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Golf Magazine July 2019

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

4 min
golf knows jack!

What a great idea to have Jack Nicklaus as your guest editor in the June issue! The Golden Bear’s thoughts on Pebble (“If I Only Had One More Round to Play, I Would Choose to Play It at Pebble Beach”) were fascinating, but what I really liked were his random short comments—on everything from the rules to course design to his favorite holes—sprinkled throughout the issue. Really interesting stuff. I’m an older golfer, so it’s nice to see that Jack is still very much involved in the game and still able and willing to share his thoughts and expertise with his fans and other readers of your magazine. —William Burkleman, Des Moines, Iowa The Ladies Are Waiting I’m a huge fan of your magazine, especially the pages that try to help me improve…

3 min
“portrush is going to thrill.”

IT TOOK A WHILE FOR ME TO LOVE THE OPEN. I mostly blame the clock. For ex–West Coasters like myself, the thing started just too dang early. You’ll forgive me for not responding favorably to the pounding buzz of an alarm clock set to 6:00 AM PDT on a Saturday or Sunday to watch golfers ply their trade on courses I knew nothing about in weather that, even from 5,500 miles away, cooed “go back to bed.” On the mornings I obliged the buzzer, the telecast didn’t help. Instead of the well-recognized views of Amen Corner and the likes of Pebble, Winged Foot and Oakmont, it beamed visions of massive TV cranes dotting 2-D landscapes, as in some post-apocalyptic scene depicting golf after the machines take over. Even from overhead blimp…

4 min
“these days, the open is not simply a british championship. it is a truly global sporting event.”

I’M OFTEN ASKED WHY I WORK in golf and why I left behind a 30-year career in investment banking to move into sport. My answer is always the same: I love golf and want to play my part in positively shaping its future. Golf has so much to offer and, perhaps more than any other sport, provides so many of the life benefits that we have increasingly come to regard as essential in modern-day living. Research shows the significant benefits that golf can bring in terms of both physical and mental well-being. It encourages us to socialise and compete as we build friendships. Most of all, it requires honesty and integrity and teaches all of us, young and old, truly character-building values such as patience and humility. So what excites me…

2 min
here’s what’s grabbing our attention this month in the world of golf.

WHERE WE’RE PLAYING I’m still riding high from playing Augusta National the day after Tiger’s historic win. One of the lucky few to win the media lottery, I got to roll down Magnolia Lane and tee it up with Sunday pins. Aside from the severe undulations not visible on TV, I was floored by how precise your approaches have to be. Missing the green by just a few feet leaves some diabolical recovery shots. And even if you find the green, you’re three-putting if you don’t hit the proper level. I’m newly in awe of what the pros face each year. —Jonathan Wall WHAT WE’RE WEARING Adidas shoes have always fit my feet well, and with my switch to spikeless models, the Tour360 XT-SL shoes ($170) were a natural choice. They’re incredibly comfortable,…

1 min
most ball manufacturers now offer a range of brightly hued models. how do you feel about this flashy trend?

@GolfCoachODay on Twitter: It’s always hard breaking a stigma. Watching Bubba Watson play with a yellow ball stands out—it’s jarring at first. I like it, though. If people want to be expressive, let them. bkuechenmeister1 on Instagram: How would you feel if one of your guests pulled a colored ball out on the first tee? Sorry, but it’s golf’s equivalent of socks and sandals. Denver Robin Stuckey on Facebook: I’m definitely getting some. Being able to see the ball better in the air and find it quicker on the ground is a no-brainer. @TheDomino on Twitter: I actually prefer playing with yellow balls. They stand out when the other folks in my group are playing white. I’ll change back to white when everyone starts playing yellow.…

2 min
elevating women’s golf

IN FIVE SHORT YEARS, THE KPMG Women’s PGA Championship has cemented itself as the season’s most prestigious major. Not only does it boast one of the largest purses on tour, it also sets itself apart with a noteworthy list of distinguished host venues. This year, the championship heads to Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., with future stops that include Aronimink G.C., Congressional C.C. and Baltusrol G.C. With such illustrious courses on the docket, it should be no surprise that the list of winners is just as renowned: Sung Hyun Park, Danielle Kang, Brooke Henderson and Inbee Park have all claimed the title. Count seven-time major champion Karrie Webb a fan of these developments. “What KPMG, the PGA of America and the LPGA have done with this event is incredible,” says…