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Two anniversaries this week. Each memorable for a completely different reason.

Twenty years ago, Aug. 25, 1996: Tiger Woods made history, becoming the first player to win three straight U.S. Amateur championships.

What followed was more than a decade of complete dominance. Woods made the unlikely seem commonplace, and he turned intimidation -- through the force of his achievement, steely demeanor and Sunday red -- into an art form.

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We've all been there. You hit a great shot into the green, you're feeling good about yourself, but then you see the break your putt is going to take and you freak out a little bit.

It's OK. "Reading greens is a little bit of an art form," PGA Professional Rob Labritz told us. But, it's not an art form that you can't master by following some simple steps.

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By T.J. Auclair

I have never enjoyed playing golf as much in my life as I do now.

And the funny thing is, I'm not nearly the player I was 15 years ago (if you consider someone who hovered just below a 10 handicap at his very best a "player"). My scores may be higher these days, but my love for golf is as strong as it's ever been.

Maybe I took it for granted when I was a teenager, being fortunate enough to play 36 holes per day in the summer months when I was out of school, or the year before my first child was born -- 2013 -- when I logged 70+ rounds, four of which came at the paradise that is Bandon Dunes.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The first Olympics in South America. The first time for golf in 112 years. So imagine the deep sense of honor for Adilson da Silva when the only Brazilian in the 60-man field was chosen to hit the first tee shot.

"One of the most special times in my life," he said.

The honor is not his alone.

Joining him on the first tee Thursday at Olympic Golf Course will be Andrew Edmondson, who has been part of da Silva's unlikely golf career for the better part of 30 years. Edmondson asked to be his caddie for the week, and both men could only smile at circumstances that led to this occasion.

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I've been tasked with the impossible: Ranking golf's 9 greatest achievements, in order. How do you even do that?

Who is this schmuck to decide which is better than the other when just about any one of us would dine on a haggis-only diet everyday for the rest of our lives to have accomplished just one of them?

With the realization that ranking these achievements in an order all of us could agree on, is nearly as difficult as reaching just one of the feats that follow. As I run to take cover, here goes nothing...

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COVINGTON, GA – the #1 ball-fitter in golf and a recognized industry innovator, announced today Angel Ilagan has joined the company and will assume the role of President and CEO.

Ilagan brings more than 30 years of experience as a strategic and results-oriented leader with a proven track record of developing and growing businesses. As President and CEO, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Bridgestone Golf's operations and growing its position in the marketplace. He will provide strategic leadership across all of the company's core business functions, including product planning, sales and marketing, customer operations, Bridgestone's industry-leading golf equipment production and more.

"I'm honored to join a category leader like Bridgestone Golf and build upon the tremendous affinity that customers in the golf world have for our brand," said Ilagan. "Bridgestone Golf is uniquely positioned both in product and technology to capitalize on the continued evolution of the marketplace and I couldn't be more excited about what lies ahead. I look forward to building on the company's strengths in technology, research and development, and manufacturing while leveraging my consumer product experience to grow the business in exciting ways."

Golf Channel’s Coverage of The Open Drives Record Viewership and Builds Upon 5 Straight Quarters of Year-over-Year Growth

Golf Channel Digital Streamed 58 Million Minutes during The Open,  More Than Any Previous Quarter

The momentum Golf Channel has generated in 2016 continues with its most-watched July in the network’s 21-year history. July saw Golf Channel post its most-watched day ever and place as the No. 1 sports network during the network’s inaugural coverage of The Open, overall building upon five straight quarters of year-over-year growth. Ultimately, Golf Channel drew more than 16 million unique viewers in July (+17% vs. July ’15) – most-viewed month year-to-date – and had 17 programs average more than a half million viewers (+31% vs. July ’15, 116 programs +500k viewers YTD, +29% vs 2015 YTD). And Golf Channel continues to deliver the most-affluent audience in television in Total Day and Primetime, according to data released by The Nielsen Company.

On Wednesday at the Billy Casper Pro-Member Tournament, four different golfers recorded holes-in-one, including two in the same grouping on the same hole.

Whenever you see a headline like this, you immediately do a double-take.

So let me try and put this into perspective.

The National Hole In One Association has been recording holes-in-one for over thirty years, and have determined the odds of players hitting one. Golf Digest simplified the information into a nice infographic, but here's what we learned.

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In this post we are going to teach you one of our favorite mobility drills for increasing the mobility in the hamstrings and hips! The world famous pancake stretch! Done correctly this exercise can drastically increase the length in your hamstrings which will allow your glutes to fire and increase your driving distance dramatically.

In the last couple years I honestly can say I have grown more personally and professionally than I ever have. Some of this growth was forced! Which for some reason tends to be the main reason we change as humans. It takes a major life event like a heart attack or major disease. For me it was pain. I was dealing with some major issues that finally motivated me to see a doctor and finally get a MRI for some back issues I had been fighting for a while.

Change in lot of situations has to be FORCED.

This change and growth has been amazing and has had a profound impact on my personal health as well as what we do at premier with our clients. One of the greatest things about our team is the push to constantly grow and learn. There is a constant pursuit to drive change and ultimately have a bigger impact on the people we work with and in our society.