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ABOUT Watching a tour player hit balls on the practice tee is a mesmerizing experience: the crisp sound of impact, the explosiveness, the tight draws and power fades, one after another. But there’s a level-up experience that makes even tour pros stop and watch: When Tiger Woods shows up. Now you can see for yourself
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Swinging harder is the typical instinct in the quest for more distance, but the quality of impact can have an even bigger effect. Travis Fulton says the key is striking the driver level or just on the upswing: Play the ball forward, tilt your spine slightly away from the target, and point your chest behind
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ABOUT Are you ready to make this your best season ever? Travis Fulton, one of Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Florida, is ready to help you! With his four-part video series covering everything from gripping it to ripping it, you’ll start this season right. Through easy-to-follow video lessons, Travis will help you head into your
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To stay in control throughout the golf swing, you need a strong core. Trainer Kaitlyn Pimentel demonstrates this Bird Dog exercise to strengthen the muscles around your mid-section for better stability. Starting on all fours, extend one arm forward and the opposite leg backward, then return to the start. Do 6-8 reps on each side,
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The way you grip the club either promotes or prevents good mechanics during the swing. Teacher Travis Fulton recommends the following procedure for taking your grip: Place your lead hand on the club with the thumb slightly right of center on the grip (for right-handers); then, add your trail hand, covering the lead thumb with
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Here’s a great exercise from our fitness expert Kaitlyn Pimentel to train a more powerful leg drive through the ball. From a wide stance and with your hands behind your head, practice sitting down slowly on a bench or chair, then pushing up through your heels. Do several reps. This simple Body-Weight Squat is a
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The short game seems to require its own skill set, but the chip shot is actually a miniature version of the full swing. So working on your chipping is a perfect way to start up again. Here, Travis Fulton shares his chipping keys, like favoring the front foot, setting the shoulders level, and turning the
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Lateral movement creates weight shift in the swing—a key power component. To train side-to-side motion, Kaitlyn Pimentel recommends the Lateral Split Squat. Stand up a club in front of you, and squat out to the right, straightening your left leg. Then, drive through your right heel to return to a standing position. Switch sides, and
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For touch shots around the green, you have to add some wrist hinge to the swing. In this video, teacher Travis Fulton shows you the right way to do it. (Hint: Good pitchers don’t wag the club back and forth.) Then, it’s time to put the hinge into action, blending it with a little turn
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ABOUT Prepare your body for the demands of the golf season with a top-notch fitness routine. This workout series from Golf Digest 50 Best Golf-Fitness Trainer Kaitlyn Pimentel will teach you how to prime your golf muscles to swing with power and efficiency. Just follow along, do what Kaitlyn does in the videos, and you’re
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In 2018, an Australian meditation teacher named Jonni Pollard collaborated with Golf Digest on a pseudo-experiment investigating the benefits of meditation for golfers. The premise seems fairly quaint now: Three players were tested in a series of skill challenges over a summer day, with Pollard guiding them through intermittent meditation sessions to see how it
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Here at Golf Digest, we’re big believers that golf makes people’s lives better. It happens in the simplest ways, like the joy that comes from a good shot. And it happens in ways much more complex. Any story from our series Golf Saved My Life demonstrate golf’s capacity to improve seemingly impossible situations. In light
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In celebration of Golf Digest’s 70th anniversary, we went back through our archives to find a collection of interesting—and sometimes controversial—golf-instruction images and asked today’s top teachers to give their contemporary interpretation of the advice from decades past. In this story from 1951, club pro Buck White shows off what golf instruction of the day
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