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In the next four weeks, we will reveal the secrets to uphill, downhill and sidehill lies, showing you that when you set up properly and have the right focus, you don’t need to make any compensations for direction. See our first of the series, a shot you will see especially on Hole Nos. 8 and 18 at The Masters this week; the uphill shot!

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Shawn Clement is the new Director of Development at the Royal Quebec Golf Academy in Quebec City, Canada and a class A PGA teaching professional. Shawn was a 2011 and 2015 Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year nominee while Directing at the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre. He was also voted in the top 10 (tied with Martin Hall at No. 9) as most sought after teacher on the internet in 2016 with 83 000 subscribers on YouTube and 36 millions natural views. Shawn has been writing for numerous publications since 2001 including Golf Tips Magazine and Score Golf Magazine. He also appeared of the Golf Channel’s Academy Live in July 2001 with Jerry Foltz and Mike Ritz. Shawn Clement has the distinction of being one of the only professionals fit by Ping’s Tour fitting centre where he was fitted with left and right handed clubs including 2 drivers with 115 plus miles per hour and 300 plus yard drives from both sides.

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  1. Mower

    Apr 6, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Ugh. That follow through is hideous. Sorry Shawn.

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