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Chipping – Our First Lag Putt

Chipping – The Other Half of Stroke Saving Last week, I waded through all the information I could find on successful putting. There’s too much of it to handle all at once, but I finally got it that most of our shots are from 120 yards in, and that most of the strokes to be …

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Fowler and the Wicked, Woeful Wedge

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler Gives A Wedge Lesson for Golf Digest I don’t know how many people are as afraid of their pitching wedge as I am, but I’ll bet that for many, it is, or is one of the most scary clubs in the bag. The wedge requires a range of distances, and different styles of …

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Bob Rotella Principles Good for All of Us

Noted Sports Psychologist Rotella Teaches Good Principles for Even the Worst Golfer Among Us Dr. Bob Rotella is about as big time as it gets in golf psychology. He works with the big guys, but his ten principles for a competitive round, and his ten rules for mental fitness work for all of us, even …

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The Short Game – Boring?

Lower Scores are Never Boring, and We Need a Short Game to Do It Face it, men. We haven’t really thought this through properly. Women have made better sense of it than we have, but even they need a moment to reflect. We have grown up in a love affair with our drivers. If you …

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Yani Tseng is Still Here

Tseng Still Appearing on Leader Boards, Despite Not Winning It’s time to drag out the old psychologist’s couch again. It’s not for Tiger, Rory, or any number of male golfing mysteries this time. It’s for Yani Tseng, who until a few years ago was the Queen of everything available for such a title in women’s …

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Relationships with Every Golf Club

Golf clubs

Which Golf Club do You Love or Hate Oh, go on and admit it. Those of us who take golf seriously, sometimes too seriously, have anthropomorphised golf clubs into relationships that represent iconic types of delightful and destructive human interactions. I’ve known one or two men through the years who take this to the extreme, …

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Golf’s Odd Rules

The Rules Of Golf Baffle Many of Us Again, we witnessed an odd ending to a major event this week, when Anna Nordqvist, in the midst of a sudden death playoff, was coolly informed that she had lost the tournament a hole before. What was intended to be a gripping finale of an LPGA major …

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The Joys of Golf Club Scavenging

  Treasures in Old Golf Clubs   My father used to own a fantastic set of Pings. Not the most predictable golfer in the world, they were good for him, and he improved. The sweet spot was big, and he got to where he could play a creditable round of golf. I would have much …

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