习场的球场中教初学者打球。带着这种想法，我创建了一个名为 Fairways First 的体系。目标是尽快让新的高尔夫球手走上球场。共有七个级别，他们区别于到球洞不同的距离。一旦他们通过了 第7 级，他们就有了获得高尔夫差点的技能和相关的知识。
The owner of the golf course is loving this program, as it’s creating new members and selling equipment in the golf shop. The staff has gotten behind it, too, because they have a program to sell which they know works well.
If anyone would like to have a look, (the online program is free), go to https://fairwaysfirst.thinkific.com/courses/1.
REGION DIRECTOR POSITIONS NOW OPEN
USGTF region directors are the voice of their respective regions and are tasked with holding an annual championship event. Currently, the Northwest and Southeast regions are seeking new directors. Those interested may contact the USGTF National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may call (772) 88-USGTF.
USGTF 地区总监是各自地区的代言人，负责举办年度冠军赛。 目前，西北和东南地区正在寻找新的总监。 有兴趣的人可以通过 email@example.com 联系 USGTF 国家办公室，或者您可以拨打 (772) 88-USGTF。
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“PRO” FILE – PRESIDENTS CUP CHAMPIONS
Team USA once again captured the Presidents Cup competition held this past September, this time defeating the International team by a match score of 17.5-12.5. The USA got off to a fast start, leading 8-2 after two days, but the International squad fought back valiantly the final two days, outscoring Team USA 10.5-9.5.
美国队再次夺得2022年9月举行的总统杯比赛，这次以17.5-12.5的比分击败了国际队。美国队开局很好，前两天以 8-2 领先，但国际队在后两天开始英勇反击，以 10.5-9.5 击败了美国队。
World #1 Scottie Scheffler of the USA actually failed to win a match in four tries, winning only half a point with a tie, showing that at the top levels of golf, anyone ranked in the top 100 in the world can defeat any other player on a given day. Tom Kim from the International squad was the sensation of the match with his showmanship and strong play. The PGA Tour rookie, by all accounts, is a superstar in the making.
Since the USA won for the 12th time in 14 attempts, there have been calls for changing the format. However, when you examine each match, the competition this year was actually closer than the score would indicate, especially with the Internationals’ strong play the final two days. Undoubtedly, their drought will end, perhaps with the next playing of the Presidents Cup.
自从美国队在 14 次对战中第 12 次获胜以来，一直有人呼吁改变赛制。然而，当你回顾比赛时你会发现，往届的比赛实际上比分已经开始接近，尤其是本届在国际队最后两天的强势表现下。毫无疑问，他们的颓势也许会随着总统杯的下一场比赛而结束。
“PRO” FILE – TEACHING PROFESSIONAL MIKE STEVENS
Mike Stevens has been a USGTF member since 1995 and was formerly the Southeast Region director. He resides in Tampa, Florida, where he operated On Target Golf Schools at MacDill Air Force Base Golf Course for many years. The schools were a unique model in that they involve 6-week sessions of one hour per week, and the concept was very successful, as several other USGTF members also adopted that model.
Mike Stevens 自 1995 年以来一直是 USGTF 会员，曾任美国东南地区总监。他居住在佛罗里达州坦帕市，在麦克迪尔空军基地高尔夫球场经营 目标（On Target） 高尔夫学校多年。这些学校有一个独特的模式，因为它有每周一小时持续 6 周的课程，并且这个概念非常成功，因为其他几个 USGTF 会员也采用了这种模式。
Stevens has always been devoted to the history of the game, and almost two decades ago he made the move to play exclusively with hickory-shafted clubs. He has won several tournaments, notably the Southern Hickory Four-Ball, and also the prestigious National Hickory Championship three times. When competing among his titanium-wielding peers, he more than holds his own. He was recognized as one of Florida’s top ten instructors by Florida Golf News and also as a top WGTF Teacher. In 2011 he was inducted into the USGTF Hall of Fame at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida, during the World Golf Teachers Cup. A native of Ohio, Stevens hold a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management.
