Tuesday close to 150 golfers will raise money to support people with disabilities by participating in the WNY Golf Classic at Glen Oak Golf Course near Buffalo. Proceeds benefit the Heritage Christian Services Foundation.
While it's a little late to sign up for golf, you still have time to donate and to improve your golf game. To donate, visit www.heritagechristianservices.org. To learn golf tips from Buffalo business leaders, read on:
· Mike DeBellis, partner at DeBellis Catherine Morreale Corporate Staffing
Play the ball back in your stance on green-side chips and hit down on the ball.
Make sure you make a smooth stoke on your putts, with the putter head following through to the hole…don’t jab at it!
Take the club back “low & slow." Finish your swing throwing your club down the target line with the club finishing with hands high – not around your body.
· Todd Lee, account executive with Eaton Office Supply
Hitting Fat: The only thing this can be, ALWAYS, is your hands are too fast and out of synch with your body. Concentrate on letting your arms be pulled through instead of swinging at the ball.
Putting: Keeping your inner arms firm against your side and squeezing your chest muscles tight before putting the ball will help being too "wristy" and eliminate the yips. It also promotes a more pendulum like swing.
· Paul O’Leary, general manager of Parkview Health Services
Most mistakes are made before the club is swung. Be sure you concentrate on your grip, stance, aim and ball position. (Thanks Harvey Penick)
Don’t get mad when you hit a bad shot, and don’t get too excited when things are going great. Maintain concentration on the next shot.
Swing the club fast, not hard.