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Still plenty of time to improve your Lake Tahoe golf game

Special to the Bonanza
Neil Gunn shows off his drive at the Champ Course driving range in Incline Village.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — There’s still time to get on the course this summer, improve your game, and set yourself up for success for next season.

You may think it’s not worth it at this point, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you want to be a better golfer, you should end the season strong and continue working on your game in the offseason.

First, analyze your game to figure out where your weak spots are and take a lesson in this area. Or better yet, register for the Sizzling Summer Special which includes: one short game lesson (choice of putting, chipping, pitching or bunker), one full swing lesson, and one 2-hour playing lesson.

You’ll walk away with a personalized training manual that you can use for the rest of the season and offseason.

Continue practicing at the driving range as long as you can. The range usually stays open well into fall and opens early spring, weather permitting. Follow us on Facebook and join our email club for updates.

After the course and range close, you can continue to work on your setup and backswing in your house, yard or garage without a golf ball.

This exercise is beneficial because your focus is totally on the process instead of the results or what the ball is doing.

Remember that the forward swing in golf is a reaction and can only be changed through improving your setup and movements involved in the backswing.

The combination of these elements put the club into a better position for the reaction forward.

Spending the snowy months perfecting the backswing pivot, club face and club path from slower movements will make you a better golfer in the spring.

Get your personalized training manual for your swing improvements through a lesson now before the snow comes!

“IVGID Tip” is a regular feature, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals and visitors with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides. This tip was provided by Neil Gunn, PGA Director of Instruction at the Incline Village Championship Golf Course.