PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (July 15, 2011) â€” What are the three most important factors in a playerâ€™s golf swing? Academy director of instruction Adam Brack at Hombre Golf Club, part of The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach, gives tips on how to perfect your golf swing in his videoÂ on our website: CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO.
According to Brack, there are three easy steps a golf player can take to make sure his or her swing is top notch for the next match or the next trip to the driving range. The first is to check for proper grip. Hold the club below the pad of your left hand (for right-handed players) and curl your fingers around the grip. Cover the thumb with your right hand, gripping toward the front of the club so your right thumb is aligned on the front of your clubâ€™s grip. Be sure to hold the club firmly, but not too tightly.
Once the grip has been mastered, a player should check his or her posture. Begin by standing slightly bent over the ball with a straight back, and bend the knees a little. Shoulders should be squared above the ball with your arms relaxed, and that is where the club should be held. Straighten the arms, and you are ready to swing.
Finally, ball position can make all the difference in what type of lie you get from your next swing. The ideal position of the ball in relation to your stance depends on what type of shot is being taken. For putts and shorter chip shots using a wedge club, the ball should align towards the back of your stance, just inside the right foot, and your stance should be fairly narrow. For shots made with an iron, widen the stance to about shoulder width, with the ball positioned in the center of your stance. For long drives, position yourself with the ball towards the front of your stance, just inside the left heel.
To view the Golf Tip from Adam Brack video, visit the Academy section under Facilities on the website. Brack is the head instructor at Hombre, which offers a range of options in golf instruction for all ages. Lessons are available on an hourly basis beginning at $145 and at corporate group rates. Junior golf camps are held in the summer for ages 5 through 14. Golf schools are available for residents as well as commuters; golf school options include â€œWomen Only,â€ â€œCouples Only,â€ course management, and a three-day Mini Golf Course. All golf school packages include meals each day, a maximum student/teacher of ratio 4 to 1 (2 to1 for â€œCouples Onlyâ€ school), classroom materials, comprehensive digital video swing analysis and four nightsâ€™ luxury accommodations in the Golf Village.
Visit www.AdamBrack.com, www.HombreGolfClub.com or call toll free 800-814-7824 for more information on lessons and golf school programs at Hombre Golf Club.
About The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach
The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach includes the family-friendly Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the intimate Majestic Beach Resort, the new luxuriously appointed Emerald Beach Resort, the relaxing Long Beach Resort, the exclusive En Soleil, the sophisticated Grand Panama Beach Resort, and the distinctive Marina Landing â€” all properties managed by The Edgewater Beach Resort Management, Inc. They boast more than 1,000 full-service gulf-front suites and golf villas, 90,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor meeting space, 6 Plexicushion tennis courts, multiple upscale retail shops, boutiques, eateries, coffee shops, state-of-the-art fitness rooms, an outdoor basketball court, batting cages, 23 luxurious pools, a 9-hole executive golf course, and 27 holes of championship golf at the Hombre Golf Club on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. For information on The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach, call 866.203.1164 or visit www.resortcollection.com and www.grandpanamabeachresort.com.
About Hombre Golf Club
The Hombre opened in December 1989 with 18 holes and in 1990 hosted its first PGA Tour event, the Panama City Beach Classic. In 2001, Hombre added the “Good” nine holes (3170 yards, par 35) to go along with the original “Bad” and “Ugly” nines. With 27 holes, the Hombre’s “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” can give you three different 18-hole options. The Hombre’s four sets of tees allow golfers to choose the level of difficulty that best fits their game and handicap. On the original 18 holes, the course plays from 5,400 yards (senior tees) to 6,836 yards (championship tees) for the men, while the ladiesâ€™ layout is a challenging 4,901 yards. Each fall, Hombre hosts the PGA Tour Qualifying School. In the past, Hombre has had the likes of Gary Nicklaus, Mike Weir, Michael Campbell, Frank Lickliter and Scott McCarron at the “Q-School,â€ to name just a few. Both scenic and challenging, Hombre is nestled in the midst of wetlands, marshes, lakes, and preserves and is beautifully framed by a stunning assortment of palms, pines, and azaleas. The Hombre challenges every aspect of your game, making sure that nearly every club in your bag is used. Book your tee times online, or call (850) 234-3673.