Performance Friday: PGA Professional Clint Suggs

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 Clint Suggs. 

Conquering Uneven Lies in the Bunker
“After we’ve gotten our shoulders parallel to the slope, we want to put in perspective that, with the slope, an uphill slope, the ball is going to go higher and spin once it gets on the green. From there, this bunker shot is like any other bunker shot.” 

Hit it High, Let it Fly
“At address … what’s going to make it go higher is to open the club face. The next thing we’re going to do is open up our stance. When we open up our stance and open up our club face, the club face is going to point at our target and the stance will be pointing just left of the target.” 

Shaping Your Shots
“First thing is a square clubface — aim it right at your target. The next, is a closed stance … next, I like to see an in-to-out swing.” 

Importance of Having a Routine
“Everyone’s routine is going to be different. Make it unique, different from everyone else. [However] I do feel like it’s important that you have these five major components in your routine.” 

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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