April/May Monthly Update
Executive Directors Report
Come Support Heather Farrâ€™s Hall of Fame Induction
Complimentary Access to PGA Tournaments
New Members in the PGA
PGA of America Member Benefits
Scottsdale Golf Club Exchange
March Education Seminars
Quick Mind Golf Education
Drive, Chip and Putt
The Insurance Minute
SWSPGA Members and Apprentices, Despite the heavy frosts and rainy weekends early in the year most of the facilities in the Southwest Section’s desert regions are indicating that 2013 has been a positive year through the first four months. We are hopeful that this will carry into the cooler climates of our Section as the year continues. There still remain many signs that there is not yet a full economic recovery in the golf industry highlighted by the struggles noted in the press regarding the major metropolitan municipal facilities and the continued public access being allowed at several historically private clubs. At the Southwest Section it was an interesting year as we attempted to provide a full complement of member services, despite the staff reductions made prior to the start of the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). While stretched very thin, much like nearly every facility in our industry, we were able to accomplish several positive things in the current year. The website received a nice “upgrade” through the efforts of Jamey Lewis and our officers, Board of Directors and staff. There was progress made with our revised pilot program with online tee times through our allied associations. We have continued to grow our Foundation’s activities and outreach, have supported the growth of the game through Get Golf Ready, Special Olympics Programs and other facility outreach. We continue to provide tournament programs for our members and the junior golfers of all levels in our Section. I know many of you have seen the promotions for the Drive Chip and Putt competition being orchestrated by Augusta National, PGA, USGA and 11 Regional Qualifying Cities. Fortunately the SWSPGA was selected as one of the regions and we have been able to secure 10 local and one regional site for our juniors to compete in this event. REGISTRATION DEADLINE is April 30, 2013---if you have any interest in having your juniors, family members or children compete in this event please visit http://www.drivechipandputt.com/ . This event and our participation has all come together in the last 30 days and we are excited to be a part of the inaugural year of this program.
I know many of you have had an opportunity to meet with Bob Doyle, the Southwest Sections Regional Player Development Manager. It is hard to believe Bob has been here a year already. I know he has worked hard to visit a significant number of clubs and professionals. Bob has learned a great deal about what seems to work in our section as it relates to growing the game and customer retention. I hope you would consider Bob a resource for attempting to try new things at your facilities----most of his ideas have been taken from members of our section, but he will not be shy about helping you work on growing your business. Please stop by and say hello to Bob at the Annual Meeting. As we move forward toward a new fiscal year and our annual meeting (June 10, 2013 at the Wildhorse Pass Hotel and Casino) we are continually interested in reaching out to the membership to fill leadership positions within the board. As there is every year, there will be four board positions available and as occurs every other year we will elect a new secretary for our association. If you are interested in “running” for a Board Position or for the Position of Secretary please let me know by telephone or email. In addition, if you have an interest in serving on a committee please let me know as the committee structure, goals and activities are the key board items at the first get together following the annual meeting in June. At this year’s annual meeting we will have the opportunity to share the activities of our Section with the new CEO of the PGA of America Pete Bevacqua. Pete and the current officers of the PGA of America have made some significant changes at the National Level in the last six months and I know that he will be interested in sharing some of these changes with our membership as well as connecting with you and learning more about how the golf industry is different in the West. Respectfully, Curt Hudek, PGA Executive Director
PGA of America New members elected to the PGA of America from 01/01/2013 thru 04/25/2013 Chad G. Blubaum, PGA
4/5/2013 Forest Highlands/Meadow GC
Michael A. Bonicelli, PGA
1/29/2013 Desert Mountain Golf Club
Jordan C. Cater, PGA
1/29/2013 The Golf Club at Dove Mountain
Tyler J. Gustafson, PGA
1/29/2013 Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Joshua S. Hatch, PGA
4/5/2013 Whisper Rock Golf Club
Mark A. Kruse, PGA
3/15/2013 TPC of Scottsdale
David A. Lee, PGA
2/15/2013 Starr Pass Golf Club and Spa
Maggie K. Loney, PGA
4/19/2013 Desert Mtn/Cochise/Geronimo
Justin D. Lopez, PGA
1/29/2013 The Mirabel Club
Brett R. Meiners, PGA
1/1/2013 Superstition Mt. Golf & CC
Tyler D. Muhs, PGA
3/15/2013 The Mirabel Club
Kyle E. Naugle, PGA
1/1/2013 JW Marriott Wildfire Golf Club
Justin A. Nishimoto, PGA
1/29/2013 Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Lyman L. Smith, PGA
2/15/2013 Rhodes Ranch Golf Club
