About JIM SUTTIE
BiographyDr. Jim Suttie, the 2000 PGA Teacher of the Year, is director of instruction at The Club at TwinEagles in North Naples and at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Ill. He also is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher and rated No. 15 by Golf Digest. Suttie coaches the FGCU men’s golf team. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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12/23/2007 - current
Jim Suttie: What makes Augusta National Golf Club so special?
Published 04/08/2014 at 12:28 p.m.
There are many discussions of what is the most important major championship? Some say the U.S. Open with its narrow fairways, high rough, and fast greens. Others say the British Open with its high winds and natural terrain, while others ...
Jim Suttie: Here's the most productive way how to learn the game of golf
Published 03/25/2014 at 9 a.m.
Some people will tell you that golf is not an easy game to learn. They back up this statement by saying that they practice a lot, but never get better.
Jim Suttie: In wake of Tiger Woods' latest injury, here is how to play the game injury-free
Published 03/11/2014 at 11:50 a.m.
No doubt about it, the modern swing has put a lot of stress and strain on the body. The days of playing 18 holes and going to the bar after the round are over. Nowadays, all the PGA Tour guys ...
Jim Suttie: How to avoid the thin shot to hit your irons solidly
Published 02/25/2014 at 1:22 p.m.
What could be more frustrating than hitting a perfect drive, only to hit your next iron shot thin and over the green? The thin shot occurs when the bottom of the club hits the top part of the ball. Some ...
Jim Suttie: Why you need to finish your swing
Published 02/11/2014 at 12:49 p.m.
I can’t tell you the number of golfers I see each week cutting off their swing at the finish. It may have worked for Arnold Palmer, but it is not a good habit to get into.
Jim Suttie: Is the golf swing right or left dominant?
Published 01/28/2014 at 2:13 p.m.
You have often hear the expression “Pull down from the top of your swing with your left hand and arm.” Then a guy like Jimmy Ballard comes along, and says the downswing should be entirely right-sided.
Jim Suttie: How to set up for success in putting
Published 01/14/2014 at 12:39 p.m.
The average player expends at least 44 percent of his strokes on the green. Generally, they have 35 to 38 putts per round, with two to three three-putts each round.
Jim Suttie: How to anchor your golf swing the right way
Updated 12/31/2013 at 1:19 p.m.
Almost nobody can argue with the fundamental of keeping a steady head throughout the swing. It is a fundamental that all great players had and will continue to have in the future.
Jim Suttie: How to become a better drive
Published 12/17/2013 at noon
I have given over 70,000 lessons in my career, and I have never met anybody that was equally good with their driver and their long and medium irons.
Jim Suttie: Golf's biggest myth — having original address position at impact
Published 12/03/2013 at 6:30 p.m.
We are all told to just try to get back to our original address position at impact, and we will hit it great. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Jim Suttie: Senior stars at ACE can teach you a thing or two
Published 02/18/2009 at midnight
If you’re a golf fan, you have to go out and watch the Champions Tour at TPC Treviso Bay.
Jim Suttie: Here's what to watch for at the Merrill Lynch Shootout
Published 12/10/2008 at midnight
The Merrill Lynch Shootout is in town this week. Hopefully many of you can get out and take a good look at many of the best players in the world doing their thing.
Jim Suttie: One good turn deserves another
Published 11/26/2008 at 6 a.m.
Yes, it is true that as we age we do lose our ability to rotate our body as our flexibility levels decline. But the golf swing does require a rotation of our bodies to create any power.
Jim Suttie: U.S. hanging on at Ryder Cup
Published 09/20/2008 at 8:05 p.m.
An unbelievable day. Great play on both sides. This is why Ryder Cup play is so special. The crowd is really into it.
Jim Suttie at the Ryder Cup: How about that Team USA?
Published 09/19/2008 at 9:32 p.m.
As I predicted, the Americans are moving in the right direction and should win the back the Cup.
Jim Suttie: Don't think too much
Published 07/23/2008 at midnight
I just received an e-mail from a student that says he thinks too much while he is trying to swing.
Jim Suttie: Golf's most important fundamental: Balance
Published 07/09/2008 at midnight
One commonality in all great golf swings is good balance. You will never see a great ball-striker falling all over himself at the finish of his swing.
Jim Suttie: Making better impact is work
Published 06/25/2008 at midnight
I often hear many amateurs say, ”I want to swing like’’ that pro or this pro. I almost never hear a golfer say” I want to develop a better impact.”
Jim Suttie: Why the U.S. Open is the hardest major to win
Published 06/11/2008 at midnight
I have never played in the U.S. Open, but I have been to many of them as a teacher of some of the players.
Jim Suttie: Executing the lob shot
Published 05/28/2008 at midnight
A shot that we are all faced with periodically is the shot where your ball is close to the green but you must go over a large bunker right in front of the green and land your ball soft enough ...
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