Vol 10 February 2010
Tournament Staff

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

Golf Tips

Keep Your Hands in Front of the Club Head for Solid Contact

By Charles Frost

Head Teaching Professional
Quail Hollow Club

The secret to solid contact when pitching is to have your hands forward of the ball at impact. This makes the wedge much easier to fit under the ball and therefore makes your contact more consistent.

The best way to accomplish this is by not allowing the end of the club to ever point at you. The shaft stuck into the end of my club shows where the end of my club is pointing as you can see the end of the club never points at my body and the shaft never hits my side.

If you can use a similar shaft and not let it hit your side then your hands must be in front of the ball at impact. If you do not have a shaft then you can stick a tee in the end of the club and try to never let it point at your body.

Both of these drills will help you insure that you hands are ahead of the ball at impact and will help you contact the ball solidly with your pitch shots.