Tips From The Pro

Tips from the Pro

Make a big turn…At the right time

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To Make a big turn many golfers turn their hips and right shoulder too early and this results in dragging the club too far inside. To get the feeling of the backswing try this drill. Hold the club in your left hand and let your right arm hang down from the shoulder. Swing the club under your right arm to keep the right side in place then complete the backswing with the arms and body turning in sync. To maximize your windup feel as if your body completes the backswing not your arms.


Tips from the Pro

Groove a good grip

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Groove a good grip
Both hands must work as a unit. In the golf swing the hands should remain passive serving primarily to link the club with the body. Too often golfers allow one hand to dominate the other during the swing. To get your hands working together think of the left thumb fitting into the right palm. Take hold of the club with the left hand so the left thumb rests on top of the grip. Next place your right hand on the underside of the grip with the shaft crossing diagonally from the base of the little finger to the first joint of the index finger. Complete the grip by fitting the left thumb into the hollow of the right palm underneath the thumb pad. Make it a snug fit to prevent any re gripping of the club at the top or one hand dominating the other at impact.


Tips from the Pro

Putting

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Think ‘tick-tock’ to control distance. Say to yourself tick tock as you swing the putter back and through the ball. The length of your putting stroke should always control the distance you hit the ball. The longer the putt the longer the stroke but, not matter the length of the putt the tempo of the stroke from address to impact should remain constant, Use the classic pendulum image of a clock and think ‘ tick-tock’ as you stroke the ball.


Tips from the Pro

Bunker Shots

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Keep the clubface open On the finish, swing the club to eye level. If the clubface were a mirror you would be able to see your reflection in it. This is the proof that you have kept the clubface open at impact. Allow the sand wedge to glide under the ball. Closing the clubface through impact will cause it to dig into the sand resulting in poor shots.


Tips from the Pro

“Palm” your short putts

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To hit more solid and on line putts think of your right palm as the putter face. Grip the putter so the pad of the right palm is parallel to the putter face and is aimed toward the target. Use a shoulder-controlled, pendulum-style motion to swing the putter freely through the ball with the right palm travell ing down the target line. Keep the wrists firm to eliminate any manipulation. As long as the right palm stays square to the target line the putter face