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Over her more than 20-year teaching career, LPGA Class A Member Kristin Sunderhaft has used golf lessons as a way to teach her students a better way of life. She's even written a book about her experiences, titled Swinging For Success, Life Lessons I’ve Learned on the Golf Course. She passes on her time-earned expertise, which ranges from sinking high-pressure putts to eating well, during private and group lessons.
When it comes to golf instruction, she starts all students—men, women, and children alike—by asking them to take some practice swings while video analysis software captures each backswing hitch, premature head lift, and celebratory club spike. With the information gleaned from these videos, she can prescribe a cocktail of swing drills and training aids that will help students improve their grip, alignment, posture, and, most importantly, results. She also follows her pupils out onto the course for 9- and 18-hole playing lessons, wherein she can hold court on the finer points of course management and shot selection—skills that can prove elusive for beginner and intermediate golfers.