GOLF TIPS: Getting a grip

Posted April 01, 2011, at 9:23 p.m.
Last modified July 06, 2011, at 12:41 a.m.

(VIDEO BY KEVIN BENNETT, BDN)

The Bangor Daily News is posting on its website (new.bangordailynews.com) a series of weekly golf tips from local pros to aid golfers of all levels with basic instruction.

This week’s guest pro is Brian Lawton, sales lead in the golf department at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Bangor. He is a former winner of the Paul Bunyan Amateur and Greater Bangor Open golf tournaments.

In the accompanying video, Lawton gives pointers on the basic grip.

To get more individualized or advanced instruction, check with a local pro.

Part 1: The grip

Part 2: The stance

Part 3: The swing

Part 4: Ball position

Part 5: Pitch shots

Part 6: Chip shots

Part 7: Greenside bunker shots

Part 8: Fairway bunkers

Part 9: Putting

Part 10: Lag putting

Part 11: Breaking putts

Part 12: Generating power

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