Aside from Bobby Jones, who gave us the Masters, and Arnold Palmer, who taught us how to love the game, the guy in the pajamas gave more back to golf than anyone else before or since.
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A look back at what it was like visiting the aisles of the New York Coliseum for golf gear.
A harrowing trip in the 1960s brought a pioneer's fight into focus
The Slammer deserves his due in May, and this is the way to do it
Turn your shoulders all the way through
Listening to tapes of conversations with the late Hall of Famer, we learn lessons on how to play golf and how to play life
Thirty-two years after the USGA refused to uphold penalties imposed by rules legend P.J. Boatwright, the game's pace of play remains stuck in reverse
But if distance hasn't been maxed out, it will be felt first at Augusta
Give yourself the biggest margin for error as possible
Swing from the ground up for a powerful transition
We were sad to learn of Jack LaLanne's passing on Jan. 23 at age 96. We thought he'd live forever. Back in 1974, Jack was gracious enough to write a fitness article for Golf Digest and pose for photos performing the exercises he prescribed for better golf. We asked Golf Digest fitness advisor Ralph Simpson, a physical therapist and athletic trainer who has worked with many professional golfers over the years, if the workout LaLanne demonstrated would still be considered great for golf. Bottom line: on whole, they're still surprisingly good. Here's a sampling of exercises from the LaLanne article and what Ralph had to say about each one.
Delving into Golf Digest's archives turns up a curious relic: A beauty contest
How the Nicklaus stroke can help you on the greens
Christy O'Connor selected for World Golf Hall of Fame
Follow Snead's advice to get your swing in sync
The USGA's full-bore (some say boring) method to break ties isn't entirely popular, but don't expect it to change anytime soon