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Driver testers Dana Maxim (L.) and Alan Comeau (R.) flank PGA Teaching Pro and Owner of Hidden Meadows Golf Course Joe Perdue.
Driver testers Dana Maxim (L.) and Alan Comeau (R.) flank PGA Teaching Pro and Owner of Hidden Meadows Golf Course Joe Perdue.
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Chip Shots: Testing 2015 Drivers a Real Early Spring Treat

Every year most major golf club companies launch their latest and greatest equipment offerings, and the drivers are the most anticipated of the bunch. Well, 2015 is no exception, with many fine clubs boasting technological advancements promising to help golfers like us hit the ball straighter and farther.

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Robert Budge gets set to tee off on a par 3 hole while playing indoor golf at Traditions in Holden.
Robert Budge gets set to tee off on a par 3 hole while playing indoor golf at Traditions in Holden.
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Indoor Golf a Welcome Distraction during Cold Months

This winter has been tough on all of us. Record breaking cold combined with massive amounts of snowfall have stretched some of us to the breaking point. But for the avid golfer, especially those of us who haven’t travelled south for some sunshine and fairways, it’s been especially brutal.

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Hunter Martin, Getty Images
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Chip Shots: Relax, Already!

Let’s face it, golf as a viable recreational industry could use some upgrades. While tradition in the game is extremely important, it’s becoming clear that golf, like anything, needs to adapt to an ever-changing world. Things like cost, simplicity and length of time needed to complete a round are all important issues to golfers, particularly recreational ones.

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Category: Chip Shots, Golf, Sports
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Andy Lyons, Getty Images
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Chip Shots: Getting on Track

Modern technology has impacted golf in many ways: new materials, equipment modifications, golf GPS and scorecard apps on our smart phones, laser range finders, indoor golf simulators, and a variety of tools to provide instant feedback.

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Chip Shots: Mighty Mo Steals the Show

With all the sunny weather and multiple golf tournaments playing on TV over the past two weeks, I was bound to have a miss or two. And I will admit it; I should have paid more attention to the LPGA’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, which took place at Royal Birkdale July 10-13.

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Travelin’ to the Travelers Championship

What happens when four friends take a road trip to see one of the most popular PGA tournaments of the year? Turns out; a whole lot.

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Steve Dykes, Getty Images
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Chip Shots: Slippery Slope

Recently I played 18 holes with friend and golfing competitor Kevin at Bucksport Golf Club, where I ended up getting an up close and personal lesson in something called “Slope Rating”. You see, Bucksport is a very nice, and challenging, nine-hole course, with a slope rating of 136.

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Category: Chip Shots, Columns, Golf
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Chip Shots: Strange Attraction

Okay. I really hope I’m not the only golfer out there who feels a special affinity for one of their golf clubs. Actually, I have two clubs that I particularly trust and enjoy using. Golf equipment tends to be very personal, and people are drawn to different clubs for a variety of reasons.

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Andy Lyons, Getty Images
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Chip Shots: Who’s YOUR Caddie?

Recently, I played nine holes at Hidden Meadows in Old Town with a good friend of mine, Dee Dauphinee. In addition to being a healthcare professional, Dee is an accomplished fly fisherman, published author, and a near-scratch golfer. He's also a natural teacher, and I've learned some great golf tips from him over the past few years.

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