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  • Tiger Woods 3 wood v. driver
    Hit driver, not 3 wood for better scoring on tight holes

    The following column is an excerpt from my recently published annual e-book, 2013 Pro Golf Synopsis. There is a link below in my profile data for those whom would like to purchase the book for only $10....

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    Preview: “The Short Game” Netflix Documentary

    I’ve worked in the film business for some time now I have access to an abundant amount of great stories. Rarely does something come along that unexpectedly smashes me over the head and leaves me with a...

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    Rory McIlroy pals around with another sports superstar in a Nike…soccer ad?

    Don’t worry; your browser has not mysteriously sent you to SoccerWRX.com. That video you see below is indicative of the state of golf at the end of 2013, even if it, strangely, is not a golf ad....

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    See JFK’s golf swing

    As you may know, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. America commemorated and honored his life with television shows, stories and ceremonies.  In appreciation of...

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    3 Things from the 2013 PGA Tour season I’m thankful for

    As Americans settle around their dinner tables for Thanksgiving feasts, and golf fans start to take a look back at the year that was, it seems fitting to blend a countrywide tradition and a common impulse among...

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    A Closer Look At Decision 18/4

    The United States Golf Association and R&A Rules Ltd.– the rule-making bodies of the PGA Tour — announced on Tuesday that players would no longer be penalized when a ball’s movement could only be detected through the...

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    A golfer’s dazzling Cape: Golf along Cape Cod

    When a sandy strand extends out into the ocean, it doesn’t take long for golf to establish itself as a primer recreational and fiscal entity. Cape Cod’s proximity to the Atlantic ocean extends its golfing season on...

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    Adam Scott: Twice a Master in 2013

    Adam Scott has won his second Masters of 2013. The golfer defended his Australian Masters title Sunday at Royal Melbourne, besting a charging-then-faltering Matt Kuchar by two strokes. Scott’s even-par 71 secured his second victory in as...

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    PGA Tour strengthening Web.com Tour ties everywhere… except the U.S.?

    Give credit where credit is due: the PGA Tour is to be commended for recent measures that have helped expand its reach across the globe. It has brought the Canadian Tour into the fold in the form...

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    Tweets of the week: cocktails, Movember and bad grammar, too

    The Silly Season is in full swing. Quality golf is being played, yes, but do golf fans really still have an appetite for it, as they hunger more for football than fairways? Tiger Woods made a strong...

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    A pair of Japanese stars emerge on the PGA Tour: Which one will shine brighter?

    The number of Asian golfers who have played on PGA Tour are few. Of those, the ones who have achieved significant fame are even fewer. With Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa playing concurrent schedules in the U.S.,...

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    Big purses, big doings: PGA of America and PGA Tour announce joint initiatives

    On Wednesday, while the PGA Tour geared up for the first round of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course on St. Simon’s Island, Ga., the Tour and the PGA of America made a...

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    Improve your game at your cubicle

    Are you wasting valuable time at work, daydreaming about golf when you could actually be using this time to lower your scores? If you’re like me you probably catch yourself staring at a golf calendar in your...

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    Carry on: Tour caddies make the right move in organizing APTC

    So this is what happens when they cancel the caddie races. Many of the most high-profile caddies in professional golf, as well as members of the rank and file, have banded together to form the Association of...

    • Posted 267 days ago
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    Els gives up cash to make a point to the European Tour

    There’s not much that upsets the “Big Easy,” but European Tour officials have done just that. The four-time major champion has decided to skip next week’s DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in protest to of new...

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    DeFrancesco: My beef with Brandel, and why I criticize TV announcers

    After reading through the GolfWRX forum thread “Brandel Chamblee Says Some Idiotic Things” (http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/815743-brandel-chamblee-says-idiotic-things-ongoing-thread/ ) and seeing my name come up multiple times I thought I might take a moment to explain why I take the time...

    • Posted 269 days ago
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    Relative success of the world’s top golfing nations

    The United States is still a powerhouse in the world of professional golf. As we witnessed during the 2013 President’s Cup – when American players are on their game, they’re as hard to beat as anyone. However,...

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  • Brandel Chamblee
    Chamblee apologizes again to Tiger, but what is he apologizing for?

    How many times can you apologize without actually apologizing? For Brandel Chamblee, the number is now two. The Golf Channel analyst appeared on Golf Central on Wednesday and spoke with Rich Lerner about a Golf.com article he...

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    Chamblee sticks to his ‘F’ for Tiger, then apologizes

    Update: 9:05 p.m. ET: Brandel Chamblee issued a series of apologetic tweets starting around 8 p.m. ET Tuesday. They are included at the end of the piece. Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee insinuated that Tiger Woods cheated and...

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    Fantasy Cheat Sheet: CIMB Classic

    Passports and vaccinations are required for this week’s PGA Tour stop in Malaysia, where Nick Watney will defend his title after putting everyone on “59 watch” last year. Watney ended up shooting a 61, which was good...

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    Four key factors for success on the PGA Tour

    It is a common practice in statistical analysis to seek out commonalities for successful or unsuccessful relationships in order to more accurately forecast future events. For example, if I own a store known for selling lemonade, I...

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    Chamblee takes on Tiger: Brandel, meet Bayless

    These days, the observation that sports writers and pundits seem especially eager to make waves from time to time with controversial statements or positions is hardly revolutionary. But in general, golf has been immune to those sensationalist...

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    Stronger iron lofts don’t always create more distance

    The most common complaint I hear from golfers looking for new irons is that all the lofts are “jacked strong.” If someone is playing an iron set, for instance, from the late 1990′s or earlier they will...

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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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  • LPGA Tour Golf
    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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    Fantasy Cheat Sheet: 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 303 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...

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