Joseph C. Sobaski, PGA
4/19/2013 Angel Park Golf Club
Michael R. Stroud, PGA
1/29/2013 Red Rock CC/Arroyo GC
Justin D. Surat, PGA
4/5/2013 Villa De Paz Golf Course
Scott R. Williams, PGA
1/1/2013 Camelback Golf Club
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Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club Facility Description: Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club stretches across 454 acres and golf takes center stage. Designed by U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate, this 7,160 yard championship course takes full advantage of the beauty of its setting. "This is truly the land that the game of golf has been looking for," Pate says. The par 71 course winds gracefully through the community, providing dramatic elevation changes and equally dramatic vistas. The course measures some 7,160 yards from the Championship Tees and a more relaxed 5,210 yards from the forward tees. A winning mix of challenge and scenery provides an exciting round for golfers of all levels. We opened a 26,000 square foot clubhouse in 2009 filled with every amenity one could ask for. The facility also offers pool and spa, tennis courts, and a premium work out facility.
Job Description: We are in search of a person who is going to be self motivated, have a strong work ethic, and is willing to provide the best service possible to the membership and their guests. Your job duties will include but are not limited to: Opening and closing of the golf shop, merchandising, tournament operations, supervision of the service staff, and most importantly, provide the members with superior customer service. This position must be a skilled golfer which will be required to play golf with the membership on a routine basis. Club building and repair will be a positive. Job Title: Assistant Golf Professional Compensation: $11.50 - $15.00 per hour Additional Income: Opportunity to give lessons and participate in clinics. Merchandise commission based on sales of merchandise in the golf shop. Tournament gratuity on events. Start Date: April 22, 2013 Send Resume via email to Tpanella@flagstaffranch.com
Needed 2 full time workers to begin immediately. Vista Verde Golf Club Rio Verde, AZ 174th St. and Rio Verde Drive (Dynamite Blvd.) Looking for two strong candidates for full time outside service positions at Vista Verde Golf Club. Position pays minimum wage plus split of a daily tip pool. Position would require 3-5 shifts per week, with an average of 35-40 hours per week. Golf and practice privileges are also an included benefit of the position. Looking for full summer of employment to end at time of closing for over seed on September 15th, 2013 (only exception being 2 separate weeks we are closed for maintenance, one in June and one in July). Would be a very good compliment to a seasonal AZ job, with an option to stay on for the 2013-14 winter season.
Responsibilities include: Preparing and cleaning cart fleet Greeting customers at bag drop Loading bags on and off carts Cleaning clubs at conclusion of round Maintaining neat and organized range tee Picking range Starting and ranger duties Any other jobs deemed necessary by golf staff
The interview process will begin immediately and conclude when both positions have been filled. Please send all resumes with references to Director of Golf John Kieber via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information on the facility, please visit www.vistaverdegolf.com .
The Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club Assistant Golf Professional Reports to:
Director of Golf, Head Golf Professional
Assists in administering all daily operations including, but not limited to: facilitating sales, conducting golf lessons, assisting with merchandise, operating POS system, managing handicap and tee sheet applications.
Work closely and communicates with all team members to enhance the club’s image as a first-class facility that prides itself in exceeding member and guest expectations. Assist in planning and conducting activities for ladies, men and juniors. Make every effort to control cost and to stay within the approved budget. Prepares for all golf outings including coordinating scorecards, cart labels, rules sheets, score sheets, format sheets, favors, pairing sheets, and hole assignments. Assist in the creation of lesson plans and provides both individual and group instruction.
Administers all point of sales application revisions and needs as it applies to green fee sales, merchandise sales, and member/guest billing. Coordinates with Accounting Departments all policy and procedure revisions, updates, and implementation. Assist in maintaining the overall appearance, attractiveness and cleanliness of the golf shop, merchandise and surrounding areas. Handle special orders for members, handles restock orders for balls, gloves, hats and socks by placing orders with the Merchandise Manager. Ensure that golf service standards are met and all operations are run effectively and efficiently. Incorporates safe work practices in job performance. Monitors all members’ scores, reports handicapping to USGA and bills members. Reconciles daily tee sheets, performs check-in, and receives payments from members and guests. Resolves discrepancies as it applies to duplicate charges and over or under payment. Track all “force posts” and “no show charges as applicable.
