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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 »

VITAL TIPS FOR GOLFING AS WE AGE

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Golfing is a pleasurable sport and past time. As you age, the flexibility you once had is not the same as the level of flexibility you have now. Even if you do not suffer from pain of any kind, your game has changed simply because you have aged. For golfers over 50, golf flexibility is… Read more »

TIPS FOR PLAYING WITH A CADDIE…

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Caddies are supposed to be there to help your game not hinder it. Many golfers get nervous the first time they use a caddie. But you shouldn’t. The caddies aren’t watching you on the range to judge how good you are. They’re there to get a better understanding of the distance your clubs fly, key… Read more »

FTR CADDYTREK NEWSLETTER, VOL 7 ISSUE 2

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All The Golfing Presidents 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… Read more »

FTR CADDYTREK NEWSLETTER, VOL 7 ISSUE 3

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The Benefits of PAR-3 Courses Golf has become unnecessarily long and challenging, which can make the game more frustrating, difficult and time consuming than it needs to be. The whole point of playing golf for recreation is to have fun, and developing shorter golf courses helps to emphasize that. Click here to read 6 benefits… 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 »