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 Bill May
PGA Golf Pro


For those of you wanting to fine tune your golf game, we've asked Billy May, PGA professional, Florida native and University of Houston Collegiate player to show you some of his tips and drills.  Bill May has given instruction in Maine at Wawenock Country Club, Kennebec Heights Country Club, Falmouth Country Club and Riverside. While at Falmouth Country Club, he served as Head Golf Instructor and worked directly with renowned television commentator Peter Kostis. Bill gave instruction at Pelican Sound Golf & River Club from 2007-2013 in Estero, Florida.


Ultimate Guide to Perfecting Your Swing

Whether you choose to play golf as a way to relax on the weekend or take it with more of a competitive attitude, one thing is for sure - every golfer wants to achieve that perfect swing.

Regardless of how long you’ve been playing for, getting your swing to a level of perfection takes a lot of practice. With some patience and the right advice, you can hone your skills and get that killer golf swing that will make you King or Queen of the green.

We’ve put together this ultimate guide to perfecting your golf swing, which is packed full of hints and tips that will help you get your swing where you want it to be. We’ll also highlight any errors that might be getting in the way of your progress, helping you to save time and focus on getting it right the first time. (CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE GUIDE...)

Looking For Personal Golf Instruction?
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Sharpen your golf game with tips from Rea Schuessler of Gulf Shores Golf Academy.  Contact Rea at: (251) 978-1625 or Email:  We hope these YouTube videos will help improve your game.  (CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE VIDEOS...)


David Leadbetter is one of golf's better teachers.  Click on the following link for his pointers on "how to improve your iron shots."

 Here is a great video on "how to sink more putts."  Very simple and very good.

Longer drives...J.B. Holmes shows "how to get power off the tee."  Check it out!

Fun videos on Golf Rules:

At the end of 2019, EXPERT GOLF launched a new YouTube video series with tips about the rules of golf. In 1-minute film clips, selected rules are explained, always in an easy-to-understand way and with a touch of humor. The first video was about how to deal with loose impediments in a bunker. The second episode has just been published and it shows how you can take relief from artificial objects on the golf course. Those who want to find out more about the rules of golf should purchase the “Golf Rules Quick Reference” pocket guide or the “iGolfrules” app from EXPERT GOLF. All rules questions can thus be answered straight away, e.g. even during a round. More videos are scheduled to be published on a monthly basis. Those who don’t want to miss an episode should subscribe to the EXPERT GOLF channel on YouTube or register at Informative and entertaining content guaranteed.

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The USGA® Handicapping Information:

Many golfers may not understand how the handicap system works.  The USGA® offers publications containing all the pertinent information one would need in understanding how a handicap works, how to obtain a USGA Handicap Index® and various scenarios that can affect a handicap. These publications may be viewed online and many of these publications are contained in the Handicap Chairman Information Kit for the Handicap Chairman which also includes more than 15 articles. To view a couple of the publications we have posted as pdf's can be viewed online, please click on the links below, or to purchase these publications, please visit the USGA Publications Store.
USGA Handicap Information
USGA Handicap Calculator
USGA Handicap Manual

Course Handicap Maximum Number on any Hole
9 or less
Double Bogey
10 through 19 7
20 through 29 8
30 through 39 9
40 or more 10