Identify and capitalize on opportunities to serve the customer’s need for golf merchandise, equipment or other special requests. Enhance relationships with members through golf play, teaching and club events. Enforce pace of play. Clean shop displays, refold merchandise, and check-in merchandise. Maintain gift certificate procedures.
High School Diploma or GED; and six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Able to apply basic math skills. Moving toward a PGA Membership Level I.
$10-12/hr. based on experience level.
Send resume to Mike Griggs, email@example.com or Patrick McNew, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Pro-Apprentice Hotel/Office: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States Posted: 15-Apr-2013 Ref#: 13000E8H Job Category: Golf; Fitness & Entertainment Brand: Marriott Hotels & Resorts and JW Marriott Hotels Schedule: Full-time Relocation: Position Type: Non-Management/Hourly
With more than 300 managed properties worldwide (including conference centers) our flagship brand, Marriott Hotels & Resorts celebrates the drive, focus, and resilience of our guests while focusing on exceptional service and genuine comfort. As part of the Marriott Hotels & Resorts team, you'll work to make the most of the travel experience of each and every guests. Find Your Worldâ„˘ at Marriott Hotels & Resorts. Job Summary Respond to guest requests for special arrangements or services by making arrangements or identifying appropriate providers. Answer golfer questions about course. Promote and sell golf shop merchandise to customers. Open/close golf shop daily. Collect all golf-related fees from registered golfers. Count, prepare, and deposit cash. Run closing reports off the registers. Schedule tee times for golfers. Communicate with the starter, golf services, and golf grounds regarding any changes to the tee sheet. Maintain cleanliness of golf-related areas (e.g., golf shop, hallways, locker rooms, common areas). Total tee sheet and ensure accuracy of daily totals. Stock, tag, and display merchandise on golf shop floor ensuring all merchandise is neatly arranged and restocked to proper level. Notify manager/supervisor of any important issues as necessary. Teach individual and group golf lessons in keeping with PGA/LPGA and Marriott standards. Follow all company policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional; maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; and protect company assets. Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards, anticipate and address guests' service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank guests with genuine appreciation. Speak with others using clear and professional language, and answer telephones using appropriate etiquette. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees. Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards. Enter and locate information using computers and/or Point of Sale (POS) systems. Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 10 pounds without assistance. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
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Pro-Am Tucson National Golf Club â€“ Catalina Course Friday, May 3, 2013 Starting Time: 12:30PM Shotgun Start Lunch will be served on the Driving Range prior to the event and dinner will be served at the completion of play. Format:
One Better Ball Gross & Net / Optional Pro Skins
Team to consist of PGA Professional, General Manager, Superintendent and Guest. Professionals: All A-1, A-2, A-4 through A-24 & Life Member classifications of the SWSPGA in good standing and apprentices who have met the Southern Chapter PGA playing requirements.
Limited to 28 Teams (112 Players)
$400 per team - before 12:00PM on May 1st
Tournament Registration closes on Wednesday, May 1st at 12:00PM To Register for this event in BlueGolf
National Online Registration Deadlines: Southwest Section PGA Professional Championship (PNC) Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Southwest Section Senior PGA Professional Championship Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Southwest Section PGA Assistant Championship Tuesday, July 23, 2013
National Online Registration Opens Southwest Section PGA Professional Championship (PNC) Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Southwest Section Senior PGA Professional Championship Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Southwest Section PGA Assistant Championship Tuesday, June 11, 2013 To enter the Southwest Section PGA Professional Championship, Southwest Section PGA Senior Professional Championship and the Southwest Section PGA Assistant Championship participants must register at www.pgatournaments.com Participants who do not register through the National Office will not be eligible to compete in the Southwest Section PGA Professional Championship (PNC).
