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Keep it on course, 

Mike Brabenec, PGA & Billy Gibbs, PGA

Jun 25, 2011

During Mike's Course - Mike shares his experience with a golfer at the Von's Express check out line.

LPGA Teaching Professional, Karen Palacios Jansen, 2008 LPGA National And Southeast Section Teacher of the Year, has been voted one of America's "Top 50 Instructors" by Golf for Women magazine. Karen has her own golf events company-Swing Blade Enterprises in Mooresville, North Carolina, and was recently named managing editor for Golf Fitness Magazine. Karen a certified personal trainer, has developed a golf specific fitness system called Cardiogolf which is now available on DVD.

A former David Leadbetter trained instructor and Jim McLean Golf School master instructor, Karen has been teaching golf for 17 years and has appeared on The Golf Channel and a is regular contributor writer to golf publications such as Golf Fitness, Golf for Women and Golf Tips. Karen also has a weekly golf radio show that follows the LPGA Tour on Prime Sports Radio Network

Karen has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois and has an undergraduate degree from Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Karen was a member of the women’s golf team at Stetson University, qualifying for five LPGA events as an amateur. Karen played on Future's Golf Tour from 1990-1993 and was named as one of the "Top 40 Business Leaders in the Golf Industry under the Age of 40" by Golfweek Magazine in 1999. Karen speaks fluent Spanish and conducts golf clinics in Latin America.

Frequently requested as a public speaker and lecturer at local and national golf shows and conferences, Karen has helped thousands of golfers improve their golf games. For more information-visit

Mike & Billy have a very special guest in studio, Adam Zakaris, 16 from San Luis Obispo, California and a First Tee member of the Central Coast of California who qualified for the Nature Valley First Tee Open.  The Nature Valley First Tee Open is being held at Pebble Beach July 8th through July 10th and a select group of First Tee students from around the United States get to play Pebble Beach with Senior PGA Tour Players. 

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