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The Hoag Classic is the PGA Tour Champions’ one stop in Southern California, and in the balmy weather of early March, it makes for some exciting super-star watching given that many big-name professional golfers participate in this event.  The 2020 event featured many legends, including six World Golf Hall of Famers – Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Tom Kite, …

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Eye Line The position of your eyes relative to the ball (target line) is more important than you might think. It influences both alignment and path. Your eyes can be positioned directly over the ball or on the inside of the ball. The great thing is, it’s actually very easy for you to test yourself! How to Check Take your …

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Although it has a Dallas address, Bear Creek Golf Club is conveniently located at the southwest corner of DFW Airport, making it a perfect place for locals and travelers alike to enjoy a day on the links. The 36-hole layout features the East and West courses and is one of the most oft-visited properties in the area.  The East course …

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You hit a perfect drive right down the middle of the fairway of the first hole. You’ve got a great look at the pin, which is cut in the middle of green. There’s a bunker at the front, but it’s no big deal because you’ve got a pitching wedge in your hand. This is the best start you’ve had on …

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The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Southern California is an event that benefits Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation. This exciting event includes a Collegiate Showcase on the Monday before the tournament, which not only allows the winning collegiate golfer to participate in the event, but also donates $50,000 to the winning golfer’s University’s golf program. The event was therefore …

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Since its ribbon cutting in 2001, Cowboys Golf Club has been one of the finest public golf experiences in D/FW. In fact, AVIDGOLFER has named Cowboys as the Best Public Course every year since it opened. I used the word “experience” because at Cowboys it’s not just all about golf. Yes, the course is fantastic, and the conditions are always …

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When we talk about distance most of us immediately think about swinging faster. Increasing club speed. Now, if you are maximizing the efficiency of your swing, then that might be the answer. But for most, getting the most out of your current swing will result in an increase in distance.  Without getting too much into the numbers, the ratio of …

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Golfers of all skill levels tend to play completely differently when under pressure. That is because more flight-or-fight hormones (epinephrine and nor-epinephrine) are released when a person feels anxious or stressed, and they make muscles contract faster and more forcefully. As a result, the entire downswing sequence could get out of whack. As we see week after week, even the …

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Single-length irons (all irons in a set have the same length as a typical 6- or 7-iron) were first manufactured in about the 1930s, according to golf journalist Brent Kelley. Since then, many companies have sporadically made single-length clubs, including Tommy Armour, Edel Golf, Zynk Golf and Value Golf. Some custom fitting brands such as Wishon Golf have also offered …

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Well, it’s 2020 and that time of year where new-year resolutions are still fresh in our minds. Soon enough, those new-year resolutions will slip our minds as our busy lives consume them. But this is not just a new year, it’s a new decade! Let’s kick this decade off right with a putting speed drill that I want you to …

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