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Is a wooden putter right for you? (golf.com)

Wooden-headed putters were just standard putters up until the latter part of the 19th century. The head was made by a hard wood — beech wood, mostly — and as you can see from Old Tom Morris’ flatstick below, they looked like hybrids by today’s standards. All clubs at this point were made of wood, which was a product of the delicate, leather-covered “feathery” golf ball, as Golfweek explains.

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Entire U.S. Ryder Cup team to take scouting trip to Whistling Straits this weekend (www.golfchannel.com)

The greens at this public course are as good as Augusta National (golf.com)