Playing By The Rules

Preventing Penalty Strokes

Preventing Penalty Strokes

  The other day I was asked by a player in a tournament I was officiating at that if I observe a player about to breach a Rule, may I warn the player and thus prevent a penalty.  The answer to this question is yes. A referee is not obligated to warn a player who...

What Is The Teeing Ground?

What Is The Teeing Ground?

Ahh, the teeing ground.  Where it all begins! Most players just tee the ball up between the markers and hit.  There is much more to the teeing ground.  In the next video in the Playing By The Rules Video Series, Mike and Frank discuss the actual area of the teeing...

Dangerous Situation

Dangerous Situation

We have all encountered what we consider dangerous situations on the golf course.   On the April 26 edition of the Ask The Pro Show, the question asked of me was what happens if I hit my ball into a bee’s nest.  I did my best to answer the question in 140 characters...

Movable Obstruction

Movable Obstruction

On the April 13, 2014 edition of the Mike Fay Golf Twitter Show #askthepro, the question posed to me was what happens when you hit your ball into a garbage can on the golf course?  I did my best to answer the question in the 140 characters or less that Twitter allows,...

Rub of the Green

Rub of the Green

How many times have you been watching golf on television when you will hear one of the on air personalities describe a bad break to a player, such as a ball landing in a divot, as “rub of the green”? This is a misuse of the term. In the Rules of Golf, under...

Frank Guastella

Frank Guastella

PGA Rules Official | PGA Master Professional

Frank Guastella has over 35 years of golf management experience focused on planning, marketing, operations and administration at leading golf facilities.  Currently, Frank serves as a PGA Teaching Professional at St. Clair Golf Club in St. Clair, Michigan

Email:  fguastella@franklin-golf.net

Playing By The Rules Archives 

What Is The Teeing Ground?

What Is The Teeing Ground?

Ahh, the teeing ground.  Where it all begins! Most players just tee the ball up between the markers and hit.  There is much more to the teeing ground.  In the next video in the Playing By The Rules Video Series, Mike and Frank discuss the actual area of the teeing...

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Dangerous Situation

Dangerous Situation

We have all encountered what we consider dangerous situations on the golf course.   On the April 26 edition of the Ask The Pro Show, the question asked of me was what happens if I hit my ball into a bee’s nest.  I did my best to answer the question in 140 characters...

read more

TEAM MFG BLOG

What Is A Slice?

What is a slice?  Why does the ball go so far away from where we want it to go?  In this video, Mike discusses why you slice the golf ball and how you can start to straighten out those way word golf shots. Please leave your comments below.With over 25 years of...

Center of Your Pelvis & Short Game

The center of your pelvis plays a big role in how good your short game is.  In this video, Mike discusses how to get your pelvis in a better position to hit more solid golf shots around the green. Please leave your comments below.With over 25 years of teaching...

Aim Small Miss Small

Pre shot routines are so important.  In this video Mike discusses how a limited focus and picking a smaller target to hit a larger one can help you hit the golf ball straighter.  Pleae leave your comments below. With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to...

Working On Your Golf Takeaway With A Pen | Virtual Coach

In this Virtual Coach session Mike shows how using a pen can help you control an open club face. Please leave your comments below!With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from...

Don’t Tilt, TURN! | Virtual Coach

In this Virtual Coach session we work on not tilting so much in the downswing, transferring weight better, and being able to hit a fade better.  Please leave your comments below!With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader...

Online Private Golf Coaching Programs

How does an online private coaching program work? Mike shows that you can get better at playing golf while you are at home. All you need is Coach Now and Zoom, let the learning begin! Pleae leave your comments below.With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy...

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