GOLF DIGEST SCHOOLS

Playing Pebble

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Lesson 1: 7th Hole

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Since his junior-golf days in San Diego playing against Tiger Woods, Pat Perez has been the type of player who can make some noise, both with his game and his opinions—and this extended video puts that on full display. Telling it like it is, Perez explains how his recent swing changes are helping him keep pace with the tour’s young bombers. Along with his teacher, Drew Steckel, he talks his way from the wedges to the driver and back down, sprinkling in the wit and insights that make him one of golf’s most provocative voices.

Lesson 2: 8th Hole
2 Lesson 2: 8th Hole
  • How to trust a blind tee shot
  • Jack Nicklaus: the best second shot in golf
  • Playing for the perfect “miss”
  • When a two-putt is all you need

Playing Pebble

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Lesson 2: 8th Hole

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A massive par 4, No. 8 starts with a blind tee shot that demands a careful strategy and a healthy rip. The second shot, played over a rocky ocean cove, rewards smarts over recklessness. Laird Small walks you through the do’s and don’ts of playing this stunning hole and shows you how to enjoy the killer view without becoming one of its victims.

Lesson 3: 17th Hole
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  • Swinging in the footsteps of legends
  • See what the architect is hiding
  • Golfer’s dilemma: hero or strategist?
  • Trying Tom Watson’s famous chip-in

Playing Pebble

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Lesson 3: 17th Hole

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When Jack Nicklaus hit the flagstick here en route to winning the 1972 U.S. Open, he said he felt the wind change and made a quick adjustment—on his downswing! Pebble Beach pro Laird Small proposes a more feasible strategy: Pick a shot you know you can hit, and commit to it. Missing in a good spot can be the difference between having a putt for par or . . . something else.

Lesson 4: 18th Hole
4 Lesson 4: 18th Hole
  • When you have to hit a good drive
  • The forgotten art of laying up
  • How to keep your touch under pressure
  • Finishing off a memorable round

Playing Pebble

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Lesson 4: 18th Hole

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Of all the memorable shots in a round at Pebble Beach, none is more challenging and nerve-racking than the final tee shot. Pacific Ocean on the left; bunkers and out-of-bounds right. Hit a good one, Laird Small says, and the fun is just beginning. Finishing a round at Pebble calls for guts and shot-making savvy—an exhilarating test on a course full of them.

Playing Pebble

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Lesson 2: 8th Hole
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Lesson 3: 17th Hole
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Lesson 4: 18th Hole
Playing Pebble INDEX
Lesson 1: 7th Hole
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Lesson 1: 7th Hole
  • Hitting a once-in-a-lifetime shot
  • How to stay focused in the wind
  • What to do when between clubs
  • Battling nerves—and crashing waves
  • Hitting a once-in-a-lifetime shot
  • How to stay focused in the wind
  • What to do when between clubs
  • Battling nerves—and crashing waves
Lesson 2: 8th Hole
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Lesson 2: 8th Hole
  • How to trust a blind tee shot
  • Jack Nicklaus: the best second shot in golf
  • Playing for the perfect “miss”
  • When a two-putt is all you need
  • How to trust a blind tee shot
  • Jack Nicklaus: the best second shot in golf
  • Playing for the perfect “miss”
  • When a two-putt is all you need
Lesson 3: 17th Hole
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Lesson 3: 17th Hole
  • Swinging in the footsteps of legends
  • See what the architect is hiding
  • Golfer’s dilemma: hero or strategist?
  • Trying Tom Watson’s famous chip-in
  • Swinging in the footsteps of legends
  • See what the architect is hiding
  • Golfer’s dilemma: hero or strategist?
  • Trying Tom Watson’s famous chip-in
Lesson 4: 18th Hole
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Lesson 4: 18th Hole
  • When you have to hit a good drive
  • The forgotten art of laying up
  • How to keep your touch under pressure
  • Finishing off a memorable round
  • When you have to hit a good drive
  • The forgotten art of laying up
  • How to keep your touch under pressure
  • Finishing off a memorable round