Previewing the PGA Championship

July 27, 2016

By Paul Myers The final major of the year – “Glory’s Last Shot” as it is often called – will be contested this week at Baltusrol when the PGA Championship gets underway. While there are plenty of important rounds still to come this year once the PGA is complete, such as the Olympics and th

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Mickelson Comes Up Short at The Open – Through No Fault of His Own

July 20, 2016

By Paul Myers Phil Mickelson is no stranger to finishing second in major championships. In the U.S. Open alone, Mickelson has finished second an incredible six times. Most famously, Mickelson lost out on a chance to win the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in 2006 when he made double bogey on the final hole

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Jaacob’s Podcast on Game Improvement Golf

July 12, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Did you get a chance to listen to Game Improvement Golf’s interview with Jaacob Bowden? Here are notes from the show, and a link to listen in! Interview with Jaacob Bowden – Professional Golfer and Co-Developer (with Tom Wishon) of the new Sterling Single Length Irons

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Future World #1? Dustin Johnson is on a Roll

July 7, 2016

By Paul Myers Honestly, this wasn’t very surprising. Just two weeks after finally claiming his first major, Dustin Johnson took home another big title, this one coming at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational. Johnson has always had incredible talent, and he has certainly had his s

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GolfWRX reviews Single-Length Sterling Irons

July 3, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Have you seen GolfWRX’s review yet of Single-Length Sterling Irons? Pros: Custom-fitted, single-length irons drastically simplify swing thoughts and reduce setup adjustments throughout the set. Cons: It takes time to get used to the feel and appearance of longer short

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An Emotional Win for Billy Hurley III

June 28, 2016

By Paul Myers Billy Hurley III is not your ‘average’ PGA Tour player, for whatever that means. Often, those on the PGA Tour were standout players from the time they could walk, going through large Division I schools on the way to professional golf success. Rarely does that success involve spendi

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No More Monkey – Dustin Johnson Breaks Through at U.S. Open

June 21, 2016

By Paul Myers Before Sunday’s final round, Dustin Johnson’s name always seemed to come with an asterisk when discussed in golf circles. The conversation would be something along the lines of ‘sure, he’s a great player, but he can’t finish the deal in the big events’. And, to be fair, thi

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The Mindset of a Great Putter

June 17, 2016

By Paul Myers: Would you like to be a great putter? Of course you would – that point is not even up for debate. The ability to make putts is the great equalizer on the golf course, as you can make up for plenty of bad swings just by holing putts. While it is important […]

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Mark Crossfield’s review of single-length Sterling Irons

June 9, 2016

Check out Mark Crossfield’s review of single-length Sterling Irons: Bryson DeChambeau — winner of the 2015 U.S. Amateur and NCAA Men’s Individual Golf Championships and recently turned professional — plays with a unique set of irons and wedges that all measure the same length. In his vid

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Spieth Nails It Down in Texas

June 7, 2016

By Paul Myers For all of the accomplishments that Jordan Spieth already has to his name at a young age, he had not yet won a professional event in his home state of Texas. That has changed. The winner of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational at Colonial Country Club, Spieth rebounded from a poor Sunday

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Have you heard of Arccos Golf?

June 4, 2016

  By Jaacob Bowden The free Arccos iPhone app tracks performance by automatically capturing critical data for your game. CLUB-TO-CLOUD™ Each shot is recorded live and instantly saved to the cloud. By automatically tracking and analyzing all of your relevant stats, we unlock your Golf DNA. BLU

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Sergio Garcia Takes Home a Title

May 24, 2016

By Paul Myers Although he has long been one of the best players in the game, Sergio Garcia had not taken home a PGA Tour title in a few years. As the AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort moved to a conclusion on Sunday, it didn’t appear that Garcia’s slump would be […]

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Strategizing Your Way Around a Narrow Golf Course

May 6, 2016

By Paul Myers Harbour Town GL is a beautiful course in the beautiful town of Hilton Head, SC, and it features a unique design with plenty of doglegs and tight angles to be found. The player who is successful at Harbour Town GL is the one who is willing to think their way around the […]

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How to Handle a Short Par Four

April 26, 2016

By Paul Myers Short par fours are some of the most exciting holes in the game. The possibilities are nearly endless when you walk onto the tee of a short par four – you could drive the green and make an eagle, or you could hit a bad shot and get into all sorts of […]

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Harbour Town Sees Branden Grace Get First PGA Tour Win

April 22, 2016

By Paul Myers There are some players you assume would have won a PGA Tour title already, and Branden Grace is one of them. Grace is truly a world-class player, as is demonstrated by is current ranking of 11th in the world golf rankings. He is also within the top-20 in the FedEx Cup points […]

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A Masters for the Ages

April 14, 2016

By Paul Myers Wow. It’s safe to say that no one saw that coming. Even with the countless words that were written and said in advance of the 2016 Masters Tournament, nobody could have predicted the manner in which the battle for the green jacket would be decided. At the end of it all, Englishman [&

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Match Play Madness Ends with a Predictable Winner

