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A nice byproduct of Bubba’s Masters victory has been the return of the spotlight on shotmaking. To anyone who took up golf after the death of the wound ball, the art of shotmaking (in the traditional sense) will be foreign. Traditional shotmaking typically started with the player mentally working “backwards” from pin to tee. The [...]

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At the bottom of this post I’ve attached a reference piece that should compliment the final round of The Masters well – a detailed attack strategy laid out by The King himself.  And who better to guide us through Augusta National than the 4-times winner and one of the greatest players ever to stick a [...]

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It’s almost Masters time and my favorite used book store had an appropriate new arrival that I snagged for a few bucks: The Masters, Profile of a  Tournament by Dawson Taylor (1973).  The bulk of this book consists of a series of tournament summaries (one for every Masters from 1934 to 1972) but there are [...]

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Anyone who has been following this thread knows I’ve been having my frustrations with slow players at my club lately.  I’m normally a very calm person and it takes a lot to fluster me but the only thing worse than a putting routine that includes  plumb-bobbing, reading the break from four different angles, and removing [...]

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“The Education of a Golfer” is an entertaining autobiography of sorts written by Sam Snead (with help from Al Stump) that I’ve been reading to help pass the time this winter. Published in 1962, the book is told through a series of stories that chronicle Snead’s rise from obscure hillbilly to the top of the [...]

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The High Museaum in Atlanta, Georgia is set to debut “The Art of Golf”, a collection of golf themed pieces drawn from over 400 years of material.  I’m wouldn’t exactly describe myself as a connoisseur of fine art but the exhibit speaks to the history and tradition of the game which interest me greatly.  I [...]

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Whatever your thoughts on the state of modern professional golf, you have to admit it’s been a lot of fun watching the President’s Cup this week.  Royal Melbourne is one of only a few courses that can actually be the story.  This week’s happenings  inspired a bit of research by your humble correspondent on Dr. [...]

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What is the most extensive book ever written on the golf swing? You could make a good argument for The Complete Golfer by Harry Vardon. Many people credit Byron Nelson with having the first modern swing and being the first to take advantage of the steel shaft. While the latter may be true, Vardon also [...]

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