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Want to know how to make a dramatic transformation in your golf game or life? Here's what I did. 10/10/17

Part 3 has gone live. Check out "More Distance for Golf (Part 3): Long Drive Fitness" here. 09/17/17

The next part has now been published. Read "More Distance for Golf (Part 2): Long Drive Equipment" 09/11/17

Check out my latest article on GolfWRX called "More Distance for Golf (Part 1): Long Drive Techniques"! 09/01/17

Thanks to Tony of Game Improvement Golf for having me back on his podcast. Listen to the episode here. 07/03/17

Caddying for Andre Bossert at the Senior PGA Championship. 05/22/17 - 05/28/17

If you are on the fence about trying Sterling Irons single length irons, they come with a 90-day money back guarantee. Start customizing your set at the official website.

I got another mention in Golf Digest about my Sterling Irons. Here's the link to the story called "The Latest on Single-Length Irons". 05/08/17

Have a look at My Golf Spy's latest…"Trend or Fad: Single Length Irons". 04/20/17

Wisdom in Golf's Shawn Clement has posted his review of Sterling Irons on his YouTube Channel. Check it out here. 04/17/17

I was mentioned in a Golf Digest article called "Single-length irons: Can one size fit all?". Read it! 04/15/17

Trackman Master Alistair Davies has released his review of Sterling Irons single length irons. Watch here. 03/19/17

Rick Shiels, James Pickard, Seth Carmichael-Brown, and Peter Finch have wrapped up their four part match in which they were using single length irons. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Here is a video of Tom Wishon and myself talking about the process of going from concept to creation with Sterling Irons…and here is another one in which we discuss distance gapping and trajectories. 03/09/17

Want to see Rick Shiels thoughts on Sterling Irons single length irons? Play this video. 02/14/17

Presented on single length irons on the Celebrity Stage for the Washington Golf & Travel Show at Dulles Expo Center. 02/04/17

Ever want a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make your own brand of golf clubs? Read the story "From Dream to Product: The Story Behind Sterling Irons" over at MyGolfSpy. 01/24/17

It's been a great 2 years living in New York City, but today we packed up our stuff and moved to Washington, DC. On to our next adventure! 01/10/17

It's my 41st birthday! 01/04/17

Be sure to check out my new article for GolfWRX called “How to set up your feet to minimize the risk of injury”! 12/01/16

Have a listen to my guest appearance with Tom Wishon on “Fairways of Life” with host Matt Adams on Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio and Golf Channel Live Extra. 11/22/16

Read Colorado Avid Golfer’s article by Chris Duthie called “Wishon Golf’s New Sterling Irons are Revolutionary”. 11/15/16

Attending the PGA of America Annual Meeting in New York City - 11/09/16 - 11/11/16

#1 Most Popular Golf Instructor Mark Crossfield has just published two videos “Cobra One Length or Sterling One Length”. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. Watch them! 11/3/16

Golf professionals Steve Buzza and James Pickard give their thoughts on single length irons in this video. 10/25/16

Check out my pre-event interview for the Pace of Change Podcast at the 2016 Speedgolf World Championships at The Glen Club in Chicago. 10/17/16 has just published their “Wishon Sterling Single Length Irons Review”. Read it! 10/11/16

Sterling Irons were featured in an article called "Single Length Irons" by Jim Achenbach for Senior Golf Insider. 09/15/16

Take a look at the popular golf instructor Paul Wilson’s video “Sterling Single Length Irons Review”. 09/02/16

If you haven’t seen the September 2016 issue of Golf Digest, check it out. There’s a lovely photo and bit about Sterling Irons. 08/20/16

Does length matter? See what Today’s Golfer has to say about single length irons in their test. 08/12/16

For those living in Jefferson County, Missouri, keep an eye out in The Leader for Gordon Bess’ “The Inside Track” article called “Bowden stoking revolution in tradition-bound game of golf”. 07/28/16

Learn about how Sterling Irons® single length irons came about in Plugged-In Golf’s “A Single Length Iron Pioneer” article. 07/21/16

Director of Instruction Matt Saternus has finished his review of Sterling Irons® single length irons. Read it here. 07/21/16

