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Golf Magazine October 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

SCAN THIS PHOTO TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THIS LESSON AND ADD YARDS NOW See page 6. 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…

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Q: If you nominate one U.S. course to become a first-time Ryder Cup venue, which would you choose? The PGA Championship proved that Bellerive Country Club and St. Louis would be the perfect spot. Brad Lehman TPC Scottsdale. Can you imagine number 16 in a Ryder Cup? Steven Barr Augusta National. I bet Bobby Jones would smile from ear to ear! Marty Roberts Q: The Ryder Cup never fails to produce unforgettable moments, both on and off the course. What’s your favorite Ryder Cup memory? It has to be Ian Poulter’s performance on Saturday at Medinah 2012, an unbelievable stretch of golf to deliver a point for Europe when it seemed lost. Still with a mountain to climb on Sunday, it was made possible by Poult’s birdie run. @thfcnut Justin Leonard’s putt in 1999. @JuryStiction Phil and Sergio two years ago. Two…

3 min
a workingman’s ryder cup

SOME OF OUR ISSUES work harder than others, never letting up—page after page—to bring you the stories and service that make watching and playing the game the rewarding experience we all know it to be. This one, in addition to its usual, busy 9-to-5, feels like it has tacked on weekends and night shifts. It’s an October issue—shoulder season in GOLF’s editorial calendar—but there’s oddly a beehive of activity. The buzz this month? Inside access to a downtime Michelle Wie, recharging her batteries on her island home of Oahu (p. 54). A one-on-one playing lesson from one of the game’s most polished comers, Xander Schauffele, told to one of GOLF’s youngest—and talented—reporters, Sean Zak (p. 44). And there’s certainly been a stir created by our poll of nearly 60 Tour players, who…

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now on the tee: your raves, rants and reactions

WHICH AUGUST STORIES AND COLUMNS DREW THE MOST LETTERS? Phil Mickelson 57% Tour War 23% Alan Shipnuck 10% Other 10% THRILLED FOR PHIL All the things you hear about Phil and the fans are more than true. I was a USGA volunteer at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, stationed at the player dropoff area for the 10th tee. Phil arrives, and not only does he stop and say hello, he goes on to thank us for volunteering. He tells us how the players know that without the volunteers, there wouldn’t be a tournament. Then he takes the time to ask how we’re doing and if there is anything we need, because if there is he’ll let the USGA know about it. I think he would have stayed and talked to us all day, but…

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teeing off

SHADOW PLAY We’re accustomed to whoops and hollers. Sometimes even leaps and tears. But in August, when Brooks Koepka put his foot on the neck of the field to seize the 100th PGA Championship, he seemed to step on his win as well, ceding the tournament-ending putt to third-place finisher Adam Scott and treating the moment as if he’d won the Safeway Open. The victory—incredibly, Koepka’s third in the last six majors in which he’d competed—brought to light the full force and finesse of his game. What’s still unilluminated is the stolid golfer’s passion. Tiger Woods, who took second with a stunning performance at Bellerive, knows well the competitive worth of a steely exterior. But he’s the owner of golf’s most galvanic celebrations, too. “I heard you out there,” Koepka told…

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eye to eye high-quality imports

Mexico hasn’t produced a ton of professional golfers. What inspired you guys to take up the game? ROBERTO DÍAZ: I picked it up when I was, like, five. My uncle took me to play. I really liked it. I started competing when I was young. When I was 14, I decided to come study [in the U.S.] in college, so I took it a bit more serious. In Mexico, your family belonged to a golf club. What was your experience like there? DÍAZ: It was a nine-hole course. Not a lot of money around it. Greens rolled at about five or six every day. Nobody played, so we could go out and play it in an hour and 30 minutes. How about you, Abe? You were born in Texas, moved to Mexico,…