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In this week’s tip, Tom Stickney gives a suggestion that would make Brandel Chamblee proud: lift the left heel on the backswing for a bigger turn.

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Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (www.puntamita.com) He is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, and has been honored as a Golf Digest Best Teacher and a Golf Tips Top-25 Instructor. Tom is also a Trackman University Master/Partner, a distinction held by less than 15 people in the world. Punta Mita is a 1500 acre Golf and Beach Resort located just 45 minuted from Puerto Vallarta on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the Bay of Banderas on three sides. Amenities include two Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses- with 14 holes directly on the water, a Golf Academy, four private Beach Clubs, a Four Seasons Hotel, a St. Regis Hotel, as well as, multiple private Villas and Homesites available. For more information regarding Punta Mita, golf outings, golf schools and private lessons, please email: tom.stickney@puntamita.com

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  1. Rich Douglas

    May 19, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Then slam the heel back down and come over the top, pulling it left into that condo you’ve been admiring.

    Most golfers can’t use the extra turn; it just creates more variables that fly out of control. Better to stay put, accept the shorter back swing, and make solid contact.

    • geohogan

      May 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      OTT happens when we dont control the hands correctly.
      OTT has nothing to do with the left heel or length of BS.

      There is one variable that causes OTT.

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