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ABOUT If you’ve ever had the chance to watch tour pros on the practice tee, you know how fascinating it can be. The routines, the different ball flights, the sound of impact—most golf fans could camp out for hours. No two players follow the same script, but you can learn a lot from any of
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ABOUT Every golfer routinely walks off the 18th green asking the “What if” questions: What if I could’ve hit every tee shot like the one on the fifth hole? What if I hadn’t three-putted three times on the back nine? What if I could hit all my iron shots like I did on the practice
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ABOUT Are you tired of playing the same old partners match or individual bet every time you tee it up? We asked golf strategy expert Will Robins to share his most compelling on-course challenge games. The result is a feast for golfers looking to sharpen their competitive skills. Whether you want to get a little
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Last month in my cover story, I talked about developing flight-to-roll ratios around the greens. For your chipping clubs, you need to know how much of the shot is in the air and how much is on the ground. Then you can pick the right club for any situation. “HIT A FEW CHIPS BEFORE YOU
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The so-called “distance explosion” that has the USGA in a tizzy? Yeah, that might be happening on tour, but it ain’t happening to you. New data on average golfers, including more than 10 million drives gathered by Arccos, the GPS-based stat-tracking app, paints a slightly stagnant picture about driving distance for the paying public. Even
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When you’re hitting your irons great—and getting them closer to the hole—the game sure seems easy. You’re not putting pressure on your short game and adding the stress of constantly grinding for pars and bogeys. You can be freer off the tee with your driver, too, because you’re excited to handle the shot that comes
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When you win consecutive U.S. Opens, you won’t hear many people say you don’t have complete control of your ball. Brooks Koepka proved once again his game is more than just mashing tee shots by putting on an iron-striking clinic at Shinnecock Hills on his way to victory. Koepka married a 318-yard driving distance average—second
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LAUNCH IT HIGHERMost amateurs hit the ball with a downward strike too low on the face, creating high spin and low launch—the worst combination for distance. You’ll immediately get longer if you hit it in the sweet spot, which is a little above the center of the face. To do that, focus on how your
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When you’re hitting an approach shot, the yardage to the green immediately points you to a particular club. From 150 yards, you might think, That’s my 6-iron. From 180, Gimme the 5-wood. You base those selections on the thousands of shots you’ve hit with those clubs. Better yet, think in terms of averages. Maybe you’ve
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Renowned PGA instructor Cameron McCormick is taping upcoming lesson segments for Golf Channel at the brand-new Lucy Davies Golf Academy near Los Angeles. It’s not just the TV exposure that’s wowing the man better known as Jordan Spieth’s personal coach this recent weekday morning, but rather the technology he’s using. The Academy has just installed
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With everything competing for your attention in 2018, it’s difficult to find time to work on your golf game. Chances are when you do, you’re just hitting a few balls at the range, which likely won’t accomplish much in terms of improvement. If you really want to get better, you need to make the most
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