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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING…

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Check out Golf Digest’s 2019 golf equipment hot list ABOUT THE 2019 HOT LISTGolf Digest’s Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde talks with Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and Mike Johnson about the 16th edition of the Golf Digest Hot List asking the following questions:What makes 2019 the year to buy a driver?More levels of adjustability fit… Read more »

THE DEBATE OVER THE FLAGSTICK…

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Which is the best way to putt, in or out? In an effort to answer the debate over the flagstick and whether in or out is the best way to putt, especially when you say that not only is leaving the flagstick in questionable, it’s no benefit for 99.9 percent of putts. But this conclusion is… Read more »

The Mudball Study… How dirt impacts the shape of your shots

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The U.S. Open is confusing and confounding enough. Now enter golf’s version of Russian roulette known as the mud ball. You piped your drive down the fairway, but your ball picked up a clump of mud along the way—a common occurrence in soft conditions. Barring a local rule that lets you lift and clean the… Read more »

NBC’S NEW “GOLF-TECH” DEAL

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Thanks to a new deal with NBC Sports, Toptracer will be the exclusive technology for NBC Sports’ PGA Tour telecasts and will be available on all 18 holes during every NBC Sports broadcast. Toptracer Range has been put in at around 50 facilities since it started hitting driving ranges around the U.S. at the start… Read more »

PAR-3 GOLF COURSES – PART 2

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Your typical weekend player can’t hit the ball 250 yards, and struggles to hit the green in regulation when the hole is 450 yards away. Bunkers and water hazards line the fairways, and the out-of-bounds stakes seem only a few feet into the rough. Golf has become unnecessarily long and challenging, which can make the… Read more »

PAR-3 GOLF COURSES – PART 1

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Par-3 holes are holes that an expert golfer is expected to need only three strokes to finish (one stroke to get the ball on the green, followed by two putts). A par-3 hole is usually less than 200 yards in length, and on par-3 golf courses you can expect most of the holes to be… Read more »

All The Golfing Presidents

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Since the game of golf became popular in the early 1900s, most presidents have played – with levels ranging from apathetic to enthusiastic. In fact, only a couple of presidents haven’t played, and they found their own ways of spending their leisure time. Golf and the presidency have been linked ever since William Howard Taft… Read more »

Right Versus Left Handed Golf

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Lefties make up 10 to 12 percent of the population. In the golfing world, industry experts say, left-handed golfers make up about 5 to 7 percent of the North American market. Golf pros estimate that number being an average of 1 out of every 30 players are left handed. So why are there so few… Read more »

Best Golf Simulators of 2018

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A golf simulator allows golf to be played on a graphically or photographically simulated driving range or golf course, usually in an indoor setting. It is a technical system used by some golfers to continue their sport regardless of weather and time of day in a converted premises. The convenience of playing golf anytime, anywhere,… Read more »

Setting Your Golf Goals 2019

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It’s that time of the year where we look back at the year that was and prepare for the year before us. Part of that process is setting goals for the New Year Think about the amount of time you spend practicing, playing or fantasizing about the game. As much fun as you’re having now,… Read more »

A Look Back at 2018… The Best and Worst PGA Stats

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A Look Back at 2018… The Best and Worst PGA Stats Numbers don’t tell the whole story, but in a sports world driven by analytics, they can certainly tell part of it. Last year on the PGA Tour, a few statistics said a lot about the seasons of some of the best players in the… Read more »

The Match Far Exceeded our Expectations…

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Despite technical glitches that forced AT&T to stream the high profile golf contest between two great legends, Tiger and Phil, last Friday for free, it’s being said that the event far exceeded the company’s expectations. In an interview with the Sports Business Journal, Turner president David Levy said there were 750,000 unique video views logged,… Read more »