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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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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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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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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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If you want to improve your putting, take advantage of your hands. I know, I know. You’ve probably been told to take your hands out of the stroke. But that doesn’t make sense. You’ve been training your hands to perform precise, coordinated movements even before you could walk, so why not let them help you
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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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