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Golf Magazine January 2018

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

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 cameracapable 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 recognizes the image and then begin downloading the described content…

2 min
what was the most impressive aspect of justin thomas’s 2016-17 season?

INSTAGRAM (@GOLF_COM) The way he developed in front of our eyes, how he used the loss at a major and learned from it that year, how to play with a lead and finish, along with his fight and grit! @rjreilly His change of attitude! The awareness of his potential that has just somehow freed him to express his best golf, tournament after tournament.@aliciaps21 Giving himself lofty goals and reaching most of them as well as his ability to calm himself down in high-pressure situations.@christensen44 The combination of his clutch short game and his explosive driver/woods... oh yeah and wearing a tie at the Open Championship;)@azkata He got stronger as the tournaments went on, and he was a gamer on Sundays closing it out. @darrinreisinger TWITTER (@GOLF_COM): Shooting 59. @DWgatorboy1 His ability to close for the win.@MintzGolf The maturity he…

3 min
now on the tee: your raves, rants and reactions

WHICH NOVEMBER STORIES AND COLUMNS DREW THE MOST LETTERS? Instruction 24% Stuff We Love 17% Michael Bamberger 11% Other 48% TEE SHOTS AND TAILGATES I assume Joe Passov’s article in the November issue about “Tee Shots and Tailgating” was printed to determine if your readers in Florida and Georgia were actually reading your fine magazine. To exclude the annual Florida/Georgia game (“The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party”) and our phenomenal golf here in Northeastern Florida and Southern Georgia was simply an oversight. The parties last all week (and in between we can play TPC Sawgrass, Amelia National, Sea Island Golf Course, and a host of others). This event is so large that when Florida wins, the financial impact can be measured on the local economy—the Georgia fans leave after the game rather than staying over Saturday…

3 min
just—and unjust— rewards

» T.S. ELIOT ONCE wrote, “April is the cruelest month.” For magazine publishers and editors, it’s January—in a landslide. The month itself is fine; I’m talking about the date stamp on the cover. Because of the time required to produce, print and then ship GOLF to your home or local newsstand, serious work on the January issue begins in late October of the previous year, and with the Thanksgiving holiday looming, our usual four week production cycle gets shortened to nearly three. As I said, cruel. Adding to the challenge is the fact that staffers are ducking out for those final pre-winter rounds instead of whipping copy and designs into shape. The content itself is a challenge—this isn’t your garden-variety, run of- the-mill issue. We save January to celebrate GOLF’s…

1 min
way classy

» Students pursuing a Ph.D. in course-design appreciation could do no better than Yale. The wise learner, however, will throw a few psychology classes into his or her curriculum, because the school’s namesake golf course has enough quirks to shatter any psyche. Ranked No. 55 in our Top 100 Courses in the U.S., the Course at Yale is a private club open to students, staff, faculty and alumni. Ongoing renovations have imbued it with the wild, unfettered spirit that architects Seth Raynor, C.B. Macdonald and Charles Banks intended in 1926. One funky, maddening, exhilarating hole after the next graces the layout. Birdie the ninth and Yale might fit you with a valedictorian cap and gown. See p. 28 for an even higher education about the course.…

1 min
rosie by a hair

Entering the final round of the WGCHSBC Champions in Shanghai, Justin Rose figured he stood as much a chance of winning as Quasimodo would in a “Sexiest Man Alive” contest. Dustin Johnson’s 56- hole lead—six strokes on the field, eight on Rose—would have been insurmountable on even a meh day for the current World No. 1. But the tournament took place in October—and fall DJ did. His closing 77 opened the door for Rose, whose 67 was enough to edge DJ, Henrik Stenson and Brooks Koepka by two. Rosie’s ever-reliable bag man, Mark “Fooch” Fulcher, stuck around for the trophy presentation, where his boss teased up his locks into the shape of the tourney’s Old Tom Morris Cup. A peak performance, for sure.…