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You’re not into skiing; you can’t skate; you built your last snowman 27 years ago, and that whole dusk at 4:25 p.m. thing really gets you down. We get it. Winter sucks. For those of us who don’t have a nourishing cold-weather activity to pass the time between golf seasons, the “dark months” are brutal.
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It took six playoff holes, but Patton Kizzire finally beat James Hahn to win the Sony Open–his second victory of the young season. As the pressure (and darkness) ramped up in Honolulu late Sunday afternoon, it would be natural to think that taking tight control over his swing would be the reason Kizzire was successful.
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We’ve all been cornered by a fellow golfer who decides to launch into a shot-by-shot postmortem of his last round, as if you’re dying to know just what goes into a 93. “I hit the fairway on 1, missed the green right, bad lie over there, caught it a touch thin, should’ve grabbed my lob.
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While you were enjoying your eggnog and fruitcake this holiday season, Tiger Woods concerned himself with something most golfers can relate to: taking his practice swing to the course. After playing in the Hero World Challenge in December, his first tournament in 301 days, Tiger said he wasn’t getting the same distance off the tee
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We publish a lot of golf instruction content with the hopes that you’ll find something—a thought, a drill, a tip—that resonates with your game and helps you improve. Since it’s the very end of the year, we decided to go through all of the instruction pieces we published in 2017 to find the 10 stories
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Playing in the mountains is a special experience. Besides the aesthetic pleasure of seeing for miles in many directions, it’s thrilling how the ball cuts through the thin air and flies farther than you’re accustomed. But if you don’t know how to account for this newfound power, you’re going to struggle with club selection. My
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The biggest mistake golfers make from the fairway is not taking enough club. Whether it’s an ego thing or not knowing their distances, so many golfers are doomed to miss greens before they step up to the ball. How do you know if you’re guilty of this? The simple answer is, you’re hitting the ball
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Every golfer wants a tip for adding distance and power, and just about every golfer is willing to give one, too. That endless back-and-forth creates a lot of clutter—and confusion—in the world of swing instruction. And if we’re being honest here, most golfers don’t know what’s a good tip for them, so they’ll try anything.
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One of the most striking differences between tour players and everyday golfers is how much distance they get for the amount of effort they put into the swing. Tour players look smooth and relaxed, and they hit the ball miles. Average players are going at full tilt, and they hit it half as far. What’s
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The score you add up at the end of a round often seems pretty random. You might hit the ball great all day, and score just OK. Or you might go low when all you feel like you did was make a few putts. The truth is, scoring isn’t mysterious. A handful of critical skills—a
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Spend an hour surfing golf content on YouTube, and you’ll come away with two inescapable conclusions. First, you can find anything you could possibly imagine, from rare 1960 Masters highlights to more than 100,000 (!) fix-my-slice lessons. And second, as awesome as it is to have a world of golf knowledge at your fingertips, it’s
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