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Golf Magazine September 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 Select photos in this issue contain invisible watermarks called Digimarc Barcodes. Using the Digimarc Discover app, you can scan the image with your mobile device to get bonus content right in your hand. 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 (.lash 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…

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Vive les États-Unis! GOLF.com readers offer bold Ryder Cup predictions, then praise tracks that you don’t know, but should. Who will Prevail in Paris? EUROPE 21% UNITED STATES 79% Should Tiger and Phil be paired together at the Ryder Cup and why? No way. There’s no “I” in golf, but there is in Phil and Tiger. Donald Garon Yes, they are great pros who will be terrific leaders and inspirational to their young teammates. Jack Thoemke IN HONOR OF OUR RANKING OF THE TOP 100 GOLF RESORTS UNVEILED NEXT ISSUE, WE ASKED GOLF.COM FANS: What’s the best “undiscovered” course you’ve ever played? Sharp Park. Also known as “the poor man’s Pebble Beach.” @tha_carter7 Taos Country Club. Gets no love in New Mexico, but it’s an incredible track. @ true_american_eric Clube de Golf do Estoril, Portugal @tmoren0 Mountain Aire Golf Club, West Jefferson,…

2 min
passport to adventure

» THERE ARE DOZENS of ways to tell a story in this racket, best sorted by how difficult they are to execute (to say nothing of content quality.) Reporting du jour increasingly gravitates toward less challenging storytelling or, even less stressful, reporting a story already told by someone else. I get it—it’s efficient, cheap and often a strategic means to boost traffic and clicks in the digital space. This magazine won’t take the bait. Our goal? To publish stories that you, the cash-paying reader, can’t find anywhere else, and to bring them to you straight from the source. You won’t often find our writers behind their desks or buried in Google searches skimming for leads. They’re on planes, inside the ropes, in the only places from which a tale can properly…

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now on the tee: your raves, rants and reactions

WHICH JULY STORIES AND COLUMNS DREW THE MOST LETTERS? British Open Preview 37% Kiradech Aphibarnrat 26% McCarron Putting 16% Other 21% OPEN PRAISE Another brilliant piece by Michael Bamberger on The Open (“Cool Summer,” July). I’m with him—it’s my favorite tournament. In fact, the Irish, Scottish and [British] Opens are my three favorite weeks in golf. When I played Carnoustie for the first time years ago, my caddie was an elderly gentleman no more than five feet tall. Turns out he was the club president! Afterwards, he invited the foursome into the clubhouse and plied us with pints as he regaled us with stories about Hogan and other greats. Years later I returned to Carnoustie and asked about him. The starter told me had passed away just six months prior. Watching this year’s open was all…

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shaka and awe

» Golf in paradise typically comes at a price. An exception lies on the North Shore of Oahu, at a sleepy muni with million-dollar views. Set along the Pacific in a tiny town of the same name, Kahuku Golf Course is a pleasure ground for purists, where greens fees run as lean as a poke bowl. The problem is how few golfers indulge. While the beauty of Kahuku’s lonely fairways delights the smattering of Oahu locals who play it, its almost empty tee sheets pose a threat to its survival—and look like bait to interloping investors. Should Kahuku yield to wide-eyed developers or just hang loose? Surf Josh Sens’s story (p. 70) and decide for yourself.…

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eye to eye   the truth about charley

» You’ve been on Tour full-time since 2006 and, recently, consistently near the top of the leaderboard, with 14 top-25s last season and eight more this season. Do you take pride in that consistency? You know what? No. I probably take more pride in trying to win golf tournaments than in finishing top 25. Each and every year, trying to assess where you need to get better—that’s what I pride myself on. You’ve had four career wins but seven second-place finishes, including a couple in 2017. At last year’s WGC-Bridgestone you were caught on camera telling your caddy you were “tired of finishing second.” Yeah, there is definitely frustration. Maybe that’s why I haven’t won as many tournaments [as I should have]—there’s too much desire to win. Looking back, maybe winning is one…