Golf / Instruction

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Over the last few months on the PGA Tour, there has been a unique phenomenon that has occurred. Three high profile golfers – Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day – have all switched caddies, moving (a bit unexpectedly) from long-time bagmen. While in the inner circle of pros and caddies this is nothing new, when any pro/caddy relationship over …

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A large portion of the articles I write come from actual lessons with my students. A topic that repeats itself each day, on the lesson tee, is the difficulty to stay behind the ball and hit from the inside. This mistake basically targets any golfer whose tendency is to slice the ball. When the upper body unwinds at the start …

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Ever considered changing your dietary inputs for the sake of your golf game, but didn’t know how to go about it, or even where to start? This was the case with a recent soon-to-turn pro golf student who visited us for a golf-science consultation (that being one that covers not just the golf swing but also fitness, nutrition, sports psychology …

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By David Theoret The Carolinas are an amazing Mecca of beautiful golf courses, with dozens located in just a few hundred square miles of each other up and down the Atlantic coast. At the southern tip of South Carolina is probably the most well-known golfing metropolis in the area: Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head’s most famed track is Harbor Town, …

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St. Andrews, Carnoustie, and Royal Troon are golf courses that just about anyone who’s ever held a club should be familiar with. They all have palpable history. From Old Tom Morris, to Bobby Jones, to Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. To cement yourself in the pantheon of golf greats, you need to have an Open Championship at one of these …

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There are few images that, once seen, are hard to evade your memory. When I played Indian Creek this past month, the images from our July 2015 issue kept popping into my head. Indian Creek was, unfortunately, one of the courses that was put underwater during the historic storms in May and June of 2015. We documented some of the …

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Over the last 26 years, I’ve caddied for seven players full time. About 5 years ago, my roommate came up with the idea to see how many players we’ve actually worked for, which included one-week jobs or more. Once I did the math, I was shocked to learn it was in the 100-200 range. That’s a lot of different players …

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Low, Medium and High describes the shots necessary to be successful with your short game. Each shot plays an important role lowering your scores. I’m a firm believer that there are no wrong shots in golf. There are just higher and lower percentage shots. Every golfer needs to play the shots according to their strengths. Improving each of these shots …

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A week before this year’s PGA Championship was to begin, someone posted a highly mathematically accurate prediction based on the previous three major winners on one of Facebook’s more popular golf forums. Although based on the calculations, the prediction was for Rickie Fowler to win. The eventual winner, who also fit the mathematical requirements, was perhaps overlooked. So, what was …

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Enter any golf course in the kingdom of Thailand and you will quickly be hit by a traditional greeting of “Sah wah dee khaa,” which, roughly translated, means an all-purpose “hello, how are you, glad you are here and nice to meet you,” followed by two hands pressed together and a short bow in the Thailand, “wai,” greeting. You will …

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