April 4, 2016

By Paul Myers Any time golf turns to match play for the format of choice on a given week, you can be sure that surprises are going to follow. The nature of match play is such that the better players don’t have as much of an advantage as they would during a 72-hole stroke play […]

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Jason Day Has His Day – Again

March 29, 2016

By Paul Myers The run up to The Masters just gets better and better. The event that doesn’t need any additional excitement keeps getting exactly that, thanks to the impressive play of some of the top golfers in the world. This week it was Jason Day’s turn to position himself as one of th

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Charl Schwartzel Charges Back to Take Valspar Championship

March 22, 2016

By Paul Myers As if The Masters needed any extra excitement, the run-up to the year’s first major has been filled with previous winners of the green jacket. With Bubba Watson and Adam Scott already having found a place in the winner’s circle in 2016, another past Masters champion jump into the c

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Unlock Consistency in Your Game

March 18, 2016

By Paul Myers In winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Hideki Matsuyama took home his second career PGA Tour win. While that is impressive enough for a young man who is only 23 years old, that might not even be his most-impressive accomplishment. Rather, many would be even more impressed by the

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Adam Scott Goes Back-to-Back

March 14, 2016

By Paul Myers Adam Scott has long been one of the most-talented players on the PGA Tour. While he has an impressive resume which includes a major championship, some observers believe that he could have won even more considering the impressive game that he displays on a regular basis. However, if he

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How to Stay Focused in Challenging Conditions

March 7, 2016

By Paul Myers If you watched Brandt Snedeker produce his incredible round of golf on the way to winning the Farmers Insurance Open, you say a player who was able to stay focused in the face of some extremely tough conditions. The winds were howling at Torrey Pines on Sunday (and Monday), leading to

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Adam Scott Quiets the Doubters

March 3, 2016

By Paul Myers Adam Scott can’t putt without the long putter that helped him win The Masters. At least, that is what you might think if you listened to a long list of critics who seemed to think that Scott’s career was suddenly over thanks to a USGA rule change. With anchored putting now a [&hell

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Bubba Watson Walks Away with Riviera Title

February 26, 2016

By Paul Myers The site of the Northern Trust Open, Riviera CC in Pacific Palisades, CA, is one of the classic layouts on the PGA Tour. The course is loved by nearly every player who had had the chance to walk its fairways, and it is a great example of a layout that has stood […]

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Matsuyama Claims Waste Management Phoenix Open

February 22, 2016

By Paul Myers The title of the ‘Best Tournament’ on the PGA Tour is certainly up for debate, as everyone has their own favorite courses and locations. However, the title of ‘loudest’ golf tournament on the PGA Tour is not in doubt, and it has not been in doubt for some time. The Waste Manage

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The Pace of Change Golf Podcast with Jaacob Bowden

February 18, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Did you check out our own Jaacob Bowden on The Pace of Change Golf Podcast yet? Listen in as he talks about his swing speed training, his love for golf and finally, the future release of Sterling Irons! We hope you enjoy!  

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A Massive Moment for Vaughn Taylor

February 16, 2016

By Paul Myers Most golf fans haven’t heard the name Vaughn Taylor in a while. Taylor was a rising player around a decade ago, posting a couple of wins and representing the United States in the Ryder Cup. However, he lost his form somewhere along the way, and lost his Tour card as well. Trying [&he

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Snedeker Records a Strange Win at Torrey Pines

February 12, 2016

By Paul Myers The goal of golf, obviously, is to hit the least number of shots possible. If you are playing in a tournament, hitting the fewest number of shots among anyone in the field will end with you walking away with a trophy. Someone wins each week on the PGA Tour by hitting the […]

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Wishon and Bowden’s new single-length Sterling Irons®

February 11, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff   Have a look on GolfWRX.com at our own Jaacob Bowden‘s new collaborative single length irons project w/ Tom Wishon Golf Technology called Sterling Irons®! Wishon, along with professional golfer and swing speed trainer Jaacob Bowden, began collaboratively ma

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2016 Top 100 Most Popular Teachers in the World

February 5, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Based on the popularity of last year’s rankings, we once again looked at over 600 potential teachers and are pleased to bring you the list of the                                                 […]

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Playing Golf with a Partner

February 1, 2016

By Paul Myers Most forms of golf competition are single events, such as individual stroke play or match play. If you play in tournaments at your club or with your local golf association, these are the kinds of events that you are likely to take part in most of the time. However, you may have [&helli

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Playing with the Lead is No Easy Task

January 29, 2016

By Paul Myers Do you play in any competitions at your local club? Or maybe you play in some local or regional tournaments through your golf association? If you have any experience playing in tournaments, you know just how much pressure you feel when you step to the first tee. Even if there is no [&h

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Getting Your Game Ready for 2016

January 22, 2016

By Paul Myers Now is a good time to take stock of your golf game and think about what you would like to improve in 2016. What did you do well this year? What went wrong? Did your handicap go up or down? Taking time to review the state of your game before starting a […]

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Jordan Spieth Dominates Again

January 14, 2016

By Paul Myers In the world of golf, 2016 is already looking an awful lot like 2015. With the first PGA Tour event of the calendar year in the books, Jordan Spieth has placed his name right back at the forefront of the conversation. Spieth posted an incredible 30 under par score over the Plantation [

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Jaacob Bowden’s guest interview with Bernard Sheridan

January 13, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Have you checked out Jaacob Bowden’s guest interview on the Breaking Par Podcast with Bernard Sheridan yet? If not, Look no further!    

