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Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to meet many celebrities and sports figures. I’ve met musicians Glenn Frey, Branford Marsalis and Huey Lewis, to name a few. Professional athletes Penny Hardaway, Joe Theismann, and Drew Brees. And actors George Lopez, Andy Garcia, and Josh Duhamel. I’ve even met President George H.W. Bush – he shoved me in jest on the …

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Every day you’re at the golf course, driving range or watching golf on TV, you see many different styles of golf swings.  That’s what makes this game so great is that there’s a lot of different ways to swing the club.  However, there’s a common trait to all the different styles of swings: a good impact. I really couldn’t tell …

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Kelly Kraft, a native of Denton, Texas, has been a golf professional since 2012, and, just earlier this year, finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. By now he must know a lot about his own game and how to keep it in shape and what he needs to do to continually perform at peak level. So it was …

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Story by James McAffee   Set among large coastal dunes, magnificent granite cliffs, desert foothills and white-sanded beaches at the tip of the Baja peninsula, the Quivira Golf Club offers more ocean front exposure than any other course in the immediate area. This emerald nestled alongside the rocky desert beaches of Mexico is Jack Nicklaus’ sixth design in Los Cabos. …

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With the ever-fluctuating weather in North Texas, one thing that can be difficult for golf courses is maintaining consistent conditions year in and year out.  Even the nicest courses in the area can struggle to keep their course in shape as Mother Nature consistently throws them dancing knuckle balls of heat, cold, rain, violent storms and drought conditions. Even with …

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For a course that has been a community mainstay for nearly a century, Cedar Crest Golf Course is looking better than ever. Located in the heart of South Dallas, Cedar Crest is part of the lifeblood of the city’s golfing community, but its facilities had fallen behind the times. Things are on the upswing now, however, as the course’s recent …

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When I first decided to become a Tour caddy in 1992, I figured, how hard could it be? I’d played golf for 12 years up to that point, including a couple in college, and despite never club caddying, I knew it couldn’t be that difficult. Oh man was I wrong. The only time I was more wrong about something was …

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For most golfers, playing a fairway bunker shot is the most difficult full swing shot in golf. Even from a perfect lie in the sand amateur golfers struggle with the execution of this shot. From my experience there’s two main reasons – your footing and balance – and then consistently having the bottom of the downswing in the proper place. …

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For those readers who are keen followers of the PGA Tour, do you get the impression that while the technology used by leading instructors to coach top professional players has become increasingly more sophisticated in the past decade, more fit, young players are becoming inconsistent and/or injured? What do you suppose is happening? The fact of the matter is, while …

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by David Theoret The Beau Rivage Golf & Resort is like no other golf course – or resort for that matter – in the Carolinas. Sure, you can find plenty of courses in the state with fairways framed by towering Carolina pine trees, and there are several resorts that feature lush, Bermuda fairways leading to TifEagle greens. But there is …

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