Category Archives: Q-School

A Mental Golf Tip From “The Voice”

Have you discovered NBC’s, “The Voice?” It’s the mega-hit reality show devoted to finding singers based just on their voices. In the blind auditions, the four coaches, singing superstars, Adam Levine, Ceelo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton, sit in … Continue reading

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Web.com Tour: Finally the Q-School Restructuring Pays Off

The current Web.com Tour Finals consists of four tournaments culminating with the Tour Championship. Players accumulate winnings over the first three to have a shot at a PGA Tour card in the last one. Twenty-five cards have been locked up … Continue reading

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Andrew Svoboda: Persistence in the Face of Long, Long Odds

For every spectacular success on the PGA Tour like Jordan Spieth’s 2013 run where he parlayed early sponsor exemptions into enough winnings to qualify for unlimited sponsor exemptions and ultimately a win the John Deere Classic and his PGA Tour … Continue reading

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Web.com Tour: The Inspiration of Finality

The great thing about golf is that it’s such a black and white world; you scored well or you didn’t. Frequently that’s because you played well or you didn’t, but there are all sorts of instances where a player scrapped … Continue reading

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Web.com Tour Finals: The New Q-School Begins

Out with the old and in with the new. The old 6-round Q-School is a thing of the past replaced by a four-tournament, Web.com Tour scheme to determine who gets PGA Tour cards for the 2013-2014 season. The truth be … Continue reading

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Patrick and Justine Reed: One of the Best Stories in Golf

Patrick Reed finally won his first PGA Tour event at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. The last tournament of the PGA Tour regular season, it couldn’t have come at a better time. 

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Joe Daley: Been Trying All Along

One of the most famous Q-School failures belonged to Joe Daley. With just four feet to go on the 18th hole, he decided to make a definitive, back-of-the-cup putt. Take as much of the break out of it as possible … Continue reading

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Q-School is Over…So Over

Have you ever played the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, California? It was half of what was in store for PGA Tour aspirants trying to get through the final Q-School ever. The other course was the … Continue reading

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Q-School: Thoughts You Shouldn’t Be Thinking

The 2012 and last PGA Tour Q-School is halfway through its six rounds at PGA West in La Quinta, California. There are 171 players alternating back and forth between the iconic, Pete Dye-designed, TPC Stadium Course and the easier Nicklaus … Continue reading

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The Virtue in Struggle

A reader sent me a transcript from NPR’s Morning Edition. The feature, “Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning,” is a very interesting portrait of the counterintuitive and fundamental differences in each culture’s approach to learning. She … Continue reading

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