2023 MEMBER RENEWAL NOITCES IN THE MAIL
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It is important for all USGTF members to remain in good standing, as they have the right to publicly identify themselves as USGTF members, along with enjoying many member benefits and amenities. Member renewal notices have been sent to all current members, so check your mailbox. You may also keep your membership in good standing by visiting https://www.usgtf.com/renew.
FOUR CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT U.S. CUP
Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a golf course prepared to professional standards greeted participants of the 26th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, held October 24-25 at Plantation Preserve Golf & Country Club just outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Champions were crowned in four divisions.
10 月 24 日至 25 日，第 26 届年度美国高尔夫教师杯赛在佛罗里达州劳德代尔堡郊外的 Plantation Preserve 高尔夫乡村俱乐部举行，参赛者享受了晴朗的天空、温暖的气温和职业标准的高尔夫球场，并产生了四个组别的冠军。
Open – Ben Martin from Trinidad and Tobago won with an 11-stroke victory over runner-up Ken Kim with scores of 67-65 – 132. Martin’s final score set a record for lowest total in a U.S. Cup, breaking Dave Belling’s record from 2014.
公开组 – 来自特立尼达和多巴哥的本·马丁以132杆（67-65）的总成绩，超过亚军肯·金11杆捧杯。马丁的最终得分创下了美国杯最低总分的记录，打破了戴夫·贝林自 2014 年以来保持的记录.
Ladies – Heidi Aittama from Lakeland, Florida, took home the Ladies division trophy with scores of 75-74 – 149, defeating runner-up and former champion Trish Buecher.
女子组 – 来自佛罗里达州莱克兰的 Heidi Aittama 以149杆（75-74 ） 的总杆捧起了女子组奖杯，击败了亚军和前冠军 Trish Buecher。
Senior – An exciting back-and-forth battle that saw four different golfers leading in the final round culminated in Michael Wolf from Evansville, Indiana, coming out on top. Wolf had scores of 71-69 – 140 to win by two over runner-up Kirk Junge.
长青组 – 一场激动人心的较量，四名不同的高尔夫球手在最后的决赛轮分别领先，最终来自印第安纳州埃文斯维尔的迈克尔·沃尔夫脱颖而出。 沃尔夫 以140杆（71-69） 的总比分超过了亚军 Kirk Junge 两分，夺得冠军。
Super Senior – Ron Cox from Nashville, Tennessee, continued his winning ways by shooting 72-68 – 140 to win by 13 strokes over runner-up Jerry Ellstrom. Cox’s margin of victory was the largest of any division in U.S. Cup history. Cox has also won the last four USGTF regional championships he has played in.
超级长青组- 来自田纳西州纳什维尔的 Ron Cox 继续他的胜利之路，以140杆（72-68） – 的总比分，低于亚军 Jerry Ellstrom 13 杆。考克斯取胜幅度是美国杯历史上所有分区中最大的。考克斯还赢得了他参加的最后四次 USGTF 地区锦标赛。
Complete results can be found at www.USCup.GolfGenius.com.
完整的报道可以在 www.USCup.GolfGenius.com 上找到。
NEWS FROM NEPAL
By Sachin Bhattarai, USGTF Member, Kathmandu, Nepal
作者：Sachin Bhattarai，USGTF 会员，尼泊尔加德满都
During 2022, the game of golf has advanced significantly in Nepal. The ladies’ captain of our club organized the Nepal Women’s Open Golf Tournament for the first time this year. The competition has also boosted female golfers’ interest in the present day. Due to the event, I genuinely believe that we may find more female golfers in the next few days who will be competing in more matches and tournaments.
Not only are female golfers interested, but for the first time our academy has also begun offering regular golf lessons where nearly 120 students are interested in the sport and want to develop their golf knowledge. Similar to that, the scramble junior golf competition was also arranged by the club president of Royal Nepal Golf Club this year, and the junior event’s competitors displayed a great deal of enthusiasm. I want to create more teaching professionals and new golfers in the upcoming days. I will do my best to train Nepalese golfers and strive to turn them into teaching professionals there, much like how the USGTF taught golf teachers around the world and made them teaching professionals.
