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: 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: Adjust your angle of approach to hit the fairway woods
Published 11/19/2013 at 9:10 a.m.
I have always said that there are two different swings in golf. One swing is the iron swing and the other swing is the wood swing.
Jim Suttie: Keys to putting under pressure
Published 11/05/2013 at 10:27 a.m.
Why is it that you can make 40 putts in a row from four feet and not even hit the hole when the pressure is on? There are probably a lot of reasons for this, but the main one is ...
Jim Suttie: How to shore up your power leaks
Published 10/22/2013 at 6:35 p.m.
We all have “Power Leaks” in our swing that prevent us from hitting the ball as far as we are capable.
Jim Suttie: How ladies and seniors can get more power
Published 10/08/2013 at noon
Many of the ladies have asked me the question, “How do I get more power?” My answer is always the same: swing faster. This sounds trite, but very true. Clubhead speed squarely applied creates distance.
Jim Suttie: What's the hardest shot in golf?
Published 09/24/2013 at 4:24 p.m.
I just got back from my summer job in Illinois, and my first lesson was a playing lesson at TwinEagles.
Jim Suttie: How to get more distance with more lag
Published 09/10/2013 at 1:29 p.m.
I once took a lesson from a southern gentleman and he said to me “Son, you don’t have enough lag.” I thought he was talking about my legs, but in his southern accent he was really referring to clubhead lag.
Jim Suttie: How to decide whether you need to change your swing
Published 08/27/2013 at noon
Golf is the type of game that dares us to get better. We all feel we can swing better, hit it longer and score lower. This indeed is the challenge of the game.
Jim Suttie: Finding a rhythm could end scoring blues
Updated 08/13/2013 at 6:48 p.m.
All great players seem to make the golf swing look easy. Some people say the great ones look smooth and relaxed.
Jim Suttie: Should you change your swing?
Published 07/30/2013 at 10:08 a.m.
Almost all golfers eventually face the question of whether they should change their swing and try to improve, or stay with what they have and be satisfied. Many pros have faced this decision in their careers, and some have been ...
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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