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Hernly believes that golfers should relish the challenge of adopting a bold, confident approach when taking on a long par-3

If you haven’t already done so, buy yourself a hybrid… Hernly says he’s seeing fewer and fewer mainstay golfers clinging to the difficult-to-master long iron. “Golfers who haven’t tried one really need to consider switching to the hybrid. It’s a fantastic and versatile club, especially for the long par-3s. The hybrids help launch the ball on a better trajectory for long par-3s without sacrificing necessary distance. They’re easier to hit and more forgiving.” Be confident!... Many amateur golfers feel dread when confronted with a long par-3. Hernly says they should flip that on its head and relish the challenge. “Hitting a strong shot at a long par-3 can set the tone for the rest of the round,” he says. “Master hitting the long iron or hybrid at a small target and the confidence it breeds will influence every single shot you hit the whole rest of the day. It will strengthen every part of your approach game and you will score better.”

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STICK WITH IT... Time spent on the practice range by golfers of all abilities is usually time well spent. And at Kingdom, we have recently come to the conclusion that it’s particularly well spent in the company of Tour Sticks. Tour Sticks are a pair of innovative and lightweight fiberglass rods that golfers use as a portable, multifunctional training tool to reinforce the fundamentals of the golf swing. Due to their versatility, and the aid they provide to a golfer’s alignment, Tour Sticks are suitable for players of all levels and ages, including five-time PGA Tour winner Billy Mayfair. Available in 10 colors, each stick is UV-coated to prevent fading. In this picture, we show how Tour Sticks can help a golfer when trying to hit a controlled fade with a long-iron and the reverse is also applicable when practicing hitting a draw. But there are many more applications to Tour Sticks—from putting to bunker play, from driving to hitting lob wedges. For full details on the many ways how Tour Sticks can improve your game visit toursticks.com

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Arnold Palmer's Kingdom Magazine is a golf and luxury lifestyle magazine by Arnold Palmer for members of his golf clubs.