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David Schwan

We are proud to report the success of another of our great students, David Schwan. David won the very competitive Hogan flight of the Golf Channel’s Am Tour last October at the Homestead, in Virginia. After a shaky opening round of the 2-day event, (caused by an uncooperative putter) David stormed from 8 shots behind the Day […]

Chuck Reeves – Part II

Chuck Reeves’s has really worked hard at his game and all that dedication was rewarded this past week when Chuck was crowned the Champion at the Golf Channel Am Tour’s Senior National Championship, in the Sarazen flight. Chuck played very fine golf over the four days and recorded rounds of 85, 80 and two closing […]

Chuck Reeves

Big Congratulations to another one of our amazing students, Chuck Reeves, for winning the Golf Channel Am Tour’s Northern California Championship, May 17 and 18.  Chuck shot rounds of 82 and 89 on the extremely difficult Bayonet and Blackhorse courses to beat out the other 25 players in Senior Sarazen flight.  In a thrilling finish, […]

David Newman

On Apr.24, one of our amazing students recorded one of the rarest accomplishments in golf. He shot his age. 71 years young, David Newman has been a low handicapper for a large part of his life but has continued to practice and work hard on his game (he is coached by one of Bird Golf’s […]

Linda Van De Water

Two Amazing Accomplishments in One Day! On Wednesday July 10, Judge Linda Van De Water did two remarkable things in one day, she had a hole in one, and shot her best ever round! Here is how it happened, in her words: “I give Shirley (her teacher, Shirley Furlong) all the credit for my new […]

Cody Learmonth

This is the latest success story from another one of our fantastic students, Cody Learmonth. In his words, please read below: “I started working with Shirley Furlong in July of 2009. At the time I was a 7 handicap and was looking to improve my game to the point where I could become a CPGA […]

Chris Cagnolatti

We are thrilled to relay news of more triumphs from one of our incredible students, Chris Cagnolatti. You may remember (see the posting on this page of February 27) that Chris won one of the Golf Channel’s Major events in their Am-Tour, at the Trump National at Rio Grande. Turns out that was just the […]

Yvette Jonsson

Yvette’s perfect shot! Another PERFECT shot from one of our fantastic students, Yvette Jonsson. As you will read, Yvette (who is coached by Jim Samsing) was on a golf trip that included a stay to watch the Masters. Please read below for her description. CONGRATULATIONS, Yvette! “Dear Jay The trip to Augusta was awesome. We […]

Chris Cagnolatti

This comes to us from Chris Cagnolatti who spent 5 days, with Jim Samsing last September. Chris has competed on the Golf Channel’s Am Tour for the past several years, but until now, he had not recorded a win. That has now all changed! With a full field on a very difficult course and in […]

Rob Gray

One of our very talented students, Rob Gray had a hole in one on November 15 at Whirlwind GC; The Cattail course (our flagship site at Wild Horse Pass Resort) during his golf school. Rob is taught by BGA Senior West Coast instructor, Craig Waryan and they were playing the 3rd. hole which measured 160 […]


We are thrilled to report on the incredible success of another one of our students. Yvette Jonsson has been a golfer all of her life, but her handicap (which had once been a 10) had climbed to a 17. We first had the chance to see Yvette last summer at Hiddenbrooke GC (home of our […]

Michele Gagnon

The account below comes to us from Michele Gagnon who just spent 5 days with our incredible East Coast Director of Instruction; Mary Mills. Michele Gagnon. Michele had played golf for 10 years and her lowest score ever had been a 93. As you will read, she accomplished a great deal in her time with […]