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Kevin Streelman Drops 10 Birdies to Lead Sanderson Farms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Kevin Streelman wasn't the only one who took advantage of nearly ideal conditions at Jackson County Club. The 37-year-old did …

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Best Drivers 2018

When you're thinking about your next driver—and we know you are, probably right now—what's increasingly different in 2018 is how the universe of drivers is expanding to meet your demands. Whether it's more adjustability than you could possibly imagine, or maybe none at all, the driver should be …

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Fitness Friday: How to swing like Rory (the sequel)

In response to feedback received on my recent Fitness Friday post "How to swing like Rory," I went back to Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear) for more tips on how to emulate what might be the best power swing in golf. If you watch Rory McIlroy swing in slow motion (<i>see below</i>), …

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Zach Johnson: The Keys To Better Drives

Zach Johnson: The Keys To Better Drives

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The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

19 Random Things That Make Fantastic Training Aids

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The story behind Tiger's new wedges, Spieth's putter and other Masters equipment tidbits

There are so many storylines at the Masters that equipment sometimes get overshadowed -- unless it's Phil Mickelson using two drivers or Adam Scott winning with a long putter.<p>Still, so far this week at Augusta National there are a number of interesting items n player's bags. Here's some of the more …

Target Practice

Irons that offer help & control<p>Today's iron sets are a split personality of game improvement and playability.<p>The lines between different types of irons aren't as clear as they used to be. Today's sets, whether designed for top-flight pros or average Joes, are a split personality of game improvement …

Why a Driver Fitting Matters

Our test found 23 yards you're missing<p>Jeff Flagg personifies potential. The former minor-league baseball player got hooked on golf long-drive competitions a few years ago. In the fall, he won the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, earning a spot in the final with a swing speed of 150 miles per …

Which Ball Should You Buy?

How to find the right one for your game<p><b>Are the most expensive golf balls really that much better than the less-expensive ones?</b><p>Yes. Premium multilayer balls with urethane covers generally are superior because they perform well throughout the bag. On wedge shots, for example, they spin more because …

Titleist debuts new Vokey line

Wedges focus on spin, consistency<p>When you’re Bob Vokey, wedge design is a constant evolution—a search to continually improve. That’s part of the job when you design the best-selling and most-played wedges on the PGA Tour. For the new Titleist Vokey SM6 line, that meant a significant renovation of …

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New High-Tech Irons

Today's irons are a club and a half longer<p>Sure, the newest high-tech irons are thought to be better, but we wanted to put them to the test. For example: <i>Could a current 6-iron beat a 5-iron from a decade ago?</i> Our research says yes. Although the loft of a new 6-iron is slightly weaker than the loft …

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10 Hot Fairway Woods and Hybrids

New Titleist Vokey Wedges and Scotty Cameron Putters

The new <b>Vokey Design SM6 wedges</b> ($149 each) feature a progressive center of gravity design that lines up the CG with the ideal impact area of each …

Best Super Game-Improvement Irons 2018

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Best Players Irons 2018

You play in the club championship every year. You also take dead aim at a back-right pin guarded by water from 186 yards—exactly 186 yards. If that sounds like you then you're looking at Players irons. Their thin soles and toplines along with soft-feeling clubheads offer the workability and feel …

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Best Hybrids 2018

In the 15 years that the Golf Digest Hot List has been around, the number of average golfers using hybrids, according to industry research firm Golf Datatech, has nearly doubled to reach more than 80 percent, with the average golfer carrying two hybrids. So if all the golfers who need these …

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Best Wedges 2018

According to the most recent Golf Datatech survey of golfer attitudes, wedges have overtaken drivers as the one club more golfers say they are planning to buy within the coming year. But do they really know what they're buying? Time to rethink your thinking on the most vital clubs in your bag.<p>This …

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Pitching, Gap, Lob & Sand Wedge Lofts: Everything you need to know

Why you need to mind the gaps in your short clubs<p>Odds are your wedge lofts - everything from your sand wedge to your pitching wedge - are messed up. But it’s not your fault. Manufacturers have been strengthening the lofts on irons for decades and while there are merits and demerits to this …

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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 …

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New Ping iBlade making rounds at Players

Company's latest iteration of a compact players iron to be announced later this summer<p>Ping plans to update its line of players style, blade-like irons later this summer, but we’re getting a first look this week at the latest entry, the new iBlade. The club, perhaps the most muscle-back looking Ping …

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ClubTest 2016: 30 New Irons Rated and Reviewed

<i>Edited by Rob Sauerhaft; Reviews by Michael Chwasky, Mark Dee and Alana Johnson</i><p>This year's shiny new irons have it all: hot faces with great feel, …

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Walk (and Swing) in Rhythm with These 12 New Golf Shoes

Golf shoes don't create the same buzz that shiny new drivers and irons do, but keeping your feet happy will help you play better and have more fun. …

Shoes

Are you playing with the wrong balls?

How different are golf balls? Well, as different as you want them to be.<p>A recent essay on GolfWRX.com from veteran golf ball designer Dean Snell (27 years with Titleist, TaylorMade and now his own company Snell Golf) makes the case that modern golf ball technology has endeavored to make the …

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Best Training Aids For Golf

For as long as people have been playing golf, they've been coming up with devices to make the learning process easier. Good training aids help a player immediately see and feel a good motion, and they offer feedback when you're executing the moves correctly. They bridge the gap between a …

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17 golf rules you definitely need to know when playing in a tournament

The difference between a leisurely round of golf and tournament play is stark; at times, it feels like it's an entirely different game. The pins aren't accessible. Those tee boxes that seem miles back? That's where you'll be teeing off from. Instead of jokes and breezy conversation, the mood is …

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How to Bomb Drives Like Lexi Thompson

By the time you read this, I will have played my 10th consecutive U.S. Women's Open (I first qualified in 2007, as a 12-year-old), and will be in the …

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The Body Part You Never Thought Of That Could Be Ruining Your Swing

You're probably used to hearing people tell you to keep your left arm firm, or to turn your shoulders, or rotate your hips.<p>But in going through a bunch of Tiger Woods instruction pieces in Golf Digest, two words pop up in a bunch of pieces -- on everything from drivers to bunkers to iron play: Chin …

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