Happy to have been a guest on Episode 57 of Tony Wright’s Golf Improvement Podcast to talk about Sterling Irons® single length irons. 07/05/16 published another cover story about Sterling Irons® single length irons. This one is a review of the clubs. 07/02/16

Listen to my return guest appearance on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy on ESPN Radio. 07/02/16

Great to be back with Danielle Tucker on the Golf Club Radio Show to talk about Sterling Irons® single length irons. Listen in here. 06/25/16

Thanks to Bob Bigonette and Michael Breed for having me on “A New Breed of Golf” on Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio this morning! 06/14/2016

The Director of Instruction at Consistent Golf, Jeff Richmond, has just posted his review of Sterling Irons® of single length irons. 06/14/2016

Today, Christo Garcia posted his video review of Sterling Irons® single length irons. Be sure to have a look! 06/07/2016

Be sure to check out Mark Crossfield’s review of Tom Wishon’s and my Sterling Irons® single length irons at GolfWRX here. The direct video review is here. 06/06/2016

If you haven’t found out already, Tom Wishon and I have collaborated on a set of single length irons called Sterling Irons®. Check them out at the official website. We’re now taking orders! 04/21/2016

My study on how much distance is lost with age was mentioned at the Global Post. 02/25/2016

Many thanks to Dude Spellings and Scott Dawley for having me on Episode 8 of the Pace of Change golf podcast. You can listen here. 02/16/2016 has just published a cover story on the single length set of irons called “Sterling Irons®” that Tom Wishon and I collaborated on creating. The link to the article is here. Read it! 02/09/2016

It’s my 40th birthday! 01/04/2016

Thanks to Bernard Sheridan for having me as a guest on the Par Breakers podcast. Listen to it here. 12/21/15

Broke the 600 pound barrier on my half squats. 605x1! 12/17/15

Probably my last round of golf of the year and I finished with eagle on #18! 12/15/15

Have a listen to me as a guest of Michael Breed on his show “A New Breed of Golf” on Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio. 12/10/15

Here are 6 additional exercises you can do with these resistance bands. Have a look at the article! 10/09/15

Use isometric golf exercises to hit the ball further. Learn more in my latest article for GolfWRX. 08/05/15

Be sure to check out my guest interview on the podcast with host Jeff Pelizzaro. 07/30/15

Want to know how much distance is lost with age? Check out my GolfWRX article here. 01/05/15

Three ways to longer drives” is my latest article at GolfWRX. Read it! 12/29/14

Was recently interviewed by Golf Dash Blog for their “Quick 9” feature Q&A. The interview is here. 12/14/14

Played golf today at GolfMountain in Abelboden, Switzerland. The course is only open about 6 weeks each year and is accessible only by gondola or helicopter. Here are some pictures. 10/07/14

Playing in the BlackSeaRama ProAm in Bulgaria on the Black Sea. 07/15/14 - 07/19/14

Was invited back as a guest on Danielle Tucker’s Golf Club Radio Show to talk swing speed training and speedgolf. Here’s a link to the show. 02/08/14

Use Promo Code Austin515 and get $30 off PGA Professional Jerry Crowell and Steve Pratt’s “Chasing a Legend - Secrets of the World’s Greatest Ballstriker”. 01/15/14

Here’s a little clip of me playing my approach shot in to the 9th hole at Bandon Dunes during the 2nd round of the Speedgolf World Championships. 01/15/14

My latest golf article called “Get Better Faster: The 80-20 of Golf Improvement” has been published over at GolfWRX. Have a look here. 12/26/13

Taught a continuing education class on “Swing Speed Training” for the Swiss PGA. Check out the photos. 11/11/13

Spent a couple days in Durango, CO with my good friend Tom Wishon of Wishon Golf. There are some really cool pics from the visit here. 10/28/13-10/30/13

Tied the championship record for golf score shooting a 72 in 55 minutes 42 seconds using only 6 clubs at the Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes. Click here for some photos from the event. 10/27/13

Had a 412-yard drive on the 466-yard 16th hole at Rustic Canyon Golf Course in Moorpark, CA. 10/19/13

