Byron Stobbart hails Joe Miller distance tip

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Byron Stobbart believes a simple tip he picked up from Joe Miller at Kings of Distance can help transform his struggling long game. 

While the 34-year-old Runcorn man credits putting as a strength of his game, he says that his ability off the tee is what frequently prevents him from posting decent scores.  

That, though, he believes may change thanks to input from the two-time World Long Drive champion.

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“I struggle with distance a lot and that may seem surprising given that I’m over six feet tall,” he explained. “When I went to Joe Miller’s clinic, he said that you shouldn’t be using your hands and that when building the power in his golf swing, you don’t need to rush it and it’s a case of slowly building it.

“The way he explained it totally resonated with me and something just clicked. So I’ve taken note of that and will definitely be looking to apply that to my game.”

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Stobbart also credited European Tour pro David Horsey for giving him confirmation that recent changes he has made to his putting technique will help propel him in the right direction. 

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“I had a quick chat with David on the putting green and, until recently, that area of the game is something I also struggled a lot with,” he added.

“The things he was saying, he explained the importance of a routine and what he said clarified some of the things I’ve been putting into place to improve that side of my game. So for a European Tour pro to say that I’m heading in the right direction is great for me.”

Alvaro Quiros putting clinic

Want to improve with the flat stick? Watch this clinic with seven-time European Tour winner Alvaro Quiros, filmed at Callaway Kings of Distance 2018.

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