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  • Golf Training Aids
    Simple Aids To Help Cut Your Handicap? Do They Work?

    Are you a high handicapper? Are you working on your game? Do you want to be able to fix your swing without spending piles of money on instruction? I am too, so I decided I would take...

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    Taking time to enjoy the game

    There are times in life that prove monumental — moments of enlightenment that can alter perspective or outlook. For golfers, maybe it’s a shot, or a swing thought. A feel, or a sound, when everything clicks, even...

    • Posted 371 days ago
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  • PGA Village
    An overlooked golfing destination: PGA Village

    From Destin to Miami, with Orlando in between, Florida is filled with an abundance of great golfing destinations. With so many options to choose from, however, it is easy for some courses and resorts to be overshadowed...

    • Posted 371 days ago
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  • U.S. Open - Round One
    Is there legal recourse against the anchored putter ban?

    Barring a position reversal by the governing bodies of golf or a dramatic legal challenge to the anchoring rule, the anchored stroke will no longer be permitted at any level on Jan. 1, 2016. The anchoring ban...

    • Posted 371 days ago
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  • Quiet Please
    Yabba Dabba please shut up

    “Get in the hole!” That’s how it started, innocently enough, and not in an obnoxious way. If we peel back the evolution of post-shot yelling on the PGA Tour all the way to the beginning, the pre-cambrian...

    • Posted 374 days ago
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  • Barney Adams
    Barney Adams Wants To Keep The Golfers We Have

    There was a time in his professional career when Barney Adams sat near the top of the golf industry. His Tight Lies clubs were the darling of the industry and his eponymous company was growing at a...

    • Posted 374 days ago
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  • Trackman Nine-Hole Playing Test
    TrackMan/FlightScope are more than teaching tools

    Are golf radar systems like Trackman and FlightScope just for club fitting and working on swing mechanics? To me, they’re much more than that. They’re amazing tools for developing players. There’s a belief that Trackman and FlightScope...

    • Posted 375 days ago
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    What does it take to be a golf prodigy? These four amateurs are setting the bar high

    Eighteen-year-old Matt Fitzpatrick won the most important tournament in amatuer golf last weekend, the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship. And that’s not all the soon-to-be freshman at Northwestern University achieved this summer — he was the low amatuer...

    • Posted 376 days ago
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    The Barclays: Picks and Preview

    The PGA Tour Playoffs are here! Thus begins Brandt Snedeker’s FedExCup defense, as the top 123 golfers in the FedExCup points list (Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker are sitting this one out) head to Paul Fireman’s much-maligned Liberty...

    • Posted 377 days ago
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  • Sadlowski Golf Channel
    Sadlowski once again breaks the Golf Channel’s simulator

    By now the majority of you have probably seen the video that went viral of world long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski bombing a drive through the Golf Channel’s simulator and the wooden wall behind it (if you...

    • Posted 378 days ago
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  • Todd White
    USGA Reveals Final Five Names For 2013 U.S. Walker Cup Team

    The USGA has released the names of the remaining five members of the 2013 U.S. Walker Cup side. In July, Patrick Rodgers, Cory Whitsett, Max Homa, Michael Kim and Justin Thomas were named to the team. On...

    • Posted 378 days ago
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    Five who could surprise in the FedExCup Playoffs

    The FedExCup Playoffs begins this week at The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, N.J. There’s talk that two-time FedExCup champion Tiger Woods will leverage his 766-point lead to another title, but Tiger’s dominance...

    • Posted 378 days ago
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    Crane squeaks in the FedExCup Playoffs: See the other movers

    This week’s season-ender, the Wyndham Championship, may have looked like a low-key event compared to the fireworks at the season’s last major, the PGA Championship. But there was plenty on the line for many Tour players this...

    • Posted 379 days ago
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  • The most important putts to make

    Back in May, I felt that Tiger Woods was Statistically Primed For the U.S. Open. Tiger had just come off his fourth victory for the year, and was using a very conservative tee shot strategy — hitting...

    • Posted 382 days ago
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    Ranking the 2013 major championships: The significance of each victory

    When Jason Dufner gently tapped in his final putt at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, he both secured his first major victory and ended the 2013 major season. Dufner’s cruise-control final-round 68 made the...

    • Posted 384 days ago
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  • US Senior Open Championship - Round Three
    Norman offered job as Fox golf analyst

    The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” (for reasons beyond my understanding) often grabs a lot of attention and interest. Well, the world of golf may soon have its own Shark weeks and, more importantly, Shark weekends. Greg Norman...

    • Posted 386 days ago
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    Robber dressed as golfer hits Baltusrol, other courses

    Here’s a news item from the “truth is stranger than fiction ” file: A thief, dressed as a golfer, infiltrated several clubs along the east coast, making off with credit cards and cash pilfered from unlocked lockers....

    • Posted 387 days ago
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  • PhilTiger
    Tiger v. Phil is more likely than ever at Oak Hill

    The 95th installment of the PGA Championship carries a number of intriguing story lines into Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY. Will another “best without a major” candidate rid himself of the proverbial monkey like Adam...

    • Posted 391 days ago
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  • golf sunset
    “It’s a shame that all of our golf life can’t be spent like this night”

    If you are reading this, we have a lot in common. I suspect that like me, you are a boomer, reasonably intellectual, middle to upper middle class, and a golfer. You are probably pretty good at our...

    • Posted 391 days ago
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    Golfers who could shed the “best without” title at Oak Hill

    Every time a major championship rolls around, debate rages over which player is the best in the world without one. So far, 2013 has been especially kind to those players, removing the likes of Adam Scott (Masters)...

