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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 …

How To Pure It From Any Lie

It's one thing to pure it off a range mat or spongy grass in the middle of the fairway, but you're really not playing good golf until you can hit good shots from the tough lies. I'm talking about when your ball is sitting in the rough, or when it's in a depression like a divot hole, or when the lie …

PHOTOS: Seven ways to see and feel the perfect swing

1 of 7<p>1. Picture three planes for easy power<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>2. Open a wine bottle to boost speed<p>3 of 7<p>3. Lose your marbles to hit it …

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A comprehensive guide to the new Rules of Golf

The United State Golf Association and the R&A unveiled a comprehensive proposal of what they’d like the Rules of Golf to be starting Jan. 1, 2019. According to one of the USGA’s chief officials, John Bodenhamer, the two organizations are in lockstep about making the rules easier to understand and …

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The Right Way To Chip

Simple keys for making solid contact—every time.<p>Chipping looks so easy when you see a good player doing it. On the flip side, it can be hard to watch when someone is struggling with these little shots.<p>The No. 1 issue is making solid contact. Why? Because the club's not moving fast enough to keep …

The Easiest Drill For Better Ball Striking

We get it. Sometimes, you don’t want to mess around with some swing-aid contraption. Sometimes, you just want better ball striking in the simplest way possible. And what’s the simplest way to practice? Practice in the rough. Yes, we know, you’re in the rough all the time when you play –- why would …

This is the easiest backyard driver drill we’ve ever seen

If you’re into working on your game in your backyard, we’re guessing you’ve limited yourself to chipping. And that’s fair; no need to smash golf balls through your neighbors’ windows. But this drill that Jason Guss, one of our Golf Digest Best Young Teachers, gave us for your backyard lets you pull …

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Pose a Strike: Set Up a Perfect Angle of Attack

Create the perfect angle of attack for crisp pitches and high-launch drives with this simple preshot move.<p><b>Pitch Shots</b><p><b>1. STAND STRAIGHT UP</b> with the …

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Arnold Palmer: Forever the Best Grip in the Game

<b>Beginning Dec. 14, GOLF.com is rolling out a story per day honoring the legendary Arnold Palmer, who died on Sept. 25. These pieces appeared in a</b> …

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The Swing of a King: A Top 100 Teacher Shares the Traits That Made Arnold Palmer Great

<b>Beginning Dec. 14, GOLF.com is rolling out a story per day honoring the legendary Arnold Palmer, who died on Sept. 25. These pieces appeared in a</b> …

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Here's a drill @LydiaKo recommends if you'd like to keep your head still during your swing. https://t.co/SdwMlGypDY

The 19 most exclusive, chic, "You got on WHERE?!?!" golf courses in the United States

Pebble Beach is one of the paragons of American golf courses. Same with Pinehurst, Bandon, Whistling Straits. Yet, with a simple phone call (and a nice bank account), anyone can theoretically play at these beautiful layouts. But then, there's another sect of the golf world. Courses that players …

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Keep The Ball In One Place For Every Club

A lot of what determines whether you hit a good or bad shot happens at address. The simplest thing is ball position. If you get the ball in the right spot, good things tend to fall into place. Get it in the wrong spot, and things fall apart.<p>I like keeping the ball in the same position for all clubs …

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2018 Hot List: Best New Golf Balls

When we asked golfers to evaluate golf balls for this year's Hot List—during testing at Marriott's Grande Vista Resort in Orlando—our overarching guidance was: "Rate these balls based on how much you would want to play them compared to your current ball." Turns out they found an expanding universe …

Tips From the Best Young Teachers In America

A selection of lessons from our Best Young Teachers In America 2016-17<p><b>PICTURE HOME PLATE TO CHIP IT GREAT</b><p><i>MATT WILSON / 31</i><p><i>La Rinconada C.C., Los Gatos, Calif.</i><p>On short greenside shots, many golfers keep their arms straight, hands forward and wrists locked in an attempt to make good contact. …

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Want to break 70? Here’s what to practice

With more than 20 years experience coaching elite golfers, I often get players coming to me searching for the so-called “next level.” The truth is, …

Hit The Green With Every Wedge Shot

Master those tricky shots from 50 yards and in<p>The little wedge from 20 to 50 yards is one I’ve always felt comfortable with, although it can be a shot that gives even good players fits. I have a series of keys that make it easy to nip the ball precisely. Once you have those keys down cold, you can …

Feel This One Move To Quit Slicing

Move your left arm the right way to start the downswing.<p>There's a reason more Golf Digest instruction attention has been devoted to the slice than any other subject throughout our history.<p>A lot of people do it, and it can be a hard problem to fix.<p>A lot of advice starts with changing the way you …

Try Justin Rose's Alignment Trick

How to make sure you're locked in on your target.<p>Sometimes there’s so much to think about on the course, you can forget to think about a very important detail: Where you’re aiming. We’ve all caught ourselves doing it at some point. You’ve got some swing thought in your head or you’re so obsessed …

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Fix Your Grip By the Weekend

Hold the club like you'd hold a suitcase, not diagonally<p>Fundamentals are called fundamentals because if you get them wrong you'll have a hard time hitting good shots.<p>The grip might be the most basic fundamental--it's the only link between you and the club--but it's the one thing many players get …

Pure Your Irons

My best tips for getting more looks at birdie<p>Once the ball is in the fairway, it's time to put a good swing on my approach shot to get a look at birdie. Although the basic mechanics of the iron swing are similar to the driver, there are some differences. Namely, you want to hit down instead of …