Want to hit it longer? Head over to Swing Man Golf to see my new video called “Hit it Longer - Swing Speed Training for Longer Drives”. 10/10/13

Check out my new video “How to Shoot Lower Golf Scores - Take 14 Shots Off Your Handicap”! 10/03/13

In celebration of Mike Austin’s 515-yard drive in September of 1974, Swing Man Golf has now released another video as part of Mike Austin Month…this one is called Mike Austin Teaching the Teachers! 09/17/13

Mike Austin at Studio City has just been released over at Swing Man Golf. Be sure to check it out! 09/10/13

Excited to be named the Official Swing Speed Trainer for the eGolf Professional Tour. Looking forward to helping the guys hit the ball farther! 09/08/13

Swing Man Golf is now offering Mike Austin’s Austinology video series. To learn more, click here. 08/28/13

In Italy and Romania. 08/30/13 - 09/02/13

Hanging out with some friends at the Zurich Open at Breitenloo Golfclub. 08/20/13

At the First Tee Driving Range outside of St. Louis helping David Gossett on his swing speed. 08/04/13

Hitting drives as the Pro on #11 at Union Hills Golf Course to benefit my alma mater, St. Pius X High School in Festus, MO. 08/02/13

Shaved my head in support of my Dad’s successful cancer treatment. 07/27/13

Putting on a swing speed training clinic at Flint Golf Club. 07/10/13

Who do you think has the best golf swing of all time? Vote here in Jaacob’s poll over at GolfWRX! 07/08/13

Participating as a Pro in an event to raise money for the First Tee of Richmond in Virginia. 06/27/13-06/30/13

With my wife for a romantic get-a-way in Paris, France..Eiffel Tower, French Open, etc. 05/25/13 - 05/28/13

At a golf outing in Kunacht, Switzerland. 05/15/13

Swing Man Golf is now offering Mike Austin’s Golf is Mental Imagery video series. To learn more, click here. 04/17/13

Today I became the 4th most viewed author out of 60+ authors over at GolfWRX. To read my articles and check out my author profile, click here. 03/19/13

My new article (which was referenced by CBS Sports and called “Speed Golf & the All Clubs All Flags Drill” is out. Click here to read it. 03/11/13

I’m back from a golf trip to Dubai. To see 39 of the pics from the trip, click here. 03/06/13

"3 Keys That Took Me From A 14-Handicap to a Pro" is my latest article at Have a look here. 02/26/13

Click here to see my 4th GolfWRX article called “The 6 Actions of the Wrists & Forearms”. 02/05/13

Carry Distance vs Swing Speed Chart” is my latest article that was published over at GolfWRX. Have a look here! 01/19/13

My new GolfWRX article called “How Far Should You Hit Your Golf Clubs?” just came out. Read it here. 01/15/13

It’s my birthday! 01/04/13

Was a guest on ESPN Golf Talk Radio. You can listen to the show here…or download it to your computer here. 12/29/12

While in St. Louis, it was a nice surprise to open up a local newspaper and find this. 12/27/12

Be sure to check out my new article on GolfWRX about “Understanding Distance Variance”. 12/20/12

In Michigan and Missouri. 12/17/12 - 01/01/13

The Swing Man Golf November Newsletter is out. Check it out here. 11/17/12

Got invited to go back for the 3rd time on Golf Smarter Podcasts as a guest. Have a listen to the episode here. 11/13/12

Curious to learn about Speed Golf and my experiences at the World Championships? Then be sure to read my article on 11/12/12

Was a guest on Danielle Tucker’s Golf Club Radio Show in Hawaii. Here’s the link to listen to the show. 11/10/12

Finished 5th at the Speed Golf World Championships at Bandon Dunes! 10/18/12 - 10/21/12

In New York, California, and Oregon. 10/10/12 - 10/25/12

Hosting a swing speed training clinic at Golf Club Bad Alvaneu. 09/16/12

Traveling through Zurich, Milan, Venice, Innsbrook (Austria), and Bavaria (Germany). 09/04/12 - 09/15/12

