Month: September 2017

Remember that legal beef between Costco and Titleist over the cult-favorite Kirkland Signature ball? It might not end until March 2019. While Costco’s Kirkland Signature ball had limited availability on two separate occasions in late 2016 and early 2017, and hasn’t really been seen since the spring, the two companies continue to battle in U.S.
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The Presidents Cup gets underway this week at Liberty National, a former landfill in Jersey City, N.J., that features views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. It’s the 12th edition of the team match-play event between the United States and an International team, which is made up of players from the rest of
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JERSEY CITY, N.J.—“How do you fix the Presidents Cup?” It’s such a common refrain that it’s become a de facto tradition for the biennial event. Though the years change, the complaints remain the same. It lacks the spirit of the Ryder Cup. The competition is nonexistent. There’s no history, the players don’t care, and—perhaps the
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When you scroll down and see Brooke Henderson’s driver swing, you’ll probably think If I tried that, I’d be in the hospital. Knowing the physical limitations of the typical amateur golfer, we won’t disagree. But even if copying her physicality isn’t realistic, her mental approach to driving is worth considering. “I’m not technical at all.
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The hardest clubs to design in golf? You’re looking at them. These irons have the classic compact shape that better players prefer, but with technology for forgiveness (multiple materials) and distance (thin-face inserts) that make them playable for the rest of us. This marriage of old and new technology has caught the attention of the
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The putter has been perceived as equipment’s technological holdout. For years, golfers were reluctant to embrace innovation in the club they used most. That has changed. Physics give mallets an advantage over blade-style putters in forgiveness, stability and alignment, and tour pros have made them cool. More than half of the top 50 players in
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Xander Schauffele wasn’t the most famous player at the Tour Championship, and he wasn’t the biggest. But after shooting 65-68 on the weekend at East Lake, the 5-foot-10 165-pounder took home the tournament win and $3.5 million. Like the guy who ended up winning the FedEx Cup, Schauffele produces lots of power from a small
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JERSEY CITY—Liberty National is the site of this year’s Presidents Cup. But on Monday, the big news centered on the event’s next host, Royal Melbourne. More precisely, when the contest will be held. Although Melbourne was named the venue in 2015, officials announced that the biennial celebration will be moved to December. Though the Presidents
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We’ve all been there: You’re playing with a couple of really big bombers, and you’re trying to keep up. After they blow it way by you on a couple of holes, you start swinging harder to pick up extra yards. But the harder you go after it, the shorter your tee shots go. What gives?
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Being a great putter doesn’t mean you’re rolling in bombs all day. Sure, that would be nice, but quality putting is about distance control from long range and precise aim on the short ones. From inside five feet, the biggest problem I see is a careless routine. It drives me crazy when golfers step up
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Down the stretch on Sunday at the PGA Championship, there were a lot of big moments. The putt that hovered on the lip before falling at 10, the chip-in on 13; you can’t win a tournament with one swing. That being said, there was one that stands out. On the tee at No. 17 with
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