不仅这些女性高尔夫球手产生了浓厚的兴趣，而且我们学院还首次开始提供定期高尔夫课程，近 120 名学生对这项运动表示了兴趣并希望提升他们的高尔夫知识。与此类似，今年的青少年高尔夫比赛也是由皇家尼泊尔高尔夫俱乐部的主席安排的，青少年赛事的参赛者表现出了极大的热情。我想在接下来的日子里培养更多的教学专业人士和新的高尔夫球手。我会尽我所能培养尼泊尔的高尔夫球手，努力把他们变成职业教练，就像USGTF在世界各地培训高尔夫教练一样，把他们变成职业的高尔夫教练。
REGION CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
Southeast, Tampa, Florida: Champion – Ron Cox
东南地区 佛罗里达州 坦帕：冠军 – 罗恩·考克斯
Northeast, Ewing, New Jersey: Champion – Steve Pezzino
东北地区，新泽西州 尤因：冠军 – 史蒂夫佩齐诺
Central, Mason, Ohio: Champion – Ron Cox
中央地区，俄亥俄州 梅森：冠军 – 罗恩考克斯
Southwest, Allen, Texas: Champion – Ron Cox
西南地区，德克萨斯州，艾伦：冠军 – 罗恩考克斯
“PRO” FILE – CJ CUP IN SOUTH CAROLINA WINNER RORY McILROY
职业档案 – 希杰杯（CJ 杯）冠军罗里·麦克罗伊
在四个赛季中赢得四次大满贯冠军之后，最后一次是在 2014 年，一些人预测麦克罗伊可能会威胁到杰克尼克劳斯的 18 次大满贯总冠军记录。然而，自那以后，他再也没有赢得另一场大满贯冠军，这让大多数观察家感到困惑，因为他继续以高胜率获胜。很少有人怀疑麦克罗伊会赢得更多大满贯。唯一的问题是下一次是什么时候，他还会赢多少。
Scottie Scheffler had a year to remember with four victories, including the Masters, and an extended reign as the #1 player in the world. The latter came to an end in October when Rory McIlroy recaptured the #1 ranking after winning the CJ Cup in South Carolina at the Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland.
斯科蒂·舍夫勒（Scottie Scheffler）以四场胜利（包括美国大师赛）以及作为世界排名第一的球员的统治了将近一年的时间。这个局面在2022年10月被打破，罗里·麦克罗伊 (Rory McIlroy) 在南卡罗来纳州里奇兰 (Ridgeland) 的 Congaree 高尔夫俱乐部赢得 CJ 杯后重新夺回世界排行榜第一的位置。
Congaree itself is an extremely unique course in the United States, more akin to the Australian Sand Belt courses that proliferate in that country. The links-type golf required to play Congaree suited McIlroy perfectly, as he often played true links golf growing up in Northern Ireland. McIlroy was among the leaders the entire week, taking a one-shot lead over Kurt Kitayama and K.H. Lee into the final round. McIlroy shot 67 on Sunday to edge Kitayama, who also shot 67, by a stroke.
康加里球场（Congaree）在美国是一个非常有特色的球场，非常类似澳大利亚沙带球场。打康加里林克斯式的高尔夫球非常适合麦克罗伊，因为他经常在北爱尔兰长大，长期在真正的林克斯高尔夫球场打球。麦克罗伊整个比赛都是领先者之一，带着1杆优势领先库尔特·北山和 K.H.李进决赛。麦克罗伊周日打出 67 杆，领先同样打出 67 杆的北山。
After winning four major championships in a four-season span, the last coming in 2014, some predicted McIlroy could threaten Jack Nicklaus’ record total of 18 majors. However, he has failed to win another major since then, puzzling most observers because he continues to win at a high rate. Few doubt that McIlroy will win more majors. The only questions are when is the next and how many more will he win.
