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    Can a new app bring people back to golf?

    The game of golf is in trouble. This is what organizations like the National Golf Foundation and various members of the national media have been drumming into our collective psyches over the last several years. Whether or...

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    Gilchrist: On Shanshan Feng, Short-Game Challenges at Pinehurst

    I am incredibly excited, since this week marks the beginning of the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst and it looks like it will be another great U.S. Open full of amazing gameplay and competition. We already saw...

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  • Martin Kaymer U.S. Open 2014 with trophy
    Is Martin Kaymer a MAJOR threat?

    Some would call it monotonous. Center of the fairway, approach shot close, drained putt. After a four round total of 267 (9-under), Martin Kaymer calmly claimed the 114th U.S. Open, his second major championship victory. The 29-year-old,...

    • Posted 130 days ago
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    Barney Adams introduces himself as a GolfWRX Contributor

    Hello GolfWRX readers. Let me introduce myself, as I’m about to write a series of columns for the site. The initial effort will be a six-part series on the drop in participation and what can be done. After...

    • Posted 134 days ago
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  • Dustin Johnson
    Could the 2010 PGA Championship predict this year’s U.S. Open winner?

    Picking a winner in golf is far from easy. I have dabbled in some small golf wagers over the years and the first time I put some dough on a pick it turned out quite well. Let’s...

    • Posted 135 days ago
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    Pinehurst No. 2 has returned to “gem” status

    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) I will be in Pinehurst all week for the U.S. Open championship, and I am looking forward to seeing a great event on a great course. I’m thrilled to be headed to the home...

    • Posted 137 days ago
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    Which major crowns golf’s greatest champions?

    This month marks the 40th anniversary of the “Massacre at Winged Foot,” the 1974 U.S. Open won by Hale Irwin at 7-over par. When senior USGA official Sandy Tatum was asked about the difficulty of the course...

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  • Five statistical shortcuts for lower scores

    One of the very first things I examine with the PGA Tour players I work with is their basic scoring metrics. Those metrics include the following: Adjusted Total Scoring Average Adjusted Par-3 Scoring Average Adjusted Par-4 Scoring...

    • Posted 140 days ago
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    Kate Upton is upset and misinformed about golf and that’s great

    It’s not often that supermodels get mixed up in the golf news cycle, but just six months after appearing on Golf Digest’s cover with Arnold Palmer, Kate Upton is back at it again. Upton tweeted the following...

    • Posted 141 days ago
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    Team GolfWRX Fall Short in the 2014 Capitol Cup

    A seven-point deficit after Day 1 was too much to overcome for Team GolfWRX as it lost the second annual Capitol Cup to team DC Golf Tour. Two days of grueling match play, played out on two...

    • Posted 148 days ago
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    Caddy for a Cure launches Operation Warrior Golf

    As we celebrate Memorial Day and thank those who have served both past and present, it seems timely that we talk about how the golf world shows its support of service members and their families. One such...

    • Posted 154 days ago
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    The Top-16 Myths about Golf Clubs and Their Performance

    The Shaft is the Engine of the Golf Club Actually, you the golfer are the engine, the shaft acts more like the transmission. The weight of the shaft is a key element in the fitting and performance...

    • Posted 157 days ago
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    Are you a swing junkie?

    Recreational golfers are unlike any other recreational sportsman. I know of no other sport where the recreational participants are as wrapped up in the technique as golfers. Visit any driving range and you are certain to see the majority...

    • Posted 157 days ago
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    What’s your hidden gem?

    Golf is expensive. I know, quite the earth-shattering observation. But seriously, golf is so expensive that it’s driving people away from the game and keeping newcomers out of it. The last thing a beginner wants to do...

    • Posted 168 days ago
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    Our game’s obsession with fast greens is killing us

    The post-Masters buzz, minus some musing about Tiger’s return, was all about 15-inch holes. It was HackGolf’s first initiative, a way to infuse a little more fun into the game and, hey, what’s not amusing about watching...

    • Posted 171 days ago
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  • PGA Tour
    25 different ways to play on the PGA Tour

    The average PGA Tour field size ranges from 132-to-144 players each week, with some tournaments having even smaller fields. The smaller events are major championships, World Golf Championships and invitationals like The Memorial. The field size may...

    • Posted 175 days ago
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    Golf Digest puts Jimmy Fallon on its cover

    When Golf Digest teased us on Instagram a few days ago, with a silhouette of who would be on the next cover of the latest issue, I don’t believe many people’s first, second, or even third thought...

    • Posted 176 days ago
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  • Dress like the great Adam Scott

    A game my friends and I occasionally play is “which athlete/movie star/rock star” would you trade places with if given the chance. Usually, we tailor the pool of eligibility towards cream-of-the-crop types from certain sports, time periods...

    • Posted 177 days ago
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    The 10 Best Things about Playing in the Rain

    Peeling back the curtains on a golf day can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if the forecast is sketchy. If there are no puddles on the ground and no storm clouds looming above, most players experience a...

    • Posted 177 days ago
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    Are golfers wasting their time icing injuries?

    Even in a world of “doctors used to say it was good for you, now they say it’s bad,” this one is a shocker: The doctor who coined the acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) in 1978...

    • Posted 178 days ago
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  • David+Duval
    Why David Duval is playing better golf in 2014

    Don’t worry. This isn’t another article about David Duval’s decline. Neither is it speculation as to what went wrong for the world No. 1 and what continues to plague him. Rather, it’s an examination of what’s going...

    • Posted 179 days ago
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    Jordan Spieth: Great, but young Tiger he is not

    Standing on the eighth tee at Augusta National on Sunday, Jordan Spieth was the Masters leader by two strokes. It was looking very much like the 20-year-old could supplant Tiger Woods as the youngest winner of the...

    • Posted 192 days ago
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    Study: Golf courses actually aren’t bad for the environment

    Historically, golf courses haven’t had the greatest reputation among environmentalists. For those concerned about the impact of these recreational venues on their surroundings, some news out of the University of Missouri ought to quell their fears: Researchers...

    • Posted 193 days ago
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  • Masters always gets it right
    The Masters gets it right

    No matter what happens on the back nine of Sunday at the Masters, viewers are left with a lasting image and a memory that is unique from golf’s three other major championships. While Sunday’s rendition of Augusta’s...

    • Posted 193 days ago
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    The back nine of Augusta… in Bangkok?

    I had heard of a Bangkok course that had replicated some of the great holes of the world on the front nine, and for the back they had just lifted the most famous stretch of holes in...

    • Posted 193 days ago
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  • Bubba Watson wins 2014 Masters
    Bubba’s second Masters win establishes him as a major force

    It was shaping up to be a potentially all-time-special Masters Sunday. The 54-hole leaderboard had a bit of everything: 15 players within five shots of the lead of all ages and experience levels. The final pairing of...

    • Posted 194 days ago
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    The 10 best things about playing golf alone

    A rarity in sports, golf can be properly played and thoroughly enjoyed when utterly alone. There is something alluring — romantic even — about heading to your local course and playing 18 holes by yourself. It’s a...

    • Posted 194 days ago
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  • Hole-By-Hole: The Best and Worst Shots in Masters History (Back 9)

    Everyone has their favorite moments from the Masters. But what are the best and worst shots in Masters history for each hole at Augusta National? From shots that directly impacted the outcome of the tournament, to others...

    • Posted 196 days ago
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    Augusta’s 18th hole favors the long hitters

    The Masters is just days away and the golfing world is abuzz with guesses on who will win. Can Adam Scott repeat? Will Phil Mickelson find his game? Will one of the young guns break through? For...

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