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Today's Golfer

Issue 387

Today’s Golfer is dedicated to helping you play and buy better... We'll lower your handicap. Each issue, the magazine's team of elite coaches gives you tips that will lower your handicap - proven drills to help your driving, iron play, putting and close approach work. And if you're looking to invest in new kit, our experienced testing team brings you the first independent reviews of the latest golf clubs & accessories every issue. If you want to play abroad, ensure you read our travel advice... we'll ensure you have the golfing holiday of a lifetime. Plus: don’t miss our exclusive green fee deals and course guides. You could save a lot of money!

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
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IN THIS ISSUE

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it pays to be a better putter

I have a love-hate relationship with putting. Some days I feel like I can hole anything; my stroke feels rock solid, I’m not worried by six-footers and my lag putting is pretty good. Other days, it’s like I’m holding an eel rather than a golf club. The head moves more than a nodding dog on the parcel shelf of a car, and my consistency is… non-existent.I had one of those days in January, when I was lucky enough to play Isleworth in Florida (Tiger’s former home course) with Galvin Green. I believe (I may be wrong as I’ve tried to erase the memory) that I four-putted five times that day, including one four-jab from 10 feet… I had more than 40 putts.Thankfully, I’ve learned quite a lot after reading…

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today's golfer

EDITORIAL Editor Chris Jones 01733 468523Courses Editor Kevin Brown 01733 468299Equipment Editor Simon Daddow 01733 468469Features Editor Michael Catling 01733 468685Group Art Director Hakan Simsek 01733 468240Senior Production Editor Rob Jerram 01733 468631Art Editor Craig Iredale 01733 468466Digital Editor Camilla Tait 01733 468096Senior Digital Marketing Executive Sarah Pyett 01733 468571Editorial Assistant Stephanie Etchells 01733 468243 CONTRIBUTORS Jason Day, Andy Sullivan, Nick Dougherty, Andrew Cotter, Ken Brown, Neil Wain, Gareth Johnston, Keith Williams, Darren Parris, Chris Ryan, Ian Clarke, Steve Astle, Ben Emerson, Ian Lyner, Craig Thomas, Gary Nicol, Karl Morris, Isobel Sampson, Duncan Lennard, Kevin Markham, Howard Boylan, Bob Atkins, Kenny Smith, Jacques Portal. Pictures by Getty Images unless stated. ADVERTISING Commercial Director Donna Harris 01733 395028Key Account Director Tom Lee 01733 366490Sales Account Manager Ben…

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inside tiger and rory’s monster tour truck

TaylorMade have taken their Tour player experience to the next level – quite literally – by unveiling a brand new, double-decker tour truck. Stretching 42 feet in length, the trailer is the largest, and first, of its kind on the PGA Tour and will serve as a base for the likes of Tiger and Rory during tournament weeks.When it’s parked, the two side pods slide open to create a supersized work station, and the retractable ceiling pops up to reveal an upstairs lounge area for meetings, interviews and for players to hang out.The design is thought to have cost a whopping $1.6 million to build and is inspired by the massive rigs usually seen in the paddock at Formula 1 racing circuits. It replaces TaylorMade’s old 18-wheeler which travelled…

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getting to grips with… the new world handicap system

Under the current handicap system, it can take weeks, months even, for your handicap to go up or down. But that will all change when the new World Handicap System comes into effect on January 1, 2020, which could see your handicap change... daily.The system aims to do away with buffer zones and CSS, and provide a more accurate reflection of your current playing ability by calculating your handicap based on your best eight of the last 20 scores. Competitive and recreational rounds, played over nine or 18 holes, will count towards handicap, of which the maximum limit will be 54 for everyone. To keep things fair, your playing handicap will be adjusted daily, based on the weather conditions and difficulty of the course, while anyone caught trying to…

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tiger’s next leg?

What do I need to know? Golf’s “toughest test” returns to Pebble Beach for a sixth time this summer and the first since 2010 when Graeme McDowell became the first European to win the US Open in 40 years. More likely you will remember when Tiger finished as the only player under par (-12) in 2000 and won by 15, still the largest margin of victory ever in a Major championship. What do the history books say? There’s a correlation between winning – or at least contending in – the annual AT&T Pro-Am and the US Open at Pebble Beach in the same year. In 1972, Jack Nicklaus completed the “Pebble double”, winning the Crosby Open and US Open.Ten years later, Tom Watson won the latter after finishing 12th…

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six key holes at pebble

7TH, PAR 3, 103 YARDSThe shortest hole on the PGA Tour, as well as the shortest in US Open history, playing just 92 yards during the final round in 2010. Depending on wind, club choice can range between a sand wedge and a mid-iron. The green is guarded by six bunkers, with water behind and to the right. (Photo: Evan Schiller) 8TH, PAR 4, 428 YARDSJack Nicklaus calls it the finest second shot in golf. The 8th is the first of a trio of holes, known as the ‘Cliffs of Doom’, and can’t be overpowered. The tee shot plays blind, and the closer you take it to the cliff face the better. The slanting green sits 200ft below and is the smallest on the course. 9TH, PAR 4,…

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