Performance Friday: PGA Professional Charlie King

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 PGA professional Charlie King.

Importance of Face Angle
“The leading edge of your golf club at the moment of impact is going to have the biggest deciding factor on where your golf ball ends up.” 

Putting and Chipping Drills
“Take two clubs … line up from six feet away from the hole, maybe eight feet. Put the clubs down parallel, making a track. … This will develop your arch stroke.” 

Pitch Like a Pro
“You want to have the ability to control your distance with your wedges. To get good at this, I suggest the ‘happy caddie’ game.”  

Ultimate Bunker Tip
“The sand wedge is unlike any other club in your bag. The bounce is quite a bit lower than the leading edge, creating a skimming affect in the sand.”

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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