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Want to save strokes? Improve your wedge game from the rough

Arron Oberholser, PGA Tour winner and Golf Channel commentator, recently asked me a question over Twitter: Per round, how many short-game shots do …

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Can't practice your whole game? Do these two things to help your short game instead.

Dial in some go-to shots<p>In a perfect world, you'd have a pristine practice range, unlimited balls and unlimited time in which to hit them.<p>The world isn't perfect.<p>If you have little kids at home, a time consuming job, or just a real life, you'll have to prioritize your practice. If you're playing …

The 10-Minute Transformation Workout | Men's Health

1. Circuit x1<p>Uneven Plank<p>Max Reps<p>For: 1 Minute<p>SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Switch arms after 30 seconds.<p>Assume a pushup position with your hands directly under your shoulders. Bring one forearm down to the floor, as if you were doing a plank with one arm. (So you’re “uneven.”)<p>Brace your core and squeeze …

How To Get Your A-Game Back

In the roughly 1½ seconds it takes to make a golf swing, you're asking a lot of yourself if you're trying to consciously monitor body and club positions. Watching video of your swing isn't super useful, either, without a qualified instructor at your side. So what can you do? When you're on the …

Chris Kirk: My Cheat Sheet for the Sand

The 3 keys you really have to know.<p>During the offseason, I play a lot with my amateur buddies in Atlanta. I have a big edge in the short game, and bunker play in particular. These tips are for them—they know who they are—and for you, too.<p>(1) At address, lean to your front side. Push 80 percent of …

Justin Rose: How to Control Your Wedges

Keys to getting the distance right every time<p>Most amateurs I play with understand the fundamentals of pitching and chipping. They know to set up in a slightly open stance and to favor the front foot. They know they should accelerate through impact and let the loft on the clubface provide the height …

Fitness Friday: One exercise for a better backswing

Shoulder turn is a bit of a controversial topic when you speak to teaching professionals. Some think too much emphasis is put on trying to make as big a rotation with the trunk as possible in order to better synchronize the swing and, more importantly, generate faster clubhead speed. Many teachers …

Fitness Friday: One Exercise For A Better Backswing

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Fitness Friday: How to train to hit a draw

One of the most common swing flaws amateurs have is swinging the club down into the ball on a path that is too steep and cuts across the target line from out to in. This produces a myriad of bad shots including slices, pulls, toe hits, thins, etc. Golf instructor Trillium Rose says many amateurs …

Short-Game Reboot

"When I watch amateurs hit chips, pitches and bunker shots or listen to them talk about how they approach these parts of the game, I'm always troubled by how complicated they make it. With that in mind, I got together with my coach, David Whelan, and we came up with a handful of swing thoughts--one …

The Speed Pocket

What if I told you creating more swing speed would be easy? That you've got it in you. That you just need to learn how to access it. Sound sweet? The issue is, most golfers try <i>so hard</i> to generate power--often at the wrong times--they actually sap their speed potential.<p>What you have to do is get the …

Fitness Friday: Improve Forearm Rotation

Fitness Friday: Pick up 27 yards with a screwdriver

Mike LaBauve (@TheLaBauves), an old friend and great golf coach who works in Scottsdale, recently conducted a golf-and-fitness experiment with some of his students to see if he could get them to swing faster. His premise was that golfers could pick up some serious swing speed if they trained their …

Match Your Putter to Your Stroke | GOLF.com

I visited North Korea and snuck out these eye-opening photos

Most tourists experience only the political smokescreen of Pyongyang, but I had the privilege of visiting all its corners on one of the longest tours ever offered to foreigners in the hermit kingdom.<p>It was an eye-opening experience. Upon exiting the country, my cameras were searched for over two …

Fitness Friday: Train Your Ankles To Swing Like An Athlete

Fitness Friday: Train your ankles to swing like an athlete

It has been said that a good golf swing starts from the ground up, but that could be bad news if you regularly wear dress shoes or sit for most of the day. A common issue that can develop is poor ankle dorsiflexion (aka "lazy ankle"). If the ability to hinge the joint so your toes point upward is …

Why You Should Play Suikoden II, One Of The Best RPGs Ever Made

For a certain subset of gamers, last December was big. Really big. Like, the biggest month in <i>years</i>.<p>[<i>This article was originally published on December</i> …

Help Me Kostis: Sgt. Chris Burell

Fixing A Slice: Draw It Up

For most golfers, the draw is the power shot. You can generate more clubhead speed with less effort and achieve a more direct hit when the club comes down from inside the target line. Compared to the outside-in slice swing, a draw compresses the ball better and produces more roll.<p>But three out of …

Fitness Friday: The 4-in-1 Exercise

Fitness: The Lateral-Lunge Crossover

Sean Foley: Your New Practice Plan

Hank Haney: Golf's Obsolete Shots

Bobby Clampett: Flush It Off The Fairway

How You and the Pros Can Play Links Courses | GOLF.com

Fitness Friday: Step-And-Reach Exercise

A painless way to warm up (for the gym or golf!)

Many fitness experts think it's a mistake to prepare for a workout or round of golf by doing long-hold stretches. Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@Ben_Shear) says you do want to stretch your muscles before any vigorous activity, but it's much more effective to do that with warm-up exercises. …

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Find Your Feel

How to get in a groove with your irons<p>I don't think I've ever played the same iron shot twice, even on the range. Every shot has something new—a slight change in the lie, wind direction or how you feel over the ball. I'm German, but I'm not as technical as you might think. I'm a feel player. I'll …

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