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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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When the LPGA comes to D-FW in September, the players will be met with a collection of holes that at one point or another, will require power, precision and creativity. This will be the second event at this Tripp Davis/Justin Leonard design and after last year’s tournament, a few changes are on the table for the second run. The staging …

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When it comes to bombing the driver there are three main causes of distance loss as a result of not maximizing the energy transferred from the club to the ball. Those three causes are: 1. A downward attack angle 2. Off center contact 3. An outside-in swing path The good news is that with one, cheap and easy to find …

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By: Kiran Kanwar Summer is here and Texas will continue to get hot, hotter and hottest. And while the temperatures rise, so too does the avid golfers’ interest in playing the game we all love. So, it becomes vital to protect oneself in a number of ways including through wearing the right apparel (sweat-wicking shirts and perhaps a hat or …

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By: Bill Nichols Wild golf has taken its toll on the ole F-150. Hobbled by inoperable alignment issues and having recently turned 200,000, the beast faces an uncertain future. He can relate to the remote nine-hole tracks we visit; old, frayed at the edges, and costly to maintain. The owners walk the tight rope balancing repair costs with the bottom …

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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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