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Father’s Day Golf Tips That Will Impress Dad: Practice These 3 Steps

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If you’re planning on spending Father’s Day on a golf course, you have a little over a week to practice your skills.

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Golf Digest Schools coach Michael Breed of Connecticut joined “Fox & Friends” on Thursday, June 9 to share tips that will help golf beginners and enthusiasts before they join dad on the course.

The introductory lesson took place in FOX Square, the outdoor plaza and studio space at Fox Corporation headquarters in New York.

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Here are three quick tips Breed wants golf learners to know.

Michael Breed, professional golfer and Golf Digest Schools coach, stopped by FOX Square to give the hosts of “Fox and Friends” a quick golf lesson.
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Create corners

Breed said setting up a shot is the first thing a golfer should know how to do.

“When we set up, this is what we do. We create angles, not circles,” he explained.

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“So don’t sit back and round your back like that. You want to keep your back flat, and then you want to bend over where it feels like you’re pushing your rear end out.”

When playing golf, your back should stay straight and not bent as you bend your knees to shoot, according to Breed.

When playing golf, your back should stay straight and not bent as you bend your knees to shoot, according to Breed.
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“So you do that, let your arms hang down, and then you’re going to put in some knee bend,” Breed continued.

“Don’t bend a lot – just a little knee bend.”

club mirror

Breed said golfers should reflect the direction their club is going. This can be done when a golfer turns their body in the direction defined by the club.

“So here’s the deal,” Breed said. “It’s nothing more than a dance.”

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“Imagine there is a mirror at the end of this [clubhead]and you’re gonna make sure that mirror always has you in it,” he continued.

“So you’re going to let your body, let your shoulders rotate back and forth in a circular fashion.”

When you prepare to shoot, remember that you will need to turn your body in the direction of your club.

When you prepare to shoot, remember that you will need to turn your body in the direction of your club.
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When setting up a shot, Breed said golfers need to keep their eyes on the ball, their arms straight, and swing fully without fear.

He also recommends aligning the golf ball in the middle of the clubhead.

putt like a pro

Putting — trying to put a golf ball into a fairway cup — follows a similar set of steps, according to Breed.

“Same. You have to hold the putter well. It’s a little more in the palm of the hand,” he explained.

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“You bend like that and all that happens is how far you back the putter, it’s how far you move it. So if he backs off 10 inches, he goes through 10 inches. “

When you put a golf ball, it is recommended to swing your club the same distance forward and backward.

When you put a golf ball, it is recommended to swing your club the same distance forward and backward.
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Breed said golfers should feel comfortable approaching the ball and aiming for the cup.

He added: “All you do is move this [putter] back to your foot and moving up to your [other] foot.”

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