Month: July 2018

When golf instructor Trillium Rose was asked to take a look at Troy Mullins’ driver swing for an analysis, her reaction was “she has the torque of a teenage boy.” That’s not something every woman would probably want to hear, but if you’re a long-drive champion like Mullins, you take that as a compliment. With
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Bubba Watson lets both feet shift toward the target as he smashes the ball, and Jim Furyk loops his club from a nearly upright orientation at the top of the swing to one of the best impact positions in golf. Jordan Spieth’s left elbow juts toward the target through impact, and Dustin Johnson bows his
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If you asked a lot of golfers how to teach the putting stroke, they might say that when holding the club, the arms and shoulders create a triangle shape that points down at the ball. The goal is keeping that triangle shape intact during the stroke. I get the visual, but I think it’s upside
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As technology improved in drivers, heads got bigger. More volume meant more technology to help you hit it farther and straighter. But with today’s irons, it’s sort of the opposite. The goal is to fit springlike face technology into a smaller, more attractive package. “The smaller you get, the more difficult it is,” says Paul
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18Birdies, the social media savvy mobile GPS range-finding app, is expanding its platform to bring users new options that extend from before you even make a tee time to beyond the 19th hole as you go through each round’s statistics. The 18Birdies app, available on iPhone or Android, engenders almost a community ideal as users
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The weather at the Open Championship is anything but predictable, making the layering options an extremely important part of scripting outfits for the third major of the year. Defending champion Jordan Spieth’s expertly crafted ensembles for Carnoustie are almost a master-class in golf-weather-preparedness. The Texan is sticking to his usual blue-and-more-blue color scheme, but is
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Rickie Fowler will debut the on-trend yet throwback-inspired PUMA Golf Autumn and Winter 2018 collections at Carnoustie. His looks are full of texture and warmth that will prepare the 29-year-old for the unpredictable weather that has become synonymous with the Open Championship. The layering options in his ensembles—a quilted bomber jacket and navy track jacket—contribute
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Prime Day is officially here, an international day of online deals, discounts and two-day shipping. As long as you are an Amazon Prime member, you can participate. If not, snag a free trial to see what all the fuss is about. Expect sales through Tuesday on home and golf tech, apparel, accessories, training aids and
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If you believe that golf was invented in Scotland, then there’s a little bit of the United Kingdom in every American golf course. But which public courses really provide an Old Country golf experience? Here’s a list of worthy candidates. Remember, we’re talking U.K. golf, which excludes Ireland. Sorry, Whistling Straits, Erin Hills and the
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At the conclusion of this year’s Wells Fargo Championship, having competed in seven PGA Tour events, Tiger Woods ranked 206th on tour in fairway accuracy (51 percent). Early-season performances like at the Farmers Insurance Open, where he hit only 17 fairways in four rounds, contributed a lot to his ranking and aren’t indicative of what
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The Ping Glide Forged wedge is Ping’s first forging in more than five years, and it reflects everything the company has learned in making its cast wedges. The twist is the difference in the construction yields two benefits: a softer feel and an easier opportunity for more personalization. The latter is such a big part
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The new Ping i210 (the compact, cavity back players iron) and i500 (a fast-faced players distance iron) reveal that iron technology for today’s better players adroitly balances two pressing characteristics: precision and power. The good news for these players with new irons like these: the choice isn’t either/or; it’s more like a little bit of
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