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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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Down the stretch on Sunday of the PGA Championship when I won my first major, there were a lot of big moments. The putt that hovered on the lip before falling at 10, the chip-in on 13; you can’t win a tournament with one swing. That being said, there was one that stands out. On
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Many times your standard chip shot just won’t do, like when you need a higher shot for a close pin or a lower shot to get to the other side of the green. To adjust trajectory, most golfers play the ball farther forward or back in their stance. But changing the ball’s position can throw
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Golf Digest’s Ask Golf Digest column covers some of golfers’ most burning questions each month in the magazine. This month’s column tackles how to handle a slow player in your group, among other items. Q: How do you tell good friends they’re taking way too much time? They’re fabulous people, but it’s becoming very difficult
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If there’s one stat I’m really proud of, it’s my greens in regulation. I’m hitting three out of every four greens, and that means I have a lot of looks at birdie. Even better, having that many opportunities takes a lot of pressure off my putter because I know that if I two-putt for par,
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ABOUT Even the best instructor in the game needs a second pair of eyes now and then. Join Butch Harmon for his 25-minute range session with George Gankas, coach to tour star Matthew Wolff and ranked 11th on Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America. Known for his non-traditional teaching methods, Gankas helps Harmon with
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What does a great golf instructor look like? It has never been harder to fit one into some kind of standard teacher template. The members of Golf Digest’s newest 50 Best Teachers list can certainly be found in the traditional places and playing their traditional roles—working with the greatest players in the world on PGA
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The teachers highlighted in BOLD are on the list of America’s 50 Best Teachers. ALABAMA 1.) Mark Blackburn (17), Blackburn Golf Academy at Greystone G. & C.C., Birmingham 2.) Tony Ruggiero (43), C.C. of Mobile 3.) Wayne Flint, Highland Park G. Cse., Birmingham 4.) Eric Eshleman, C.C. of Birmingham 5.) Jackson Koert, Lakewood G.C., Point Clear 6.)
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