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amateurgolf.com partners with CourseIQ.net
19 Dec 2008
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amateurgolf.com, the top website for competitive amateurs with the most extensive tournament database in the world, today announced a new sponsor, CourseIQ.net.

CourseIQ.net has recently launched a pair of live, online training programs targeted at helping amateur golfers improve their scores by teaching them what to do in common rules-related situations as well as showing golfers how to save strokes by showing them how to read a golf course from a golf course design perspective. As a special to amateurgolf.com members, CourseIQ.net is offering 50 percent off its February webinars.

“Our members are some of the best amateurs in the country and they are always looking for a way to shave a few strokes off their score,” said amateurgolf.com Founder and CEO Pete Wlodkowski. “For this reason, I think our partnership with CourseIQ.net makes great sense. This site caters to the mental aspect of the game, whereas most other educational sites address the golf swing. I think our members will greatly benefit from either CourseIQ.net webinar.”

For the price of $25 dollars (less than a twighlight round) attendees participate in a virtual seminar from the comfort of their own home or office by accessing the webinar through their PC and telephone. For more information or to sign up for upcoming webinars, click here.

The next webinar is January 13th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Pacific Time. In this presentation, a PGA Class-A Pro presents various rules situations using the program's graphics, and explains the various options players have. Attendees can ask questions over the phone, thereby learning how to save strokes by managing situations like water hazards, lost or unplayable balls, obstructions, abnormal ground conditions, and taking relief.

"Most players could save 2-3 strokes per round if they had a better understanding of the rules," said Frank Jensen, CourseIQ’s Managing Editor. "Digging through the rule book can be overwhelming, so we decided to apply our expertise in training and offer a live, online program that is easily accessible, interactive, and affordable. Other than reading the rule book, it is the most cost-effective way available anywhere to learn about key rules."

The second webinar, next scheduled for January 27th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m., PT, dealing with reading the course from a designers perspective. CourseIQ.net tries to get you in the head of leading course designers to understand how they are challenging you, and learn how to manage your game to score your best.

“This Webinar will give you an understanding of the course design elements you can expect to encounter on a course,” said Jensen. “Along the way, we will teach you how to analyze a hole and devise playing strategies for the tee, fairway, bunkers, greens, and other features, like illusions and wind. Ultimately, this webinar will allow you to operate with confidence and save you strokes as you attack the course with a different perspective”

Having already reviewed the rules-related webinar, we came away impressed by the level of give-and-take that CourseIQ.net offers its attendees. The graphics and explanations were easy to follow, without being oversimplified.

We highly encourage our readers to check out one of the upcoming webinars, we’ll certainly be there in the virtual conference room with you, looking to trim a few strokes off of our own scores.

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