Morning Express with Robin Meade

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New golfers: Don't fear the driving range

NEED TO KNOW
  • PGA pro Suzy Whaley helps us get over our fears
  • 'Get Golf Ready' can get you on the course in just 5 lessons

I'm still a new golfer... and I get intimidated at the driving range.  Do you?  I'm worried that people laughing when I just totally wiff and miss the ball!

PGA pro Suzy Whaley, one of the few women to ever qualify to play against the men for a PGA event, had the task of helping teach me and Kristen Sodemann (one of your fellow viewers) some golf basics.  When it comes to the driving range she has three pieces of advice:

  • For the first 3 or 4 balls, swing without judging yourself. Don't worry about connecting, just spot your target and swing.
  • Remember, everybody misses.  So it's OK if you do.
  • Consider this: they're not watching you!  They're working on their OWN game.

Go to HLNtv.com/Robin or PGA.com for more lessons and pictures from my training.  Speaking of which, I need to keep practicing because I'm going to be playing with Bubba Watson, the Masters champ, at the PGA's Pro-Am, right before the Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.  Watch that, next week on our sister network TNT.

If you're interested in taking up golf check out "Get Golf Ready."  It's a PGA program designed to get you out on the course in just 5 lessons!

Thanks to the Atlanta Country Club where we shot most of these segments.

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