在四个赛季中赢得四次大满贯冠军之后， 2014 年，一些人开始认为麦克罗伊可能会打破杰克·尼克劳斯的 18 次大满贯总冠军记录。 然而，自那以后，他再也没有赢得另一场大满贯冠军，这让大多数观察家感到困惑，因为他之前一直保持着非常高的比赛胜率。现在很少有人会怀疑麦克罗伊会赢得更多大满贯。 唯一的问题是下一次是什么时候，他还会赢多少场比赛。
“PRO” FILE – TEACHING PROFESSIONAL BENJAMIN LANCE MARTIN
By Ben Martin, USGTF Member, Trinidad
作者：Ben Martin，USGTF 会员，特立尼达
I got into golf at the age of 5. I grew up near the St Andrews golf club in Trinidad. My dad started me with one club and the rest is history. I have a deep-rooted love and passion for the game of golf. It is a big part of me and my life.
我在 5 岁时开始打高尔夫球。我在特立尼达的圣安德鲁斯高尔夫俱乐部附近长大。我父亲给了我一支很有历史的球杆开始了我的高尔夫生涯。我对高尔夫运动有着根深蒂固的热爱和热情，它是我和我生活的重要组成部分。
My main golf inspiration was Tiger Woods. He took the game to the next level and was amazing to see what he achieved in his career. The amount of records he set and broke sets him apart from the rest! Our local hero in Trinidad is Stephen Ames, who has also done a lot for myself over my teenage years. I will be forever thankful for the help I have received over the years.
I am a coach at St. Andrews Golf Club in Moka, Trinidad. I also play as often as I can because that is what gave me my love for this game. I hope to play in as many events in the future as I can. It was a pleasure coming to meet the USGTF crew, and even more of a pleasure to be the Open champion with a record-breaking score of -12 for two days.
(Editor’s note: At just 14, Martin represented Trinidad and Tobago on the men’s national team, being the youngest player ever selected. After having a very successful amateur golfing career in Trinidad and around the Caribbean, Martin went on to play in some of the biggest amateur events around the world in countries such as the United States, Canada, South Africa, Peru, Puerto Rico, England, Scotland and Spain in an attempt to further his golfing career. Martin has also won many professional championships, including being a six-time champion of his country’s national championship, the Trinidad and Tobago Open.)
（编者注：马丁年仅 14 岁的时候，代表特立尼达和多巴哥参加男子国家队，是有史以来最年轻的入选球员。在特立尼达和加勒比地区拥有非常成功的业余高尔夫生涯后，马丁继续在一些在美国、加拿大、南非、秘鲁、波多黎各、英格兰、苏格兰和西班牙等国家举办的世界上最大的业余赛事，试图进一步发展他的高尔夫球生涯。马丁还赢得了许多职业锦标赛，包括六次 他的国家的全国冠军，特立尼达和多巴哥公开赛冠军。）
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – JUN CHOI
明星学生 – JUN CHOI
By Ken Kim, USGTF Master, Davenport, Florida
My golf academy (Team J.K., Inc.) has trained 47 established tour players currently all over the world since 2004. Jun Choi (Beomjun Choi) is a playing professional originally from South Korea. His main goal is to play professional golf on the PGA Tour.
Choi now travels all over the States in playing on the APT, FPG and GPro tours. Chio went to the Korn Ferry Q-School for the first time in 2022. He successfully passed the pre-qualifier in fourth place, shooting -12 for three rounds. He is currently based in Orlando, Florida.
