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Monthly Archive for October, 2012

Writing the Corey Pavin Shotmaking piece a few turns back brought about some post traumatic stress that I feel should be dealt with promptly.  In today’s  tale, I shall confront one of my greatest childhood fears – early 90′s era Cleveland VAS irons.  I think Halloween is an appropriate time for such a discussion. ——————————————————- [...]

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No, that collection above isn’t mine! As this golf season comes to a close, I’ve found myself taking inventory – both physically and mentally.  I played some pretty good golf this year and even though my game is probably the best it has been top to bottom, I’m still a step away from where I [...]

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Lest we forget, golf has long been a shotmaker’s game. The era of perfect putting surfaces, solid core distance balls, and 46 inch 460cc clubheads is still in its infancy. The greater annals of golfing history are filled with men and women who distinguished themselves through the quality of their striking, breadth of imagination, and [...]

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Much can be learned about our fellow citizens from their experiences in the game of golf. It’s not just whether they play or not, it’s how they play – their thought patterns, responses to disappointment, willingness to gamble, etc. In the case of John Updike, we are offered a more intimate look at the inner [...]

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The guys over at Secret in the Dirt managed to get a hold of some film from the personal collection of Jimmy Demaret. Taken at the 1953 Ryder Cup in Wentworth, the video is remarkable in in quality (exceptionally good for the time and technology) as well as for the content. The three part series [...]

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This is the third feature of the “What You Are Missing” series. This series is for the golfer who simply doesn’t have the time to keep track of all the technological advances available to improve your game without changing your technique, practice habits, or athletic ability. Other episodes can be found here and here. Today [...]

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