In the spirit of today being National Instruction Day, we pitched the following question to our nearly 350,000 friends in PGA.com Facebook Nation: What's the best advice you've ever received from a PGA Professional?
As is usually the case, you didn't disappoint with your wide-ranging answers, some that made us laugh and some that made us say, "hey, I should try that."
Here's a collection of our favorite answers from you. You can click here to join the conversation.
Chuck Backer: The 10 step rule - when you hit a BAD shot - you get to walk 10 steps while swearing at yourself -- AFTER those 10 steps -- You're done being upset. Forget about it and move on to the next shot.
Richard Browne: Leave the Index Finger of the Right Hand out of your swing... Even suggested having it amputated. But that was just a suggestion not an instruction. IT WORKS.
Conor Dondale: Open up your front foot to promote better hip movement and weight transfer.
Damien Ross: Practice everything from 100 yards and in because that's where scoring 90 percent of the time happens.
Dan Sanders: Play your game, don't play anyone else's game.
Joe Jensen: Understanding the proper grip!
Peter Rivas: Maybe try bowling.
Don Gosselin: The great Dana Quigley told me "don't be afraid to go low."
Wayne Garrison: To turn the body and just let arms drop in the downswing.
James Anisko: Keeping that right shoulder back on the downswing. Thanks Billy Ore of PGA Village, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Wayne Jury: Don't graze over each shot. Deliver the shot in less than 12 seconds.
Sam Nord: Picture your shot before addressing. Have an idea of what the flight should look like.
Timmy Harmon: Move up one set of tees.
Anyone who has ever played the game for any amount of time has their respective bread-and-butter shot -- the one they most enjoy hitting.
This week we figured it would be fun to ask you, the nearly 350,000 strong in PGA.com Facebook Nation to complete the sentence: "My favorite golf shot to hit is..."
Over 200 responses rolled in with a wide variety of answers.
Here's a collection of our favorites:
Michael Gestes: A lag putt that somehow makes its way into the hole... kerplunk.
Dan Sanders: The long iron/hybrid second shot to a par 5. It's such a good feeling when you catch it and it goes right where you want it. That's my favorite.
Damien Ross: The best feeling is when you say you're going to hit a high, low, draw or fade with any shot and you can do it because you're confident. That's how you know you're playing good golf too.
Mark Hardin: The opened wedge flop shot where you have short-sided yourself from the hole w/ the green running away from you! That is when it works!
Bill Gibson: Holing one of those 15 footers you know you can make, for birdie or eagle. Nothing is more satisfying than finishing a hole under par and watching that putt drop.
Chris Hurt: Hitting a long drive down the middle while working it either left to right or right to left, whichever way it needs to be hit to set me up for a short approach shot!
Benjamin Lohrenz: Hole-in-one or holing out from 100+ yards is tough to beat they both feel pretty cool. I swished a full sand wedge from 120 one time that might be the coolest.
Jeff Swanson: Any... Don't take playing for granted.
Larry Campbell: A little draw wedge that spins left toward the hole.
Michael Mulcahy: The hardest shot in golf. The safe shot.
Scott Northup: One that does what you want it to... Very elusive.
Gerry Farmer: The first one of a three or four day golf trip! Lots of golf!
Nathan Shaw: Hitting a sweet Fairway Wood off the deck that lands just before the green and runs on near the hole. I remember the one time that happened.
Sean Shea: Blistering drives right down the middle.
Peter Opel: Flop shot with 60 degree lob wedge over any obstacle to the green.
Bryce Hedgecock: 80 to 100 yard wedges that check up right next to the hole.
Lou Beisel: Long putts with double breaks or elevation changes, over fast, pure greens.
John Hampton Jr: Kick-in birdie! I don't do it very often, but it felt really good.
Kyle Carey: High fade with driver cutting the corner of a dogleg.
Bradley Tucker Jr.: The approach shot! That's where your imagination comes in.
Tony West: Full-blooded driver down the middle when being waved through while they're looking for a ball in rough.
Dave Baron: Any shot where I pick out the target and hit the target!
TherealMike Traficante Sr.: The one I visualize then execute!
Tom Romano: Punch wedge from 50-100. It feels like throwing the ball.
Mat Fritz: Driver moving like I planned.
Miles Turner: Perfect dart wedge from 145 in.
Ben Lock: Flop over a bunker.
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