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Golf Magazine November 2017

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.

United States
EB Golf Media
8 Issues

in this issue

1 min
golf digital

TourPro Telestrator Whether you crave tempo, accuracy or a boatload of yards, search no further than theGolf.com Tour Telestrator, a frame-by-frame breakdown of the best swings on the planet, presented in pure slow-motion. With Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs as your guide, there’s plenty to learn to improve your swing. Only on GOLF.com. LEXI THOMPSON EXCLUSIVE! Go behind the scenes of our recent photo shoot with the LPGA phenom at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, Fla. You’ll save a few strokes— and pick up some style tips to boot. Only on GOLF.com NEW GEAR Let’s Do Launch! Major equipment manufacturers are getting a jump on 2018 with a slew of late-season launches that are already helping your buddies rake in the skins. GOLF.com has every debut covered, from high-powered woods and irons to scoring tools like…

2 min
titanic thompson

KEEPING WITH TRADITION, we’ll soon name GOLF’s Player of the Year for 2017. We should hand the hardware to this month’s cover subject, Lexi Thompson, right now. Even without a major and only two wins this year, she’d get my vote. The Puma-clad pride of Coral Springs, Fla., heaved up a season of thrills like we’ve never seen from the women’s circuit, all while staking her claim as the female face of American Golf. I don’t know about you, but I like my golf heroes larger than life, able topull off what my game can’t replicate, let alone fathom. Ms. Thompson amply fits the bill. We marvel when players dominate, á la Tiger Woods at the 2000 U.S. Open. We’re equally struck when they don’t, yet remain resilient—the real hero stuff.…

1 min
how to use the scan-it/see-it digital feature in this issue

SCAN This Photo to watch a video of this lesson. HOW IT WORKS Invisible watermarks on select photos act as gateways to bonus videos. With the Digimarc app, your smartphone or tablet recognizes the watermarks and automatically delivers the content to your device. 1 Download and open the Digimarc Discover app on your smartphone or camera capable tablet. The app is free and is available at the iTunes store for Apple devices and at the Google Play market for Android devices. 2 Position the phone four to seven inches above any photo bearing the yellow SCAN THIS PHOTO label (example, right), as if you were taking a picture (flash optional). If you have access to a Wi-Fi connection, downloads will be faster. 3 Hold the camera steady. The app will click and buzz when it…

2 min
you’re up!

WHICH SEPTEMBER STORIES AND COLUMNS DREW THE MOST LETTERS? ACE IN THE HOLE I read Alan Shipnuck’s article in the September issue with great empathy. That’s because I also happen to be a member of the “Aceless Club.” Fifty-five long years of fruitless efforts to make that one perfect, magical swing, with precise ball contact, and experience that timeless moment of watching the orb disappear into the cup. I would even settle for banking one off a rake, a rock in a creek, or some tree at the back of the green. But it has yet to be. Still, like all of us who have yet to put that single digit on the scorecard, I continue to believe that every ball I tee up might finally be the one, that someday the…

2 min
the fame game

“The most exquisitely satisfying act in the world of golf is that of throwing a golf club,” Henry Longhurst wrote, though the truth is that many golfers found greater satisfaction in reading or listening to Longhurst. As a columnist for the London Sunday Times for 40 years, and a TV commentator over much of that same period until his death in 1978, Longhurst left a profound mark on the game. This month, the game returns the favor by inducting him into the World Golf Hall of Fame. With four others, Longhurst joins the Class of 2017, whose diversity reflects golf’s global reach. It includes two-time major winner Lorena Ochoa, the first Mexican-born golfer to enter the Hall, and Welshman Ian Woosnam, who represented Europe in eight consecutive Ryder Cups and snagged…

5 min
bucking the trend

You’ve called Super Bowls and the World Series. You’ve won seven Emmys over your 23 years at Fox. And then you got into golf in 2015. Did you have a choice in the matter? [Laughs] I think I did. My ego would like to tell me I did. But I think once [Fox] got the rights, Eric Shanks, our boss, reached out to me immediately and said, “Hey, we just got the rights.” And it came out of nowhere. And he said, “Is this something that you’d want to be a part of?” And I jumped at it. And I’m glad I did. Did you have reservations? Yeah, I had reservations, because it’s a very unique thing to call. Not only am I not facing the field, I’m facing away from the action,…