Performance Friday: PGA Professional Derek Hooper

By Matthew Castonguay
Friday April 25th, 2014 10:39 am EDT

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 Derek Hooper.

Maximize Bunker Shots 

“Practice swings; take sand and throw that sand up onto the green. Get that feeling of a nice high finish and the bounce of the club reacting with the sand.”

Maximize Your Distance 

“It’s not the amount of effort you put it in, but it’s the order in which you move the body segments which helps you produce maximal club head speed.”

Chipping – The Bladed Wedge

“What I want to do is, with my most lofted club, take a putting grip and make a putting stroke.”

Putting Basics

“In any round of golf you will play approximately 40 percent of your shots with a putter. Thus, the skill of putting has a huge influence over your end score.”

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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