Major Championship Dates and Locations: Arizona Senior Open June 5-6, 2013 Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club – Prospector Arizona Open June 13-15, 2013 Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club – Prospector Sedona Open July 9-11, 2013 Oakcreek Country Club Ping Southwest Section PGA Championship August 26-28, 2013 Phoenix Country Club Senior Section Championship September 4-5, 2013 Encanterra Country Club National Car Rental Assistant Championship September 10, 2013 Alta Mesa Country Club Section Professional Championship - PNC September 16-18, 2013 Longbow Golf Club
National Car Rental Assistants Championship September 10, 2013 at Alta Mesa Country Club
Registration opens on June 11, 2013 go to: www.pgatournaments.com
2013 Southwest Section PGA Pro-Am Schedule and entry fee change. Monday, January 7, 2013 @ Wildfire Golf Club – Faldo Course Monday, February 11, 2013 @ Ancala Country Club Monday, April 29, 2013 @ TBD Tuesday – Wednesday, June 25-26, 2013 @ Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club Monday, July 22, 2013 @ The Phoenician Golf Resort Monday, August 5, 2013 @ Troon Country Club Monday, September 23, 2013 @ The Golf Club Scottsdale
Southwest Section PGA Pro-Am Series are $500 per team. The Pro-Am Series at Flagstaff Ranch is $900 per team. Additional tournament information will be posted on the Southwest Section PGA website and BlueGolf on March 1, 2013. Tournament Notes: The entry form into the Pro-Assistant Championship / Wheel is only available on the Southwest Section PGA website and not BlueGolf. Some events are awaiting sponsor agreements and are not posted at this time. For more and future information visit www.southwest.pga.com
Tournament Registration Late Fee The Southwest Section PGA Officers and Board have established a $30 tournament registration late fee for all Southwest Section PGA events. Each event will have a registration deadline. Any entries accepted after the deadline will be subject to the appropriate late fee penalty. A player will be allowed to participate provided the host facility can accommodate this request. All late fee charges will be donated to the Southwest Section PGA Foundation.
Code of Conduct Policy Late Fee Policy
2013 Tournament Calendar
Rules of Golf
Applicable Rules – March 17, 2013 – The Rulings Player A’s ball lies in an area marked as a lateral water hazard near a burrowing animal hole. Player A lifts the ball and drops a substituted ball within one club-length of the nearest point of relief within the lateral water hazard. The ball does not roll outside the one club-length area. Player A plays the dropped ball. **In stroke play, Player A incurred a penalty of 3 strokes, assuming no serious breach for playing from a wrong place. Relief from a burrowing animal hole is not available for a ball in a lateral water hazard. In this situation, the only applicable Rule is Rule 26-1, one penalty stroke for relief and an additional penalty of two strokes for playing from a wrong place. In match play, the penalty is loss of hole. (See Decision 20-7/2.) Player B’s tee shot crosses the margin of an area marked as a lateral water hazard 50 yards from the teeing ground and comes to rest about 200 yards from the teeing ground. The lateral water hazard is mostly a dry wash with little water and much vegetation. Player B moves a loose impediment near his ball and then elects to take an unplayable, dropping the ball within two club-lengths of the ball position, not nearer the hole. Player B’s next stroke does not exit the lateral water hazard and, again, Player B elects to take an unplayable, dropping the ball within two club-lengths of the ball position, not nearer the hole. Player B’s next stroke lands on the putting green. Player B completes the hole in two additional strokes and continues the round. **For completeness, let’s review the actions of Player B relative to the Rules of Golf. In stroke play, Player B incurred a two-stroke penalty for moving a loose impediment in the lateral water hazard and two penalties of three strokes for the two drops in the lateral water hazard (a wrong place). When the ball was lifted from a lateral water hazard and dropped, the applicable Rule was Rule 26-1. Player B did not proceed in accordance with Rule 26-1. (See Decision 20-7/2.) Most importantly, since Player B played his stroke to the putting green from a location significantly closer to the hole than where required by any of the Rule 26-1 options and did not correct his mistake, Player B is disqualified.
