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  • dicks
    Dick’s fires more than 500 PGA pros

    The strategy was always a risky one: Put a PGA pro at every Dick’s Sporting Goods location as a competitive advantage over online retailers. The company acknowledged yesterday that the approach hasn’t worked: Dick’s Sporting Goods has fired...

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  • Clark: Give Nike Golf credit where credit is due

    Remember all the criticism hurled at Rory McIlroy when he decided to switch to Nike Golf equipment? It’s quieter now, isn’t it? The meteoric rise of Nike Golf has been nothing short of amazing considering that not very...

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    Find the bottom of your swing arc by learning to read your divots

    Golfers can learn so much about their swings and how to improve from looking at their divots. If we look at the depth of a divot, it tells us a story about the angle of attack at...

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    Cleveland releases limited-edition Tour Rack wedges

    Cleveland Golf has announced the release of its Tour Rack wedges, which are very limited-edition prototypes. How limited are we talking? Only 300 of each model were produced and they are only available at limited locations. Aesthetically,...

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    Why disliking Rickie Fowler as a person needs to stop

    As two 25-year-olds marched up Royal Liverpool’s 18th fairway Sunday—names firmly planted atop the leaderboard and unhassled by the cornerstone player of this generation, who had long ago vacated the course’s premises—the story of the youngsters usurping...

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    Fantasy Cheat Sheet: RBC Canadian Open

    If you think the John Deere Classic has the unenviable position of preceding a trip across the Atlantic Ocean for the British Open, imagine being the organizer for the RBC Canadian Open. Players are jet-lagged, tired and...

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    Review: Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Tour Black Driver

    Pros: The Powerbilt AFO DFX Tour Black driver offers some of the fastest ball speeds and most consistent smash factors we’ve seen in testing, all in a deep-faced design that frames the ball quite nicely. In addition,...

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    Top equipment stories from The Open Championship

    The Open Championship is always a fun week for players and fans because it’s different than any other major championship. Links golf allows for more shot-making creativity and requires more of a ground game than what we...

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    Photos from the 2014 LPGA International Crown

    GolfWRX is live this week from the inaugural LPGA International Crown, which is a global match play competition that includes eight teams consisting of four players, each representing their nation. The host course for the event is...

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  • Cristie Kerr
    A perfect balance: Kerr enjoys success on course, fulfillment off

    Cristie Kerr has been a mainstay on the LPGA Tour for more than 15 years. With 16 wins, two major championships and nearly $16 million in career earnings, she has remained competitive year in and year out....

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    Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver Hits USGA Conforming Club List

    This just in: There’s a new Callaway Big Bertha driver in the pipeline. From what we can tell from photos on the USGA Conforming Club List, the Big Bertha V Series drivers have adjustable hosels but not...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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  • McIlroy Winning Swings 2014 Open
    Winning Swings: See how Rory McIlroy drives it so far

    Rory McIlroy stands only 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs a mere 160 pounds, yet he’s able to drive that ball longer than all but a handful of the golfers on the PGA Tour. What’s his secret? In...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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  • StickneyInside
    Identifying the two types of inside takeaways

    Aside from a lucky few, every golfer at one time or another has gotten into the habit of taking the club back too far to the inside, which causes the club to get “behind” a golfer’s hands...

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    Lydia Ko’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the LPGA Marathon Classic (7/20/14). Driver: Callaway X2 Hot Pro (8.5 degrees) Shaft: Graphite Design AD-DI 5 R1-Flex (tipped 1 inch) Specs: Standard loft, Set to Draw 3 Wood: Callaway X2 Hot (15 degrees)...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy clubs
    Rory McIlroy’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of The Open Championship (7/19/14).  Driver: Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (8.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70TX 3 Wood: Nike VR_S  Covert Prototype (15 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex) Driving Iron: Nike MM...

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    McIlroy’s Dad Wins $171,000 Bet on Son

    Rory McIlroy is winning big these days, and not just for himself. The Northern Irishman opened the final round of the 2014 Open Championship with a six-shot lead, and while his margin was shaved to two on...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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    McIlroy wins The Open Championship

    Rory McIlroy, at just 25-years old, added a third leg of the career Grand Slam on Sunday at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, adding his first Claret Jug to his 2011 U.S. Open and 2012 PGA Championship victories....