自 2004 年以来，我的高尔夫学院（Team J.K., Inc.）目前已在世界各地培养了 47 名成熟的巡回赛球员。Jun Choi（Beomjun Choi）是一名来自韩国的职业球员。他的主要目标是在美巡赛上打职业高尔夫球。
崔（Choi）现在在美国各地参加 APT、FPG 和 GPro 巡回赛。崔在2022年第一次去光辉国际Q-School。他以第四名的成绩顺利通过预选赛，三轮打出-12的成绩。他目前居住在佛罗里达州的奥兰多。
He is coached by myself (PGA Professional and USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional) and June Lee (LPGA Class A Professional). The main focus is on his swing, short game, putting and mental prep for tournaments.
他由我（PGA 职业和 USGTF 大师级职业教练）和 June Lee（LPGA A 级职业教练）进行执教。我们主要关注他的挥杆、短杆、推杆和锦标赛的心理准备。
Choi has increased his clubhead speed from 114 mph to 125 mph in three months, consistently hitting over 176 mph in ball speed. However, he also has great touch in his short game. He practiced relentlessly for hours in order to improve his skills and his understanding of fundamentals. His self-motivation and tenacity are what allowed him to get better every month, and not because of a set platform of training. It was his heart desiring more and his self-discipline to work for it. Often, we discuss biomechanics and how is it different from the kinesiology, or the advantages and disadvantages of a quantitative biomechanical analysis. Jun truly has an understanding of how things are working.
崔在三个月内将他的杆头速度从 114 英里/小时提高到 125 英里/小时，球速始终超过 176 英里/小时。另外，他的短杆手感也很好。他为提高自己的技能和对基础知识的理解，每天坚持不懈地练习几个小时，他的自我激励和坚韧让他每个月都变得更好。这是他的内心渴望得到更多，他的自律和努力的结果。我们经常在一起讨论生物力学以及运动机能学有何不同，或者分析定量生物力学的优缺点。崔已经真正了解这些事物的运作方式。
This kind of character is rare in today’s tour player, and I am confident it will benefit him on any professional tour, that includes the PGA, KPGA, or Korn Ferry tours. Choi will not become apathetic, but will unceasingly search to improve himself and keep moving forward to become a PGA Tour player.
这种性格在当今的巡回赛球员中很少见，我相信这将使他在任何职业巡回赛中受益，包括 PGA、KPGA 或光辉国际巡回赛。崔不会停滞，会不断寻求提升自己，继续前进，直到成为一名美巡赛选手。
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EDITORIAL – HOW MUCH DO WE AND OUR STUDENTS RELY ON OUR EQUIPMENT?
By: Mark Harman, Director of Education
“I’m not good enough to get fitted for equipment” is the mantra of too many golfers who wish to save money in purchasing golf clubs. The fact is (and I confess to hearing this elsewhere), better players can often find a way to make ill-fitting equipment work while the average player can’t. In other words, the average player can’t afford not to have fitted clubs.
For me personally, I am very picky about my equipment as I can feel the minutest of differences. This comes from too many hours, days and years of trying to become a professional golfer back in the day, and my sense of feel was highly refined by this. Of course, properly fitted equipment can only take us so far. We and our students have to have a reliable-enough swing in order to make improvement and enjoy the game.
Basic things we can do as teaching professionals is to examine our student’s shaft flexes to see if they are a good fit. Although generally the slower the swing the more flexible the shaft should be, there are exceptions to this rule. The club must both feel good to the student and give him or her a reasonable belief they can develop a measure of consistency with it. This might lead to strange situations where someone with tour-like clubhead speed playing regular shafts and slow-swinging senior golfers playing stiff shafts. Such scenarios are rare but they do happen, so keep an open mind.
We can also check if the lie angles on the irons are correct by examining the divot patterns. Many golfers’ divots will be toe-deep, indicating a lie angle that is too flat and thereby promoting an open clubface at impact. If you teach indoors, a lie angle hitting board and some lie angle tape will do the trick. In closing, while properly fitted equipment is important, it is also only one part of the improvement and enjoyment equation.