Year Half Over. Are You Accomplishing Your 2016 Golf Goals?

How Do I Hit That Nice Slight Draw

We know from modern technology such as Trackman, that a draw is hit when the path of the club is slightly in to out. Lay an alignment stick on your target line. Lay another alignment stick across and to the right of your target line. The in to out alignment is the direction you should swing the club. The face of the club is open to your target line (ie; points right) but closed to the swing path. Do this an you get that slight draw. Guaranteed.

PGA Professional at Tega Cay Golf Club

Putting is Half Your Score / Time For a Lesson

Everyone wants to get better at golf. The touring professionals recognize that the best putters are also the leading money winners. In a round of 68 less than half of their strokes are made putting. Jordan Spieth averages 1.66 strokes per hole or 29.88 putts per round. If your round of 86 which included 37 putts was changed to 30 putts, you just shot 79. Sign up for a putting lesson. The best thing you can do for your golf in 2016; just ask Jordan Spieth.

The 145 Open at Royal Troon

In July we celebrate our country's founding while the golf world celebrates golf's origins at The Open in Ayrshire, Scotland July 14-17. In America's United States Open just completed, Dustin Johnson redeemed himself of past Major debacles. He also mercifully granted a pardon to the USGA by winning the US Open by more than two shots avoiding an embarrassing ending to an otherwise DJ coronation. As we watch in the early morning hours due to a five hour time difference, The Open will remind us all of our golf roots. Play it as it lies and walk. As Americans we tend to ignore these roots by riding in electric golf carts and playing preferred lies. Maybe we should return to those values. While we won't give up our electric rides, we might better enjoy those "cart path only" days and appreciate hitting balls as they lie. If you get the urge to get your golf game in better shape, give me a call or text. Call or text Ed at 803-493-6417 to schedule.

PGA Professional at Tega Cay Golf Club