Month: January 2019

The next generation of XXIO Prime, the high-end sub-brand of the already high-end XXIO lineup, is overflowing with new materials and breakthroughs in super-ultra-lightweight technology. But when it starts with a driver shaft that weighs just 36 grams, or 40 percent less than typical shafts, you know this line is all about building a platform
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At the LPGA’s season-opening Diamond Ranch Tournament of Champions on Thursday, Stacy Lewis played her first competitive round on tour since going on maternity leave in July and giving birth to daughter, Chesnee Lynn, last October. Presumably you’d expect a little rust given the six-month layoff, not to mention the customary sleepless nights that accompany
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Golf is a game of minutely controlled chaos. Atoms crashing into atoms. Weight swooping into inertia. A ballet of bounces, spins, kicks, and ricochets that goes wrong just as often as it goes right. The beauty of a such an unpredictable game—one of inches, not yards—however, is that when it goes right it’s spectacular and
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ABOUT Week after week on the PGA Tour, players are out there bombing drives 320 yards, knocking down flagsticks and making dozens of birdies on their way to cashing in millions. Those players are the best in the world for a reason. Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Mark Blackburn has spent 15 years teaching on
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When we discuss getting better at golf, our minds usually race to the big stuff—joining a club, working more with a pro, switching out your irons and woods with clubs that match your specs. Of course, all of these can be factors in shaving strokes off your score (and while we’re at it, so will
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — “Gallus,” like “bahooky” (backside), “wheesht” (be quiet) and “dreich” (cold, damp weather), is one of the great Scottish words. It suggests someone has a wee bit of “a way” about them. Not quite a cockiness. Certainly not an arrogance. But an air of self-assurance that augurs well for their
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LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Alvaro Ortiz couldn’t walk very far around Casa de Campo Resort on Wednesday without somebody stopping him and offering a simple greeting: “Glad you made it.” Each time, the 23-year-old from Mexico, a former college standout at Arkansas, responded with a sheepish smile. “Thanks. Me too.” Ortiz will be playing
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On Sunday, Willy Wilcox shared the unorthodox way he got ready for the start of the Web.com Tour season. Considering he fired an opening 63, this might become a trend: https://twitter.com/willwilcoxgolf/status/1084432353307643904 But that last line, “ready for anything,” wound up being more prescient than anyone realized. During Tuesday’s third round of the Bahamas Great Exuma
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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Justin Rose parting ways with TaylorMade to take up with Honma might not represent a tectonic shift in the equipment landscape, but it did produce a jolt. Rarely does an elite player at the peak of his career opt for a relatively unknown club manufacturer over a brand name. Think Nick
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The Sanderson Farms Championship boasts one of the sport’s more distinctive trophies in its Golden Rooster. The tournament will have something else to crow about this fall. On Tuesday Sanderson Farms officials, along with the PGA Tour, announced the Jackson-based event has graduated from its alternate status—it’s been opposite the WGC-HSBC in recent years, along
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Nike recently debuted the company’s first yoga-specific apparel collection, including pieces for both male and female yogis. This line is a fresh look from the typically high-impact focused brand, with a specific focus on yoga that the company calls a “clean, distraction-free aesthetic.” The Nike Yoga Collection from Nike Training is available now. The men’s
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171. Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club Jack Nicklaus (2000) A chance meeting during a hunting trip led Memphis eye surgeon Dr. David Meyer to hire Jack Nicklaus to design a private 18 holes on land 40 miles southeast of downtown Memphis. What particularly intrigued Nicklaus about the project was that Meyer wanted no homesites on
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166. The Stone Canyon Club Jay Morrish (2000) The Stone Canyon Club, which climbs the slopes of the Tortolita Mountains north of Tucson, is considered the consummate desert design of the late golf architect Jay Morrish. Restricted by Arizona law to 90 acres of grass, Morrish’s routing demands forced carries over barrancas off several tees,
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159. Eugene Country Club Robert Trent Jones (1967) / John Harbottle (2010) Eugene Country Club has occupied the same site since H.C. Egan laid out the original course in 1924. But in the 1960s, Robert Trent Jones was retained to upgrade the facility. Trent Jones totally remodeled the 18, reversing the direction of most holes,
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Titleist’s Scotty Cameron Select line rightly gets plenty of attention for its classic blade putters, but two new models added to the line stretch the Select’s offerings to include two new mallet offerings. Never fear, though, the attention to classic details remains. The new models, the Fastback 2 and the Squareback 1.5, reflect the author’s
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Srixon’s new Z-Star and Z-Star XV balls feature an inside distance story fueled by power and an outside spin story so detailed it reaches the supramolecular level. The point? To make balls for better players, you need complex constructions. That construction includes the three-piece Z-Star and the four-piece, dual-core XV. Both balls feature core designs
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172. Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside) Tom Fazio (1999) The Sea Island resort continues to credit famed British golf architect H.S. Colt for its Seaside design, but in truth the present Seaside Course is purely Tom Fazio, who incorporated a nine originally designed by Colt (previously called the Seaside Nine) along with a nine (the
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138. Streamsong (Blue) Tom Doak (2012) Although congenial rivals, Tom Doak and Bill Coore actually collaborated on Streamsong’s original 36-hole routing, walking the site and mentally weaving holes around stunning mounds, lagoons, sand spits, savannahs and swamp, all elements left after a strip-mining operation. Coore then gave Doak first choice on which 18 he wanted
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