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Five Tips to Light a Spark Under Your Fairway Wood

November 02, 2017

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Old Palm Golf Club is home to some of the best golfers in the world, and that’s not a coincidence. In addition to boasting a championship golf course that attracts top industry pros, our luxury golf club community in South Florida also offers unrivaled opportunities for instruction. Director of Instruction Mark Hackett is offering some tips for burning rubber out on the golf course right here on our blog.

Want to give the ball the ride of its life? These five tips will help get you there.

1. Get Behind the Ball Stand

tall behind the ball, square your shoulders and stare down your target line. Most importantly, get your game face on. Picture the shot exploding down the fairway on a low, piercing trajectory.

2. Prepare to Sweep

As you make practice swings, focus on “sweeping” the club through the impact zone. It helps to picture your wing arc bottoming out just in front of the ball. The last thing you want is to catch this shot fat.

3. Sturdy Your Position

Settle in to your stance, distributing your weight evenly over both feet. Position the ball even with the logo of your shirt. The mistake is to play the ball too far forward — that’s where worm-burners are born.

4. Transfer Your Weight

As you swing down, resist all tendency to lean back through impact and “help” the ball into the air. Instead, focus on transferring your weight to your front foot.

5. Swing Down & Smooth

Keep your hands close to your body as you strike the ball and move into your release. This is critical! By doing so, you generate the rotary motion you need to power through impact and stay down on the shot. Now you can light up the green.

Ready to put these tips to the test at our championship golf course? First, you’ll have to become one of our residents. Contact our sales team today to learn more about our available properties and take a tour of our luxury golf club community in South Florida.


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