史蒂文斯一直致力于研究这项运动的历史，近 20 年前，他开始专门使用山核桃木制的古董球杆进行比赛。他赢得了几场比赛，尤其是南部古董球杆四球锦标赛，以及三度享有盛誉的全国古董球杆锦标赛。在与钛金属同行竞争时，他不仅拥有自己的优势。他被佛罗里达高尔夫新闻评为佛罗里达州十大教练之一，同时也是 WGTF 顶级教练。 2011 年，在世界高尔夫教师杯期间，他入选了佛罗里达州奥兰多奥兰治县国家队的 USGTF 名人堂。史蒂文斯出生于俄亥俄州，拥有人力资源管理硕士学位。
Stevens recently retired from teaching and as the USGTF Southeast Region director to spend more time with his family and grandkids, and to hone his game. He is still active in the hickory golf scene and will once again run the U.S. Professional & Amateur Hickory Golf Championship this coming February at Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club in Tampa. He also runs the Florida Hickory Golfers group that holds events monthly. Stevens also competes annually in the World Hickory Open in Scotland.
史蒂文斯最近从高尔夫教学中退休，并担任 USGTF 东南地区总监，以便可以花更多时间与家人和孙子们在一起，并提升他的比赛能力。他仍然活跃于古董球场高尔夫赛事，并将于2022年2 月在坦帕的 Temple Terrace 高尔夫乡村俱乐部再次举办美国职业和业余山核桃高尔夫锦标赛。他还经营着佛罗里达古董高尔夫球手团体，该团体每月举办活动。史蒂文斯每年还参加在苏格兰举行的世界古董球杆公开赛。
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT
USGTF members who have students notable for their achievements, accomplishments, or even notable progress, are invited to submit their stories for consideration in the monthly e-newsletter. A picture of the USGTF member along with their student will also be featured in the item. Submissions may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
我们邀请USGTF 会员提供他们已有的表现良好的学生、或进步显著的学生学习故事，为每月的电子月刊的报道提供素材。 USGTF会员和他们的学生的照片也将会一同出现在该项目中。 如有兴趣可以通过 email@example.com 提交你和学生的故事。
SWING PROFILE CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW COACH GOLF APP
Swing Profile 推出全新 COACH GOLF 应用程序庆祝 10 周年
It’s been 10 years since Swing Profile received “Best Overall Product” at PGA Merchandise Show and began creating golf apps embedded with our patented swing analysis technology! To celebrate this significant milestone, Swing Profile golf app has released version 10 with many features custom-made for busy golf coaches!
自从 Swing Profile 在 PGA 商品展 上获得“最佳整体产品”并开始开发专利挥杆分析技术的高尔夫应用程序以来，已经 10 年了！为庆祝这一重要里程碑，Swing Profile 高尔夫应用程序发布了第 10 版，其中包含许多专为忙碌的高尔夫教练定制的功能！
– Brand new “Coach app” user interface designed for coaches to manage multiple students.
– “Student Lockers” system for organizing student videos into their own separate folders for easy retrieval.
– Fast video exchange with students. Send videos to student with a single tap. Receive videos on both Swing Profile app and on email.
– 与学生进行快速视频交流。只需轻按一下即可将视频发送给学生。在 Swing Profile 应用程序和电子邮件中都可以接收视频文件。
– Simplified online video analysis workflow. Easily receive video from student, analyze with voiceover, and send back the voiceover video.
– Brand new golf coach directory to expose your coaching business to hundred-thousands of Swing Profile users. Users can connect to you with a single tap and send you swing videos for analysis.
– 全新的高尔夫教练目录，将您的教练业务展示给数十万 Swing Profile 用户。用户只需轻按一下即可连接到您，并向您发送挥杆视频以供分析。
– Automatic video backup to cloud storage and video synchronization across devices. You’ll always have backups on cloud, and you can view or analyze videos captured on different devices.
– Major improvement on Swing Profile’s proprietary Auto Capture technology, making swing captures even more accurate.
