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The Origins of the Masters Theme Song

The Masters Green Jacket has been worn by members of Augusta National since 1937.  That year the members used the jackets to identify themselves from the crowd to assist patrons of the event.  The first Masters Jacket was awarded in 1949 to Sam Snead.  The jacket symbolizes membership into the club and has become one of sports most famous awards.

References

CBS Sports

http://golf.about.com/od/majorchampionships/f/green_jacket.htm

Mike Fay

Mike Fay

PGA Director of Instruction

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 cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf.  He currently is the Director of Player Performance at the Boyne Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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Where Does The Term Birdie Come From?

Where Does The Term Birdie Come From? We all love making birdies.  Who doesn't right?  But did you know the origin of the term?  Well, in golf history standards the term birdie isn't that old at all. Atlantic City Country Club in 1903 and the story goes something like...

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The History Of The Golf Tee

The History Of The Golf Tee The history of the golf tee dates back to the 1500's.  The practice of getting sand wet with a towel and mounding up earth to get the ball off the ground a little went on for some 300 years.  The late 1800's changed all that.  This is the...

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The Claret Jug

The Claret Jug The first British Open was contested in 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club and stayed there for some 11 years.  Originally the winner of the British Open received something called the “Challenge Belt.” The Challenge Belt was created by the Earl of Eglinton. ...

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Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way

Golf Match Play-Think A Different Way   Playing match play golf has been around for centuries.  With a handicap system to equal the field, just about anyone can beat anyone on any given day. That's what makes it so much fun to play.  All inclusive. I have had a...

Dustin Johnson Victorious Despite Rules Controversy

  After several near misses, Dustin Johnson finally closed the deal and won the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club.  Added to the pressure of trying to win the US Open was a possible penalty lingering over his head from the fifth green where he was standing over a...

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter?

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter? A current fad in golf is to mark one’s golf ball with a poker chip or a poker chip sized ball marker. This brought up an interesting question with regards to “size” or “type” of object used to mark one’s golf ball. The Note to Rule...

Coaches Corner Appearance By Mike Fay

Mike was a guest on the April 21, 2016 edition of Golf Talk Live- Coaches Corner with  Pete Buchanan hosted by Ted Odorico.  Pete Buchanan is the Founder, Director of Instruction, and owner of Plane Simple Golf, LLC which houses Plane Simple Golf Circuit and the...

What Is A Caddie’s Responsibility Under The Rules of Golf?

In this post we discuss what a caddie's responsibility is under the rules of golf.  Rule 6, The Player, is one of the Rules that deals with a players responsibilities during a stipulated round of golf.  Rule 6-1 specifically states: "The player and his caddie are...

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