Holiday Gifts to Improve Your Golfer’s Game

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Learn how to save up to five shots per round using all-new, scientifically proven techniques for playing out of trouble lies from Golf Magazine short game guru Dave Pelz. In this new instruction guide ($35), Pelz shows you all the moves you need to recover from trouble and avoid disaster, with full-color photos and drills you can do on your own. Learn more on Amazon.com.
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Hank Haney couldn't quite help Sir Charles Barkley with his swing, but he has helped Tiger Woods add to his major win record. In this DVD ($29.98), he'll help you perfect your grip and show you how to place your wrists for maximum power. Also included ise the Swing Band training aid and a pocket guide to take to the course. Learn more on Amazon.com.
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Phil Mickelson has one of the best short games on tour, and he has 38 career victories to back it up. In this almost two-hour DVD ($45.95), he demonstrates putting, chipping and bunker tips to help your game. Also included are a few fun tricky shots, which might be worth the price of the DVD alone. Learn more at philmickelson.com.
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SI's Gary Van Sickle gave this gadget a try and had this to say: "This is what I consider the ultimate compliment for a golf training aid — it's as useful for good players as it is for beginners or high-handicappers. That is a rarity." The True Ympact works with every club in your bag and helps "train your arms, hands and muscles to consistently find the perfect impact position for your golf swing." Learn more at trueympact.com.
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Learn to master the mental side of your game in three easy steps with this CD system ($49.95). Thought Free Golf is a program designed to shut out all distractions when you're on the course. Listening to the CDs repeatedly will train your brain for the next time you're playing. Learn more at thoughtfreegolf.com
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Learn from the best of the best. Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers share all their secrets to improve your short game in Golf Magazine's latest instruction manual. Learn more on Amazon.com.