Month: December 2019

If you’re interested in getting “golf fit,” you’re in the right place. After closely examining hundreds of applicants, a panel of 10 of the most respected experts in golf fitness (see below) have selected the top 50 trainers in the United States. (They actually selected 52; there was a three-way tie for the last spot.)
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When the USGA and R&A modernized the Rules of Golf in 2019—the most comprehensive update in decades—the governing bodies challenged the stereotype that they’re resistant to change. They’re set to do that again with the launch of the World Handicap System, which starting in 2020 will consolidate the half dozen handicap calculations previously used around
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The new XXIO lineup of Eleven and X woods and irons continue the company’s push toward helping average golfers boost their potential for distance with graphite shafts that get lighter and lighter. But in a slight shift in design focus, these new models of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons aim to make these golfers’
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KAPALUA, Hawaii — Don’t call the upgraded Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort a renovation or a redesign, even though either of those descriptive terms would suffice. “The word we like to use is refinement,” said Ben Crenshaw, who with his design partner Bill Coore came in after the completion of the Sentry Tournament of Champions
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The golf world lost some prominent figures in 2019, individuals who made lasting contributions to the game and its community. From tour pros to business leaders and international golf ambassadors, each could boast having had a unique and important impact on the sport. Interestingly, the one with arguably the closest personal connection to the largest
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Tiger Woods, not surprisingly, will not make his 2020 debut in the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui next week, and neither will Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy. That’s the downside to the PGA Tour’s first event of the calendar year. The upside is that the 34-player field includes Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson
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A cursory scroll through our 2019 Newsmakers package makes one thing clear: Trying to predict who and what will be the year’s biggest stories in golf is often a fool’s errand. Sure, there are the usual suspects, those who will almost assuredly make headlines in 2020—Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, etc. But 2019 saw
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There are plenty of ways to measure popularity on the web, but most are flawed. Page views and unique visitors can be subject to the whims of format or algorithms outside of our control, and as editor of a website, putting together a subjective list of favorite stories is like having to pick between your
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The 2019 season in professional golf was memorable for many reasons, not the least of which being the year’s Big Three: The magnificence of Tiger Woods’ Masters victory, the dominating major performances of Brooks Koepka and the remarkable week-to-week consistency of PGA Tour player of the year Rory McIlroy. But it was also a year
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If you read any issue of Golf Digest or spend any time on GolfDigest.com, it’s obvious that our articles are meticulously written, thoroughly edited, always fact checked and consistently held to a standard we are proud to put our name on. What you may not know is that every photo that accompanies these articles goes
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So much of the “Year in Golf, 2019” centers around one Sunday afternoon in April, and rightfully so. Tiger Woods’ victory at the Masters was a galvanizing moment for golf fans everywhere. And golf media, too. We weren’t immune to feeling the same feelings as everyone else when Woods won his elusive 15th major. When
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Another cold, dark, joyless year on this floating landfill in the sky has come and gone, and it’s time once more to celebrate The Loop’s holiest of holy days: Golf Festivus, a tip of Bubba’s visor to the most angry, absurd, morbidly entertaining moments to happen on country club property this year. So without further
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There are countless year-end golf recaps out there, but there’s only one that tells you what happened from the perspective of golf’s most important source: WAGs. OK, so maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but as was the case the first few years of this walk down memory lane* (*Scroll through golfer’s significant others’
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