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This article is for those golf aficionados who love to predict eventual winners of golf events and are even, perhaps, enthusiastic punters. It involves a fun “experiment” that was designed to predict (or not) which of a few selected golfers in a four-day pro tour event would have the best scores at the end of it. While there are too …

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Aahhh Will, Will, Will. So young, so talented. And now, just as you turn 26 and have had your very first PGA TOUR victory, you are needlessly suffering from not just one, but two, herniated discs in your low back.  Needlessly? Well golf injury research has existed for decades, and the movements and positions that cause low back pain in …

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If anyone believes the best roller-coaster rides in California are at the many theme parks that dot the entire landscape of SoCal, they could not be more wrong. The very best ride to be had, for the rare person fortunate enough to experience one, is in a golf cart … being driven up and down the contoured landscape of the …

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The golf fitness industry is an ever-expanding one, with everyone from your neighborhood collegiate golfer to well-known physical therapists and chiropractors being full-time golf fitness trainers. What is not clear is whether all golf fitness trainers perform any type of fitness evaluation prior to prescribing exercises to an individual golfer and, if so, what type of assessment do they use? …

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In the end, it was a battle between two Texans and one Brit. The 2022 U.S. Open, that is. And all these giants of the game were 27 years old or less. How the game of golf has changed and evolved! Could we have predicted who would win even after 63 holes? What do the numbers tell us? Matt Fitzpatrick …

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Every golfer – regardless of skill-level – faces several feast or famine shots daily. Make them and life is spared, miss them and …. Those shots are the putts, a golfer’s final hurrah (or not, as the case might be) on every hole. So what must a golfer do to sink more putts? What aspects of putting matter most?  Three …

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The LA Open at the beautiful Wilshire Country Club in the heart of Hollywood is always an event to look forward to. With perfect weather, the amazing color involved in a women’s golf event, and most of the top female players in the world in contention, what’s not to love about the event, this year played as the Dio Implant …

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If you read two lists of names, which one would you believe was merely pulled out of a local telephone directory and which would you know was a list of elite golf professionals: Retief Goosen, Ernie Els, Bernhard Langer, Rocco Mediate, Darren Clarke, Tom Lehman, Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh, David Duval and Mark Calcavecchia or Lucas Herbert, Thomas …

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The famous Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles has been the home of the Genesis Invitational since 1929. In 2028, it will also play host to the Los Angeles Olympic Games. No wonder it is a popular stop for the PGA TOUR’s very best, who are additionally motivated to be a part of an event that supports Tiger Woods’ TGR …

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Imagine the whimsy and sheer poetry of a golf course associated with the “butterfly effect.” We live in a part of the world where golf course names invariably and predictably (according to The Business of Golf by J.J. Keegan) involve a color (356 courses use the word “green”), a land feature (1,019 use “hill”), an animal (165 have an “eagle” …

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