Golf tip from our PGA Professional, Mark Klotz

I have people asking me all the time...how does the Justin Thomas body type hit it so far?

Justin Thomas

He is 145 pounds and about 5'8" in height
and averages over 300 off the tee.

Some simple answers are:

• Tons of Practice
• Perfect technique
• Great Athlete

But not all of us have the time or the ability ...so I would like to help give you a few thoughts to get you better out there.

  • Relax your grip on all golf shots. A looser grip will allow the shaft and club head to react better at impact and create more club head speed . This is a fact proven by many great players worldwide. Watch Rory, Michelle Wie or Sergio loosen their grip just before they start the club back ...they know the looser grip will promote a higher, stronger ball flight.
  • Finish your body to the target. When considering a right handed player realize all great players on Tour finish their right hip and knee to the target and all their weight finishes on their left foot.
  • Swing easy and try to be balanced at all times.

These are some of the reasons that some of the smaller tour players hit it so far.

If you have any questions or are in need of a lesson to help you with consistency and distance... give me a call at the River Ridge pro shop. (860) 376-3268

Hit 'em straight,
Mark Klotz PGA Professional