Andy and Piers explain the big three in iron play; how to control your distance, accuracy and trajectory on your shots. They’ll show you a footwork drill to help you hit it pure and show you what you need to do to work the ball into those tucked pins.
Martin Hall and Blair O'Neal teach cures for fatal flaws in golf games. Learn drills to get into the proper position at the top with the driver, ways to improve iron play, and a tip to correct the single biggest flaw in the short game.
Jack Nicklaus, 18‑time Major champion, passes along some game improvement tips from Nicklaus' Bear's Best course outside Atlanta. Nicklaus starts on the all‑important practice tee where the Golden Bear offers some insight into his pre‑round warm‑up.
Martin Hall and Blair O'Neal teach the key shots to hit in The 148th Open, featuring how to control ball flight, play the wind, and hit draws. How 2018 Open Champion Francesco Molinari added 20 yards of distance with the driver.
Cobra's new King F6 Irons are an excellent option for mid- to high-handicap golfers looking for an easy-to-hit set that creates height, spin, and accuracy. They're spectacular from the rough, and ideally suited for players who might struggle with getting the ball in the air.
Although the new Air Force One AFX Pro Series Irons are not forged, the soft-cast steel provides adequate feel, along with workability appropriate for the "pro" designation. The lofts run a bit lower than standard, which produces a penetrating but lower-than-average ball flight.
Hitting the fairway isn't just the recommended way to play the Coyote Creek Golf Club -- a fine city-owned municipal course northeast of Denver -- it's the only way. The rough feels more than lush. It will turn your game to mush. It plays like U.S. Open rough for amateurs. Unless your ball is sitting up, don't bother pulling any club shorter than a 7-iron. The grass will twist the clubface and send the ball shooting in any direction.
Mountain golf is a special kind of golf. Such is the case when you golf the High Sierras, from Reno, Nev., to Lake Tahoe up to Truckee, Calif. This area is littered with dramatic golf holes, and some of them present some pretty interesting risk-reward opportunities. Mike Bailey details four examples of what kind of thrill rides you're in for when you play golf in the Reno-Tahoe area.
Twenty-five years passed from the time Jack Nicklaus constructed La Paloma Country Club (1984) to the opening of Dove Mountain (2009), two of the top courses in the Tucson, Ariz. area. His maturation as a course designer is evident in the evolution of his designs and further evidence of how the Tucson golf scene has grown up as well, Scott Bordow writes.
The Quarry Course at Giants Ridge in Minnesota pays homage to its industrious past with a spectacular 18 holes carved out of dense forest and former mine fields. This Jeff Brauer design can play more than 7,200 yards from the championship tees, making it one of the state's best public tests of golf.
The Legend golf course is the original 18 at Giants Ridge resort, located an hour north of Duluth in the heart of Minnesota's Iron Range. Set on more than 250 acres, the Jeff Brauer design plays alongside the base of the resort's ski mountain and features gentle up-and-down undulations.
Located on Bahamas' Great Exuma Island, Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club is one of the Caribbean's top golf courses. The Greg Norman signature design overlooks the clear, blue waters that are famous in this part of the world for fishing and scuba diving. Formerly a Four Seasons property before Sandals Resort bought it in 2010 and made enhancements to both the golf course and resort grounds, Emerald Reef features many oceanfront villas and ocean-view guest rooms.
Charlie Vettiner Golf Course near Louisville is one of the area's nine metropark golf courses. It's very affordable and a good value for the price. Many of the holes feature very tight fairways, especially the par-4 13th hole, which plays to a blind landing zone tightly sitting between trees.
The restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 in 2011 has only enhanced the allure of this Donald Ross original. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw replaced 26 acres of rough with sandy, hardpan waste areas filled with pine needles and hand-planted wiregrass. They used aerial photos from the nearby Tufts Archives as their guide, creating a visually stimulating, more strategic course, ready to host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open.
Five Ponds Golf Club in Warminster has consistently been voted as the best golf course in Bucks County, Pa. The course is 6,673 yards from the back tees but plays much longer, thanks to the rolling elevations. The hilly terrain provides sloped greens and elevated tees with scenic views. A liberal smattering of bunkers makes the course a challenge.
One of the most affordable and accessible Tom Fazio designs in existence can be found an hour's drive north of Tampa at the World Woods Golf Club in Brooksville. Home to two Fazio designs, the Pine Barrens is a dramatic course set in the mold of Pine Valley and is a mainstay on top 100 public courses lists.
Ranked among the best casino courses -- and arguably among the best three public courses in Washington -- Salish Cliffs is a Gene Bates design carved out of a Pacific Northwest forest with stunning views of the Kamilche Valley.
The days of hosting the pros might be on gone for the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami, but the course shouldn't be forgotten. The redesign by Gil Hanse has created a more interesting round for everybody.
California is full of luxurious golf resorts, and CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort, is right at the top of the list. CordeValle, located near San Jose in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, is set on 1,700 remote acres and is home to a beautiful Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course that can play more than 7,300 yards from the back tees.