Golf / Instruction

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Have you ever had a chip around the green where all you have to do is get it up-and-down to get a birdie and you end up skulling the ball across the green? I see far too many students make the mistake of skulling the ball across the green and thinking it is poor mechanics when; in reality, many times …

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What with all the partitions happening in the world of men’s professional golf, aficionados are perhaps left with less motivation to follow any of the tours, as fan loyalty has to be divided across all the platforms. On any given Sunday, a relatively unknown player might heft the trophy that has engraved on it the hallowed names of winners from …

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Bear Creek Golf Club is one of Arcis Golf’s most fun and captivating properties. This centrally located facility was built right in the heart of the Metroplex, just a driver and a couple iron shots away from DFW Airport. With a pair of courses, a lively clubhouse scene, a great outdoor food and beverage area and a massive pavilion, this …

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Fort Worth has really stepped up its municipal golf game over the last several years. The renovation of Rockwood, which was officially completed in 2017, and the planned, long overdue renovation of Meadowbrook Golf Course, which will begin later this year, have taken most of the Fort Worth golf headlines over the last half-decade. But, as has been the case …

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I have spent a lot of time watching some of the best putters on the LPGA and PGA Tours, including Brad Faxon. Three things the top putters have in common are they are great at reading greens, they start the ball on their intended line the majority of the time and they have great distance control. This article is going …

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Golf fans, the world over, often believe that the pros they watch on TV are practically infallible, hitting long, straight drives and possessed of immaculate short games. So, The Genesis Invitational, held at the Riviera Country Club since 1973, was a great opportunity to find out just exactly what the pros themselves think about their ball-striking capabilities. Having asked several …

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There is nothing more frustrating than hitting your second shot on a par 5 on the fringe of the green, then blading the ball into the water over the green or chunking the ball a few feet in front of you, now turning your birdie into a bogey. If you’ve ever been in the situation of your ball being close …

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It has always been said that less-skilled golfers come over the top (OTT) while the best golfers, especially the professionals, never do. However, when asked for a tip to avoid over the top, many pros at the recent Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines said they are sometimes OTT, too. For some, like Michael Herrera, for whom the Farmers’ Insurance …

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Two hundred and fifty acres in south Arlington became Tierra Verde Golf Club back in 1998. Now, 25 years later, this Audubon Signature gem has been reborn with some jaw-dropping improvements. Tierra is one of the Metroplex’s foremost examples of wonderful playability combined with a serene country feel and relaxed atmosphere. Roadrunners, bobcats and other wildlife are abundant as you …

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There are so many keys to playing good golf, a lot of times when students are hitting the ball badly, they immediately think it is a result of a big fix that needs to be made when in reality the majority of the time it is just something small causing the big misses and inconsistency. Grip is one of the …

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