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People say the golf swing is all about impact. But it’s what you do before impact that determines if the strike will be any good. Getting into a solid position at the top lets you swing freely on the way down. You don’t have to fight your way back into position. Let’s look at three
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ABOUT The old saying goes, “You don’t play golf swing, you play golf.” It’s an important reminder that knowing how to hit all the shots is only half the equation for being a good golfer. The other half is understanding how to navigate the course to shoot lower scores. In this video series, Golf Digest
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Everyone needs a tee shot they can rely on. It’s not necessarily the longest drive, it’s the one you’re sure you can put in the fairway when you can’t afford to be in the rough. I had one of those situations last year on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff with Minjee Lee at
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ABOUT If you think of the golf swing in broad terms, as one continuous movement, Jim McLean says you’re making it too hard. McLean, a top-five instructor on Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America, believes that breaking the swing into key positions is the best way to start improving your technique and playing better
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All too often amateurs have one basic chipping stroke, and they use it no matter the lie. I’m all for keeping it simple on standard chips, but you have to adapt to different lies. When you try to force a technique, you get in trouble. Let’s look at two common chipping scenarios: the perched lie
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The thing about hitting fairway woods off the turf is, most golfers feel like they have to help them into the air. They look down and don’t see much loft on the clubface, and they know they want to launch the ball high, so what do they do? The classic mistakes are playing the ball
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ABOUT Whether it’s a 100-mile-per-hour fastball, a slap shot from the blue line or a knockout punch, the most explosive moves in sports come after there is a buildup of energy. That’s certainly true in golf, where a big, fully wound backswing results in a faster, better synchronized through-swing. That’s the jumping-off point for this
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ABOUT As a kid, Luke Donald pretended he was Hall of Famer Seve Ballesteros and tried to save par from every conceivable spot around the greens. As a pro, Luke used those practice sessions to help get to the top of the PGA Tour in just about every short-game statistic over 18-plus seasons. Now you
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ABOUT What does one of the tour’s bombers do on the range—driver after driver into the stratosphere? Hardly. Justin Thomas reveals that he spends up to 80 percent of his warm-up time hitting 8-iron or less. Like all long hitters, he knows his explosive natural power will get him closer to the green than most
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When I meet golfers who’ve been struggling with a slice since day one, I know I’m going to have some fun. Why? Because I can straighten their ball flight, even teach them to hit a draw, in a matter of minutes. Getting in the correct positions is easy. Beating a slice is ultimately about commitment
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ABOUT The hero shots in golf might seem to be the monster drives and piercing irons that check up next to the pin, but the ones that most affect your scores come within 50 yards of the green. In this six-part video program, Butch Harmon demonstrates what average golfers can do to become proficient with
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