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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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Starting the golf swing can make or break the result of the swing. If the takeaway is not swinging up the swing plane with the clubface square, you will need to compensate somewhere in the swing in order to hit a straight shot. The takeaway sets up the momentum of the swing. If the momentum gets started in the proper …

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The PGA Show 2017 has come and gone, and what a whirlwind of exciting new products – everything imaginable from apparel to equipment. For the enthusiastic golfer too, there was plenty of choices – sadly he or she can only get this information through a member of the golf industry with access to this biggest of golf trade shows. So, here …

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As the original golf resort in the Caribbean, opened by still relatively unknown Pete Dye in 1971, the Casa De Campo resort and its signature Teeth of the Dog layout has always set the standard for golf in the scenic Caribbean. But with its recent international showcase, hosting the Latin American Amateur Championship in February, overseen by the United States …

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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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