Swing Tip from Dawn Mercer
Swing Tip from Dawn Mercer, Director of Instruction at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
Many of you may have seen the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship in March, which was played on our famed Copperhead Course. Once again, the tournament required an extra hole to determine the winner but in the end, former Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel prevailed. The winning score of seven-under par showed the world just how challenging the Copperhead Course can be and why it continues to be a favorite amongst PGA Tour Players. A recent player poll from the Golf Channel rated the Copperhead Course once again as the PGA Tour Players favorite course on the Florida Swing; beating out TPC Sawgrass, Bay Hill, PGA National and Doral.
The following tip will help you next time you play at Copperhead, or any of Salamander’s ten golf courses, especially when the wind starts blowing!
Tip: Keeping your hands low and limiting the height of the follow through will effectively reduce the height of your shots. The lower the hands, the lower the ball flight. Moving the ball back in your stance, or choosing a stronger club and trying to swing easy, are other ways to accomplish the same thing, but they’re less reliable and more difficult to execute. Instead, keep your hands low in the finish (compare the two photos at right), and the trajectory of your shots will be lower.
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