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At the end of the regular season, the top 72 players of the PGA Champions Tour compete in the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs — a three-event series. The second tournament in the series is the Invesco QQQ Championship, played at the beautiful Sherwood Country Club in Southern California. Only the top 36 of the final 54 players in the field …

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For those of us in the south we are lucky enough to be able to continue playing golf through most of the winter. With that said, a different style of golf is necessary in order to successfully navigate the changes in conditions. In particular, chipping takes on a completely different look when the Bermuda goes dormant. Have you ever notice …

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Grand Prairie’s Tangle Ridge Golf Club has been a staple for those in the southern part of DFW since it first opened back in 1995. Architect Jeff Brauer used some of the best topography in the Metroplex to create a layout that is few and far between in North Texas. It’s no secret that there isn’t a great amount of …

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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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