Pros Offer Their Tips
The bogey golfer finds himself bombarded by golf tips, usually delivered by friends who know as little, or less, about the game than the bogey golfer. from players like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, or Lee Trevino would be welcome, but few enjoy a chance to chat with those legends. Dont worry. Weve done the work for you. We recently asked a number of tour professionals to give one tip the average golfer should work on to improve his game. Sit back and find out what advice he has for you.
George Archer: Instead of playing 18 holes, play nine and practice for two hours. Youll hit a lot more golf balls in practice, plus youll be able to work on flaws better.
Jim Colbert: Amateurs dont use enough club. Back home they see their friend an 8-iron, so they think theyd better hit an 8-iron. Dont get caught up in a power thing - hit enough club.
Al Geiberger: Take the club back slower. You are only entitled to one fast moment in your swing, and that should occur in your hitting area, which is from the right to the left hip.
Jack Nicklaus: Have fun, and try to play within your abilities. You will then have a better chance of exceeding your goals.
Arnold Palmer: The driving desire to hit the ball hard hurts everybody because it forces you to pull your head off the ball. Avoid that.
Gary Player: Learn to transfer your weight properly. Not doing so causes all kinds of problems.
Chi Chi Rodriguez: You should try to swing the same for all your clubs. Before playing, I take a 7-iron and hit six balls with it, then I take a 3-iron and hit six more the same way, etc. Do that - earn to keep your swing the same.
Lee Trevino: Learn to use the wedge. Sixty-five percent of your strokes come from within 100 yards, so whether you shoot 67 or 107, you can improve your game by improving your wedge. The wedge is more important than even the putter.
Lannie Wadkins: Go see a PGA professional.
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