– 对 Swing Profile 专有的自动捕捉技术进行了重大改进，使挥杆捕捉更加准确。
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDITORIAL – FUTURE OF GOLF AND ITS AGENDA
By: Mark Harman, Director of Education
Would Harry Vardon recognize today’s game if he could be magically transported to 2022? While some things would be the same, others would be so vastly different that Vardon might well wonder if it’s even the same game.
如果哈利·瓦登（Harry Vardon）能被时光机传送到 2022 年，他能认出今天的比赛吗？虽然有些事物是一样的，但很多事情已经大不相同，以至于瓦登可能会怀疑它是否是同一种运动。
Things used to change slowly in golf, but with the dawn of the 21st century, things are picking up at a rapid pace. Where once new technology took years to embrace, today’s players and coaches are quick to adopt a change if it is demonstrated to be beneficial. You would be hard-pressed to find a modern tour player who does not have a TrackMan or GC Quad – or in many cases both – to analyze their ball flight and club data to the nth degree. Experts in analytics crunch the data and lay out very specifically where players need to improve. Training regimens continue to evolve as the latest research comes in.
过去高尔夫的变化很缓慢，但随着 21 世纪的到来，事情正在快速发展。曾经需要数年才能接受新技术的地方，如果证明是有益的，今天的球员和教练会迅速采用改变。您将很难找到一个没有 TrackMan 或 GC Quad（或在许多情况下两者兼有）的现代巡回赛球员来分析他们的球飞行和球杆数据到了哪一级别。分析专家会处理数据并非常具体地列出球员需要改进的地方。随着最新研究的出现，训练方案不断发展。
The game of professional golf was shaken up in 2022 by the advent of the LIV Tour. Whether this tour can survive without a visible means of revenue remains to be seen. In response, the PGA Tour upped the purses dramatically for its marquee events and obtained pledges from its top players to play more golf. A tournament purse of $25 million would have been unthinkable just a few short years ago…and imagine what Vardon would think! But do not be surprised if, within the next decade, a tournament purse of $100 million is offered. So, it seems the game of professional golf, at least on the men’s side, will continue to see escalating purses.
2022 年，LIV 巡回赛的到来彻底改变了职业高尔夫运动。如果没有可见的收入方式，这次巡演能否生存下来还有待观察。作为回应，美巡赛大幅增加了其大型赛事的资金，并从其顶级球员那里获得了更多参赛的承诺。仅在几年前，2500 万美元的锦标赛奖金是不可想象的……想象一下瓦登会怎么想！所以，如果在未来十年内出现提供 1 亿美元的锦标赛奖金，请不要感到惊讶。因此，至少在男子方面，职业高尔夫比赛似乎将继续看到不断升级的奖金。
When it comes to teaching, almost certainly within the next decade every full-time teacher will have much of the latest technology available. There will still be teachers who go to the lesson tee with nothing more than their smartphone to take video, but they will usually be the club pro or someone who gives lessons only occasionally.
Finally, the USGA and R&A have made a big deal about reigning in distance, or at least preventing future increases. Their problem is that today’s professional golfer is a true athlete who trains and is larger and much stronger than their counterparts of yesteryear. Whereas Dan Pohl led the PGA Tour in driving distance in 1980 with an average of 274.3 yards using a persimmon driver and balata balls, today’s longest players would probably still approach a 300-yard average with such implements. All indications are that the USGA and R&A will finally adopt one set of equipment rules for the pro game and elite amateur competitions and one for play at the club level.
最后，USGA 和 R&A 在控制距离方面做出了很大的努力，或者至少要防止未来的大幅增长。他们的问题是，今天的职业高尔夫球手是一名真正的运动员，他们训练得比过去的球员更高大、更强壮。丹波尔在 1980 年以 274.3 码的平均距离领先 PGA 巡回赛，他所使用的是木质发球杆和橡胶球。今天击球最远的球员同样使用这种球具依然可以打出接近 300 码的平均距离。种种迹象表明，USGA 和 R&A 最终将采用一套用于职业比赛和业余比赛的球具装备规则，用于职业和业余赛事的使用。