Pros and amateurs go long in Oklahoma during the annual competition
I was inspired to photograph golf courses at night because of a starry trip back home to Biddeford, Maine in early 2014. I took my Canon camera to the beach and made photos of the Milky Way over the Atlantic Ocean. I enjoy following night photographers on Instagram and am moved by golfer/astrophotographer Jimmy Walker's Hubble-esque night sky photos. Wondering if night golf course photos have ever been done before, I searched online only to find lit-up par 3 courses and sunset wedding photos. I knew I was on to something. I have now photographed 30+ golf courses at night including Banff Springs in Canada, White Witch in Jamaica, Royal Troon in Scotland and dozens in the U.S. Check out more of Cy Cyr's night golf photos.
He's 39, a member at a West Coast private club, short, a walker, a teetotaler--and a 14-handicap thanks to good putting
Test your knowledge of water hazards
My long weekend with a hidden microphone
On National Play 9 Day, celebrating the best ways to squeeze in some golf
What happens to golfers when they've got time on their hands
Remembering my days as the starter for the U.S. Open, and my dad's critique
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When you play with golfers who shoot under 80 regularly, the sound of their shots is a little different, isn't it? They compress the ball with a downward strike that is powerful and efficient. The sound of the ball jumping off the clubface and piercing the air gets your attention. Even their putting strokes look better, the contact sounds more solid, and the ball rolls smoothly instead of skidding. If you want to know how they do it, these drills are designed to help you sense what impact feels like to a 70s-shooter.