"There's a trend back toward firmer courses, partly because they require less water. I love faster turf, because it demands more imagination. To prepare, practice lower-trajectory chip-and-run shots, which increase your margin for error. Try a variety of clubs, from de-lofted wedges to midirons, all the way to hybrids and 3-woods."
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