WGTF TOP 50 NOMINATION DEADLINE THIS MONTH
WGTF 前 50 名教练提名本月截止
The deadline to submit nominations for the World Golf Teachers Federation Top 50 Teachers is Friday, September 9. Nominations should include information pertinent to the nominee, such as teacher and student accomplishments, how long he or she has been teaching, philosophy, and any letters of recommendation. Materials can be submitted through regular mail to the USGTF National Office at 200 S. Indian River Drive, Suite 206, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All members who are Certified or Master Golf Teaching Professionals are eligible for consideration.
WGTF世界高尔夫教师联合会前 50 名教练提名的截止日期为本月 9 月 9 日星期五。提名应包括与被提名人相关的信息，例如教练和学生的成就、教学时间、理念和推荐信。提名（包括自我提名）可通过电子邮件 email@example.com 或通过普通邮件发送至 USGTF 国内办公室，地址为 200 S. Indian River Drive, #206, Fort Pierce, FL 34950。提名截止日期为星期五 , 20122 年 9 月 9 日下午 5:00 美东时间。 所有获得认证及大师级高尔夫教练的会员都有资格参选。
US GOLF TEACHERS CUP REGISTATION STILL OPEN
Registration for the 26th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup is open at https://www.usgtf.com/uscup, or you may call the USGTF National Office at (772) 88-USGTF or (772) 888-7483.
第 26 届美国高尔夫教师杯的报名注册点击以下链接 https://www.usgtf.com/uscup，或者您可以致电 (772) 88-USGTF 或 (772) 888-7483 联系 USGTF 国内办公室。
The tournament will be played Monday and Tuesday, October 24-25, at Plantation Preserve Golf Club in Plantation, Florida, just west of Fort Lauderdale. This year’s tournament features a pro-am format, although bringing an amateur partner is not required. Age divisions are Open (open to all), Senior (age 50+), and Super Senior (age 68+).
美国高尔夫教师杯比赛将于 10 月 24 日至 25 日（周一-周二，两天时间）在劳德代尔堡以西的佛罗里达州种植园保护区高尔夫俱乐部举行。 今年的锦标赛采用职业/业余配对赛形式，但业余选手搭档并不是必须。 分组根据年龄划分为公开组（对所有人开放）、长青组（50 岁以上）和高龄组（68 岁以上）。
KELLY COPS CANADIAN CUP
Ken Kelly won the Canadian Golf Teachers Cup played August 24 at the Tyandaga Golf Club in Burlington, Ontario. It was Kelly’s first time playing in the event. The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all. Jeff Howe remarked, “Great day today with the CGTF members! Great weather, great group of friends and colleagues! Thanks to Marc Ray (CGTF president) for organizing, and Brad Weake for hosting such a wonderful afternoon! Thanks to everyone who came out!”
Ken Kelly 肯•凯利赢得了 8 月 24 日在安大略省伯灵顿的 Tyandaga 高尔夫俱乐部举行的加拿大高尔夫教练杯。 这是凯利第一次参加该项赛事。 比赛当天天气很好，大家都玩得很开心。 Jeff Howe 说：“今天和 CGTF 会员一起度过了美好的一天！天气很好，大家都很棒！感谢 Marc Ray（CGTF 主席）的组织，以及 Brad Weake 创造了一个如此美好的下午！感谢所有的人 ！”
It is clear Canadian golf is back in full swing. We hope to see a strong contingent this October at the United States Golf Teachers Cup in Florida.
很明显，加拿大高尔夫运动进行的如火如荼。 我们希望在今年 10 月在佛罗里达州举行的美国高尔夫教师杯上看到一支实力强大的队伍。
COX WINS CENTRAL REGION TITLE
Ron Cox from Nashville, Tennessee, crossed the Mason-Dixon line to capture the USGTF Central Region Championship held July 31-August 1 at The Grizzly Course in Mason, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. Cox fired 69-67 – 136 to edge another Southerner, Mark Harman from Ridgeland, South Carolina, by two strokes. Both golfers were tied at -5 heading into the 36th hole when Cox made birdie to Harman’s bogey.