At the Omega European Masters in Crans Montana. 08/29/12

Just launched a great new mental product called “Zero Point Golf”. Learn more on the Products page! 08/02/12

Be sure to check out the 3-page article about me in this month’s Golf & Country Magazine! 07/02/12

In Crans Montana, Switzerland for a Pro-Am and other golf activities at Golf Club Cran-Sur-Sierre. 06/19/12 - 06/24/12

In France for a Pro-Am at Golf & Country Club de Maison Blanche. 06/17/12-06/18/12

Was a guest again on Golf Smarter Podcasts. To listen, visit this link. 06/05/12

Near Geneva for a Pro-Am at Golf & Country Club de Bonmont. 05/21/12-05/22/12

Launched my new Mike Austin instructional video. Be sure to check it out here. 04/21/12

In Melbourne and Canberra, Australia for the Australian Open (tennis) and some golf teaching. I did get to play a little…highlights included an eagle on #1 at Federal in Canberra and a 402-yard drive (been awhile since I had once over 4 bills) on #10. 01/22/12-02/06/12

It’s Jaacob’s birthday!!! 01/04/12

In Lake Orion, MI. 12/29/11-1/3/12

In Kettering, OH. 12/26/11-12/28/11

In Lake Orion, MI. 12/23/11-12/25/11

In New York. 12/19/11-12/22/11

In Houston, TX. 11/19/11-11/22/11

In Austin, TX at Edel Golf. 11/19/11

In Dallas, TX at Adams Golf and Sellinger’s Golf. 11/17/11 - 11/19/11

In Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, & Houston - 09/22/11 - 10/9/11

In Budapest, Hungary. 09/8/11-09/11/11

UPDATE: My “100 Golf Lessons” e-book has since reached #1 on the Best Seller List!

Gary McCord, Tom Watson, Jim McLean...I'm in some pretty good company here. Be sure to check out my new’s Top 15 on golf e-books! 07/24/11

100 Golf Lesson's That I Learned in My Journey from 14 Handicapper to Professional Golfer by Jaacob Bowden - Top 15!

In Crans Montana, Switzerland. 06/16/11-06/19/11

In Lake Orion, MI and Kettering, OH. 04/03/11-04/28/11

In Marrakech, Morocco for a two week teaching trip. 03/03/11-03/19/11

In New York, Michigan, Ohio, and California. 12/18/10-02/07/11

In Paris, France. 10/15/10-10/17/10

In Scotland to play the Old Course in St. Andrews. 10/11/10-10/15/10

Be sure to check out Jaacob's featured video about "Gauging Distance in the Short Game" in this issue of Universal Golf Magazine. 09/20/10

Hit tee shots for charity and was "The Pro" at the Swiss-American Golf Championships. 09/11/10

Made the cut in a tournament in Crans Montana, Switzerland. 06/16/10-06/20/10

Take a look at Jaacob's featured video and interview with Professional Golfer Michael Lowe in this issue of Universal Golf Magazine. 06/03/10

In Barnhart, MO. 05/26/10-06/11/10

In Shawnee, KS. 05/08/10-05/24/10

In Los Angeles, CA. 04/24/10-05/07/10

In Marrakech, Morocco. 02/20/10-03/08/10

In Belek, Turkey. 01/16/10-02/13/10

It’s Jaacob's birthday! 01/04/10

In Seville, Spain. 12/18/09-12/31/09

Listen to Jaacob's interview with Fred Greene of Golf Smarter Podcasts. 12/19/09

In Italy golfing with some pro friends. 12/09/09-12/10/09

Take a look at Jaacob's featured video and interview with Professional Golfer Christoph Gunter in this issue of Universal Golf Magazine. 11/23/09

In Munich, Germany. 11/05/09-11/06/09

At a putting clinic in Gams, Switzerland with Geoff Mangum and Simon Hilton. 10/04/09

Be sure to check out Jaacob's two featured videos in this issue of Universal Golf Magazine. 09/30/09

Ran with “Run for Good” (sponsored by Adidas) for charity in the Greifenseelauf half marathon. 09/19/09

