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They've always been smart and have constantly changed in subtle ways through the years to match cultural trends. I'm guessing they've seen (or think) what used to be their core readership migrate to magazines like Maxim, so they are just moving over to try to recapture that segment. And obviously nobody is going to buy a magazine for graphic content they can get more easily online. I hope they survive. They had a legitimate cultural voice in the 60s-80s era but have sort of lost that in the last 20 years. It would be great to see Playboy taken seriously again.
I subscribed for about 8 or 10 years but got tired of the homogeneous blonde haired (real or bottled) fake boobed, girl of Hugh's likings airbrushed until they all looked pretty much the same and not so real.
It has been demonstrated that the best putters do not accelerate the putter head through impact, but actually employ more of a pendulum action which I believe reaches greatest velocity a bit before impact. http://thesandtrap.com/forums/topic/74295-putting-do-not-accelerate-through-the-ball/ My question is: is the best chipping stroke the same, at least regarding the pendulum action? I know there are differences in chipping and putting (good putting strokes have a slight positive angle of attack, while chipping strokes have a slight negative angle of attack), but regarding the tempo or velocity or pattern of the stroke, is chipping like putting in that it's better to have a pendulum action and not try to consciously accelerate through impact? I've had a poor chipping year, and I'm looking to work on this in the off season, and I want to make sure I'm working on the right thing. Many instruction books say chipping and putting are the "same stroke" but I don't know if everyone agrees on this or whether anyone has studied it in the way putting strokes have been studied. Thanks in advance for all the replies!