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When you hit into a greenside bunker, is your brain flooded with swing thoughts that make the next shot seem complicated, like you’re running through a long checklist just to get the ball out? Instead, clear your mind—if you can—and try my simpler approach: No matter the lie, no matter the yardage, play the ball
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We’ve all been there—standing over a four-footer really matters. Could be for that a birdie. Could be to win a weekend match. Could even be to keep your team from going backward in a scramble. No matter the scenario, there are only two outcomes. Why do some golfers always seem to make these while others
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As the days get shorter and your course becomes less playable, turn your attention to working on your game for next year—especially getting longer off the tee, says golf-fitness trainer Kaitlyn Pimentel. She particularly likes the two exercises on this page because of the way they complement each other. “With only these two exercises, you
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You might have heard of the swing flaw known as the chicken wing. It refers to the bend in the lead arm (left for right-handers) as the club moves through the hitting zone. This bend causes the elbow to jut, giving the arm the look of a bar-food staple. Unfortunately, it often leads to fat
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Swing catalyst motion plates cost software about $21,000. and 3-D A TrackMan 4 launch monitor is $19,000. BodiTrak software and portable force plates are about $2,500. All of these game-improvement devices will definitely help you play better golf, but I’m guessing you’d like to know if there’s a low-cost alternative. How about a 99-cent sponge?
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The putting stroke is the smallest swing in golf, which makes it relatively simple—but also challenging. Let me explain. On putts, you don’t have much time to compensate for errors in the setup or backstroke. In fact, your address position largely determines whether you hit a good putt or a bad one. Two positions in
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It’s been a debate that has gone on almost as long as the game has been played: What is the proper distance golfers should be playing from? Of course, many Neanderthal males often insist on playing “the back tees,” almost always stretching past 6,500 yards and often measuring somewhere in the 6,800-to-7,000-yard range. Playing from
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You might think golf workouts should focus on moves directly related to swinging the club faster, like getting a bigger shoulder turn or increasing hand and arm speed. Sure, those things can help you generate power, but there’s perhaps something even more fundamental in the distance equation: strong legs. “In all sports, it’s about the
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Arccos, the stat-tracking platform that uses grip sensors and artificial intelligence to analyze individual golfer’s rounds and tendencies, expanded its offerings today to fill a gap in its putter compatibility. In cooperation with gripmaker SuperStroke, Arccos unveiled an adapter that allows its sensors to work with the company’s CounterCore and Traxion putter grips. SuperStroke’s Countercore
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All that time in front of computer screens isn’t just hurting your eyes. The muscles responsible for good posture—and a functional golf swing—can atrophy when you sit too long. You feel tighter, get sore easier and can’t swing like you’re capable of swinging. Even worse, the American Cancer Society says eight of the 10 most
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