This story was originally published in Pacific Coast Golf Guide, Volume 23. Read the digital magazine here. Piggybacking off the success of an ascending Tiger Woods, golf experienced an unparalleled surge in popularity and growth at the beginning of theREAD MORE

We all did it. We dreamed as kids of being a professional golfer and playing in all the big events, all over the world. Sessions on the driving range included envisioning hitting that big drive past all the trouble andREAD MORE

All my life, I have marveled as I watch the pros hit fairway after fairway and green after green – especially on one of those courses where minus-25 will be the winning 72-hole score. And I have wondered … WhatREAD MORE

Today’s episode is about driving, but not the type of drives we usually discuss, involving the challenge of hitting a little white ball off a peg in the ground. That’s hard enough, and it can put you in some scaryREAD MORE

Of all the shots we have watched during the Ryder Cup, there’s one that always will stand out for many of us: Jordan Spieth almost jumped in the lake. Just as notably, he put the ball on the green fromREAD MORE

It is irresistible. Watching Phil Mickelson navigate a golf course is like watching an artist paint a masterpiece … but with bold strokes. So I couldn’t help but watch the other day when I discovered that Lefty was playing inREAD MORE

Golf courses are like houses. The order of the holes and the types of challenges they create mimic the flow of the rooms and the arrangement of the furniture. While watching the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in VirginiaREAD MORE

I hear the same things over and over from older golfers. “I don’t play as well as I used to.” “I get tired out too easily and fall apart on the last few holes.” “I just can’t putt anymore.” “IREAD MORE

Every golf course I visit these days, I see lots of people. I have never been so delighted to have difficulty reserving a tee time. If you don’t think a week ahead, you probably won’t be playing until late inREAD MORE

One of the many beauties of golf is that you never stop learning. No matter whether you’ve played our great game for 50 years or 50 days, your thirst for knowledge about the mechanics and the precision should never beREAD MORE

Ask someone how they’re playing, and this is what you inevitably hear: “I’m just not hitting the ball consistently well. My driver is all over the place, I hit some really bad wedges in my last round and I justREAD MORE

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