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Top Destinations You Can Visit By Car

During the fall and winter months, a handful of warm-weather destinations attract avid golfers, retirees and professional golf tours.

Focus On: Hawaii’s Kohala Coast

The Jewel of Hawaii's Big Island

There are six islands in Hawaii that vacationers can visit and choosing one can be confusing for those who haven’t been to the Polynesian paradise before.

Showcase: Mizuno Irons

Becoming the number-one iron on the PGA Tour is no small feat, but Mizuno forgings earned that prestigious claim for a number of years, due to a combination of classic looks and soft feel.

Focus On: Greater Phoenix

The home of desert golf

With more than 100 golf courses, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area has enough variety to satisfy golfers of all skill levels and budgets.

November-December 2008

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

Now Playing: Cleveland Launcher It’s back. It’s black. It’s bigger than ever. The new Cleveland Launcher ($299) has a face area that’s an amazing 21 percent bigger than the previous Launcher and Launcher Comp, meaning if you can’t hit it solid with this driver, you ought to try another sport. In addition, the Launcher has Read more…

Over The Top

How to smother the slice for good

With today’s enormous drivers, it has become easier to hit the ball a long way. But if you slice the ball, you’re probably not getting the type of distance you deserve, since sliced shots not only miss the fairway, but also rob you of powerful distance.

Seeing Double

How to hit a hybrid like an iron

With a quick glance, you can hardly tell the difference between the photos, right? True, both shots look close to identical, but in actuality, they’re anything but. The photo on the left is at impact with a 6-iron, and the photo on the far left is the same impact position, only this time with my hybrid.

Body Movin’

How to use the body in the golf swing

Players like Charles Howell III, Rory Sabbatini, Jonathan Byrd, even the budding superstar Anthony Kim, all have something in common. Besides obviously being PGA Tour players, they’re all relatively small guys in both size and stature who manage to hit the ball with tremendous power. How do they do it? Each of these players, as well as a handful of other professionals, understands that true power and control come from swinging the golf club with a powerful core.

Hit Shots Like A Pro

Quick Tips From The Tour

It stands to reason that if you want to learn how to do something the right way, you should learn from the best. For this reason, we’ve gathered some shotmaking tips from current PGA Tour players. Pay close attention to the techniques they describe, and practice them regularly, just like they do. Soon enough, you’ll find that these Tour-proven tips will pay dividends in terms of better shots and lower scores. In addition, we offer a swing sequence of Padraig Harrington, arguably the best player in the world at the moment. Check out Padraig’s swing and strive to copy both its simplicity and consistency. You’ll be glad you did.