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Stay Loose When the Ball Is Tight Against the Collar

When the ball is dead against the fringe's collar, don't panic, as many amateurs do. Don't use a putter either, which is another common error made by the club-level player. Play a wedge and use this technique: Line up the clubhead's leading edge, or "blade," with the equator of the ball. Employ a firm-wristed putting stroke, hitting the ball where it rises above the long grass. Because of the wedge's generous heavy flange, you'll hit the ball nice and solid, rolling it to the hole like a putt.

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7/19: Cink wins 2009 British Open!

Congratulations to Stewart Cink for his victory at the 2009 Open Championship! Stewart beat out veteran Tom Watson in a four-hole playoff to earn his first major victory. [Full Story]

4/22: Mickelson releases instructional DVD!

In this two-disc instructional DVD program, veteran PGA golfer Phil Mickelson reveals his personal secrets to the game that put him on top. Aspiring golfers will learn such techniques as chipping, putting, bunker play, specialty shots and the flop shot, with numerous subtopics covered in each area and on-camera discussions and demonstration by Mickelson.

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