Drivers 2018: TaylorMade M3 and M4

TaylorMade has shifted the paradigm of golf club engineering once again with the introduction of the TaylorMade M3 and M4 drivers and metal woods, highlighted by the company’s breakthrough innovation – Twist Face technology. Twist Face technology is truly the first of its kind. It’s TaylorMade’s solution to counteract golfers’ most common misses, more specifically, Read more…

Drivers 2018: Ping G400 Max

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Setting new standards in combined MOI and forgiveness for a driver, the Ping G400 Max is the flagship club in the company’s spring 2018 array. “We’re on a mission to help golfers play better, and we know that starts with clubs that deliver across-the-board performance gains,” says Ping President John K. Solheim. “The new G400 Read more…

Drivers 2018: Honma Be ZEAL

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This Asian company with American headquarters in Southern California offers high-end clubs that have gained a lot of attention lately, and the Honma Be ZEAL 535 Series is bound to get plenty of notice, too. The Be ZEAL 535 series offers the performance features casual golfers seek day in and day out. An evolution of Read more…

Drivers 2018: Cleveland Launcher

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Actually launched last September, the latest version of the Cleveland Launcher line of woods and irons help golfers experience faster ball speeds, more distance, and added control. They combine Cleveland Golf’s most popular club technologies with new performance innovations that provide avid golfers with the distance, forgiveness, and control they demand. Marketing Director Brian Schielke, Read more…

How To Play Out Of Bunkers Without Fear

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So many amateurs come to me completely spooked by the Darth Vader of golf, how to play out of bunkers without fear. It’s funny: from day one I embraced bunker play; perhaps it was the creative aspect the shot required. There are several ways to skin this cat. Allow me to simply share a few Read more…

How To Play Big Downhill Golf Shots

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On the 488-yard 6th hole at Journey at Pechanga, players are faced with a dramatic 300-foot elevation drop from the tee box to the green, and about 210 feet to the fairway. After catching your breath from the view and ride up to the tee, here’s how to handle these big downhill golf shots. ONE Read more…

These Short Game Techniques Will Keep You Sharp

Some well-practiced short game techniques and drills are indispensable year to year and round to round. Here are three tried-and-true ways to keep your game around the green razor sharp. THE BUMP AND RUN This type of shot is great for around the green when you are unsure if you should putt or chip, and Read more…

How To Teach Your Junior Golfer The Full Swing

It Starts With Equipment And Realistic Expectations

The last few issues I tried to point out ways to help the junior golfer in your life gain experience with developing their short game, putting, and ways to do this as a family. After all, working together is the key element. Now we move on to full swing mechanics for juniors, what to avoid, Read more…

Become a Golf Chipping Machine

Gain ‘Leverage’ Around The Green

There are certainly different ways to hit a chip shot. Do you set up square or open? Do you play the ball back in the stance? Middle? Forward? Do you pivot? If you are having trouble with consistency around the greens, here’s something you can try: Become a golf chipping machine. At right is a Read more…

Three Critical Golf Shots To Master

Put Your Practice Time Into Putting, Pitching and Driving

The Rules of Golf allow every golfer to carry up to 14 clubs in their bags during a live round or competition, and most of us take full advantage of that longstanding rule. But no matter your level of play, 65 to 70 percent of the shots you hit during a round of golf are Read more…