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Golf and Team Building

One of the things I’ve discovered through the years, is the ability of Golf to bring a team together.  A shared experience for your team, being out of the work environment and out on the range, and being able to learn something new together all add up to a great team building experience.

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Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting the Professional Women of Insurance group — and some of their male friends!

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They scheduled a late afternoon session and I had Redford to help me work with the 25 members of their group.  Large groups like this work perfectly when we have a teaching rotation and practice tees available to accommodate a large group.

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Some people took the lessons very seriously, others just came to have fun and spend time with each other.

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We took the group through individualized practice swings and gave them instant swing analysis.  The group also took time on the PlaneSwing to reinforce the swing analysis.  Each member were also sent a copy of their swing analysis by email.

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Next time you need a fun original idea for a team building exercise, consider golf!

Contact me at brian@brianbobbitt.com or call me to discuss your event: 858-232-5516.

(Special thanks to Antonio Romero for the photos.)

Callaway Junior World

One of the best Junior Golf Tournaments in the world is being held on various courses throughout the county.  In 1968, The Junior World was first introduced by San Diego Junior Golf Association as a means for young players throughout the world to come together to play golf and share in a cultural exchange. This prestigious tournament has a rich history. Check out a list of past winners here.

The following is taken from the 1968 Junior World Program:

  • The idea behind the Junior World Golf Championships is simply “YOUTH.” The San Diego County Junior Golf Association is founded on the principle of serving young people, in the hope that by doing so today’s youth will have a better chance of creating the world we all want. The Junior World tournament is an international extension of that principle. We believe that by bringing together young people from all parts of the world and all parts of our nation, we are helping to bring about greater understanding among people of differing cultures and values.

Now, with sponsor Callaway, the Junior World continues to bring together golfers from throughout the world to San Diego.

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(Photo by Raymond Photography)

From July 15th to July 18th, the following courses will be host to Junior Golfers from ages 7 to 17:

  • Torrey Pines Golf Course – South Course
  • Colina Park Golf Course
  • The Country Club of Rancho Bernardo
  • Lomas Santa Fe Exec Golf Course
  • Morgan Run Resort and Club – North/South
  • Oaks North Golf Club – North-East Course
  • Ranch Bernardo Inn
  • Sycuan Resort – Oak Glen
  • Sycuan Resort – Pine Glen
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course – North Coarse
  • Welk Resort San Diego Fountains Executive Course

You can follow the tournament in real time here.

This is a special event, and as an instructor who has several players golfing this week, I hope to see you out on the courses.

Good luck!

Brian Bobbitt

Redford Made the Cut!

Redford, my son and the SDJGA 2013 Player of the Year, made the cut on Friday for the 115th Annual SCGA Amateur Championship at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.

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He shot two rounds of 74 for 4 over par and tied for 22nd place.  He will tee off on Saturday morning at 8:09am.  You can follow the live leaderboard and track Redford’s progress throughout the rest of the event.

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I am carrying the bag for him for this tournament and I couldn’t be prouder of his progress from last year. Playing NCAA Division 1 golf for a year at UNLV has given him more consistency, confidence and maturity. As a golf instructor, I can see the consistency in his game.  As a dad, I see the maturity of my son in the last 12 months.

Instructing Junior Golfers is one of the best aspects of my job.  Seeing my son hone his game at the collegiate level gives me so much pride because I know that I have instilled a great foundation that his golf coaches at UNLV are taking to the next level.

Wish us luck as we tackle the next two days and we hope to climb the leaderboard against some of the best competition in Southern California!

 

Brian on TakeLessons

I am proud to announce that I am one of the first sports instructors on TakeLessons.com, and the FIRST GOLF INSTRUCTOR!

I was approached last week to gauge my interest in being among their first sports instructors on this very popular website. After speaking with them, I thought it was a great way to reach more students, especially in the Junior Golf lessons — since Take Lessons has about 80% under 18 students using their site.

This year, I am focusing on Junior Golfers during their Spring Break and Summer Holidays.  As you may know, I have a proven track record in sending Juniors off to the Callaway Junior Worlds — averaging ten players a year.  Also, as the life long instructor for my son, Redford, I see how mentoring kids on not only golf, but also nutrition and proper exercise has an impact on their entire game.  I am proud to say that Redford was not only the 2013 San Diego County Junior Golf Associations Player of the Year, but he is also continuing his golf at UNLV.

If you are interested in golf lessons for your kids, or have friends or family who may be interested, please send them my way.

 

Eliminate The Chicken Wing

PGA Pro Brian Bobbitt shows you how to eliminate the “chicken wing,” If you have a slice and are lacking distance ,this drill will sort it out!