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3 tips to improve your short game

Improving your short game is a surefire way to lower your handicap.

But how do you do it?

Eric Alpenfels, a PGA Master professional who serves at the director of the Pinehurst Golf Academy, has three simple tips for hitting better around the greens. Watch the video above to see the advice he offered

If you struggle with these shots, hit the practice greens with as much regularity as the driving range. You should notice a difference.

Still need help? We have your covered with our new short-game school, which focuses on putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.

It’s being offered April 30-May 3 and May 28-31. Get the details here. 

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Jimenez’s moon walk one of our favorite golf celebrations

OK, OK, so Miguel Angel Jimenez didn’t make the only hole-in-one of the day during the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. But he did have the BEST celebration. 

Seriously, anyone who does the moon walk is awesome in our book.

Watching Jimenez bust a move got us thinking about a few of our favorite celebrations. See for yourself.

Yeah, we can’t lie. This one is our favorite.

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VIDEO: Jack & Jackie bond over Pinehurst wins

Fox will air an hour-long documentary titled “Nicklaus: The Making of Champion” at noon Sunday prior to the NFC Championship Game.

The film, produced by the USGA and Ross Greenburg Productions, features interviews with golf icons Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. It also includes never-before-seen home movies from the Nicklaus family collection.

Until then, we have a treat for you. A new documentary we’re producing features footage of Jack’s iconic 1959 North & South Amateur win at Pinehurst. You know, the one that launched his championship career.

Jack went on to win his first national championship that year at the. U.S. Amateur. You know the rest.

The BEST part of our video is the footage from son Jackie’s North & South Amateur win in 1985. Jack followed him throughout the tournament, offering advice and support.

It’s a really wonderful look at a special father-son relationship.


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Michael Campbell and the U.S. Open Trophy

A new clip reminds us why we love 2005 U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell


I stood there, baking in the sun and wondering just how I could possibly forget to put on sunscreen.

There were no trees near the practice range at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion. And in the midday sun, with barely a cloud in the sky, not even the range grandstand could offer relief.

Stand, bake, sweat and burn. That’s all I could do.

And wonder.

The player I wanted to talk to was hard at work, certainly sweating more than me. And, even as I stood there with my amateur video camera – the one with the funny little squirrel microphone that Sir Nick Faldo had made fun of – and feeling very much out of place next to the network heavyweights, this guy was struggling more than I was.

A lot more.

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A pug-tastic video from golfer Danielle Kang

Wedges at Saticoy Country Club today!.. I had my personal ball boy today 😂😍 #Booda @boodakang

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We interrupt your Monday for an insanely adorable video from one of our favorite LPGA players.

Danielle Kang, winner of the 2011 North & South Amateur at Pinehurst, took to Instagram today to show off her ball boy for the day. 

This little boy happens to have four legs, a wet nose and a meticulously-groomed coat. Meet Booda Kang, a precious pug!

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