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A Wrinkle-Free Towel Will Help You Fix Your Downswing

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Beach towels, bathroom towels, and dish towels. Towels are most likely within an arm’s reach more often than we even realize.
And we know that you all definitely have a golf towel or two (or a collection).
While towels are handy for cleaning our clubs or everyday household messes, they can also be put to good use to help fix your downswing with this drill from PGA Coach Karen Tucker, PGA, of the Southern California section.
If you’re struggling with your downswing, lay down a towel during your next range session and work on keeping it wrinkle-free. Set up the towel about a clubhead length behind the ball and make sure you’re creating a swing path that doesn't affect the towel.
Start by chipping, work your way to a pitch and ultimately take a full swing while focusing on making impact with the ball without disrupting the towel.
Check out the full video from Tucker and be sure to find a coach in your area on PGA.com/Coach to take your game to the next level in 2021.
Karen E. Tucker, PGA

Nepwort Becach, CA

Karen Tucker

PGA Golf Instructor/Coach

Karen Tucker is an award winning, PGA Golf Instructor that has been teaching for over 20 years. She was elected as a PGA Member in 1997 and LPGA Member later in 2014. Her most recent accolades include the 2020 PGA Player Development Award for the Southern California Section, that shows exemplary achievements in player development and growing the game. Her past Awards include 2010 Club Fitter of the Year, Southern California, Metropolitan Chapter and 2009 Club Fitter of the Year for the entire Southern California Section. She is a current National Teacher’s Choice for www.womenoncourse.com. Also known for individual, semi-private and group instruction, she has been an instrumental part of the Pelican Hill Resort weekly and monthly clinics, private group events and Corporate events. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business-Marketing-Professional Golf Management from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan in 1996. After graduation Karen Tucker traveled the Country from Michigan to Florida then Alabama, Illinois and finally settling in California. During all of those travels she was blessed with public and private Country Club positions as well as The Leadbetter Golf Academy in Naples, Florida and notably, The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, California. During College she enjoyed being Captain of her Golf Team and just recently shared the same happiness Coaching for the Mater Dei High School Golf Team’s. She expresses a true enjoyment for teaching all levels of golfers from tournament players to beginners. "My passion for building confidence in my students through fundamentals, proper equipment choices, teaching aids and drills, video analysis and on-course playing lessons, keep my students improving and helps me build a stronger team relationship between the students and myself." You may find Karen Tucker in some Southern California PGA Instructional video’s found on YouTube that can help different aspects of your game. She looks forward to having a conversation with her students prior to their lesson to collaborate their golf goal’s.

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