Hit tee shots for charity at the Swiss-American Golf Championships. 09/05/09

Hiking Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland. 08/23/09

Was a guest on ESPN Golf Talk Radio!!! 07/11/09

In Crans Montana, Switzerland. 06/17/09-06/21/09

In Bad Bellingen, Germany. 05/20/09-05/24/09

Be sure to check out Jaacob's article in this month’s issue of US Airways Magazine!!! 05/01/09

In Lucerne, Switzerland. 04/25/09-04/29/09

In Belek, Turkey, for golf. Made the cut in the Sueno Dunes Classic with a 71-68. 01/17/09-02/08/09

In Fresno, CA, to visit family and to have Ric Moore work on my golf equipment. 01/05/09-01/12/09

It's Jaacob's birthday!!! 01/04/09

In Los Angeles, CA, to sell the car and move out of our Marina Del Rey home. 01/01/09-01/04/09

In Lake Orion, MI, visiting family. 12/28/08-12/31/08

In Kettering, OH, visiting family for the holidays. 12/24/08-12/27/08

In Dallas, Texas, for a golf outing. 09/30/08-10/07/08

In Scotland and England. 09/06/08-09/15/08

In Berlin, Germany for Barack Obama's speech. 07/23/08-07/25/08

In Poland. Made the cut in the Poland Open. 07/14/08-07/21/08

In the US - LA, Phoenix, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City. 05/12/08-06/17/08

In Jaromer, Czech Republic. 05/03/08-05/07/08

In Luzern, Switzerland. 04/25/08-04/30/08

In Karlsruhe, Germany. 04/12/08-04/16/08

In Nairobi, Kenya, to play in first PGA-sanctioned tournament. 03/03/08-03/09/08

It's Jaacob's birthday! 01/04/2008

Be sure to check out Jaacob's article in this month's issue of Golf Today magazine. 01/01/08

Jaacob and his wife moved to Zurich, Switzerland. 11/19/07

In Phoenix, AZ. Put on a clinic in Scottsdale, was featured in the Arizona Golfer, and did a TV spot on Good Day Arizona. 10/30/07-11/03/07

In Monterey, CA. 10/25/07-10/29/07

Was eliminated after hitting 375 yards (needed 380 to advance) at the last stage of qualifying for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships. 10/20/07

In Boulder City, CA. 10/19/07-10/24/07

Shot -1 under par finishing 6th (5 way tie for first at -2 under par) at the Peter Hay Open in Pebble Beach, CA. 10/14/07

Tied the course record of -6 under par at Peter Hay Golf Course in Pebble Beach, CA. 10/11/07

In Carmel, CA. 10/09/07-10/18/07

In St. Louis, MO to put on a golf clinic. 10/05/07-10/07/07

In Mesquite, NV. Advanced to 4th round of Districts (D2) at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships - best drive was 378 yards. 09/10/07-09/16/07

In Phoenix, AZ. Advanced to 4th round of Districts (D3) at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships - best drive was 355 yards. 09/05/07-09/09/07

In Lake Orion, MI. 08/18/07-09/04/07

In St. Louis, MO. 07/31/07-08/12/07

Shot 69-76 in the Long Beach Open. 07/26/07-07/27/07

Shot 58 under par (294) and finished 18th at the First Piggy Open (professional miniature golf) in Pinetop and Sedona, AZ. 07/11/07 and 07/14/07

Won a Local Qualifier for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships in Warner Springs, CA with a grid-record and personal competitive best drive of 421 yards. 06/30/07

In Lake Orion, MI for wedding celebration with our families. 06/20/07-06/26/07

In Las Vegas, NV. 06/04/07-06/08/07

In Phoenix and Sedona, AZ. Advanced through local qualifying for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships with a 350-yard drive at Lone Tree Golf Club in Chandler, AZ. 06/01/07-06/03/07

In Temecula, CA. 05/18/07-05/20/07

In Shawnee, KS. 04/20/07-04/22/07

It's Jaacob's 31st b-day! 01/04/07

In West Palm Beach, FL. 12/27/06-01/03/07

In Kettering, OH. 12/24/06-12/27/06

Moving from Carmel, CA to Venice, CA. 12/16/06

Shot 31-40=71 in a small tournament in Salinas, CA. The 31 (-4) was a personal and tournament best for 9 holes, the 71 was a tournament best for 18 holes, and had an eagle on the par-5 9th hole. 11/22/06

