When you ask most golfers what the word PGA means to them you will get a lot of different answers. To me the word PGA gives you three basic building blocks of your golf swing:

Posture: Knees slightly bent and get yourself in an athletic position.

Grip: When you grip the club make sure the club is in your fingers and not in your palm. Make sure you can see the first two knuckles in your left hand if you are a right-handed golfer. For those of you who are lefties make sure you see the first two knuckles in your right hand.

Alignment: Make sure your feet, hips, and shoulders are parallel to the target.

I hope now when you think of the word PGA you will think of theses three basic building blocks of your golf swing.

 

Cory Proehl, director of golf for the Pekin Park District since 2018, has been a Class A member of the PGA since 2007. He’s a 1994 Pekin Community High School graduate and was captain of the state champion 1993 PCHS golf team that was inducted in 2014 into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. After graduating from PCHS, he played for the Lincoln College and Bradley University golf teams. He worked at golf courses in Arizona, Iowa, Colorado and Kansas for 18 years and has extensive experience in golf course operations, food and beverage management, merchandise, golf instruction, golf tournament management and growing the game of golf.