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2016 Pro Golf Preview

January 4, 2016

By Paul Myers With all of the major professional golf events concluded for the year, it is time to turn our attention to the 2016 season – a season that is lining up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. It has been a long time since golf has been as stocked […]

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Going Low Requires the Right Mindset

December 28, 2015

By Paul Myers Your own personal definition of ‘going low’ will depend on what you shoot for an average 18-hole round of golf. If you usually shoot in the 90’s, going low might be something in the mid-80’s. If you are a professional on the PGA Tour, going low is going to count as shooting [&h

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Franklin Templeton Shootout a Good Time for All

December 22, 2015

By Paul Myers Not all golf tournaments have to be serious business. While the amount of money that is at stake on a weekly basis means that most tournaments are extremely serious for all who participate, the pros do get a chance from time to time to have a little more fun without the pressure [&hell

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Cashing in Your Short Putts

December 14, 2015

By Paul Myers On the first playoff hole of the Frys.com Open, Emiliano Grillo had a short putt to clinch the title – his first on the PGA Tour. While the putt was around four feet in length, it was one that most amateurs would expect to make, and certainly every Tour pro would plan […]

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The Development of Golf Drivers Has Changed the Game Forever

December 10, 2015

By Paul Myers For most golfers, the driver is their favorite club in the bag – and it isn’t particularly close. The feeling of smashing a drive long down the middle of the fairway is something that golfers search for over and over again. Rarely will you find a golfer who would prefer to hit [&he

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Bubba Watson Rolls to Hero World Challenge Title

December 9, 2015

By Paul Myers Although the Hero World Challenge doesn’t come along with any FedEx Cup points, it is still a major event on the golf calendar. It’s prominence is due in large part to its host – Tiger Woods – along with the impressive field that gathers each year. This past wee

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Matt Jones Takes 2015 Australian Open

December 7, 2015

By Paul Myers With the northern hemisphere heading into winter, this is a relatively quiet part of the year on the golf calendar in much of the world. That is not the case in Australia, however, as many of the best players in the world gathered to contest the Australian Open. Despite playing his fin

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How to Perform Your Best Under Pressure

December 4, 2015

By Paul Myers If you watched any of the recently completed Presidents Cup, you saw golf being played under maximum pressure. Professional golfers are used to hitting shots with high stakes, but those stakes are turned up a notch when there is a team competition involved. The players want badly to do

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Kevin Kisner Finally Gets Hit Title

November 27, 2015

By Paul Myers At The RSM Classic last weekend in Sea Island, GA, Kevin Kisner was able to secure his first career PGA Tour win. The win continued a theme that has been seen all throughout the fall schedule on Tour, as all but one of the tournaments has been claimed by a first time […]

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Graeme McDowell Breaks Trends in Mexico

November 18, 2015

By Paul Myers If you are a golf fan, you already know the name Graeme McDowell. As a major champion and Ryder Cup team member, McDowell has been a prominent member of the international golf scene for many years. His track record as a leading player on the world stage is what made his results [&helli

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Big Names Return – But Another First-Time Winner Prevails, WGC-HSBC Champions

November 10, 2015

By Paul Myers The fall portion of the golf season is a time of year when most of the big names in the game stay home, rest up, and prepare for the spring. However, there are a few large events that bring the big names out to play, and the WGC-HSBC Champions is one of […]

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Justin Thomas Joins List of Young Winners

November 9, 2015

By Paul Myers There are now three tournaments in the books for the 2015-’16 PGA Tour season, and each of them has seen a first-time winner take the title. Emiliano Grillo and Smylie Kaufman, both 23 years of age, won the first two tournaments before the Tour headed to Kuala Lumpur for the CIMB Cla

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2015 World Long Drive Championships Swing Speed

October 27, 2015

By Jaacob Bowden It was 2007 since I last seriously competed in long drive. Despite not competing since then, I’m still a follower and a fan of the sport. During the telecast of the 2015 World Long Drive Championships from the Winstar World Resort & Casino in Thackerville, OK, I jotted dow

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Yet Again, Youth Rules on the PGA Tour

By Paul Myers At some point, someone above the age of 25 will win on the PGA Tour. However, it doesn’t seem to be a given that it will happen anytime soon. The ‘Youth Movement’ has officially begun, and it has begun in a big way. There are two tournaments now in the books for […]

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Yet Another Youngster Announces His Presence on the PGA Tour

October 21, 2015

By Paul Myers Believe it or not, a new PGA Tour season is already underway. If it seems like the last season just ended, that’s because it did. Only a few weeks removed from the end of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the 2015-16 PGA Tour season began this past weekend at the Frys.com Open in […]

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