By Kent Gray
This is unofficially the official year of the golf comeback. Think Lydia Ko, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and the irrepressible Phil Mickelson. And, of course, Jordan Spieth
American golf’s clean-cut poster boy shares the clever way he rediscovered his swing after his lengthly slump in this month’s edition of Golf Digest Middle East and it could be a model for you, too. Spieth’s simple tips on the three key scoring shots – driving, bunker escapes and putting – is a useful insurance policy even if your game is in reasonable shape.
Spieth’s timely return to form will make him one of the players to watch in this month’s U.S. Open. We explore Torrey Pines and the last stand of Rees Jones as a designer of major championship layouts.
Elsewhere, we preview the Emirates Amateur Golf League’s Mini-Series at Jumeirah Golf Estates, discover how to negotiate the tough 18th hole at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and ask Russell Hill, the osteopath father of Middle East amateur No.1 Josh Hill, to examine the main golf injuries and how to avoid them. A good start is a decent pre-round warm-up; we have that covered too thanks to Dubai Creek teaching professional Matthew Brookes.
We also unveil Golf Digest Middle East’s inaugural Play & Stay at Trump Dubai and Radisson Hotels Dubai DAMAC Hills and reveal the game improvement and super game improvement iron medal winners in our ongoing Hot List equipment feature.
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