Month: April 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Tiger effect spans multitudes. Take this story from Harold Varner III. The year was 2004 and Varner was a wide-eyed 13-year-old when Tiger Woods played his first Wells Fargo Championship (then the Wachovia Championship). “Pissed, so mad,” laughed Varner on Tuesday, recalling the time Woods blew past him as he tried
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ABOUT If you think of the golf swing in broad terms, as one continuous movement, Jim McLean says you’re making it too hard. McLean, a top-five instructor on Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America, believes that breaking the swing into key positions is the best way to start improving your technique and playing better
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All too often amateurs have one basic chipping stroke, and they use it no matter the lie. I’m all for keeping it simple on standard chips, but you have to adapt to different lies. When you try to force a technique, you get in trouble. Let’s look at two common chipping scenarios: the perched lie
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The thing about hitting fairway woods off the turf is, most golfers feel like they have to help them into the air. They look down and don’t see much loft on the clubface, and they know they want to launch the ball high, so what do they do? The classic mistakes are playing the ball
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Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social-media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of April 29. A sweet treat for Rahm and Palmer in New Orleans In
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John Peterson, a former PGA Tour pro who retired, un-retired, then re-retired from professional golf last summer, is making a comeback. The former NCAA D-I individual champion made the announcement on Wednesday on the radio show “After Further Review,” hosted by Matt Moscona on 104.5 FM ESPN Baton Rouge. Peterson was last seen competing on
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USC, Stanford, Texas and Duke each earned No. 1 seeds as the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee announced its selections of 72 teams and 24 individuals to participate in the four 2019 NCAA Women’s Regionals, May 6-8. Defending NCAA champion Arizona, which returns four players from last year’s title team (seniors Haley Moore and
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