Performance Friday: Tips From Team Titleist

By Matthew Castonguay
Friday March 28th, 2014 3:42 pm 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 the folks at Titleist. 

Putting: A solid strike is the key to lagging it close
"When you're dealing with long putts, you have to change a couple of variables. The key component to long putts is hitting the ball solid." 

Driving: Posture is key to hitting good drives 
"What I want you to feel now is the club moving around your body in this nice, shallow fashion. What you tend to find is by bringing the club off the ground, it pulls the body around into a nice position in the backswing…"

Short Game: Controlling spin and trajectory on pitch shots
"In terms of the strike itself, we have to have a descending blow; we have to have the hands in front of the ball at impact. […] A very common amongst amateurs is to lean back and scoop it."

Strategy: Alignment is critical to your golf game
"The problems that happen in the alignment are then manifested in the golf swing. If we have a problem in the alignment, there has to be a problem with the golf swing to compensate."

Check back every Friday for a new batch of the best golf tips on the web to help you get ready for the weekend and may your drives be straight and your tales be tall.

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