Articles by Sam Weinman

How to be a less miserable golfer

This story first appeared in Low Net, a weekly newsletter written for the average golfer by an average golfer. The newsletter will be for Golf Digest+ members, but you’re getting it free for now. To continue to get Low Net, sign up for Golf Digest+ right here. Have a topic you want me to explore? Read more…

Good news! You probably have the wrong clubs

This story first appeared in Low Net, a weekly newsletter dedicated to golf through the eyes of average players. The newsletter will be for Golf Digest+ members. To receive yours weekly sign up for Golf Digest+. Have a topic you want me to explore? Send me an email and I’ll do my best to dive Read more…

How I’ve added real distance this winter

This story first appeared in Low Net, a weekly newsletter dedicated to golf through the eyes of average players. The newsletter will be for Golf Digest+ members. To receive yours weekly, sign up for Golf Digest+. I used to be a bit of a bunter. I won’t bore you with the reasons, but trust me, Read more…

We unearthed these 50-year-old indoor tips—how well do they hold up?

The balls fly farther, the greens roll truer, and the clothes aren’t quite as laughable, but one thing golf still hasn’t figured out in the last 50 years is how to get around winter. Snowbird jaunts and 50-degree heat waves asides, most of the country is still stuck inside with its proverbial noses against the Read more…

Introducing Low Net, a golf newsletter for the rest of us

Hey! I’m Sam Weinman, Golf Digest’s Digital Editorial Director. My Low Net newsletter will take on the typical dynamics faced by average golfers like me—why we can hit it great on the range then terribly on the course; why we make dumb decisions late in rounds; how we can still get better even when it Read more…

The Best of Golf Digest in 2023

Every year around this time we’ve pieced together a “Best of” Golf Digest review, but it was often using the traditional framework of the best-read articles on our website. While that’s still a big part of what we do, we thought it important to expand our retrospective to include the broad and creative assortment of Read more…

7 golf habits worth breaking next year, ranked from bad to really bad

Any discussion of bad golf habits can quickly spiral out of control considering how often golfers define their games by what they’d prefer not to do. I’d love to not pull tee shots into someone’s backyard. It’d be great to not miss any more absurdly short putts. You get the point. There are bad habits, Read more…

11 images that prove AI can design basically any golf course you want

There are plenty of reasons we should be concerned about the developing power of artificial intelligence. For instance, is this story being written by an actual person or a computer? You can’t say for sure, can you? Are you a real person? See, things are already getting weird. If we can agree we need to Read more…

This is what you gain by playing with better golfers

Most of the golfers I play with are better than me. There is a joke in there somewhere about what that says, but I prefer to point to the company I keep. My oldest son now plays in college. My coworkers are mostly former college golf snobs as well. Even in my weekend game I’m Read more…