Player Development Message:
The start of a New Year, peak golf season for some while others have just started their offseason. Despite seasonal differences we all have the opportunity to be experts in golf for those we touch at our courses, clubs, and communities. I hope one of your 2013 resolutions is to evaluate the player development plan at your facility and to take positive steps to add new programs and events this coming season. Your efforts will increase play and increase your value. In my role as Player Development Manager Iâ€™m thrilled to see the great work that is being done to grow the passion for our game here in the Southwest Section. We have PGA Members that have been innovative in creating programs and events that meet the goals of Golf 2.0. We have many professionals that really understand the value in retaining avid players and attracting new and returning players. There is no shortage of efforts to grow golf and we should all be appreciative of the efforts that many are making each and every day. Our SWPGA Board has decided to make annual award to a member that exemplifies efforts in the area of Player Development. We share a common mission to grow the game of golf, and like recognizing our best players and best teachers we should recognize exceptional efforts in player development. This year I congratulate Josh Doxtator, PGA Head Professional at Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia, for his exemplary efforts for being recognized as SWPGA Player Development Award Winner. With one program Josh has found a method to reach core players, to engage lapsed golfers and to develop new players. The story of the G.A.L.S. program that is has evolved to include over 220 this season is an inspiration and a shining example of what PGA experts are doing at their facilities. No matter where you are in your player development planning process please contact me if I can help provide you resources or ideas that will make an impact for your facility growing the number of players and creating a fun and welcome atmosphere. Happy New Year! I hope you and those you touch hit many more good shots in 2013! Bob Doyle, PGA Player Development Regional Manager email@example.com 602-304-0397
Page 26 Tournament Schedules Complimentary Access to Tournaments
2013 MASTERS: April 11-14 | Augusta National Golf Club | Augusta, Ga. Ticket Information (706) 667-6700 | masters.com Class “A” PGA members, Life members and Master Professional members only (This offer is not extended to Class F, Class IN, Class RM, nor is this offer extended to apprentices). No spouse, guest or families during Practice or Competition Rounds. Must show membership card and photo ID each day. Go to Gate 6A off of Berckmans Road, then report to Gate C to receive daily ticket. NOTE: Daily tickets are not available to purchase for spouse, guest or family. PGA members who receive complimentary access via their PGA membership are not considered eligible to bring a Junior. Only accredited patrons (an accredited patron is someone attending the Masters who is the individual named on a Series badge application), are able to take advantage of the Junior Pass Program, which does not apply to PGA members. 78th Masters, April 10-13, 2014 79th Masters, April 9-12, 2015 80th Masters, April 7-10, 2016
2013 SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP presented by KitchenAid: May 21-26 | Bellerive Country Club | St. Louis, Mo. Ticket Information (800) 742-4653 | PGA.com PGA members, apprentices, PGM students, and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children and his and her parents -- does not include member's grandparents, brothers/sisters, spouse of children, etc.). Must show membership card and photo ID each day. PGA members (only) may bring a guest instead of their spouse. Section employees and their spouse may receive a complimentary daily ticket. Section employees must show current Section Employee card and photo identification. Spouse must accompany the Section employee to receive ticket. Go to the Will Call trailer located near admission gate to pick up daily ticket. 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid | May 20-25, 2014 | Harbor Shores |Benton Harbor, Mich.
2013 U.S. OPEN: June 13-16 | Merion Golf Club | Ardmore, Pa. Ticket Information (800) 698-0661 | usopen.com Class “A” PGA members, Life members and Master Professional members. No spouse or family members (PGA members only; this offer is not extended to apprentices). Must show membership card and Photo I.D. each day. Go to Will Call to pick up daily ticket. Ticket Information (800) 698-0661. 114th U.S. Open, June 12-15, 2014; Pinehurst (#2), Pinehurst, N.C. 15th U.S. Open, June 15-21, 2015; Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash. 116th U.S. Open, June 13-19, 2016; Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
Page 27 2013 U.S SENIOR OPEN: July 11-14 | Omaha (Neb.) Country Club USGA: (908) 234-2300 | ussenioropen.com Class “A” PGA members, Life members and Master Professional members and spouse or guest. (PGA members only; this offer is not extended to apprentices). Must show membership card and Photo ID each day. Go to Will Call to pick up daily ticket. July 10-13, 2014; Oak Tree National, Edmond, Okla. July 30-Aug. 2, 2015; Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, Calif. July 28-31, 2016; Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
2013 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Aug. 5–11 | Oak Hill Country Club | Rochester, N.Y. Ticket Information (800) 742-4653 | PGA.com PGA members, apprentices, PGM students, and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children and his and her parents -- does not include member's grandparents, brothers/sisters, spouse of children, etc.). Must show membership card and photo ID each day. PGA members (only) may bring a guest instead of their spouse. Section employees and their spouse may receive a complimentary daily ticket. Section employees must show current Section Employee card and photo identification. Spouse must accompany the Section employee to receive ticket. Go to the Will Call trailer located near admission gate to pick up daily ticket. 2014 PGA Championship: Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky. 2015 PGA Championship: Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wis. 2016 PGA Championship: Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J. 2017 PGA Championship: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.
