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For those of you who follow the PGA and PGA Tour Champions regularly, you’ve no doubt heard chatter over the last few years about the anchoring ban. Rule 14-1b states, in simplistic terms, that the putter cannot be directly anchored to the torso, or indirectly anchored by a forearm when making a stroke. Recently most of the dialogue (and the …

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Every motion in the golf swing has theory behind it, but how that theory is translated sometimes differs based on flexibility. No motion stands out to me more in this scenario than the backswing pivot. In theory, the backswing pivot should have the lower body resisting as the upper body turns against the lower body to create coil. Weight shifts …

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The summer months afford many exciting opportunities for a golf scientist to meet with PGA TOUR players while they visit North Texas for two consecutive legs of the Tour. After discovering, during the AT&T Byron Nelson, that the best golfers in the world sometimes have seemingly insouciant attitudes towards their games (see July column), the idea was to ask them, …

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While there will always be extensive and expensive vacations to tourism hotspots nationally and internationally, one concept taking hold for the summer of 2017 is the North Texas family staycation. The idea of fun, food, family golf, sights and resort pools all within a tank of North Texas gas is a Texas-sized, economically friendly idea making financial sense to many. No …

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Some of golf’s finest courses are often found in remote locales. The serenity of a rural community can be refreshing, as you leave the bonds of the concrete jungle to relax and take in some fresh country air. If you head 60 miles southwest of Fort Worth, that’s exactly what you will find at Squaw Valley Golf Course. Featuring a …

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When summer in Texas rolls around, sometimes you double-think your outdoor tee time for a cooler activity. However, the residents of Grand Prairie have the best kept secret of an oasis around that will bring some breezes to your sweltering days: Prairie Lakes Golf Course. Not only do you get the small gusts of air coming off Mountain Creek Lake, …

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Now that we’ve entered into July, the full force of the North Texas summer is upon us. Humidity is on the rise, as are the temperatures, and there are very few places to venture to for an escape from the blazing sun. The upside to the seemingly endless Texas summer is the prospect of great golfing weather and long days …

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Typically, when I show up for an event on Tour, there’s not much thought into what I’m doing or where I’m going. I’ve been to most events numerous times and rarely need GPS to get from the airport to my hotel or the golf course. Most guys who have done this awhile will tell you the same thing, and all …

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The direction the golf swing travels in the downswing and then thru to the finish has been debated for years. Should it be at the target line? Some instructors say it should be to the right of the target line, while others say it should be left of the target line. Wow, very confusing if you’re an average golfer looking …

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If you had just one wish, what would you hope your golf swing might allow you to do better? Most PGA Tour pros, of course, would wish for better consistency because they have plenty of everything else – good full-swing distance and trajectory, good short game and good putting. What is consistency? Consistency can be at the shot level in …

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