GOLF TIPS: Getting into the swing

By Dave Barber, BDN Staff
Posted April 15, 2011, at 11:15 p.m.

(Video by Kevin Bennett, BDN)

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

This week’s guest pro is Colin Gillies, golf pro and co-owner of Traditions Golf Club in Holden. He got his first job as a head pro in Maine 20 years ago and has been in the profession ever since.

In the accompanying video, Gillies shows how to make a correct swing.

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 printed on July 26, 2017