Entries by Ken McNerney

A Golf Course Unlike Any Other: How The Masters Became The Masters

When Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam — all four major tournaments in a calendar year — it included the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, The U.S. Amateur, and the British Amateur. Today the first major of the year is Jones’ own tournament, The Masters. Hosted on the course he built, Augusta National, it has […]

New study shows that golfers have been aiming wrong this whole time

Most golfers see where they want their ball to end and aim straight for it. Pretty straightforward. Others incorporate an intermediary target — a spot two feet in front of the ball in line with their distant target — and focus on both before they swing. Which is better? Neither. GOLF Top 100 Teacher Eric […]

How A Doorframe Can Help Your Golf Swing

By Keely Levins Learn how to turn back, not sway. Let’s talk about hip turn. James Kinney, one of our Golf Digest Best Young Teachers and Director of Instruction at GolfTec Omaha, says that from the data GolfTec has collected, they’ve found lower handicap golfers have a more centered lower body at the top of the swing. Meaning, […]

Rules Guy: What happens if I lose the ball I just marked?

The Rules of Golf are tricky! Thankfully, we’ve got the guru. Our Rules Guy knows the book front to back. Got a question? He’s got all the answers. After marking ball on green and picking up ball, golfer or caddie drops ball, which rolls into water hazard, not retrievable. Replacement ball of exact brand and kind not available. What […]

New Golf Rules Strike Again As Golfer Assessed Penalty

Adam Schenk assessed with 2-stroke penalty for caddie error at Honda Classic Adam Schenk was assessed a two-stroke penalty for a rules violation that occurred in the second round of the Honda Classic when his caddie stood behind him once he was in his stance on the 17th hole. The penalty announced Saturday afternoon changes […]

Introducing our NEW Thursday Golf League!

Thursday Night League 2 person teams that play weekly, one best ball of two $20 weekly fee, cart included 15 week league season starting, 2 scoring weeks to determine flights, 5 teams per flight, 3 rotations through your flight (12 matches), championship week is a shootout format with all flight winners Each player will pay […]

Take a ‘lie-detector’ test to improve your short game by Dave Pelz

BY DAVE PELZ One of the things that separates Tour players from the rest of us is that the former are intimately familiar with their games. They know how different shots will unfold regardless of where the ball is sitting, especially around the green (where difficult lies abound). Not surprisingly, that’s where weekend players tend […]

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