Month: September 2017

When you scroll down and see Brooke Henderson’s driver swing, you’ll probably think If I tried that, I’d be in the hospital. Knowing the physical limitations of the typical amateur golfer, we won’t disagree. But even if copying her physicality isn’t realistic, her mental approach to driving is worth considering. “I’m not technical at all.
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The hardest clubs to design in golf? You’re looking at them. These irons have the classic compact shape that better players prefer, but with technology for forgiveness (multiple materials) and distance (thin-face inserts) that make them playable for the rest of us. This marriage of old and new technology has caught the attention of the
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The putter has been perceived as equipment’s technological holdout. For years, golfers were reluctant to embrace innovation in the club they used most. That has changed. Physics give mallets an advantage over blade-style putters in forgiveness, stability and alignment, and tour pros have made them cool. More than half of the top 50 players in
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Xander Schauffele wasn’t the most famous player at the Tour Championship, and he wasn’t the biggest. But after shooting 65-68 on the weekend at East Lake, the 5-foot-10 165-pounder took home the tournament win and $3.5 million. Like the guy who ended up winning the FedEx Cup, Schauffele produces lots of power from a small
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We’ve all been there: You’re playing with a couple of really big bombers, and you’re trying to keep up. After they blow it way by you on a couple of holes, you start swinging harder to pick up extra yards. But the harder you go after it, the shorter your tee shots go. What gives?
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Being a great putter doesn’t mean you’re rolling in bombs all day. Sure, that would be nice, but quality putting is about distance control from long range and precise aim on the short ones. From inside five feet, the biggest problem I see is a careless routine. It drives me crazy when golfers step up
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If you’ve yet to play Gil Hanse’s terrific Rio Olympics course in Brazil—we’re looking at you, PGA Tour players—a more-than-reasonable substitute is Hanse’s Black Course at Streamsong, the just-opened third 18 at the famed Central Florida resort. In fact, the Black is a bigger, broader, bolder version of Rio. The course is reshaped from a
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The Titleist DT TruSoft announced the golf ball market leader’s commitment to low-compression golf ball technology when it was introduced two years ago. Now, it’s been updated with a design that features a new core and cover that continue the challenging twin themes of soft feel and distance. Those attributes in a relatively affordable two-piece,
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Michael Cohen Jerry Kelly, shown here in an earlier PGA Tour Champions event, won the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship on Sunday. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images) Life after 50 apparently is going to be good for Jerry Kelly, certainly profitable. Late in his first season on the PGA Tour Champions, he has found his
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