来自田纳西州纳什维尔的罗恩•考克斯（Ron Cox）越过梅森-迪克森线，夺得了 7 月 31 日至 8 月 1 日在辛辛那提以北俄亥俄州梅森的灰熊球场举行的 USGTF 中部地区锦标赛。 考克斯两轮69-67总杆成绩136，以两杆优势击败了另一名来自南卡罗来纳州里奇兰的南方人马克•哈曼（Mark Harman）。当哈曼打出柏忌的时候考克斯抓到了小鸟，两名高尔夫球手在进入第 36 洞时打成平局，总成绩都为 -5。
Tony McMullin, Central Region director, set the pace with an opening 66 for the tournament’s low round and finished in 3rd. Jose Estevez was the fourth player under par and finished 4th. Matt Smith aced the 16th hole the second day to continue the fireworks. Region championship play has now been concluded for the season.
中部地区总监托尼•麦克穆林（Tony McMullin）以开局 66 杆的成绩为赛事打出好成绩奠定了基础，并最终获得了第 三 名。Jose Estevez 是低于标准杆的第四位选手。 马特•史密斯第二天在第 16 洞打出一杆进洞，并延续了好的状态。 本赛季的地区冠军赛宣告结束。
To learn more about these and other USGTF member events, visit www.USGTF.com and look under the Stay Informed section for Tournaments.
要了解相关以及其他 USGTF 会员活动的更多信息，请访问 www.USGTF.com 并选择查看锦标赛信息。
“PRO” FILE – TOURING PROFESSIONAL WIL ZALATORIS
职业档案 – 巡回赛职业球手威尔•扎拉托里斯
Two short years ago, most golf fans never heard the name Will Zalatoris. That has changed drastically as once Zalatoris was able to play in some PGA Tour events, he quickly made himself at home on the leaderboards. He scored a top-10 finish at the 2020 U.S. Open and almost won the 2021 Masters. Justin Thomas just edged him out earlier this year in a playoff at the PGA Championship, and observers knew it was only a matter of time before Zalatoris would win.
两年前，大多数高尔夫球迷从未听说过威尔•扎拉托里斯这个名字。现在出现了翻天覆地的变化，因为一旦扎拉托里斯能够参加一些美巡赛的比赛，他很快就能在排行榜上有出色的表现。他在 2020 年美国公开赛上获得了前 10 名的成绩，并几乎赢得了 2021 年美国大师赛的冠军。今年早些时候，刚刚结束的美国 PGA 锦标赛的附加赛中他被贾斯汀•托马斯淘汰出局，观察家们知道，扎拉托里斯获胜只是时间问题。
That prediction finally came true when he won the first playoff event in 2022, the FedEx St. Jude Championship, defeating Sepp Straka on the third playoff hole. Unfortunately, Zalatoris’ year came to an end when back problems flared up, and he won’t be able to play in this year’s Presidents Cup.
The good news is that much like Scottie Scheffler and David Duval, both of whom won prolifically once they won their first, Zalatoris is likely to lift quite a few more trophies in the next several years.
“PRO” FILE – TEACHING PROFESSIONAL GEORGE CLAFFEY
George Claffey of Berlin, Connecticut, has had nothing short of spectacular career in teaching golf. Claffey became a USGTF member in 2008 and hasn’t slowed down since. He currently holds five positions: 17 years as the resident teaching professional at Miner Hills Family Golf Course; teaching professional at Torza’s Golf Range; lead teacher for The First Tee of Connecticut; director of golf operations for the Connecticut city of Middletown, and conductor of “Berlin Proud” U.S. Kids junior golf clinics at Timberlin Golf Course. In addition, Claffey has taken his teaching talents internationally to the Philippines.
