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    Tweets of the week: Lizards, grammar police, bad greens, worse sunglasses

    This past week, Lexi Thompson, one of the most prolific posters on various social media channels amongst professional golfers, captured her second career victory at the LPGA Malaysia, and Jimmy Walker (less of a presence on social...

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    Lydia Ko: the Next Wie? Next Thompson? Or More?

    For the first time in a while, there might be a bit more competition for the top ranking spot in women’s amateur golf. Australians So-Hyun Oh and Minjee Lee will battle for the top spot from this...

    • Posted 188 days ago
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    Analyzing the logos of the six most recognizable golf brands

    If a picture can be worth a thousand words, a logo can be worth a fair bit more. Like millions. Or billions. The total golf economy of 2011 was responsible for nearly $70 billion in spending. As...

    • Posted 189 days ago
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  • Female Golfer Beating Male Competitor
    Ladies, here are three secrets to beat the men

    Golf, like many sports, is primarily a game of skill, not brute strength. Sure physical strength has its place, but what good is a long drive with no accuracy? Or great ball striking when you three-putt every...

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  • Three teenage phenoms who can change the face of the LPGA Tour

    In virtually every sense, the LPGA Tour lags far behind the PGA Tour, though the LPGA has made a targeted effort in the last two years to increase their presence, striking deals for more tournament television airtime...

    • Posted 190 days ago
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    A new service offers college-bound golfers more insight and exposure

    The emphasis on cultivating youth talent in athletics has grown exponentially in the last two decades for a variety of reasons. Some prevalent reasons are the betterment of instruction and training methods, greater connectivity to talent with...

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  • Adam Scoot Cool Hand Luke
    Be the ‘Cool Hand Luke’ of golf with proper breathing

    We’ve all hit bad shots on the golf course, but it’s how we deal with those shots that separate the average golfer from the great. The scenario usually goes like this: You hit a bad shot and...

    • Posted 191 days ago
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    Fantasy Preview: Frys.com Open

    It’s only been two days since the Presidents Cup wrapped up with a decisive U.S. victory over the International team and already the PGA Tour season has begun. As part of the changes to its scheduling, this...

    • Posted 193 days ago
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    Presidents Cup grades: the International team

    Captain Nick Price’s squad availed themselves on Sunday, erasing most of a six-point deficit and avoiding embarrassment at Muirfield Village. Ultimately, though, the International team didn’t do enough to win this year and didn’t generate nearly as...

    • Posted 193 days ago
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    Presidents Cup grades: The U.S. team

    The International team entered Sunday’s final round of the Presidents Cup trailing by six points. Unlike the Europeans, who challenged the U.S. team at the Ryder Cup last year, the Internationals couldn’t produce a miraculous comeback at...

    • Posted 193 days ago
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  • Better look or better numbers?
    Looks or numbers: What makes a better golf swing?

    I have seen many things come and go during my 20 years on the lesson tee. But the two things that have stuck around and will continue to be a necessity for golf instructors are digital video...

    • Posted 193 days ago
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    Shop safety: An often forgotten part of club building

    The more I read forum threads in regards to club building, the more I see topics such as: How do I get started in club building and repair? What are the basic tools needed for club building and...

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    Tiger Woods, the Fresh Prince of Muirfield Village?

    Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar ham and egged their way (with emphasis on the ham) to a 5-and-4 rout of Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman.  The story of the day, however, was the recurring celebration between Woods...

    • Posted 197 days ago
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    The data behind Luke Donald’s decision to change instructors

    Luke Donald recently made an instructor change to Texas-based swing coach Chuck Cook. Back in 2011, Donald had an epic season. He finished first on the PGA Tour money list and the European Tour’s Order of Merit....

    • Posted 198 days ago
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    Course Review: Pinehurst No. 2

    I finally found the ultimate golf vacation destination in the United States bar none. It’s located in the Sandhills of North Carolina’s heartland at the world-renowned Pinehurst Resort. This 2,000-acre historic property is where it all happens...

