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Indian Wells Insider - January 2016

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PRO'S CORNER > C L I C K H E R E T O V I S I T I N D I A N W E L L S O N L I N E F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N O N G O L F C L I N I C S , L E S S O N S , A N D M O R E BOOK A TEE TIME B eginning this issue, Indian Wells Golf Resort PGA Head Golf Professional Tom Burley will be answering your game-improvement ques- tions in our new Ask The Pro feature. From swing tips to course management, you'll find real-world advice to help you become a better player. I always get nervous right before I tee off. what are some ways for me to overcome first tee jitters? This is very common for golfers of all skill levels. The further the round goes on, the more we seem to ease up and begin to relax. However, as we all know, that opening tee shot can be a bit nerve-racking. Having a routine prior to the start of the round will always help provide some sort of calm, and sticking to what you feel comfortable doing be- fore the round will help as well. End your warm-up session with the club that you will be hitting off of the first tee and make sure you hit a few good ones and get some confi- dence for the opening shot. In his prime, Tiger Woods was known for making sure he hit several good balls with his opening tee shot club before each round. I never have time to go to the driv- ing range before a round, and it al- ways takes me a few holes to loosen up. what can I do to get loose in five minutes right before my tee time? If you do only have five minutes, there are a few basic golf stretches you can do to help you get familiar- ized with what the body's intentions are going to be for the day. You want to make sure to stretch your core, or trunk, of your body. Stand in a golf posture and act as if there was a ball in front of you. Put your feet about shoulder-width apart and do some trunk twists. As you turn back and turn through, start re- leasing your right heel off the ground to abbreviate a weight transfer into a finish position. You will also want to loosen up your arms for a minute or two. Grab two different irons, hold them to- gether as one club, and begin swing- ing both clubs at the same time. Using two clubs will add weight and begin to stretch out your arms and shoulders. >> ClICK hErE to submit your "Ask the Pro" questions. AsK ThE PrO New feature provides answers to your golf lesson questions CALLAWAY GOLF DEMO DAY C allaway Golf will be hosting a demo day at the driving range on Thursday, Jan. 28. It's free to at- tend, and the company will be show- casing all of its latest and greatest products for 2016, including its line of XR woods and irons. SAVE THE DATE! It's always a good idea to loosen up for a few minutes before teeing off.

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