In Los Angeles, CA. 11/16/06-11/18/06

In Lake Orion, MI. 10/16/06-11/01/06

Finished T12th out of 57 at the Peter Hay Open in Pebble Beach. 10/15/06

Got 3rd ever hole-in-one...on the 3rd hole at Peter Hay Golf Course in Pebble Beach, CA!!! 10/10/06

Tied the course record of -5 at Peter Hay Golf Course! 10/09/06

Finished T18th (best drive 361 yards) out of 74 competitors in Mesquite, NV at the Districts for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships. The Top-7 advanced to the World Championships. 09/13/06-09/17/06

In Maui, Hawaii for private wedding and honeymoon!!! Family/friend reception TBD... 09/01/06-09/07/06

In Waikiki, Hawaii for the 2006 WASHTO Conference. 08/26/06-08/31/06

Hit a 374-yard drive in Alviso, CA trying to win a Local Qualifier for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships. 08/19/06

Hit a 350-yard drive in Pleasanton, CA trying to win a Local Qualifier for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships. 08/13/06

Swung 144mph tying my fastest recorded driver swing speed ever. 08/10/06

Drove the 359-yard par-4 8th hole at Rancho Canada West Golf Course and made putt for an eagle! 07/31/06

Hit a 370-yard drive in Pleasanton, CA trying to win a Local Qualifier for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships. 07/23/06

Shot 72 (beating previous tournament best of 73) and had my 2nd tournament eagle ever with a 360-yard drive and 6-iron to 6 feet at a par-5 at Laguna Seca Golf Course! 06/29/06

Decided to give the 2006 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships a go again. Advanced through local qualifying in Pleasanton, CA with a 331-yard drive! 06/25/06

Shot 34-34 for a 68 (-3) at Rancho Canada Golf Course (West) beating previous best of 69 (-1)! 06/23/06

In New York and Brooklyn. 06/03/06-06/20/06

In Kansas City. 05/23/06-05/30/06

In Los Angeles, CA. 05/15/06-05/21/06

In Atlanta for a trade show for JILS. 04/29/06-05/02/06

In New York and Brooklyn. 04/16/06-04/26/06

In Washington, DC. 04/13/06-04/16/06

In New York and Brooklyn. 03/23/06-04/03/06

In Las Vegas, NV. 03/11/06-03/14/06

In Los Angeles, CA. Made two 50' foot putts to win a putting contest at the Long Beach Convention Center! 02/12/06-03/11/06

In New York and Brooklyn. 02/02/06-02/11/06

In San Francisco, CA. 12/31/05-01/01/06

In Lake Orion, Michigan for Christmas. 12/24/05-12/28/05

Played Pebble Beach Golf Course. 12/23/05

Shot 73 in 1-day tournament in Folsom, CA. 10/23/05

Shot -5 for 18 holes at Peter Hay Golf Course! 10/13/05

Had 2nd hole-in-one ever on #8 at Peter Hay Golf Course! 10/09/05

In Utah ranch-sitting. 09/03/05-09/10/05

Was -3 after 12 holes before quitting for dark at a course in Laveen, AZ. 08/31/05

Road trip to Arkansas and Mississippi for two Hooters Tour events. 08/04/05-08/24/05

I'm engaged!!! Sweet!! 07/31/05

Driving to LA for work with Dan, a magazine interview, and a wedding. 07/26/05-08/01/05

Road trip to Oklahoma City for movie filming. 07/21/05- 07/25/05

Shot 33-38=71 the first time around at Falcon Dunes. 07/19/05

In Detroit with my girlfriend. 07/01/05- 07/05/05

Drove the 418-yard par-4 5th hole with a GPS-measured 404-yard drive at Boulder Creek Golf Club (Coyote Run) in Las Vegas. 06/17/05

