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Deputy Editor — Golf Digest
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Golf Digest Deputy Editor. Professional amateur on good days, amateur professional on bad.

Undercover Tour Pro — I'm 29. I'm in good shape but too skinny to be any ideal of male beauty. Back in college, at bars, I never felt like a magnet for attention. Walking down a beach with my shirt off, the only reason females ever look twice is to marvel at the severity of my golf tan.

The Short Game Explained — To most golfers the short game is a mystery. Whenever we take a significant break from playing, it's these little shots that usually acquire the most rust. Figuring them out again is tough, because there are so many ways to experiment with technique.

Think Young, Play Hard : Golf Digest — We grew up in a nice neighborhood. My family belongs to Guadalajara Country Club, which had golf, tennis, horses, swimming, soccer, everything. I had a tight group of friends and we'd go seven days a week. I saw her rise to No. 1 from both sides, winning on TV and working out at our club at 6 a.m.

'We Double Dog Dare You' — So you have a dog. You know you're a real bastard each time you leave for a four-hour round after a 10-minute walk (or even no walk), but hey, that's golf. With most starters you'd have better luck wearing Borat's bathing suit and playing out of your friend's bag than getting permission to bring your pooch along.

Undercover Tour Pro — Fans might be surprised how businesslike the vibe is on the PGA Tour. Guys with families rent homes and leave the course like it's the office. A lot of single guys go to dinner almost exclusively with their coach, caddie or agent. Each player is like the CEO of his small company.

Swag On Tour : Golf Digest — There was all the free stuff back when I was playing mini-tours? This portable speaker would've made a nice replacement for the blown ones in my old Nissan, but now I fly first-class to tournaments, sometimes private. Often I'm not home for three- and four-week stretches, and so the boxes pile up: iTunes gift cards, iPads, picture frames, random electronics.

The Loop : Golf Digest — Yesterday I received the honor of appearing on Fox Business News' Varney&Co, where I was interviewed by Stuart Varney for two minutes and 36 seconds. Despite the comfy black car the studio sent, I was flustered for several reasons. First was waiting outside the wrong entrance in the noon sun -- my fault.

The Undercover Tour Pro — It's no secret that PGA Tour caddies have tenuous job security. These guys get canned all the time. For talking too much to not talking enough, for picking a wrong club to being too fidgety, to just plain because. I know players who like to change caddies every three months just to stay fresh.

Tiger's First-Tee Jitters — Wedge in hand, Tiger Woods returns from the chipping area. After a full warm-up, he wants just four more at the range. Steve Williams, standing guard on the bag, pulls the driver headcover as his boss approaches. Taking more time between swings, stepping into and out of his stance, Tiger bombs three shots to within a blanket's spread.
Dec 19, 2014

That's a good looking golf-dog! RT @golfdinosaurrr: @MaxAdlerGD Have any naysayer come PlayGolf w/Katrina.

Dec 17, 2014

Sure thing. Email's on my profile RT @ChiGolfRadio: @MaxAdlerGD Would love to have you to talk about your street golf piece. #GrowGolf

Dec 17, 2014

@davidyamane Hi David. We ran a survey on our website to collect that data. Had about 3,000 reader responses, if i remember correctly.

Dec 16, 2014

What's the craziest image of 23 in this slideshow by @LukeKerrDineen ? I say #13.

Dec 15, 2014

A field guide to PGA Tour groupies and stalkers, by our Undercover Pro.

Dec 12, 2014

RT @ChiGolfRadio: @MaxAdlerGD Great piece on StreetGolf man. I actually still have some Almost Golf balls and used to hit them at the local school yard. #golf

Dec 12, 2014

How "shear-strength" and "vertical gear-effect" can transform your short game. Heady science from @CMcCormickGolf

Dec 10, 2014

Going this weekend MT @GolfDigest: Golf requires us to be different kinds of athletes. How Golf Digest editors do it:

Dec 10, 2014

Man wrongly convicted of murder released after 10 yrs in Attica. Hope or pain for Valentino Dixon? Been there 24.

Dec 09, 2014

Ironically, that's a great answer. RT @samweinman: @MaxAdlerGD To remind myself I can't be good at EVERYTHING.

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