PGA OF AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIPS: PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, PGA Professional National Championship, Senior PGA Professional National Championship, Junior PGA Championship, PGA Assistant Championship and PGA Junior Series are free admission to everyone.
OTHER USGA EVENTS: U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur Class “A” PGA members, Life members and Master Professional members and spouse or guest. (PGA members only; this offer is not extended to apprentices). Must show membership card and Photo ID each day. Go to Will Call to pick up daily ticket. Ticket Information (908) 234-2300.
PGA TOUR EVENTS Class “A” PGA members and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children and PGA member's parents). (PGA members only; this offer is not extended to apprentices). Must show membership card and Photo ID each day. Go to Main Gate to pick up daily ticket. Ticket Information (904) 285-3700.
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Class “A” PGA members only. No spouse or family members. Must show membership card and Photo ID each day. Go to Main Gate to pick up daily ticket. Ticket Information (904) 285-3700.
LPGA EVENTS: PGA members and apprentices. Card holder only. No spouse or family. Show membership card and photo ID on a daily basis. Go to Main Gate to pick up daily ticket. Ticket Information (386) 274-6200.
Quiet Mind Golf ™ is a revolutionary golf mental training program developed by Steven Yellin. There is one process in the mind that produces fluid motion in the body, and golfers access that process when they are locked in and playing well. Steven has developed a simple program that teaches golfers how to access that process by design, rather than usually experiencing it just by chance. The results are better ball striking, fewer putts and lower scores. Steven has presented his program at the 2012 LPGA Western Regional Conference and 2012 Golf Magazine Top 100 Teaching Summit. He has developed a Quiet Mind Golf PGA/LPGA certification program that many of the leading teaching professionals in the country have attended, including: • Rick McCord, a Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor since 1992 • John Lyberger, Director of Golf at Congressional CC • Shelly Liddick, LPGA 2012 National Coach of the Year • Marvol Barnard, Golf Digest Top 50 Women Instructor Steven’s company has worked with professional athletes in seven sports. His websites are: • quietmindgolf.com • quietmindbaseball.com • quietmindathletics.com • zonetraining.net Each website contains many testimonials to this revolutionary program. Steven is also partnering with one of the top golf instructors in the world and will be bringing out his program out on an international scale in the near future.
Buddy Biancalana Biography Buddy Biancalana was a 1978 1st round draft choice by the Kansas City Royals. He made it to the Major Leagues for the first time in 1982, and became somewhat of a household name, thanks to his “zone experience” and stellar play in the 1985 World Series, for the World Champion Royals. Although not the starting shortstop for most of that season, in the World Series he played the best baseball of his career as he outplayed his counterpart, Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. His notoriety heightened from appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and the Today Show. Buddy enjoyed the glory of a great athletic performance. However, he was never able to repeat his stellar play and was out of the Major Leagues just a year and a half later and completely out of professional baseball after the 1989 season, due to a reoccurring back injury. For many years, Buddy believed his “zone experience” should be repeatable. This belief eventually became a deep conviction, as he began a coaching career in professional baseball. His interest in the mind-body connection led him to his current partner Steven Yellin. Following several lunches with Steven, and experimenting by using Steven’s knowledge with some amateur athletes and using it himself on the tennis court, he quickly knew the impact he and Steven would have in all sports. Buddy quickly acted by becoming the co-founder of PMPM Sports-Zone Training and Quiet Mind Golf. Since PMPM’s inception, he and Steven have trained athletes in MLB, NBA, PGA, LPGA, NHL, PBA and ATP tennis along with 13 amateur sports Buddy is the co-author of The 7 Secrets of World Class Athletes, a book containing scientifically proven, revolutionary knowledge about motion. Buddy and his wife Kerri have three sons.