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"Ask the Pro" video golf tips

In this monthly series, David O'Kelly, golf pro and manager at the City of Port St. Lucie's Saint's Golf Course, offers golfers tips that are sure to help them improve their scores.

If you have a question you’d like the pro to address in a future segment, send it to

This month's tip: "Extending Backswing when Putting"

“Ask the Pro” golf tips are available live and in-person at the Saints every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Saints Golf Course free of charge. Get details.

"Ask the Pro" archives

Check out these past "Ask the Pro" segments:

Accurate putting

Better Control & Accuracy

Bump and run

Bunker play

Club options on the green

Drill to help balance

Flop shot

Getting your downswing in the slot

Golf course etiquette

Half shot

Higher hits

Hitting a fried egg

Long bunker shots

Long distance putting

Pace of play

Proper alignment

Proper grip

Proper hip turn

Punch shot


Putting arc

Releasing club head for distance

Releasing tension at impact

Shortening your backswing

Slow your putt speed

Stop pulling putts to the left

Stop slicing

Swing rhythm

Take away

Trouble shots

Using a putter instead of a wedge

Warming up

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