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    Are titanium drivers really that much better than wood drivers?

    Let’s forget about center of gravity, moment of inertia, weight adjustability and turbulators for a moment. I know it’s difficult, but bear with me. The golf industry has made significant (and I mean significant) improvements in driver...

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    Custom Fitting: What I learned from Tom Wishon

    Sometimes in life, you don’t know that you don’t know. I had been drinking the custom-fitting Kool-Aid my entire golfing life without even knowing what custom fitting actually was! In October 2013, I had the opportunity to visit Tom...

    • Posted 129 days ago
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  • BrianHarman
    How to play long par-4′s and par-5′s effectively

    This past week, Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic. Harman has been one of my favorite players to follow from a statistical approach because he is one of the most aggressive tee shot players on Tour,...

    • Posted 129 days ago
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  • Catching Fire 2014
    Golfers most likely to catch fire at the end of 2014

    We’ve had glimpses of meteoric play on the PGA Tour this season—namely Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer—but nothing that’s struck as sustainably brilliant. In that sense, there’s some disappointment with how the golfing year has...

    • Posted 131 days ago
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    Why have golfers left the game? (Part 4)

    “Why should I care about golf participation?” “What will increased participation do for me?” These are valid questions that have come up consistently from readers of my series on golf participation and I wanted to address them...

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  • ClubClosed
    Is golf participation really dropping? (Part 3)

    Let’s cut to the chase. Has there been a precipitous drop in golf participation or is it the hand wringing of borderline operators? I promised an analysis based on fact and will proceed accordingly. Before I start,...

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    Golfers benefit from new knee replacement technology

    Last fall, my father-in-law joined the more than 650,000 total knee replacement patients of 2013. He is a long-time golfer and had been struggling to play due to his moderate to severe knee pain for several years....

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  • Barney4
    Why do we care about amateur golf? (Part 2)

    In the first part of this series, we traced the rise and fall of tennis and postulated the conclusion that it was a natural condition seeking its reasonable level. There are those who say all the hand wringing...

    • Posted 147 days ago
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    Michelle Wie twerks in celebration of U.S. Open victory

    I’m not a judge on “America’s Got Talent” or “So You Think You Can Dance,” but I can recognize a disastrous dance performance when I see one. But, that’s not really the point here. Michelle Wie has...

    • Posted 148 days ago
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  • tegolf
    The great tennis boom and what it could mean for golf (Part 1)

    Once upon a time, there was the great tennis boom. The game was immensely popular and growing, and equipment manufacturers were researching ways to make the game more applicable. Some ideas like the spaghetti string racket design...

    • Posted 153 days ago
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    Man takes police on a high-speed chase through a golf course

    In a scene straight out of Grand Theft Auto, a North Dakota man took police on a high-speed chase through a Moorhead, Minn. golf course, although he did show some pretty decent course etiquette for a fugitive. Officers...

    • Posted 154 days ago
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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...

    • Posted 155 days ago
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  • ChippingGGGA
    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...

    • Posted 156 days ago
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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 157 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 161 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 162 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 164 days ago
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  • USOPENBG
    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...

    • Posted 165 days ago
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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 167 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 168 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...

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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 181 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 184 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 184 days ago
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  • unnamed4
    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 195 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 198 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 202 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 203 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...

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