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Playing greenside bunker shots offer many challenges to amateur golfers. The biggest obstacle I see is the understanding and then the execution of using the bounce and loft of the golf club. A standard bunker shot utilizes the bounce – or bottom – of the club to make contact with the sand at impact. This contact allows the club to …

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In December 1992, Golf Magazine came out with a brand new concept for the golf swing, which took the golf world by storm. It was termed “The X Factor,” and was first discovered and explained by famous instructor Jim McLean. The X Factor is the difference in horizontal rotation between the upper torso and the pelvis at the top of …

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When describing a golf course, there is a razor-thin line between “tough but fair” and “too difficult.” When a course ventures into the realm of “too difficult,” the fun factor can begin to wane. When it first opened in 2010, Old American Golf Club flirted with that “too difficult” line. The track has always been one of the most beautiful …

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Injuries are as much a part of sports as the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat, and can rear their ugly head at the most inappropriate times. Professional athletes, in particular, have the mindset to play through these injuries because of the fear of being labeled soft, losing their job, or because they love the competition and want …

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In 1938, the PGA Tour made its first charitable donation to the tune of $10,000 at the Palm Beach Invitational. Almost 80 years later, it has surpassed the $2 billion mark. The Tour contributes to a variety of great causes including the growth of the game, the military, education and leadership, just to name a few. Everyone gets involved from …

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Swinging the golf club can be done many different ways, with various philosophies. Some golfers like to swing using predominantly their hands and arms, while others try to take the hands and arms out of the equation and just use their body. These two schools of thought often divide golf instructors as well. Both styles have strong merit. However, depending …

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When you enter the city limits of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico via car or the airport arrivals gate, the welcome signs display “Puerto Vallarta: La ciudad mas amigable del mundo.” In English, that translates to “The friendliest city in the world.” Based on my recent experiences visiting this Mexican paradise, it is not only accurate, but almost an understatement. While safety …

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“Ouch, I have a catch in my back,” I said recently. “How come?” responded a friend. I said it is from testing out the various putting postures our very own DFW hero Bryson DeChambeau has been seen all over the internet using in recent weeks. I thought I even saw one where he appears to be standing astride the golf ball! …

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For better or worse, 2017 will be a year of change. No matter your point of view on these upcoming transformations, every golfer can agree on one resolution: this year, a change is needed to play more golf. In fact, that mantra should be part of every golfer’s New Year’s resolution list each time Jan. 1 comes around, because you …

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Although city courses can be convenient and have a multitude of amenities at your fingertips, sometimes you just need to venture outside of town for a relaxing round of golf. Wildhorse Golf Course at Robson Ranch in Denton is the perfect solution – pristine conditions, friendly staff and a remarkable watering hole for you to visit after you finish. Designed …

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