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

Learn the “Pinkie Curl” Pitch Golf Shot

Learn the "Pinkie Curl" Pitch Golf Shot In this video Mike teaches you the Pinkie Curl shot. A pitch golf shot used when you have to hit a soft landing shot around the green.

Good Golf Posture Sets Up Everything

Good Golf Posture Sets Up Everything You can't do much if you don't have good posture when you are hitting a golf ball. In this video, Mike shows you some tips to get into an athletic stance and help you move better as you hit a golf ball.

The Head Controls The Spine In Golf

The Head Controls The Spine In GolfThe head plays a big role in what the body does in the golf swing. Moving the head too much in the wrong direction can cause many problems. In this video, Mike works on limiting the head movement to help this players club face, club...

A Better Address Equals A Better Takeaway

A Better Address Equals A Better TakeawayThe address position is very important!  In this video Mike shows how address effects the takeaway and the overall swing.  Please leave your comments below! 

The Golf Grip And Closing The Club Face

The Golf Grip And Closing The Club FaceIn the following video Mike explains that holding this grip really strong in the trail hand aids in holding the club face too open.  Unfortunately this causes this player to aim too far to the left, swing to far to the left, and...

First Tee Jitters

First Tee JittersIn a resent poll taken on our Instagram account we learned that over 80 percent of you suffer from first tee jitters.  It is totally understandable for sure!  I have found that the best way to overcome this is to plan!  Create a mentally stable...

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