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Renowned PGA instructor Cameron McCormick is taping upcoming lesson segments for Golf Channel at the brand-new Lucy Davies Golf Academy near Los Angeles. It’s not just the TV exposure that’s wowing the man better known as Jordan Spieth’s personal coach this recent weekday morning, but rather the technology he’s using. The Academy has just installed
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.—Mickey DeMorat encapsulates golf’s fine line between the haves and have nots. The difference in play between the sport’s upper echelon and those laboring in the minor leagues is minuscule, yet the gulf in lifestyle and bank accounts is infinite. Opportunities to infiltrate the game’s top level don’t come around that often, and if
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Austin Johnson has seen his brother Dustin subdue a golf course with his raw-boned power more than a few times in their six years together, including two years ago at fearsome Oakmont Country Club when Dustin captured the U.S. Open with pugilistic antipathy. On Thursday at Shinnecock Hills, he saw something different,
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.—Chalk it up to the crowds congregating around Tiger Woods, who was stumbling his way around the back. Or because the group was traversing the part of the Shinnecock Hills property furthest from the clubhouse. That it was early evening didn’t help. Whatever the reason, perhaps all three, the trio of Xander Schauffele, Keegan
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When the Long Island Rail Road Train pulls up to the temporary Shinnecock stop—installed just for the U.S. Open—the first view of the tournament is the massive merchandise tent just inside the gates. While everyone comes to watch some of the best players in the world compete in the second major of the year, the
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In the pantheon of the great American golf course architects, you have the names all golfers know: A.W. Tillinghast, C.B. Macdonald, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye and Tom Fazio. And most golfers are familiar with Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, site of this year’s U.S. Open. You know it as one of golf’s great championship
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With everything competing for your attention in 2018, it’s difficult to find time to work on your golf game. Chances are when you do, you’re just hitting a few balls at the range, which likely won’t accomplish much in terms of improvement. If you really want to get better, you need to make the most
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For a fifth time, one of golf’s most hallowed grounds—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club—will host our country’s national championship. It is the only club to host the U.S. Open in three centuries, having hosted the 1896, 1986, 1995, 2004 and now 2018 (it will also host in 2026). Scottish greenskeeper Willie F. Davis designed the original
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Back in the 1960s, an Ohio kid checked in on the construction of what would become the highest-ranked course in the state. The design was The Golf Club, and the kid was Jack Nicklaus—a curious observer to the work being done by Pete Dye. Nicklaus, who by 1966 was a Grand Slam winner, would sign
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The partnership of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the men behind new Byron Nelson home Trinity Forest, has been one golf’s most respected architectural teams for quite some time. And it all started back in the late 1980s, when the pair visited a site for a course that was never built. This came soon after
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Have a few hours to spare on your next trip to Dallas? Then here are some great suggestions for you. With a blend of traditional and imaginative layouts, there’s a lot to appreciate about golf in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, whether you want to experience the pot bunkers on a replica of St. Andrews’ infamous
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