Golf Digest Deputy Editor. Professional amateur on good days, amateur professional on bad. max.adler@golfdigest.com

Undercover Tour Pro

golfdigest.com — I've laid down like an old dog. If I play 30 tournaments a year, inevitably there are going to be a few when I just mail it in. Either I'm tired or my swing's a mess. I want nothing more than to get off the golf course and refresh for the next week.
Jul 27, 2015

Enjoyed this from Undercover Pro on pros bailing out of rounds mid-tournament. golfdig.st/1h0dOr8

Why 21 Equals Happiness : Golf Digest

golfdigest.com — How much golf would you play if you could play as much as you wanted? Imagine all of life's constraints--work, family, money, a nagging injury--vanished. This was the question posed in a recent study by Minnesota State University. More than 2,000 golfers participated.
Jul 23, 2015

How much golf would you play if you could play as much as you wanted? Here's how more than 2,000 golfers responded: golfdig.st/1ejrM5s

Aug 03, 2015

Want to be a HAPPIER golfer? The 21-page package in @GolfDigest August issue is now online. golfdig.st/1MHy8cX

Playing Without Keeping Score : Golf Digest

golfdigest.com — A ski-lift ticket doesn't come with a stopwatch. Hikers win every time they make it back to the car. But golf loves a number. Only bowlers keep score more unfailingly, though for them the overhead computers don't really give much choice.
Jul 23, 2015

Is it more fun playing golf without keeping score? @GolfDigest's @MaxAdlerGD on why it's harder than it looks: golfdig.st/1Dyc2lO

Jul 28, 2015

RT @GolfDigest: Geoff Ogilvy: "Stroke play is a nonsense game; I don't see why anyone would do it who didn't have to." golfdig.st/1CXrqx5

Jul 28, 2015

RT @GolfDigest: Geoff Ogilvy: "Stroke play is a nonsense game; I don't see why anyone would do it who didn't have to." golfdig.st/1CXrqx5

Jul 29, 2015

Is golf without keeping score even golf? We discuss. bit.ly/1MUy4ED

St. Andrews Brings Its A-Game

golfdigest.com — The first time I saw St. Andrews was on a bicycle. My clubs and clothes had been misplaced by the airline, yet my third checked bag--the cardboard box in which my upstate New York bike shop had expertly disassembled my mountain bike--made it.
Jul 11, 2015

Great illustrations of St. Andrews by @MarkUlriksenArt with @MaxAdlerGD's story on being a student (& golfer) there: golfdig.st/1TrNhRu

Jul 13, 2015

RT @GD_MikeO: Great illustrations of St. Andrews by @MarkUlriksenArt with @MaxAdlerGD's story on being a student (& golfer) there: http://t…

My New Bunker Move Couldn't Be Easier

golfdigest.com — A good sand game isn't just for saving par. When you've got this shot dialed, it bleeds confidence into your iron game. Coming down the stretch at the Players, where I won this spring, I needed to go at every pin, and I did. The technique I used in bunkers growing up was too complicated.

France Wins European Urban Golf Cup : Golf Digest

golfdigest.com — Individual champion Guillaume Le Mevel (front center) competes with four clubs: a putter, a sand wedge, a 9-iron and a 6-iron. "The 9-iron I have played for two years and the sole is now well flattened and good for pavement." In 2014, he failed to qualify for the European Championship.
May 23, 2015

The French win the Euro Urban Golf Cup, which like the Ryder Cup, is all about atmosphere bit.ly/1KdlNKc

Get More Birdie Looks

golfdigest.com — There's only one way to play this game, and that's to be fully committed on every shot. I'm sure you've heard that before, but that doesn't make it any less true. Commitment doesn't necessarily mean swinging harder. I think of it as everything moving with certainty.
May 11, 2015

Rickie tells you how he swings a golf club, in his own words. golfdig.st/1KX7Ctk

How Golf Taught Me To Deal With Cancer

golfdigest.com — Last summer I found out I have cancer. It has spread from my colon to my liver, and if other complications don't get me first, it will spread to my lungs and brain. It's beyond cure. I'm 47, married, and like most people, I guess, never saw this coming.
May 04, 2015

Reporting yesterday's passing of Lee Sapira. Honored to have met and played golf with him 5 years ago. bit.ly/1FL1CUt

Undercover Tour Pro

golfdigest.com — My now you've heard that caddies are suing the tour over bibs. My caddie is part of the lawsuit, so I've been privy to all the back and forth for the past year and a half. As you've seen, the chest and back of the bib usually go to the title sponsor, with the FedEx Cup and PGA Tour logos on the front pockets.
May 03, 2015

The Undercover Tour Pro tells @GolfDigest's @MaxAdlerGD why he has his guy's back as a group of loopers sue the tour: golfdig.st/1IBRA8U

May 03, 2015

RT @GD_MikeO: The Undercover Tour Pro tells @GolfDigest's @MaxAdlerGD why he has his guy's back as a group of loopers sue the tour: golfdig.st/1IBRA8U

May 05, 2015

"I've seen Freddie Couples shoot 64 with a girlfriend who had no idea how to pull a pin." golfdig.st/1ACELV9

Undercover Tour Pro

golfdigest.com — There are maybe 10 guys out here playing for history. By that I mean it crosses their mind, on somewhat of a regular basis, how fans will remember them 50 years from now, if at all. Each era has room for only so many names. Obviously, Tiger and Phil.
Apr 11, 2015

It's all about the $$$. Why our Undercover Pro says the Masters is the only major he'd rather win than a FedEx Cup. golfdig.st/1CvxNlk

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Aug 03, 2015

Want to be a HAPPIER golfer? The 21-page package in @GolfDigest August issue is now online. golfdig.st/1MHy8cX

Jul 29, 2015

Is golf without keeping score even golf? We discuss. bit.ly/1MUy4ED

Jul 28, 2015

Great place. Dog-friendly RT @DJGolfSchool: Our golf school's home course in Maine at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club pic.twitter.com/hiMzeGb7K5

Jul 28, 2015

The Met Open was won by names like Hagen & Nelson. Nowadays it's Svoboda & Wagner. Neat @MGA1897 video history: bit.ly/1SLD1Bp

Jul 28, 2015

RT @GolfDigest: Geoff Ogilvy: "Stroke play is a nonsense game; I don't see why anyone would do it who didn't have to." golfdig.st/1CXrqx5

Jul 24, 2015

Senior @TheOpen at Sunningdale this wk, where members play w/ dogs. Our training manual for trying this in the USA. golfdig.st/11omMHk

Jul 24, 2015

RT @mcphersoncomm: Sitting poolside delving into 21 pages of golf bliss in August issue of @GolfDigest. Kudos to @MaxAdlerGD & editorial te…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @LoHudGolf: Winged Foot' amateur @MaxAdlerGD qualifies for Met Open to be played at home club. So does @samweinman have enough vacation days to loop?

Jul 21, 2015

The intersection of golf and god is complex. This story might help you understand @ZachJohnsonPGA a little better. golfdig.st/1IhOTvk

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