Justin Rountree

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Justin Rountree

PGA
Eagle Lakes Golf Club
Naples, FL

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Follow Through is forgotten sometimes

Posted on: 28 Apr 2022

Working on your follow through can help with balance, tempo and timing. Here is a great drill to help bring it all together. First, simply start in your follow through position. Nice and balanced, fully rotated and club resting on your lead shoulder. Next swing back to the top of the backswing and then back […]

Finding the right golf ball for your game

Posted on: 20 Apr 2022

Three things to consider when choosing your golf ball. 1) Course conditions- if you play a course with firm greens, and you hit it low, better get a ball that spins 2) Course layout- if you play a course with a lot of out of bounds and hazards and you spray the ball better play […]

3 keys for bump-n-run

Posted on: 11 Apr 2022

A few keys to perfecting the bump-n-run. 1) Use a 8iron and small stance 2) swing hip high to hip high with firm wrists 3) visualize the landing area and hit the shot with “hook spin”

3 step process for better green reading

Posted on: 28 Feb 2022

Green reading is not a perfect science. It takes imagination. If you struggle seeing curves, or tracing an imaginary path to the hole, here is a 3 step process to help you. 1) First, identify the point where the ball will enter the hole. For example, maybe a right to left with a descent break […]

Tee drill to help with ball first contact

Posted on: 19 Nov 2021

Golfers hit behind the ball for a few reasons. But the main cause is the low point in the swing happens to early. One drill that will give you great feedback is scratch a line in the ground with a tee. Start with the clubhead on the line and make small swings and hit at […]

Great set up, great foundation

Posted on: 01 Oct 2021

One of the most important things for a good set up is to remember as the club gets shorter, we have to bend over a little more or tilt. Drivers are a little different since we are further away, or even if the ball is above your feet on a sidehill lie you have to […]

Find a 3 wood you love

Posted on: 20 Sep 2021

Everyone needs a trusty 3 wood. And you may hang on to it for many years. I think more people should play 3 woods but they need to practice off of a tee and off the ground. 3 woods are shorter in and length and have more loft so in theory should be more forgiving […]

My toolbelt of alignment aids for putting

Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

A putting mirror, rulers or chalk line are tools to help with proper putter face alignment off the course. But on the course is a different story. One tool that is very popular is the line on the ball. I like to use it on slippery left to right putts since I tend to line […]

Many swings and impact positions in golf

Posted on: 16 Aug 2021

The driver and iron swing can be the same, or different, but impact is definitely different. Drivers are teed up in the air and there is more room for error. You can sway, extend and even jump off the ground and hit it. Iron shots, when the ball is on the ground, tend to fly […]

For the swing to the player, not player to the swing

Posted on: 03 Aug 2021

Everyone is different. And what’s great about golf is as long as you can hold a club and swing your arms, you can hit the ball. Players who are fit and athletic usually can turn better and can utilize a release with more core, shoulders and hips. On the other hand, people who may not […]

Jordan Spieth comin on strong

Posted on: 06 Apr 2021

Jordan Spieth is the best putter on tour in my opinion. He also has one of the best short games. His full swing seems to be rounding into shape as well, especially since he just won this past week. Finally, he is a former Masters champion. All these make him my pick.

3 steps for “Spinny Chips”

Posted on: 01 Apr 2021

1) Use a premium soft ball like a prov, chrome soft or tp5 2) minimize grass between clubface and ball at impact. Practice from fairway or 1st cut. 3) let your chest and hips rotate thru impact slightly to help keep the heel of the club moving. So have a slight “pivot” and keep clubface […]

Number 14 at Toqua Golf Club

Posted on: 22 Feb 2021

Number 14 at Toqua Golf Club, Tellico Village, Lenoir City, TN. Short par 4. Only 330 from champ tees. Lake down the left side.

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