In LA, Pebble Beach, and Las Vegas to put on a golf seminar, visit girlfriend, and visit a potential golf sponsor and movie investor. 06/09/05- 06/18/05

Had 4 birdies on 9 holes at Adobe Dam Golf Course. 05/19/05

Appeared on Good Day Arizona day-time news for a golf-fitness segment with fitness expert Chris Akard! 05/11/05

Began teaching golf part-time at Adobe Dam Family Golf Center. 05/03/05

Spent 5 hours in the ER due to a concussion and head and neck contusion. 03/24/05

In Las Vegas, NV. 03/12/05-03/18/05

Moving from Carmel, CA to Phoenix, AZ via LA and Las Vegas. 02/17/05-02/20/05

Turned in application for The Big Break. 02/14/05

At the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, CA. 02/07/05-02/13/05

In a 1-day tournament at Bayonet in Seaside, CA. 02/03/05

Shot 76 (triple at the last hole) at a one-day tournament at Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield, CA. Had first tournament eagle on the first hole. Shot -1 on the front, first tournament 9-hole round under par. 01/30/05

Tied most birdies in a round with 7 to shoot -4 for 9 holes and 18 holes (also tied bests) at Peter Hay Golf Course. 01/26/05

In St. Louis, MO visiting my parents. 01/08/05-01/14/05

In Orlando, FL for my first Hooters Tour event. 12/31/04-01/08/05

In Indio, CA for a 3-day tournament at Landmark Golf Club. 12/09/04-12/14/04

At the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational in Pebble Beach, CA. 11/16/04-11/21/04

Recorded first hole-in-one at the 9th hole of Peter Hay Golf Course, a 9 iron from about 74 yards!!! 11/06/04

Putting on first golf seminar in Houston, TX with my coach, Dan Shauger. 10/20/04-10/26/04

In Clearlake Oaks, CA for Principia. 10/02/04-10/13/04

In LA for an interview with ABC about Jaacob's mentor, Mike Austin. 09/23/04

In Napa, CA for a 1-day tournament at Napa Golf Club. 09/12/04

In Kansas City for brother's wedding. 09/01/04-09/08/04

In Reno, NV for three 1-day tournaments at D'Andrea, Lakeridge, and Eagle Valley. 08/12/04-08/17/04

New personal records today at Peter Hay Golf Course...-4 for 18 holes, -4 for 9 holes, 4 birdies in a row (the last 4 holes), and 7 birdies total! Now, to do that in a tournament! :-) 08/03/04

In LA for two small tournaments at Los Serranos and Simi Hills, to help Dan Shauger with his golf instructional video, and to check out the first cut of golf instructional DVD! 07/22/04-07/27/04

Read about Jaacob in the July/August 2004 issue of Travel+Leisure Golf Magazine - "The 515 Yard Drive" article!!! 06/25/04

In LA. 06/20/04-06/24/04

In Tucson, AZ to work on the set of Treasure of the Seven Mummies. 05/21/04-06/19/04

In LA to tape Dan Shauger's instructional video and own personal instructional video. 05/07/04-05/16/04

In Palm Springs, San Diego, and LA for a Pepsi tournament, visiting friends, and taping part of a documentary. 03/22/04-05/02/04

In Fresno, CA to meet with Dan Boever. 04/16/04-04/17/04

In Dallas, TX for LDA Q-School. 03/31/04-04/02/04

Videotaped and interviewed for the DVD re-release of "Mike Austin - Secrets from the Game's Longest Hitter". 03/26/04

Attended a 10-day PSI life success seminar on a ranch in Northern California. 03/12/04-03/22/04

Shot -1 on 9 holes at The Peter Hay Course at Pebble Beach. Week of 03/07/04

Interviewed by Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine. 02/24/04

Moved from Simi Valley, CA to Carmel, CA. Jaacob's home courses are now the courses on the Monterey Peninsula, one of which is Pebble Beach!!! 02/16/04

Attended a 7-day PSI life success seminar on a ranch in Northern California. 01/11/04-01/17/04

It's Jaacob's birthday!!! :-) 01/04/04

In Kansas City, St. Louis, and Dayton visiting family for the holidays. 12/15/03-12/31/03