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    Tiger vs. Jack: A definitive answer

    The debate Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour Player of the Year, an award named after Jack Nicklaus, for the 11th time in his illustrious career, but what does this mean?  It shows his resurgence of dominance...

    • Posted 202 days ago
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    California Blend: Three Great Wine Country Tracks

    I had a chance to escape the hot, flat South Carolina coast last month for more temperate and, shall we say, curvier climes: California’s legendary Wine Country. I attended the wedding of a cousin and I’d be...

    • Posted 202 days ago
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    2013: The Year of the Tiger?

    The PGA Tour has announced its latest honor for Tiger Woods: Player of the Year. Tiger’s record this year certainly looks good enough on paper, yet something seems off with this. Tiger won five times on the PGA...

    • Posted 202 days ago
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    10 things to do (and not to do) before your next fitting

    In the last 10 years, there have been major advancements in both golf equipment and golf equipment fitting technology. Systems such as FlightScope and TrackMan have given fitting professionals the data they need to maximize every golfer’s...

    • Posted 204 days ago
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    Is Tiger really tired, or just tired of his swing problems?

    I am happy to be back to the world of golf after a lengthy medical hiatus in the city of Brotherly love! I spent the month of September in Philadelphia where I received the finest medical care...

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    Spieth to supplant McIlroy as the next great young golfer?

    Relative to a lifetime, a year is not very long. But for two of golf’s most promising young players, it might as well be a miniature career for each of them, going in decidedly opposite directions. At...

    • Posted 205 days ago
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    The 10 best golf commercials of 2013

    This year’s PGA Tour season came to an end last weekend at the Tour Championship, which got me to thinking about what an incredible year of golf it has been. The highlights from 2013 include: Tiger v....

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    Elbow and wrist pain: How to get rid of it

    It was the first stage of Q-school in 2000. I was playing very well on one of my favorite courses, the Bayonet Course on the former Fort Ord Army Base in Seaside, Calif., on the Monterey Peninsula. They...

    • Posted 207 days ago
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    NBA Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry wins RE/MAX Long Drive title

    NBA Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry won the Masters Division of the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship in Mesquite, Nev., with a drive of 334 yards, which was 10 yards farther than his nearest competitor. Barry, 69, is...

    • Posted 208 days ago
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    A golfer’s guide to grip care

    If you have played golf for any length of time, you probably have reached a point where you had to regrip your clubs. In doing so, you may have noticed that grips are not very cheap these days, especially...

    • Posted 208 days ago
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    How Kings Are Made: The Next Big Little Thing On Tour

    If you are a frequent visitor of GolfWRX, you are probably a golfer on the constant search for an edge on the course. You peruse the different forums anxiously hoping to find that some little thing that...

    • Posted 210 days ago
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    An opposition to call-in rules violations

    A question for the philosophers: if a golf ball moves so short a distance that no one in that ball’s owner’s threesome can be certain whether it moved or not, did it move? Is there a penalty?...

    • Posted 211 days ago
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    Players to avoid, with help from “Dude Perfect”

    There’s nothing I love more than golf (apologies to my family), but sometimes it pushes me to my limit of tolerance. I take comfort in knowing that 100 percent of my fellow golfers go through the same...

    • Posted 211 days ago
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    DeLaet’s 2013 season cements him as Canada’s best golfer

    Graham DeLaet, a 31-year-old native of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, has made a name for himself on the PGA Tour in 2013, while also securing his spot as Canada’s top golfer. He’s currently No. 7 in the FedEx Cup standings,...

    • Posted 212 days ago
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    Jacobsen named 2013 Payne Stewart Award recipient

    As part of the run-up to the Tour Championship this weekend, the PGA Tour announced that Peter Jacobsen was named as the 2013 recipient of the Payne Stewart Award. Established in 2000, this award honors the golfer...

    • Posted 212 days ago
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