Instruction - Dennise Hutton: Avoiding Penalty Shots

IN this video, highly-respected Sydney coach Dennise Hutton shows you the proper way to avoiding penalty shots.

I'm at the par-five 14th hole at Bonnie Doon [Golf Club]. 

You notice here there's an out of bounds down the right.

The one thing we want to do is avoid the out of bounds, because if you hit it out of bounds, it's stroke and distance and you're back at the tee hitting three.

It's not worth that risk.

What I'm suggesting is, that you tee up on the side of the out of bounds so you're hitting away from the out of bounds.

So what I'd like you to do is aim way left, we want the left hand side of the fairway, that's where the majority of the fairway is, it's very safe.

You don't even have to hit your driver, you can simply go with your comfortable club, a hybrid, walk in, aim to the left and swing away.

Aim left, because I can't tell you how many members I see who are trying to be heroes, they take their driver and they fade the ball into the out of bounds, they have to walk back here, play three.

You can probbly see some in the distance who have already hit it 'OB', it's not worth the risk.


Dennise -Hutton -Sydney -Golf -CoachingDENNISE Hutton is the head teaching professional at Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Sydney. In 2013, she became the first woman in Australia to be awarded the PGA Teaching Professional of the Year award for NSW/ACT.

Dennise is a power golf coach, helping clients to achieve lower scores and a more enjoyable game.

Dennise  teaches aspiring competition winners in how to reach their full potential. Over the years Dennise has studied and worked with the best people in their fields, leading to her success as a tournament winner, both nationally and internationally, and as a  coach and teacher.

It does not matter if your goal is to be the world’s number one golfer or just not to feel embarrassed when you are on the tee, contact Dennise for your next lesson and golf programme.

For more information about Dennise visit her website at www.dennisehutton.com

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