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Stretching: 9 Benefits, Plus Safety Tips and How to Start

1. Increases your flexibility<p>Regular stretching can help increase your flexibility, which is crucial for your overall health. Not only can improved …

Exercise

A Different Way To Turn A Slice Into A Draw

Banish the Banana Ball<p>The physics of a slice is uncomplicated. It happens because your club strikes the ball with the face pointing open in relation to the swing's path. For right-handers, that means the clubface is pointing right of the path at impact—that's it. What's not so simple is the …

Golf

Give Your Tee Shots An Instant Boost

<b>LAUNCH IT HIGHER</b><p>Most amateurs hit the ball with a downward strike too low on the face, creating high spin and low launch—the worst combination for distance. You'll immediately get longer if you hit it in the sweet spot, which is a little above the center of the face. To do that, focus on how your …

Golf

Quick slice fix: Beat banana balls with your backswing

If you're making controlled, balanced swings but still find yourself hitting a random assortment of hooks and slices, your backswing may be the …

Golf

No Trackman? No problem. This ballstriking drill will cost you next to nothing

<i>So you're struggling with your ballstriking. Maybe it's your takeaway? Maybe it's your impact position? This drill will help hammer out any</b> …

Golf

Want to shape shots like the pros? Here's how to do it on command

<i>Tour players don't like to discuss how they shape shots. They simply shape them, whether it's by "thinking" fade or, maybe, "feeling" a draw. Trust</i> …

Golf

3 steps to hit darts with your fairway woods just like you do with irons

<b>HIT DARTS WITH YOUR FAIRWAY WOODS</b><p>You've made high-lofted fairway woods and hybrids your primary tools for approach shots, and why not: They're easier …

Golf

5 Ways To Hit Straighter And Longer Golf Drives

Do you want to hit straighter and longer golf drives? In this post PGA professional Dan Whittaker explains key dos and don'ts, plus he uses TrackMan …

Swing Sequence: Luke List

Grace and power are two qualities rarely blended well in a golf swing, but that isn't the case for PGA Tour player Luke List, says his instructor, Jamie Mulligan. Though the show of force in other long hitters is obvious, it's much more subtle with List.

Hunter Mahan: 6 Easy Ways to Crush It Down the Fairway

I love driving. My caddie had better have a very good reason for handing me a 3-wood or hybrid on the tee box, because unless it makes zero sense to …

Do This Trainer's Bodyweight Workout Anywhere For Toned Legs and a Strong Core

If you don't know who Francheska Martinez is yet, you'll be happy to meet her. She's a certified trainer and stretch therapist in Austin, TX, who's always looking for new, creative ways to move her body. And it's totally contagious.<p>With many different certifications under her belt, including Animal …

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Hard Ball: How a small guy like Xander Schauffele kills it off the tee

Ever since my early teens, I’ve tried to swing the driver very fast. Back then, it was as fast as I could. But now that I’m 24, I’m working to dial back some of that speed, knowing I have an extra gear if needed. The goal is to protect myself from injuries down the road—especially to my back. That …

Bunker Shots are the Easiest Shots on the Course

Golf instructor Will Robins says bunker shots are the easiest shots because there’s more room for error in a bunker shot than any other shot on the course. Think about it: Where else can you hit a few inches behind the ball and still be left with a good shot? In our video series, <b>The Will Robins</b> …

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Stephen King

The Simple Swing Plane Drill That's Going to Make You a Good Iron Player

A lot of amateurs struggle hitting consistent, solid iron shots - especially under pressure. Kyle Morris, one of our Golf Digest Best Young Teachers, says that a lot of the reason why golfers have problems with their irons is because their swing plane is wrong. Commonly, Morris says the hands go …

MCT Oil Boosts Energy, Increases Metabolism & Balances Blood Sugar. So Why Aren't More People Using It?

Our brain, hormones, and immune system need healthy fats from the foods we eat to thrive. The trillions of cells that our bodies are made of depend …

Nutrition

Take A Harvard Course On Buddhism For Free

If you've ever had an interest in learning about Buddhism, now is the perfect opportunity. You can take a Harvard University course on the beliefs, …

Fix Finder Fix of the Week: Eliminate your slice once and for all

<i>Welcome to Fix of the Week, our weekly highlight of the best tips from our free Fix Finder instruction app. This week's tip comes from Top 100</i> …

10 Tour Pro Ball Striking Tips

Need help with your ball striking? Check out these superb tips from 10 of the world's best players<p><b>10 Tour Pro Ball Striking Tips</b><p>As golfers, we are …

Golf

The Coaching Advice I Never Forgot

What's truly important and what's not<p>One of my favorite mentors once told me that the key to staying sharp was to "always be coaching." He meant that the process of being coached, and actively coaching someone else, was the practice field for constant learning and improvement. The top highlights …

Get The Most Out Of Your Hybrid

How to use it from the rough<p>It used to be that if you wanted to hit a fairly long shot into a green from the rough, you'd need a prayer and a 3-iron. Now you just need to know how to hit hybrid. There margin for error is much greater. Nowadays, while our 3-irons are collecting dust, we've got …

Ultimate Golfer's Guide to Pebble Beach: Where to Play, Stay, Eat

A round at Pebble Beach costs more than five Franklins. And it's worth every penny. A trip to this seaside paradise— host to five U.S. Opens, 70 Tour …

Stressed About Turning Your Idea Into a Product? Read This

Meet entrepreneur Jason Simmons of DeadSoxy, as we talk startup sense, cold calls, product-centricity, oh, and the ups and downs of building a sock brand.<p>The toughest part of being an inventor or an entrepreneur is all of the unknowns. There are no guarantees and there is a lot of room for failure. …

5 books to read if you want to retire rich

You might be able to start collecting Social Security at 62, but personal finance expert Suze Orman says it's a mistake to think this is the right age for most people to retire. Given today's economic reality and the longer lifespans many of us can expect to enjoy, most Americans should wait until …

Butch Harmon: Hit Crisp Irons Like A Pro

3 musts at impact: forward, down and through<p>You hear it all the time: "Hit down on the ball and take a divot." And it's good advice, but you have to be in position to actually do it. In fact, a few positions. Let's look.<p>First, play the ball in line with the logo on your shirt, on the left side of …

Golf

Simplify your driver swing for effortless power

I hear a lot of people say to shift all your weight away from the target when you take the driver back and then shift it back to your front side on the way through. I'm sure that works for some, but my swing doesn't have a lot of lateral movement. Mine's more about rotation. I think it's because I …

The 10 best golf instruction stories of 2017

We publish a lot of golf instruction content with the hopes that you'll find something—a thought, a drill, a tip—that resonates with your game and helps you improve. Since it's the very end of the year, we decided to go through all of the instruction pieces we published in 2017 to find the 10 …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Here's How to Retire Early

What does early retirement mean to you? Is it leaving the workforce at 60? 50? Sometime in your 40s? No matter what period of life sounds ideal, I'm here to tell you that you <i>can</i> retire when you want to, even if that means doing so well ahead of your peers. You just need to follow the right path to …