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Usually the area around a green is level with or lower than the putting surface. But sometimes you’ll find your ball on a mound near the green. Sure, it was a lucky break that the hill kept your ball within chipping distance. But now what? This atypical lie presents a challenge for a lot of
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ABOUT Learning can take place in many ways. In golf, we typically learn by doing. Occasionally, though, simply watching someone else can provide the insight you’re looking for. Ever eavesdropped on someone else’s lesson at the range? Sure you have. (If not, you’re missing out.) That’s because golfers are an inquisitive bunch, always on the
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Member-guest season is upon us. It’s an event many golfers look forward to for months, and one you want to fully enjoy. I know this because mine just concluded and my partner, Golf Digest senior equipment editor Mike Stachura, spent hours losing balls around the chipping green while trying to find a short game. He
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One of the great mysteries of links golf—aside from why there isn’t more of it in golf’s competitive landscape—is the inherent inscrutability of the wind. Golf on linksland has many distinct challenges from firm conditions that emphasize ball control over power, to bunkers that have nicknames like “Coffin” and “Hell” for what amounts to almost
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ABOUT For the first time ever, Golf Digest presents Tiger Woods in his own voice explaining how he does it. Authentic, candid, clear-cut, Tiger reveals the way he approaches the game. Just him, looking you in the eyes, and opening up about his thinking, his strategy, his motivation and his legendary golf swing. • “My
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Control is an interesting objective for golfers because it has multiple meanings. One is to control your emotions and stay in the moment. I did that at the U.S. Open, and it’s a big reason I won the tournament. I never got ahead of myself. I tried to execute each shot without thinking beyond it.
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Kevin Tway’s development from a U.S. Junior Amateur champion to an All-American at Oklahoma State to a winner on the PGA Tour can be traced to lessons from his father, 1986 PGA Championship winner Bob Tway. But there have been plenty of other influences along the way, says coach E.J. Pfister. “He’s been hanging out
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ABOUT Thousands of golf instructors around the world have trusted Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Dave Phillips and his TPI Performance Center for elite-level training that helps players develop a swing that works best with their physical capabilities. The techniques and strategies Phillips uses in that training form the foundation for this six-part series, “The
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