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Matthew Rudy

Matthew Rudy is Golf Digest’s senior instruction writer. He has co-written more than 20 golf books with teachers like Hank Haney, Dave Stockton and Stan Utley, but he still can’t get off the tee on the ninth hole at his home club.
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Stop swinging harder and start swinging smarter

When you release the club is more important than hand speed

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How to handle sketchy short-game situations on and around the green

Risk management and good technique are the keys

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Simplify your swing geometry like Francesco Molinari

Keeping a key relationship between your arms and body gives you a fast path to the ball

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Turn like Jordan Spieth to get more from your driver

There's no such thing as too much or too early

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Improve your pivot to pure it like Tommy Fleetwood

A better turn through is the secret to clean iron strikes

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Don't try Tiger Woods' low-slung stinger at home

Strength and release control are required for the coolest tee shot in golf

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Control your iron trajectory like Brooks Koepka

A lower shot doesn't come from just a shorter finish

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U.S. Open 2018: Use your lower body like Henrik Stenson to smash your 3-wood

A simple mirror drill will get you striping it

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Get rid of grip tension to avoid a Tiger-style four-putt

Line up the shaft with your forearms

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U.S. Open 2018: Shinnecock is going to force some short game creativity—and you can learn from it

Incorporate a modern version of the fringe putt into your greenside arsenal

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Preview Your Impact Position at Address Like Bryson DeChambeau

Fewer moving parts means more consistency

Golf Digest Schools
What was a practice day like with Tiger Woods at his peak? You'll get tired just reading about it

Thirteen-hour days were common in the Woods-Haney training camp

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Quit steering your driver to get more speed

Use baseball swings to train more "recklessness" like Aaron Wise

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Don't Be Afraid to Try a Different Putting Style

Copy Webb Simpson's willingness to experiment

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Masters 2018: Rory McIlroy's putter betrayed him at the worst time

Tension and a busted routine doomed Grand Slam chances

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Build a Better Platform for your Irons Like Rory McIlroy

Flush more shots with improved stability

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Masters 2018: Get control over your clubface like Patrick Reed

Learn to bruise the grass, not kill it

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Masters 2018: Tiger Woods' clubhead speed is coming from more efficiency, not more effort

Better energy transfer (and less fear of pain) have made the difference

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