Known through the years for its player-friendly golf clubs, PING’s advancements in putter forgiveness has been particularly renowned. Company founder Karsten Solheim first invented heel-toe weighting in his original 1-A putter, creating a high “moment of inertia”—resistance to twisting at impact— and he optimized the concept in 1966 with the original Ping Anser design. “We
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Last month in my cover story, I talked about developing flight-to-roll ratios around the greens. For your chipping clubs, you need to know how much of the shot is in the air and how much is on the ground. Then you can pick the right club for any situation. “HIT A FEW CHIPS BEFORE YOU
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Peter Thomson, 88, died this week and took common sense with him. He was one of my early counselors in the game, always reliable for straight advice steeped in erudition and experience. My opening line with him was always the same cliché: “Between the two of us, Peter, we’ve won five British Opens.” He joined
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The so-called “distance explosion” that has the USGA in a tizzy? Yeah, that might be happening on tour, but it ain’t happening to you. New data on average golfers, including more than 10 million drives gathered by Arccos, the GPS-based stat-tracking app, paints a slightly stagnant picture about driving distance for the paying public. Even
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There are the obvious keys to a great golf trip, and then there are the elements you might not consider, some of which aren’t even that costly. With a little bit of foresight and creativity, there’s an opportunity to turn your next getaway into an all-time classic. Hire a driver Depending on how spread out
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Golf is supposed to return to its normally scheduled programing with a visit to the Travelers Championship this week, but proceedings at Shinnecock Hills—specifically, Saturday’s brutal conditions and the conduct of Phil Mickelson—continue to take precedent. On Tuesday at TPC River Highlands, one of the sport’s marquee attractions spoke out on both. Jason Day, who
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When you’re hitting your irons great—and getting them closer to the hole—the game sure seems easy. You’re not putting pressure on your short game and adding the stress of constantly grinding for pars and bogeys. You can be freer off the tee with your driver, too, because you’re excited to handle the shot that comes
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With the possible exception of California’s Monterey Peninsula, home to Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Spyglass and others, there isn’t a denser concentration of great golf in the world than on the eastern end of New York’s Long Island. Shinnecock Hills, host of this summer’s U.S. Open, is fourth on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100
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When you win consecutive U.S. Opens, you won’t hear many people say you don’t have complete control of your ball. Brooks Koepka proved once again his game is more than just mashing tee shots by putting on an iron-striking clinic at Shinnecock Hills on his way to victory. Koepka married a 318-yard driving distance average—second
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