Performance Friday: Open Champions

Unless you’re one of the experts giving these lessons, you could probably use a little help with your golf game. The weekend is coming and that means it’s time to play some golf! It also means it would be in your best interest to brush up on your game or face the consequences and ridicule from the other members of your foursome.

Fret not, hackers, duffers and less-than-good golfers of the world, Back9Network is here to help. This week’s Performance Friday comes courtesy of Open Championship winners Seve Ballesteros, Phil Mickelson, Johnny Miller and Gary Player. 

Tips for Better Bunker Shots
“On the takeaway, we have to make sure the club face is open on the top.” – Seve Ballesteros, 1979, 1984, 1988 Open champion

How to “Flop Like Phil”
“The biggest thing in hitting a flop shot is assessing the lie.” – Phil Mickelson, 2013 Open champion

The Importance of the “Reverse C”
“There’s much more timing in this new modern swing than the old swing with the ‘reverse c.’ … When you do the ‘reverse c’ and bend that back, the face stays really square.” – Johnny Miller, 1976 Open champion

The Importance of Alignment in Putting
“When you’re putting, the single most important thing that I can think of … is when you place that ball. You’ve got to see your putter hit that name. I actually stare at the “a” in “Callaway” until it’s gone.” – Gary Player, 1959, 1968, 1974 Open champion

Check back every Friday for a new batch of the best golf tips on the web to help you get ready for the weekend. May your drives be straight and your tales be tall.

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