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Developing a skilled chipping and pitching game requires the ability to influence trajectory and spin. Having the ability to hit your two most lofted wedges, three different trajectories, will give you the ability to cover many shots around the green. Let’s consider “Trajectory 1” the lowest trajectory with the most amount of roll. “Trajectory 2” is our mid-trajectory with mid-roll …

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The LPGA Tour is a wonderful potpourri of players from all over the world. In recent years many of the leading players have been of Asian origin – at first it was women from Korea, and in more recent years there have been some fine golfers from Thailand too. How is it that female golfers who are often from non-English …

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In searching the rural routes for wilderness golf adventures, trains have been my constant companion. Everywhere I go. Always there.  Railroads and golf courses have shared a common bond since way back. Trains were instrumental in the development of our country, cutting through mountains and other obstacles that stymied explorers as we expanded west. Golf courses followed suit, sprouting up …

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Striking an iron pure is one of the greatest feelings in golf. The effortless, smooth contact is like food for the soul. However, a poor strike reverberates throughout the body with almost as much intensity. Whether it’s the jarring thud of a chunk or the bone shattering, finger breaking thin shot, it’s time to work on our iron contact. With …

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Highway 6, one of the original 25 proposed state highways in 1917, cuts through the heart of Texas from the Red River down to the outskirts of Galveston. SH-6 epitomizes road-trip romanticism. The old highway rolls down central Texas and back in time, taking travelers on a roller-coaster tour of small towns along undulating farmland dotted with wildflowers and historical …

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Oak Hollow in McKinney has long been the go-to for residents of the rapidly expanding community north of Dallas. The course uses the slogan “Unique by Nature” and in this case, it couldn’t be more appropriate. Oak Hollow continues to evolve as  a growing population in the area adds money to the annual budget. In just the last four years, …

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Did you know that you could hit the ball farther without increasing your club head speed? If you are like the majority of golfers that hit down on the ball with their driver (downward or negative attack angle) then you are giving up distance. Here are three “connected” keys to helping you achieve an upward attack angle with your driver …

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Does this sound familiar? You’re a golfer who takes his/her game seriously and hates to lose to friends during a weekend round. You then frequently go home and proceed to tear your hair out over why you missed some of those fairways, did not hit some easy greens, or putted so poorly. Well, you’re not alone. Peter Sanders was another …

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Golf came to Oklahoma in 1900, when Scottish immigrant Alex Findlay designed Guthrie Country Club just north of Oklahoma City. Renowned architects have been following Findlay’s bootprints ever since. So, I figured, if some dude on a pony could usher golf into the Sooner state and leave a hero, then I could at least drive to Oklahoma instead of through …

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One of the more common swing faults I see on the lesson tee is a lateral sway of the hips during the backswing. In many cases this leads to a “reverse sway” or hang back on the downswing. One thing that is for sure, a sway it going to lead to contact issues and a loss of power! If you …

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