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Golf Magazine September 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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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 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, top), 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…

1 min.
don’t miss a minute of the 2017 pga championship on golf.com

The PGA Championship is set to return to venerable Quail Hollow—but it’s not the same old track that we’ve known for years. In preparation for the PGA’s 99th edition, Quail received an aggressive makeover. Four holes have been significantly altered, and the course’s rye grass has been replaced with Bermuda. The changes add a layer of intrigue, and GOLF.com will be there with wall-to-wall coverage. For course previews, player news and tournament updates, check in with us all week long. See you in Charlotte! BONUS ALL-ACCESS Free for print subscribers! Get easy access to GOLF editions on the iPad and other tablets at GOLF.com/allaccess GOLF.COM INSIDE THE ROPES Watch Tour Confidential every Monday for our experts’ takes on the hottest topics in golf. EXCLUSIVE CONTENT Award-winning podcasts, videos and photo galleries. GOLF.COM IN YOUR INBOX For up-to-theminute golf news, features…

2 min.
a sheep in wolf’s clothing

PGA TOUR PLAYER Patrick Reed has a quasi-rep as a trashtalking, crowd-hushing, take-noprisoners bad boy who sometimes oversteps his bounds. Call it Patrick being Patrick. I like it. In an era where outright passion often takes a back seat to dollars and deals, Reed is a fire-breathing gust of fresh air. For all its dull-khaki looks and choking traditions, golf is emotional, and Reed gets that. His zeal in polishing off a furnace-hot Rory McIlroy in the Sunday singles matchesat lastyear’sRyderCupdidn’tbother the tens of thousands stress-testing the stands at Hazeltine. Nor should it upset us the week of the Travelers. Winning may solve everything, but there’s more to this San Antonio–born spur than meets the eye. On p. 68, the five-time Tour winner shares his thoughts on beating Old Man Par—and anyone else…

2 min.
you’re up!

WHICH JULY STORIES AND COLUMNS DREW THE MOST LETTERS? ENGLISH TEE THAT THE BRITS haven’t completely deserted common sense (despite the Brexit vote) is quite clear in the July article, “How to Be British.” Their commitment to a sensible pace of play (“three hours is seen as more than enough”) and their lack of interest in tallying scores (“treat the game as recreation, not as the bar exam”), rangefinders and, by implication, the latest technology inclubs and balls, should suggest to all of us double- digit-handicappers out there that we’re taking the game—and ourselves—a bit tooseriously. DAVE MCDOWELL,ANN ARBOR, MICH. YOU KO, GIRL! I’M JUST WRITING to tell you how much I enjoyed Marika Washchyshyn’s recent interview with Lydia Ko (“Under Pressure,” July 2017). It’s refreshing to see a sports magazine that’s willing to go…

3 min.
teeing off

BREEZIN’ SlyStonepennedthe soulsmash“HotFun in theSummertime,” butheneverplayed 18insweltering Texas. Inmuchofthe U.S., late-summer heatcanwiltyour game.Fortunately, therearechillgolf escapestothe mountains(see pg.90)andto thesestunning coastal retreats. BY JOE PASSOV PEBBLE BEACH RESORTS Pebble Beach, Calif. The trio of Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay is the most exhilarating cluster of seaside courses in the world. Millions of words have been spilled about the majesty of Pebble. Jordan Spieth summed it up nicely after his victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this year: “This is a bucket-list place to win,” he said. Spyglass Hill, with its Pacific panoramas, and Spanish Bay, with its start among the dunes, would be stars anywhere else. On the Monterey Peninsula, they’re merely sibs in the Pebble family. SAMOSET RESORT Rockport, Me. The Samoset possesses some of the most stimulating seaside holes on the East Coast. After you’ve…

5 min.
still going strong

The Most Important Things in Golf This Month You have four top-10s this season, including the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. How meaningful is it to have a good performance in a major when it comes to jump-starting the remainder of the season? To play against one of the best fields and know that my game is where it should be—I’m excited about that. I think I’m headed in the right direction, and down the home stretch and in the playoffs, I’m expecting a lot more from myself. Definitely trying to get another “W” this year. You had a hand problem early in the year, which must have been frustrating. Yeah, it flared up right at the Masters. It was something I’d never dealt with before, kind of a random injury known as “trigger…