来自康涅狄格州柏林的乔治•克拉菲（George Claffey）在高尔夫教学方面有着辉煌的职业生涯。克拉菲于 2008 年成为 USGTF 会员，此后一直都没有放慢脚步。 他目前有五个职位： 17 年的 Miner Hills 家庭高尔夫球场担任驻场教练； Torza 高尔夫练习场的教练； 康涅狄格州第一发球台的首席教练； 康涅狄格州米德尔敦市高尔夫运营总监，以及位于 Timberlin 高尔夫球场“柏林骄傲”美国儿童青少年高尔夫教学中心的顾问。 此外，Claffey 将他的教学才华带到了菲律宾。
His two-decade background as a school principal has been valuable in his golf career. “I have discovered ways to use my educational background to become a most reputable golf instructor with guidance from the USGTF,” said Claffey. In addition, Claffey is a published author of a golf book and as a supporter of the men’s and women’s golf programs at West Virginia Wesleyan College, he has a facility named after him.
他拥有的曾经担任两年学校校长的经验在他的高尔夫生涯中显得非常宝贵。 “在 USGTF 的指导下，我找到了利用我的教育背景成为最有声望的高尔夫教练的途径，”克拉菲说道。 此外，克拉菲还出版了一本高尔夫书籍，并且作为西弗吉尼亚卫斯理学院男子和女子高尔夫项目的支持者，还有拥有一个以他的名字命名的设施。
Claffey remarked, “My golf career has blossomed since becoming a member of the USGTF and I am most grateful for the opportunity to teach internationally, primarily in the Philippines, while using my WGTF affiliation.”
克拉菲说：“自从成为 USGTF 的会员以来，我的高尔夫事业蓬勃发展，我非常感谢有机会在国际上教学，主要是在菲律宾，可以用到我 WGTF 的身份。”
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – JAMES “TIP” TIPTON
Tipton 是佛罗里达州狭长高尔夫治疗联盟的负责人，该联盟与 Stand Up And Play 基金会合作，专注于帮助急救人员和面临身体和情感挑战的儿童。蒂普顿希望最终将他和他的联盟的影响力扩展到整个北佛罗里达地区，从阿拉巴马州莫比尔到佛罗里达州杰克逊维尔。
When USGTF member Anthony Netto was paralyzed from an automobile accident in the 1990s, he desired to remain active in the game. He helped innovate and pioneer the ParaGolfer, a mobile unit that allows paralyzed golfers to play golf from a standing position.
当 USGTF 会员Anthony Netto 在 1990 年代因车祸而瘫痪时，他希望能够依然回到球场，他帮助创新和开发了 ParaGolfer，这是一种移动装置，可以让瘫痪的高尔夫球手从站立位置打高尔夫球。
One of those whose life changed through the ParaGolfer is James “Tip” Tipton from Panama City, Florida. Tipton was introduced to Netto’s foundation, Stand Up And Play, and was soon in a ParaGolfer. Tipton told MyPanhandle.com, “To be honest with you it truly saved my life. I was in a dark place for five or six years hooked on opioids, benzos, alcohol, and suicidal ideations, and when I was introduced by the Stand Up And Play Foundation to this cart, it was a game-changer for me, literally not just the game of golf but the game of life.”
一个通过 ParaGolfer 改变生活的人是来自佛罗里达州巴拿马城的詹姆斯•蒂普顿。蒂普顿被介绍给 Netto 基金会，开始重新站起来并打球， 他很快成为一名 ParaGolfer。蒂普顿告诉 MyPanhandle.com，“老实说，它真的救了我的命。我在一个黑暗的地方有五六年中沉迷于阿片类和苯并类药物、酒精，并且还有自杀的念头，当我被介绍给 站起来开始玩基金会（Stand Up And Play Foundation）接触到这辆小车时，它像改变了我的游戏规则，这不仅仅是高尔夫游戏，而更像是一场人生游戏的开始。”
Tipton is the director of the Florida Panhandle Golf Therapy Alliance which, in partnership with the Stand Up And Play foundation, focuses on helping first responders and children with physical and emotional challenges. Tipton wants to eventually spread his and his alliance’s reach throughout the entire North Florida region, from Mobile, Alabama, to Jacksonville, Florida.
