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2011 Philadelphia Section Teacher of the Year

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         How Can This Website Help You?

Begin by asking yourself, what does golf mean to you?  Is it a casual round with some friends for exercise or fresh air with no bearing on the score?   Or is it working towards your highest level with the intention of walking inside the ropes in tournament play?

Everyone will answer the proposed question with a different answer and express a personal view on why and how golf should be played.  Some players are more serious, some are more scientific and some play for business and/or social reasons.  All responses are correct and share one common goal… everyone is striving to get better.

That is the key to this website… improvement!  This website will help you as a golfer get organized, map out a plan of attack and guide you along the way with long and short term goals.   Each student will receive a locker to track stats, measure progress, store video lessons, capture pictures and moments (most people are visual learners), and analyze equipment.  The locker system will offer each student a different perspective on his/her golf game but ultimately show growth in everyone’s game. 

In addition, this website will provide current golf news, information on events, equipment, golf schools and instructional support.  By utilizing all aspects of this site, your overall game will improve and I will be accessible for support!

Recent Golf News

Bandon's Mike Keiser keeps building golf courses when others are shutting them down

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Peter Finch Like a lot of people I know, I got home from a recent trip to Oregon’s Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and immediately began dreaming about my next visit. Developer Mike Keiser...

An app that can track your stats like you're on the PGA Tour

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Stephen Hennessey The interest in stats and their application in golf is bigger than ever. Arccos -- a game-improvement app with technology developed by Callaway -- offers real-time, automatic stat-tracking on your smartphone....

#HelpMeGolfDigest: Bob Kramer tackles fundamentals and the mental game

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Matthew Rudy Pennsylvania instructor Bob Kramer has spent 25 years teaching a raft of top LPGA, amateur and AJGA players in metro Philadelphia. He's a two-time Philadelphia PGA section teacher of the year...

Michigan man allegedly impersonates a golf pro, runs up $16,000 tab at posh resort

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Sam WeinmanThe concept of seeking a "comp" at a golf resort isn't a new one. Free range balls, perhaps. Or if you've got the right connections, maybe even an entire round. A Michigan man recently took...

A way to make sure your cellphone doesn't die on the course

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Brendan Mohler Cellphone battery life is a problem for almost everyone, and with the ever-increasing number of apps available to tech-minded golfers, it can be all the more frustrating. PlusBlue Solutions, a Cincinnati-based...

5 things to talk about with your buddies on the course this weekend

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Alex Myers From sports to TV to politics (OK, so mostly the first two), we offer five hot topics that are sure to liven up your round of golf: 1. Rory McIlroy: It's...

Weird Golf News of the Week: A big green dinosaur was stolen (then returned) to a mini-golf course

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Luke Kerr-Dineen It's been a strange week for golf news. First, a man was attacked by an alligator for a second time and wants to go back for more, and then a big...

The New Yorker just unlocked its archive. Here's why that's good for golfers

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Luke Kerr-Dineen The New Yorker announced earlier this week that it was giving the public free access on its website for all of its archived articles published since 2007. What does that have...

Fitness Friday: Pure it with your pecs

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Ron Kaspriske You need strong and pliable chest muscles (pectoralis) in order to control the motion of a golf club, particularly as you swing your arms up to the top of the backswing and...

Thanks a lot, Jack! Nicklaus paints Watson into corner, says Tiger should "absolutely" be on Ryder Cup team

26 Jul 2014 13:13:22 Z

By Sam Weinman Are you ready for the ad nauseam discussion over whether Tiger Woods deserves to be on the U.S. Ryder Cup team? No? Too bad, because it's already well under way.After Woods himself chimed...

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About Me
Besides driving the ball and working with students to improve their golf game, I enjoy spending time with my family.  Nicole and I met seven years ago and have enjoyed the theatre, music events, outdoor activites and our car ride conversations.  Ty was born in 2009 and opened my eyes to parenting.  This young man is humorous, athletic, witty and is the "candyland champion" of the Sheftic house! I was blessed with a daughter, Taylor, in 2012 and she wins the cutest kid award with her three dimples.   Life has been busy and exhausting but extemely rewarding!!  

Kudos to all the grandparents for their help and support!!
Contact Me
Mark Sheftic
Merion Golf Club
450 Ardmore Ave
Ardmore Pa, 19003
Cell: 484-919-6048
Office: 610-642-5600 Ext: 3951            
Email: marksheftic@meriongolfclub.com