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ABOUT Golf statistician Lou Riccio, who has been compiling data from average golfers for more than 30 years, says the ability to hit greens is by far the biggest determinant of a player’s score. Not driving distance, not putting—hitting good approach shots. Think about it . . . If you hit even a decent drive,
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ABOUT How well you hit your driver, if you’re like most golfers, is the biggest factor in how much you enjoy your round of golf. There might be more important statistical categories, but none more connected to what you love about the game. Good driving days are your best days. In this video series, Golf
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ABOUT The vast majority of strokes in any given round come around the greens. Yet most golfers struggle with short-game shots, because they’re uncertain about how to execute them, or they don’t practice them—or both. That ends today. In this five-part video series hosted by teacher Jeff Ritter, who ranks in the top-10 among Golf
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ABOUT You hear golfers say it all the time: “I’m wasting so many shots around the green—I need to work on my short game.” But what does that entail? Work certainly doesn’t sound like a fun time at the golf course. Well, we have some good news. If you follow this five-part video program, hosted
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ABOUT Whether the prospect of breaking 80 is well within your reach or a distant dream, no benchmark in golf is more tantalizing. And the skills required might just be simpler than you think. There’s no need to hit 280-yard drives, or pure every iron shot, or chip and putt like a tour pro. Chances
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ABOUT The finest five-course meal at a gourmet restaurant has the same origins as a simple, satisfying home-cooked meal: the right ingredients, in the right amounts, at the right time. Your golf game works the same way. In our latest video curriculum, “Game Plan: 5 Ingredients to Great Golf,” Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Claude
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ABOUT We’ve all been taught that golf has a steep learning curve. Will Robins, a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher and one of the game’s boldest thinkers, says that’s just not true. With better strategy and small changes in technique, you can play better, faster—and have a lot more fun. In eight video lessons, “The
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ABOUT For any player, there’s a point in every round when you get to a shot you’re just dreading. It could be off the tee, from a tough lie or around the green, and just the thought of having to play it brings up visions of making triple bogey. When you have to play defensively
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ABOUT Whether you tend to hit slices or snap-hooks, skulls or chunks, pushes or dead pulls, your typical ball-flight misses are easily correctable if you understand what’s causing them. Then you have to learn the corrections you can make to banish these shots from your game. The good news: It doesn’t take years of practice
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ABOUT Lost shots on and around the green can be incredibly annoying. You don’t need tour-level strength or coordination to hit a putt, chip or wedge shot, so fixing the mistakes many players make in the short game is a great opportunity to save strokes quickly. With the help of Kevin Smeltz, one of Golf
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ABOUT Every golfer knows that good ball-striking days are the best days you can have. Nothing beats that feeling of compressing the ball with the center of the clubface and seeing it streak off to the target. But perfect impact changes through the bag; the proper dynamics for a putt or wedge shot are totally
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ABOUT Every industry has a headliner. In golf instruction, it’s Butch Harmon, who has been ranked No. 1 by his peers on Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers going on 20 years. Butch has helped three players get to No. 1 in the world: Greg Norman, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. And from his school in
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ABOUT The great players find a way to make things simple, and so do the great instructors. Butch Harmon, ranked No. 1 by his peers on Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America for nearly two decades, has refined short-game instruction into a simple, no-nonsense craft. Just ask Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Rickie Fowler—to
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