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Ever hit a shot that vibrates your hands at impact? The feeling is from an “off center” contact to the clubface. This type of miss can also turn the club in your hands. It’s not a very good feeling and even worse when the temperatures are cooler. Conversely, there’s nothing better than making impact in the dead center of the …

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Tiger Woods roars back, and Phil Mickelson wins a Tour event at the age of 47. How very apropos that these amazing events were preceded by an interview of many 40+ players at the Genesis Open earlier this year. They were all asked how they feel their bodies have changed since they turned 40, whether there are more aches and pains, …

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Despite being nationally known as Dallas’ little brother, Fort Worth has its fair share of iconic spots: the Kimball Art Museum, Joe T. Garcia’s, the Fort Worth Water Gardens. The Stockyards alone are known nationwide. You can’t watch a professional sporting event without the obligatory return from commercial b-roll footage of longhorn steer click-clacking over the red brick streets with …

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Putting is the simplest motion in golf. It has virtually zero body motion and requires a very small amount of energy. However, it can be part of golf that just drives golfers crazy. But just having a little direction in the type of putter and an understanding of the stroke can make all the difference in the world. There are …

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The January 2018 PGA Show had an offering of dozens of exciting products to visually and mentally stimulate any fed-up-with-winter golfer visiting the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando as much for the bright sunshine outdoors as for the colorful displays indoors. Apparel, accessories, golf clubs and even golf balls were presented in every color of the rainbow. The “bells …

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Reynolds Plantation, um, er, Reynolds Lake Oconee can change its longtime name, but nothing can change this always top-notch Southern golf (and now outdoors) outpost, complete with luxury lodging and natural hardwood scenery. More than 30 years ago, businessman Mercer Reynolds III and his family began to develop the thousands of acres of family land along Georgia’s scenic Lake Oconee …

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The pre-shot routine of the world’s best golfer involved so much wiggling that he looked like he was trying to take his pants off without using his hands. With his stationary rhumba concluded, the world’s best finally seemed ready for launch. He wasn’t. He paused. He paused again. Spectators checked their watches. They looked at train schedules. They pondered the …

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Swinging the club back and through is an essential part of the game. Generally speaking, you’d like to swing the club up over your back shoulder, then down to the ground and up again over your front shoulder. That is the description of the golf swing in its most simple form. The angle on which the club swings up and …

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Last month’s column was about “mind over matter,” or about how various focus-of-attention styles can change putting results. Research shows us that whether one focuses on a body part (internal focus) or the club or the target (both external foci) changes how effectively a putt is made. The focus of attention, however, is only a small part of all the …

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By David Theoret Myrtle Beach … is there a better hub of golf courses in the United States? You could maybe argue for a few other locations, but once you’ve explored the dozens of tracts in South Carolina’s golf Mecca, you’ll be hard pressed to name somewhere better. One of Myrtle Beach’s best-kept secrets is True Blue Golf Club. True …

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