Attended a PSI personal development seminar in LA. 12/11/03-12/14/03

Note from Jaacob: Bear with me until October 15th. I've been on the road and my internet connection at home has been down for around a month. :-( So I've been unable to upload any new files to the web server. 10/05/03

Had 45" driver swing speed measured at 144mph! In April I topped at 127mph and in January topped at about 120mph. 150mph is world class in the long drive arena...going to shoot for 160! 08/28/03

Finished 40th (370 yards) out of 58 at the district finals. The top 4 went to worlds. Get another shot in 2.5 weeks. 08/28/03

Advanced through local qualifying to the district finals for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships. If he gets through districts, he'll be going to the world championships on ESPN! 08/16/03

Shot a 38-43=81 in first event as a pro on the Pepsi Tour at Los Robles Greens. Gotta start somewhere! 08/08/03

Got the flu and missed qualifying for the Sacramento LDA Tour event by 1 spot. :-( 07/25/03

Set a new personal and competitive record for longest drive in a grid or fairway by blasting a ball 395 yards in an Oklahoma City, OK long driving contest!! 07/19/03

Finished 1st (381 yards in grid - 3 balls) out of 124 competitors in the Pinnacle Distance Challenge in St. Louis, MO! 07/06/03

Finished 4th (331 yards in grid - 6 balls) out of ~40 competitors in a Goodyear, AZ long driving contest. 06/21/03

Beginning a month-long long distance contest road trip to Phoenix, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, and Houston. 06/20/03

After 6 months of hard work, Jaacob's decided to turn pro for long drive!!! 06/01/03

Finished 2nd (655 yards - best 2 drives in grid - 6 balls) in an ALDA sponsored long drive contest at Lone Tree Golf Club in Chandler, AZ! 06/01/03

Eagled the 293 yard par 4 3rd hole at The Cascades by hitting a 3W off the tee to 5ft and making the putt!!! 05/22/03

Finished 8th (342 yards in the grid - winner at 367 yards) out of over 100 competitors in my first long drive contest in Phoenix!!! 05/18/03

In Kansas City and St. Louis to visit family and friends. 05/01/03-05/14/03

Scanned "Exercise For Men Only" magazine photos now available!!! 04/07/03

After working to some extent every day for the last 3 months, Jaacob's taking a few days off to rejuvenate. 04/02/03-04/06/03

Once again set a new personal record for longest drive in the fairway. This one went 393 yards!!! 03/27/03

Shot one under par for a 69 (35-34) beating my previous best of 73! First time under par on 9 and 18 holes! Also had a personal best 5 birdies!!! 03/26/03

Broke old record for longest drive in the fairway of 358 yards with a new one of 377 yards! Looks like the new driver is doing the trick! 03/25/03

The Hollywood production company begins filming the golf documentary today! 03/01/03

Pick up a copy of the "Exercise For Men Only - Fit For Life" magazine in newstands across America and see the man they call Mr. Fitness May 2003!!! Photos 02/28/03

Shot a 73 beating my previous best 18 hole score of 74! Shot par(36) for the first time ever on 9 holes! 02/27/03

Shot a 74 beating my previous best 18 hole score of 78! 02/13/03

COMING SOON...details on a Hollywood-based movie production company's documentary on my golf journey from 14 handicap to the PGA Tour! 02/03/03

One month of golf training is in the bag! Check out the summary! - Journal 02/01/03

Took Runner-Up in the Lost Canyons 2-Man Scramble (either gross or net - I forget). 01/19/03

It's my birthday!!! 01/04/03

Played a warm-up round today. Will be in San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday visiting family. On Monday, will continue easing in to training to begin on Jan 1st 12/27/02

Found the course I’m calling home for 2003 - Lost Canyons 12/23/02

Packed up in Kansas City and headed out to California. Did a little sight-seeing on the way - Journal 12/15/02-12/20/02

In St. Louis for an early Christmas. 12/7/02-12/08/02

Quit my UNIX Operations Engineering job at SchlumbergerSema of nearly 4.5 years to begin the Golf Venture! 12/04/02