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RU Afraid of Success?

The Mental Game by Michael Riggs

“I mean, come on, get real. Afraid of success? That’s ridiculous. Why do you think I practice, and sacrifice, and train, and compete, anyway? To succeed!! I’ve always sought success. That is what drives me. Plus, look at all of my accomplishments... those certainly aren’t the result of a fear of success. Are they?”

It certainly seems like a strange concept, at first take, but maybe, just maybe there is something to the possibility of being afraid to succeed. For example, success brings on heightened expectations.

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Getting Fit for Clubs

Article By Matt Wilkes - Expert Club Fitter & Head Instructor - Mike Bender Golf Academy

Getting fit for clubs these days can be a daunting task. There are such a variety of club companies to choose from that it can be difficult to decide which brand to go with. These days many country clubs, public courses and off-course retailers who offer club fitting make it more difficult to choose where to go to be fit. Here are a few important factors that we offer at the Mike Bender Golf Academy and would suggest considering next time you decide to get fit.

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When and How Should I Initiate a Phone Call to a College Coach?

Article by Coach Gleason

As a junior golfer in the midst of the recruiting process, you probably find yourself writing a number of emails to college coaches in an effort to gain their attention. The recruiting process requires you to be proactive in your communication with coaches and that can come in various forms. A good way to differentiate yourself in the recruiting process is to initiate a phone call to a college coach. A call demonstrates to a coach that you are being proactive in the college process, as well as displaying a high level of maturity and independence. Phone calls should only be initiated once you have thoroughly researched the school/golf program, evaluated your golf and academic profile to ensure you are closely aligned to that particular school’s requirements, and emailed your introductory letter and resume to the coach.

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Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT)

Megan Khang fires a 67 to win FCWT Red Tail Tournament

This past weekend the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) held their Junior Golf Tournament at Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, MA. It was a beautiful weekend in the north east and they had great participation in the tournanment.

Megan Khang fired a final round of 5 under par to win the Girls division of the FCWT Junior Golf tournament at Red Tail Golf Club on Sunday, successfully defending her title.

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Independent Events

FCG Texas Championship
April 26 - 27, 2014

RMJGT - NAJA Qualifier at Green Valley Ranch
May 3 - 4, 2014

TCR Dallas - Bear Creek
June 9 - 10, 2014

TCR Orlando - Walt Disney World
June 19 - 20, 2014

PBCGA - 21st Nicklaus Junior Championship
June 21 - 22, 2014

FCG International Junior Golf Championship
July 7 - 11, 2014

TCR Los Angeles - Los Verdes
July 9 - 10, 2014

AAU 2014 Golf National Championships
July 17 - 20, 2014

FCG World Championship
July 21 - 23, 2014

TCR National Championship - Alvamar
July 29 - 31, 2014

Did you know . . ?

We have Links to every Div I, II, III & NAIA College Golf Program

You can access over 1400 college golf programs by accessing our webpage titled "On and Off the Course" and then selecting "Links of Interest." The link for each college golf program provides valuable information for each golf program including current team makeup, coach information, program schedule, stats, and news.

This information can be very useful in helping a junior golfer determine which schools he or she would like to pursue for potential golf scholarships. You can also access this valuable information by selecting "More..." below to see our complete listing.

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Importance of Flexibility

Championship Fitness by Kelly Shobe

Young golfers typically desire more distance from their golf swing. Therefore, as muscles are developed, maintaining good flexibility and balance will be key! If flexibility is defined as ‘the range of motion around a joint in the body’, then improving it through “static” stretching (during and after workouts) is crucial. Static stretching is a stationary ‘hold’ of the muscle.

Read about some specific stretching exercises in my article by selecting "More..." below.

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