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It’s been a debate that has gone on almost as long as the game has been played: What is the proper distance golfers should be playing from? Of course, many Neanderthal males often insist on playing “the back tees,” almost always stretching past 6,500 yards and often measuring somewhere in the 6,800-to-7,000-yard range. Playing from
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Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the November 2018 issue of Golf Digest. Sean Foley remembers the first time he saw Cameron Champ swing a club. It was at Foley’s academy in Orlando, and Cameron was about 14. Foley was working with many tour pros at that time, including Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan,
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You might think golf workouts should focus on moves directly related to swinging the club faster, like getting a bigger shoulder turn or increasing hand and arm speed. Sure, those things can help you generate power, but there’s perhaps something even more fundamental in the distance equation: strong legs. “In all sports, it’s about the
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All that time in front of computer screens isn’t just hurting your eyes. The muscles responsible for good posture—and a functional golf swing—can atrophy when you sit too long. You feel tighter, get sore easier and can’t swing like you’re capable of swinging. Even worse, the American Cancer Society says eight of the 10 most
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Arccos, the stat-tracking platform that uses grip sensors and artificial intelligence to analyze individual golfer’s rounds and tendencies, expanded its offerings today to fill a gap in its putter compatibility. In cooperation with gripmaker SuperStroke, Arccos unveiled an adapter that allows its sensors to work with the company’s CounterCore and Traxion putter grips. SuperStroke’s Countercore
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If you were to strap a heart-rate monitor onto a tour pro’s body, you’d barely see an uptick on the display when a shot hits the sand. That’s because better players know bunker shots are easy to execute— you just have to commit. That’s the real issue with most recreational players who struggle. They can’t
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It’s a testament to just how strong the crop of young, up-and-coming PGA Tour players is when they can collectively make last year’s hot player in the early season—super-long-hitting Cameron Champ—seem both old (at 24!) and old news. The five players at the top of our 2020 heat index are 22 or younger, and three
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Max Homa’s first win on the PGA Tour, the Wells Fargo Championship in May, might have been a surprise to some, but for him, it was about seven months in the making. His coach, Les Johnson, worked with him in Arizona for a couple of days late last fall after Homa made only one of
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When you’re standing on the tee with your driver, I’m sure you’re not thinking about distance control. It’s all about how far can you hit it. A 3-wood is a different story. Whether you’re using it on the tee or from the fairway, you should think about hitting the ball a specific distance. That’s why
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Consider all the times you’ve been ready to hit a shot and something changes, like a sudden gust of wind. What do you do? All too often you probably just hit—and hope. Hope that you have the right club, or that the wind won’t put you in that front bunker. Great players develop a sense
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