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Golf Magazine July 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.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
EB Golf Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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8 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
this young gun has firepower

AT ONLY 145 POUNDS, JUSTIN THOMAS LAUNCHES DRIVES MORE THAN 300 YARDS. THIS MONTH, we’re excited to showcase a player who represents golf’s very bright future— not to mention its equally bright present. Justin Thomas, 24, makes his first appearance on GOLF’s cover. His 2017 season got off to a blazing start with back-to-back PGA Tour wins in Hawaii. In that second victory, at the Sony Open, Thomas became the youngest Tour player to fire a 59. And to think he’s only getting better. Thomas is longer than he looks. At only 145 pounds, he’s the strongest “lightweight” in golf, smashing drives nearly 307 yards on average. He proves that you don’t need to be a muscled gym rat to launch long, straight tee shots. You just need his five power positions.…

1 min.
digital

Our new video series, GOLF Today, has the game covered, only on GOLF.com! Go to the all-new GOLF.com to watch our video series, created in collaboration with the United States Golf Association. In each episode of GOLF Today, viewers will find exclusive coverage of all facets of the game from its leading voices. Highlights from our latest episode, which can be found at GOLF.com/Today: GOLF.com’s Jeff Ritter visits the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif., to meet the remarkable Adelaide Ortega(left). After losing her sight to a rare disease, Ortega did something unusual: She took up golf. She’s never seen one of her shots soar through the air, but she’s an avid player— and an inspiring story. Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore discuss Sand Valley, their buzzy new design in Wisconsin—and the latest, greatest…

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

CHIP, CHIP...HOORAY! THANKS SO MUCH for your article on sidesaddle chipping (“The Perfect Chip,” May 2017). I’ve struggled with the chipping yips for a long time now, but this technique is amazing! I tried it yesterday for the first time at my home course and it worked every time—even under pressure. I used the 30-degree-open version, even for some longer pitches from 50 to 70 yards. Fantastic! The best tip I’ve ever had! Thanks again. — DAVID WAGUESPACK,VIA E-MAIL YOUR ARTICLE “The Perfect Chip” was extremely helpful. I’m a 7 index with some chipping issues. When I take my practice swings I always brush the ground, but when I address the ball and swing, I have a tendency to hit it heavy and sometimes just plain fat! After reading the article I thought,…

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…

2 min.
teeing off 1 of 3

SCOT SO FAST! On Sunday, Nicklaus (inset) congratulated Monty on his victory. Never mind that the Scot teed off 16 pairings ahead of the eventual winner. During the final round of the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the weather grew so gusty that not even Jack Nicklaus knew which way the wind was blowing. Nicklaus had missed the cut and was working as a TV commentator for ABC when he crossed paths with Colin Montgomerie near the 18th green. The Scot had just finished the tournament at even par, seemingly good enough for the win. “Congratulations on your first U.S. Open victory,” the Bear said. Never mind that 28 players were still on the course. Jack’s forecast was fair enough. After three serene days on the Monterey Peninsula, Mother Nature was now huffing…

4 min.
under pressure

The U.S. Women’s Open will be played at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey, which is owned by President Donald Trump. A women’s group collected more than 100,000 signatures calling on the USGA to move the event to a different course. Have you discussed the controversy with your peers? I haven’t talked much with other players about the course or the president. We’re trying to play on some of the best courses and [in] probably the biggest women’s championship. I don’t know much about politics. So I don’t really have a huge say. Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els and Tiger Woods have played golf with Trump since the election. If the president invited you to tee it up with him, would you? It’d be an honor, I guess, to play with…