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    McIlroy (16-under) takes 6 shot lead at The Open

    Ivor Robson has the afternoon off. The sweet-tenored announcer who hasn’t taken a bathroom break in 37 years of presentations, who has spawned an unending and indelible line of imitators, was reduced to introducing merely half the...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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    Preventing Low Back Pain: A Golfer’s Guide

    Whether you’re a once-a-month golfer or one who hits balls every day, there is a good chance you’ve experienced some kind of discomfort in your low back as a result of swinging a club. A host of...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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    Review: Basileus Fiamma shaft

    Pros: The Basileus Fiamma is a gorgeously eye-catching shaft with design features that benefit a quick and compact swing. High modulus carbon materials make the shaft one of the smoothest I’ve had the opportunity to test. Cons: Due to...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Loomis golf shafts
    The return of Loomis Golf shafts

    In 1992, Davis Love III installed Loomis Golf graphite shafts in his irons. The subsequent four wins on tour had competitors and aficionados scratching their heads and asking what exactly happened to DL3′s game? It turned out...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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    McIlroy rolls in Round 2, leads by 4 shots

    It was another day at Hoylake and another defense was added to the course’s repertoire. Not that Hoylake suddenly became U.S. Open tough. The winds largely absent during the first round emerged on Friday, consistently blowing 15-to-20...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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    Tiger makes late triple bogey, finishes on the cut line

    Tiger Woods started his second round at Royal Liverpool much like he finished it. That put the three-time British winner in jeopardy of missing his second cut in 18 appearances at the championship. Woods’ rocky start included...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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    Young guns McIlroy and Manassero lead the way at Hoylake

    There were really no big surprises in Round 1 at the Open Championship…depending on how you felt about Tiger Woods coming into the event. It’s been eight years since Woods’ triumphant march around Hoylake and the man...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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    Day’s thumb injury remains an issue at The Open

    Jason Day sought medical attention for his left thumb immediately after Round 1 play of The Open Championship. He shot a 1-over-par 73 despite playing in obvious discomfort throughout the day. On hole No. 14, Day’s iron shot...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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    Breaking down Tiger Woods’ opening 69

    If you joined your intrepid journalist in waking up to catch Tiger Woods’ opening tee shot at 4:10 a.m. ET, you likely felt OK about his effort, which found the left side of the fairway. “OK He...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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    Barney Adams: Golf gets its first Czar

    I must admit that I was surprised and humbled when told I’ve been named Czar over all of golf. I asked about the process and was told that upon investigation the computer drives failed but the appointment...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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    Social Media roundup from The Open Championship

    Here’s what people are talking about on social media during Round 1 of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. ——————————————————- A quick Vine of Tiger hitting a marshall in the head with his drive after a single...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Cleveland Scoring Clinic
    Cleveland Scoring Clinics: What you need to know

    You might have heard of Cleveland’s Scoring Clinics, which are taking place across the U.S. this summer to help golfers improve their wedge games. I was able to attend a Scoring Clinic at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Singleton
    The Open Championship’s most unlikely contestant

    John Singleton had some jitters on the first tee like a lot of Open Championship contestants. The difference? Singleton doesn’t play golf for a living; he works at a resin factory in nearby Birkenhead. To qualify for the event,...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Oakley Sunglasses Review
    Review: Oakley Performance Golf Sunglasses

    Pros: Lightweight, comfortable sunglasses that meet the high standards in precision optics and impact resistance. They’re available in more than a dozen styles with Oakley’s golf-specific G30 iridium lenses and most styles are further customizable. Cons: They’re $110+ per...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • Callaway Apex UT driving iron
    Callaway leaks new Apex Driving Iron photos

    The British Open apparently has become the best week of the year for equipment companies to launch its new driving irons, and what better venue than a tournament where many players opt for a driving iron to...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • Montgomerie and Harman Swing
    Winning Swings: Comparing Colin Montgomerie and Brian Harman

    How can two very different swings both produce championship results? That’s the topic of this week’s “Winning Swings” segment, which compares the swings of John Deere Classic winner Brian Harman and Colin Montgomerie, a 31-time European Tour...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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    A different Tiger from the ’06 chess match at Hoylake

    I’ll try to keep this short, since this is really just an excuse to post the video, which comes equipped with some tremendously creepy, yet somehow fitting music. We already highlighted the changes to the course, so...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • Mizuno MP-15
    Spotted: Mizuno’s new 2015 MP irons and wedges

    Photos of Mizuno’s new line of MP forged irons and wedges have been unveiled to the public via Mizuno’s Facebook page for The Open Championship. Mizuno didn’t reveal much about the new technology in its clubs, which look...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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    Latest patent filings: A driver with a spoiler, a removable club crown and more

    Once again, it’s time to take a look at patents major OEMs have filed for and been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In last month’s edition, we saw a microwavable golf ball and...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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    Review: Sunfish Animal Headcovers

    Pros: Sunfish’s head covers are 100 percent hand-knit in New Zealand, but you’d think they were hand sewn in your grandmother’s living room. With the look of sock puppets, these playful wool headcovers add more personality than...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • Colin Montgomerie equipment
    Colin Montgomerie’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the U.S. Senior Open (7/13/14). Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha (9 degrees) 3 Wood: Callaway X2 Hot (15 degrees) Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro (19 degrees) Irons: Callaway Razr XF (4-PW) Wedges:...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • Mo Martin WITB
    Mo Martin’s Winning WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the Ricoh Women’s British Open (7/13/14). Driver: TaylorMade R1 (10 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder 569 (S-Flex) 3 Wood: Callaway X Hot (15 degrees) Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.0 (S-Flex) 5...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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