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Golf Magazine March 2020

Golf Magazine is the number one source for golf instruction, equipment and travel, including: exclusive instruction from our Top 100 Teachers in America, introspective interviews with the game’s rising stars and old masters, and short-game tips from guru David Pelz. Plus, you’ll get the latest in gear, including ClubTest equipment reviews, and private lessons, tips personalized for your game.

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in this issue

2 min.
forward thinking

I’LL COME CLEAN: I haven’t played a round of golf in over a year. I’ve watched a lot, probably more than the missus would have liked, and I happily listen to recaps and travel updates from everyone on staff. But golf-wise, it’s been the worst 12 months of my life. What led to this round-starved state of affairs? A fall. A fall, at home, in a misguided DIY attempt that resulted in a shattered left heel (the calcaneus, for all you MDs), surgery and nine pins. After months of PT, I’ve recently been making half-swings, buoyed by the support of my colleagues. I’m close, already thinking about how some extra foot flare at address might mitigate my loss of movement. (As a lifelong over-swinger, many here think the injury is…

2 min.
for he’s a jolly good fellow

What a fantastic summary of Mr. Nicklaus and all his contributions to golf and sportsmanship (“Jack at 80,” February). One thing I might have noted was his dotting the i during the Script Ohio band formation at The Ohio State football game in 2006. I’m sure Mr. Nicklaus considers it one of his greatest honors. Dotting the i by a non-band member is very rare. Others who have had the honor include John Glenn and Bob Hope. Not bad company. —Randy Kinglsey, via e-mail Many years ago, working as a TV reporter, I had the opportunity to interview Jack Nicklaus at the opening of his design at the new Hills of Lakeway outside Austin. At the end of the interview, Nicklaus accepted my challenge to play closest-to-the-pin on a par 3…

1 min.

We’re not saying that the new line of Triple Track putters from Odyssey aim themselves, but with sight lines that match up with those on Callaway golf balls, it’s close. Odyssey Triple Track putters ($249; seven different models available) employ a three-line system similar to the stripes found on airport runways, making it easier and more intuitive to square up the face at address. When used with a ball with Triple Track lines (see most Callaway models), the net effects are even better—if the lines on both the putter and ball line up, you’re dead solid perfect. Additional features include a multimaterial, counterweighted shaft for better balance and a White Hot Micro-hinge Star face insert for a smooth roll and firm feel.…

5 min.
major meltdown

THE ANNUAL DEBATE AS to whether or not the Players Championship should be considered the fifth major got off to a rollicking start in December, as two of golf media’s loudest voices, John Feinstein and Brandel Chamblee, spent the better part of a week trading barbs and opinions on Twitter. A handful of other media members were unwittingly tagged in the exchange, and Jason Sobel, of the Action Network, spoke for all of us when he called it a “hostage situation.” The Chamblee–Feinstein kerfuffle sucked in casual fans and paid commentators alike. It was fascinating not for the content of the debate—arguments for and against the fifth major calcified years ago—but the intensity with which it was waged and what that says about the golf industrial complex. Why do we care…

1 min.
on the number

51 Total strokes over par in the final round, collectively, for the 54-hole leaders at the Players Championship since 2007. Their cumulative Sunday scoring average? 75. (Source: @15thClub) ABOUT 72 The age, according to Wikipedia, of legendary caddie Fluff Cowan. Forty years on Tour, and not even the internet can figure it out. No kidding. Google it. +2.25 The course history index for Justin Rose at the Honda Classic, making him the best statistical player in the event’s history. (Source: Data Golf) 0 Number of victories for Justin Rose at the Honda Classic (though he does have three top-5 finishes in nine starts). 667 Total number of driving miles between all four events on the PGA Tour’s “Florida Swing.” 1,110 Number of driving miles from the Florida Swing’s fourth event (the Valspar, at Innisbrook) to the following week’s WGC Match Play event at…

2 min.
rounding into shape

NESTLED SEAMLESSLY AMONG lush trees and striking rock formations on the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula is the spectacular South Cape Owners Club, an ultra-luxe golf resort that made its debut in 2013. The property features a course designed by Kyle Phillips and a clubhouse unlike any other, courtesy of Korean architect Minsuk Cho and his firm Mass Studies. Photos of the site make it appear as though the resort were located at the end of the earth, but it’s actually quite accessible—less than an hour’s drive from South Korea’s Sacheon Airport, which itself is an hour flight from Seoul. Mass Studies’ Junkoo Kang was the team leader on the building’s design, which is highlighted by an open-air lobby and shimmering reflecting pool. Though it has since been recognized as one…