Punta Mita Golf: Get the Snakes

In Play, Punta Mita by Suzanne Koch

Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Punta Mita is a 1,500-acre golf and beach resort located 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the Bay of Banderas on three sides. Amenities include two Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses with 14 holes directly on the water, a golf academy, four private beach clubs, a Four Seasons Hotel, a St. Regis Hotel, as well as multiple private villas and homesites available. Read on for Tom’s tips for new players.

As a new golfer we often run into problems that we have yet to solve but have no fear there are solutions for all your golfing issues! In this series we’ll discuss a few of the most common issues that plague new players: avoiding trouble, how to make short putts, handling hills, and bunker play.  So tune in to each issue so you can become a more complete golfer faster than ever before!

Get the Snakes

The worst thing about golf is hitting the ball into a bunker and then hitting your next shot 40 yards back down the fairway again. Skulling the ball out of the trap is no fun and in this video I’ll help you to see how to hit the sand first and the ball second as all the good players on tour do.

To see this in action, check out the video below.

For more information regarding Punta Mita, golf outings, golf schools and private lessons, e-mail tom.stickney@puntamita.com.

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