Finish Strong!
This year's Fall Finale will be held on October 6th at Steele Creek beginning at 9:30am. The 9-hole event will feature one Parent or Ace student as captain of a 3 or 4 player team. Following the round will be lunch and awards for the 2018 season. You don't want to miss this! All of this year's participants are eligible, so grab those last few spots before they are gone!
Legendary Photography
Miss the tournament, or haven't seen the album yet? No problem! Check out some awesome photos from the American Legends Tournament at the Olde Farm...
Eagle Fundamentals: Memory Storage Of Desirable Process
In sports, you'll often hear the term "muscle memory." While this may not be an actual thing, we are certainly able to "lock in" specific movements through repetition. The fastest way to gain skill is by focusing on one proper movement at a time until it becomes yours. This means you don't have to think about it anymore - it just happens naturally.

Given that the golf swing is not a natural movement, it takes time. Depending on the complexity of the move, it can take days, weeks, or even months to master one thing. Teachers and students must be patient during this process, and decline the temptation to jump ahead.

Which move should you be working on? It varies for each person based on what your current swing looks like. Your coach can help with this, but you can also take a look at Pro swings and pick out things that they all have in common. Work on it until it's yours!
The American Legends Tournament raised over 56 MILLION dollars for Mount Mission School in Grundy, Virginia. In addition, The Olde Farm donated hundreds of tickets to local junior golfers and their familes.
Eagle Yardage Book: Appreciating Diversity
Learning from others can be a valuable tool for success. We often foster relationships with people who are like us: those from similar backgrounds with similar personalities. This is normal, but we should also explore differences in an effort to find value where you might not expect to. Appreciating diversity doesn't mean uncritically accepting anything and everything, but we can often gain in a variety of ways from the experiences of others.
2019 USGA Major Rule Changes
2019 Rule: The prohibition of touching the line of play on the putting green will be eliminated:

There will no longer be a penalty for merely touching the line of play on the putting green (the term “line of play” will apply everywhere on the course including the putting green, and the term “line of putt” will no longer be used).

But the player will still be subject to the prohibition on improving his or her line of play on the putting green (see Rule 8.1a, as limited by 8.1b).

Reasons for Change:

No advantage is gained if a player or his or her caddie merely touches the surface of the putting green on the line where the ball will be played.

Over time, the prohibition on touching the line of putt has become subject to many exceptions:

Current Rule 16-1a lists seven different situations in which a player is allowed to touch the line of putt.

The current prohibition is difficult to administer and penalties are not often applied; and those penalties that are applied may be perceived as serving little or no purpose, such as when a caddie accidentally touches the line of putt with the flagstick.