Golf / Instruction

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Bunker play tends to be one of the most feared shots by the weekend golfer. If you ask a PGA Tour player they will likely tell you it’s one of the easiest shots. Now, I know that you know this already. So, the question is: why is there this discrepancy in the difficulty of this shot? The fundamental component that …

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There are over 60 million people on this planet who chase a small white ball across a huge expanse of green lawn while using what experts have termed “one of the most biomechanically complex motions in sport to execute”. Little wonder then that professionals and amateurs alike are inconsistent, are always in search of better direction or more distance and …

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Just East of Loop 12 in Dallas sits what used to be Twin Wells Golf Course. The course had fallen on hard times and the City of Irving wanted to revamp this track to reflect their commitment to community and give the city a course they could be proud of.  After securing a budget, officials reached out to John Colligan …

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Have you ever heard the comment, “Their short game is so good they could land it on a dime”?  That is a reference to the person’s ability to control the landing distance of the chip shot. A player develops that control not only through experience, but specific skill training. That’s where the “Ladder Drill” comes in to play. This can …

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Now that the fall season is in full swing and a lot of golfers want to go out and play, it’s important to be able to do so comfortably. In other words, with no pain to hamper a fun round of golf. One area that is becoming increasingly important for golfers is the hip. As golfers spend many hours sitting …

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Whitestone Golf Club has long been a destination for those in the southern half of Tarrant Country. Just off Highway 377 South about 15 minutes southwest of Downtown Fort Worth, this course opened as we welcomed a new century back in 2000. In the years since, the course has seen its ups and downs, but a recent change in ownership …

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As this is AVIDGOLFER Magazine’s Golf Science column, it seemed completely à propos to acquire some insights about the golf swing from Michael Jacobs, who recently authored the book “Science of the Golf Swing”. Jacobs is a Golf Digest top 50 and Golf Magazine top 100 golf instructor and has also been, at 40 years old, Golf Digest’s best young …

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Maybe you heard the tall Texas tale of the two frontiersmen who frantically climbed into a small cave by the Clear Fork Brazos River to elude a band of Comanches, arrows whizzing by as the men crawled through a hole in the rock along the steep bank. Whew, safe at last. But one problem: Their shelter was inhabited by rattlesnakes. …

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With the ability for golfers to purchase “deals” on golf courses, many avid golfers play on a different course every weekend and seem to love the adventure. Other golfers “collect” golf courses that are designed by a favorite golf course architect like Donald Ross or Pete Dye. One famous golf course designer who might also be a “collector’s item” is …

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First time I ever saw Kansas, they were opening for Aerosmith at UTA’s Texas Hall. This is notable only because, about a century later, I actually toured the state of Kansas, and again Kansas was the backup band, stuck in my head the whole way. Yep, a four-day road trip exploring wilderness golf adventures in the heartland. I drove all …

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