Month: May 2020

To say golf is more entwined with its equipment innovations than other sports isn’t opinion. It’s numbers. During the past 40 years, of the tens of thousands of patents granted in sports, golf ideas have numbered twice as many as those for football, baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, swimming, bowling, soccer, lacrosse and skiing combined. Feverishly
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Golf Digest published its first article on how to play this magnificent and infuriating game in the spring of 1950. Fittingly, it was titled “How to putt.” Can’t get that right, the editors must have figured, and there’s no sense in learning the rest. But since that time, the rest has been covered in this
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The Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro collection is what company founder and chief designer David Glod likes to call “small batch.” Just like with last week’s metalwood introduction, that terminology applies to the exclusive nature of the EXS Pro iron and wedge lines, too, which got their inspiration from the company’s list of endorsers on
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If you’re a golfer looking to play with golf courses opening in most states, it’s likely you’ve searched the internet for available pushcart options. And most likely, you’ve struck out in that attempt. The gold rush of pushcarts is upon us with most courses enacting walking-only rules and restricting the use of traditional golf carts.
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Johnson is also part of a campaign launching from sports drink company BODYARMOR. The “Only you can make you better” campaign features Johnson and six other athletes on the team–James Harden, Mike Trout, Megan Rapinoe, Naomi Osaka, Skylar Diggins-Smith, and Carlos Vela. Johnson signed with and invested in BODYARMOR in 2016. We caught up with
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Memorial Day may feel a little different this year, but one major aspect is still the same—the sales. The early summer holiday traditionally brings big sales and deals, but you don’t have to wait until Monday because most companies have started slashing prices now. We’ve rounded up the best online shopping promotions on everything from
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Let’s take a step back and consider what it means to slice a putt. It’s no different than slicing a drive: The club cuts across the ball from out to in with the clubface open. And just like with the driver, the result is a weak shot that veers off line. The difference in putting
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Seminole Golf Club, a mainstay in Golf Digest’s biennial ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, will be center stage during the TaylorMade Driving Relief Skins Game pitting Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. What will viewers see when the vaunted course makes its television debut? Veteran architecture editor Ron
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This is the longest the Korda sisters have gone without playing a golf tournament since turning pro. The LPGA Tour’s season went on pause starting in February and won’t restart until July 15th. With the unexpected downtime, the sisters are finding outlets for their competitive energy and staying entertained—everything from binging Ozark on Netflix to
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Editor’s note: In celebration of Golf Digest’s 70th anniversary, we’re revisiting the best literature and journalism we’ve ever published. Each entry includes an introduction that celebrates the author or puts in context the story. Catch up on earlier installments. Sam Snead was born the last of six children in the hills of Virginia near Hot
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12. Seminole Golf Club Donald Ross (1929) / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2017) A majestic Donald Ross design with a clever routing on a rectangular site, each hole at Seminole encounters a new wind direction. The greens are no longer Ross, replaced 50 years ago in a regrassing effort that showed little appreciation for
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