    • Posted 392 days ago
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  • Learning the mental approach to golf

    I have taken a lot of lessons in the 22 years since I started playing tournament golf. A few were from of some of the “best” teachers in the country, controversial as that term may be. Interestingly,...

    • Posted 392 days ago
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  • Brandt Snedeker
    Surprises Who Could Win The PGA Championship

    The final major of 2013 — the PGA Championship — is just days away, giving one last chance for players to claim major glory. Deservedly so, Tiger Woods is commanding most of the attention after his runaway...

    • Posted 392 days ago
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    What Tiger’s win means heading into the PGA Championship

    Tiger Woods was the heavy favorite entering the Masters earlier this year. Depending on your sportsbook of choice, TW’s chances of winning a fifth green jacket were pegged between 7-2 and 3-1. Following his win at the...

    • Posted 393 days ago
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  • Jack AOG
    Nicklaus honored as “Ambassador of Golf”

    Jack Nicklaus’ career at Firestone Country Club began in 1958 at the Rubber City Open. In Nicklaus’ own words, he was a “scared little kid in the first true tournament I ever played,” walking the fairways with...

    • Posted 394 days ago
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  • The Greatest Golfers Ever Spotlight
    Top 10: The Greatest Golfers Ever

    Mickelson’s final-round charge that led to his win at The Open Championship, as well as another runner-up finish at the U.S. Open in June and his win at the Scottish Open in early July have a lot...

    • Posted 395 days ago
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  • Mental-Zingers-Signature-Button
    18 hints of joy in golf

    Joy in golf, really? Can you really find joy in golf? There is no joy in a score that approaches or exceeds triple digits, hitting a bunker shot that sails over the green into another bunker or...

    • Posted 396 days ago
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  • Time vs Practice_pic
    How much time do you really have to practice golf?

    Do you have the time you need to practice your golf? I have had too many clients that come with the excuse, “I have no time with the golf training because of….” or “There are never enough...

    • Posted 396 days ago
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  • The myth behind the “one-way miss”

    We often hear from professional golfers how important it is to have a “one way miss’”and to be able to “take one side of the golf course out of play” in order to drive the ball more...

    • Posted 399 days ago
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  • Scotty Cameron Newport2
    My $41 Scotty Cameron putter

    When it comes to putters, Scotty Camerons are about as good as it gets. Phil and Tiger used to use one, and even after signing a lucrative endorsement deal with Nike, Rory McIlroyhas spent most of 2013...

    • Posted 399 days ago
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    Did you really expect Mahan to keep playing?

    It’s become something of a standard bit in recent years: A golfer, whose wife is quite pregnant, is asked in a press conference if he’d withdraw from a tournament if he found out his wife was going...

    • Posted 401 days ago
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    What makes a good golf course?

    What is the best golf course you’ve ever played? What is your favorite course? Your least favorite? After you take a minute to ponder those questions, consider this: Why? What is it about the course you chose...

    • Posted 403 days ago
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  • Phil-Mickelson-Open-Winner
    Mickelson’s tax math wasn’t so crazy after all

    Auditing firm KPMG, one of Phil Mickelson’s primary sponsors, couldn’t have expected the golfer’s tax situation would make headlines during the 2013 golf season. However, for the second time this year, the share the second-ranked golfer is...

    • Posted 403 days ago
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  • Jin Park RBC Canadian Open Nick Boyd
    GolfWRXer caddies for Jin Park at the RBC Canadian Open

    July 23 was a day I had been looking forward to for weeks — I was going to be inside the ropes with PGA Tour player Jin Park at the RBC Canadian Open. As my cousin and...

    • Posted 405 days ago
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  • Smallsdgfds
    Tiger’s major problem? It may be bigger than anyone thinks

    These days everyone’s a know-it-all in regard to Tiger Woods’ 0-for-17 slump in major championships. Tiger’s struggles in major championships continued yesterday in the final round of The Open Championship at Muirfield, prompting ESPN Golf Broadcaster and...

    • Posted 406 days ago
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  • Michael Kim at the 2013 U.S. Open
    Walker Cup Five named by USGA

    The United States Golf Association gave precious little notice that it planned to reveal half of its Walker Cup side for 2013 on Wednesday. The media was alerted less than two weeks ago that John “Spider” Miller...

    • Posted 408 days ago
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  • 3brit072113
    5 Players who can win The Open on Sunday

    It’s the final round of The Open Championship, which means the once lush green hues at the Muirfield property have been baked out by the sun and wind-blown into a more diabolical light brown. The Open Championship...

    • Posted 409 days ago
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  • Nike Tiger 2013 contract spotlight
    Nike extends contract with Tiger

    In the immortal words of Dan Hicks, “Expect anything different?” When Tiger Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, confirmed to the media on Wednesday that Nike had re-upped (for an undisclosed dollar amount and length) its sponsorship agreement with...

    • Posted 410 days ago
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  • Peter Dawson
    R&A Chief toes the party line on men-only clubs

    R&A Chief Peter Dawson toed the party line at a pre-Open Championship news conference. Regarding the issue of single-sex golf clubs, Dawson laid out a buffet of dubious and predictable quotes in defense of the right of...

    • Posted 411 days ago
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  • harold hilton
    Harold Hilton: The Brit behind American golf

    Golf history is full of amazing stories of pros and amateurs alike. If you’re into golf, you probably already know the most common stories of great players and their most memorable moments. In the second half of...

    • Posted 412 days ago
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