蒂普顿是佛罗里达州狭长高尔夫治疗联盟的负责人，该联盟与站起来开始玩基金会（Stand Up And Play Foundation）合作，专注于帮助有身体和情感上需要帮助的儿童和人们。 蒂普顿希望最终将他和他的联盟的影响力从阿拉巴马州莫比尔扩展到佛罗里达州杰克逊维尔，以及整个北佛罗里达地区。
COBRA GOLF – INDUSTRY PARTNER
Cobra Golf has a long history of shaking up the game in a positive way, and with ambassadors such has Lexi Thompson, Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau, the brand appeals to a younger market, as well.
Cobra Golf 长期以来一直以积极的支持各项赛事，拥有 莱西•辛普森Lexi Thompson、瑞奇•福勒Rickie Fowler 和 德尚博Bryson DeChambeau 等品牌大使，该品牌也成功获得了年轻人的市场。
USGTF members in good standing can receive 20% off wholesale pricing for Cobra equipment. To take advantage of this benefit, please reach out to the USGTF National Office at (772) 88-USGTF or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
信誉良好的 USGTF 会员可以获得 Cobra 装备批发价的优惠，大约 20% 的折扣。 如想获得此优惠，请致电 (772) 88-USGTF 或发送电子邮件至 email@example.com 与 USGTF 国内办公室联系。
EDITORIAL – GOLF CLUB SALES STRENGTH PORTENDS GOOD THINGS FOR TEACHERS
By: Mark Harman, Director of Education
It has been well established by now that the COVID-19 pandemic which started in early 2020 resulted in a boon for the golf industry. Golf was considered a safe and healthy activity, and not only did many people discover the game, but many who had stopped playing returned in droves.
到目前为止，始于 2020 年初的 COVID-19 大流确实为高尔夫行业带来了好处。高尔夫被认为是一项安全健康的活动，不仅很多人开始进行这项运动，而且许多不再打球的的人们也成群结队地回到了球场。
With this influx of people came the need for golf equipment. In the United States, the PGA Tour Superstore chain experienced record sales and continues to do so. According to the National Golf Foundation (NGF), “Despite supply chain constraints, shipments from golf equipment manufacturers in 2022 have remained strong, matching last year’s impressive growth. Through June, golf club dollar shipments are up 10.2%, while golf balls are up 12.1%.” Globenewswire.com reports, “With the substantial growth of the golf tourism industry, the market is anticipated to have a positive outlook in the coming years…At present, more than 200 golf courses are under construction, and over 350 golf courses are in the planning stages, globally.”
随着爱好者的涌入，对高尔夫设备的需求也随之而来。在美国，PGA Tour Superstore 连锁店的销售额创了纪录，并且还在继续增长。根据美国国家高尔夫基金会 (NGF) 的数据，“尽管供应链受到限制，但 2022 年高尔夫设备制造商的出货量依然强劲，与去年的惊人的增长相当。截至 6 月，高尔夫球杆美元出货量增长了 10.2%，而高尔夫球则增长了12.1%。” Globenewswire.com 报道：“随着高尔夫旅游业的大幅增长，预计未来几年市场前景看好……目前，在全球范围内200 多个高尔夫球场正在建设中，正在规划的高尔夫球场有350 多个。”
All this is good news from the golf industry for a variety of reasons. Golf club manufacturers are overcoming the supply chain issues that plagued them in 2020 and through most of 2021. People are going to be able to find the equipment they need, which will keep them in the game. And of course, with the increase in the number of courses and people playing comes a greater demand for golf teaching professionals.
无论哪种原因，这些都是高尔夫行业的利好消息。高尔夫球杆制造商正在克服在 2020 年和 2021 年大部分时间困扰他们的供应链问题。人们将能够得到他们需要的装备，帮助他们享受这项运动。当然，随着球场数量和打球人数的增加，对高尔夫教学专业人士的需求也越来越大。
This is a good time…no, a great time…to be in the golf industry. USGTF members who exhibit a spark of creativity and initiative should benefit exponentially, and for years to come.