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5 Quick Golf Swing Tips

With all the golf swing information around your head can often swim with thoughts of triggers, kicks and stance configurations. So in this guide we aim to make it easy - 5 simple tips that will give you a smoother and more repeatable swing.

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Forget Tiger, Phil Mickelson gave us the fairytale we really wanted

The 2010 Masters tournament was one of the finest golf tournaments I've ever witnessed; it had everything: a people's champion winner, a courageous underdog adversary, old guys turning the clock back, young guys showing us a glimpse of talent to come and a certain prowling Tiger on his comeback.

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Coping with sidehill lies

To master the art of sidehill lies you need to understand how your lie can affect your strike and swing path and how to allow for the resulting ball flight. This guide will give you everything you need to know whether the ball is above or below your feet.

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What is it with old guys at the majors?

The old dogs just won't lie down. In this article we look at how the more senior players have fared in recent seasons and analyse just what it is that's stopping them from going the extra mile and winning a major after their time.

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A vintage first day at the US Masters as Woods, Couples and Watson shine

The US Masters is already living up to expectations as the old guard lead, and the Tiger is prowling at just two shots back. It promises to be a vintage tournament, read our write-up from day one here.

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Hardest golf hole: The Earth Course, Dubai

What's the hardest hole you've played, and why? For me, it's the par-5 18th hole on the Earth Course, Dubai .This was the final holed played in last season's Race to Dubai, and scene of Lee Westwood's now-famous arms-aloft celebration.

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Great golf quotes

Golfers do almost as much talking as they do walking. But it's not all sex-addiction and swearing, oh no. Check out our top golf quotes.

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How to get more height on your shots

Very rarely do you find yourself playing golf in dead calm conditions. This article is filled with helpful technical advice designed to give you greater control over the trajectory of the ball. In the wind, these tips will prove invaluable.

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Turn your body for a more powerful swing

The golf swing is a dynamic movement that requires a full upper-body turn and an effective weight shift. Mastering these techniques is vital to the success of your long game. This guide reveals how to use your body to advantage, and it highlights the most common mistakes and cures.

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5 tips to swing as smoothly as Ernie Els

Making a smooth swing on the range while the pressure is off is one thing but maintaining this rhythm when a good score rests in the balance on the course is another matter. Try these five tips to to swing as smoothly as The Big Easy.

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Tips for playing in wet conditions

Few golfers enjoy playing in the rain, but unless there is lightning in the area or the course is waterlogged, you will be forced to battle on as usual.This guide aims to improve your control when the ground is wet underfoot.

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The Short Game 30/03/10

Welcome back to The Short Game, our regular series of funny and interesting news from the last seven days of golfing glory (holes). More Ernie, more Tiger, what more could you want?

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How to play from the rough

Whenever you miss the fairway you face an important decision on which club to use to play back from the rough. In this guide we'll help you set up from a shot in even the worst rough.

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7 key tips for varying your shot's shape and trajectory

Being able to shape your shot (e.g. fade or draw ) and change the trajectory (e.g. flop shot or punch shot ) are important skills for tackling all but the most tame of golf courses. These key tips will help you out and are easy to remember. Give them a try.

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Drills for a lower ball flight

With these easy to follow drills you should be able to lower your ball flight and master the punch shot in no time.

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When to leave the driver in the bag

Golfers are obsessed with getting power into their shots. They see pros regularly hitting over 300 yards and want a piece of it. And who could blame them? Long shots not only look great to others, but they feel great.

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4 drills to cure the shank

It is often said that a shank is desperately close to the perfect shot - but that's scant consolation when you're doing Van de Velde and wading into the pond. Follow our guide and four drills to cure this most painful of problems.

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How to prepare for a round of competitive golf

If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail - as the saying goes. Whether from practice rounds, warm-ups or on the range, in this guide we reveal how you can save crucial shots before you even tee off.

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The Short Game 23/03/10

Welcome back to The Short Game, our regular series of funny and interesting news in the last seven days of golfing action.This week: Tiger dominates whilst two old warhorses return to form and a young buck approaches.

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Quick tips to keep your head on the course

Golf is such a frustrating game that it's easy to lose your head on the course and let your game go to pot. To stop that happening, consider some of these easy-to-remember tips designed to quickly help you get on track, and not card a triple-figure score.

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Mastering the first tee

It might be frustrating to hear, but you need more than just a good technique to produce consistently low scores: you need to be able to control your nerves. Fortunately, that's a skill that almost any player can develop. This article will help you overcome the tension and intimidation of the opening tee shot.

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9 reasons why John Daly is a golfing hero

John Daly is a big IntoTheRough favourite, we just can't wait for his next story to come up so we can talk about the big man. Check out the top 9 reasons why he's a hero to the masses.

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Golf courses of the world: #5 Pebble Beach Golf Links

Host to many US Open Championships and US Amateur Championships, Pebble Beach is one of the greatest championship courses around. Unusually for a US course, it's public - anyone can play on it. Of course you'd need deep pockets and plenty of patience to play this monster.

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How Nick Faldo rebuilt his swing

In the early 1980s, Nick Faldo was the top-ranked golfer in Europe. But Faldo knew his swing hid a multitude of faults that wouldn't stand up under the pressure of the world's major tournaments.

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Tiger's US Masters return is a measured move

Tiger Woods today announced he'll be back from his self-imposed hiatus from golf in time for the US Masters on the 8th of April. Has he picked the event he knows will give him the easiest ride?

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The Short Game 16/03/10

Welcome back to The Short Game - our look at what's going on in the world of golf over the past seven days

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5 key ways to improve your golf fitness

In this article we will show you five ways to improve your golf fitness and, in turn, your scores on the golf course. For all ages and skill-levels.

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A career in pictures: Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros is one of the most-loved golfers of all time, not just for his ingenuity and skill, but also his style and sheer passion for the game. Let's take a look back on the great man's ups and downs in the world of golf.

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What golf clubs does Camilo Villegas use?

Camilo Villegas is one of the brightest prospects on the tour right now, having just added the Honda Classic to his other 3 Tour wins. So what clubs does the Colombian pinup use?

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Golf courses of the world: #4 The Old Course, St Andrews

Number four in our series of interesting golf courses around the world is the Home of Golf - the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland. St Andrews plays host to the 2010 Open championship - read our guide to find out what it has to offer.

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