HOCO Golfer Brent Hamm offers tips on the link

Houston County Golfer Brent Hamm sets up a chip at Landings Golf Club in Warner Robins Wednesday morning. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

WARNER ROBINS, GA -- The hot Georgia summers provide the perfect conditions for endless rounds of golf.

One of the most enjoyable outdoor activities, golf is a timeless sport enjoyed by all competitors young and old. One of the main things to remember about the sport; be patient.

As enjoyable as it is, golf requires patience and tedious attention to detail. Houston County rising senior Brent Hamm has come to learn that. One of the best high school golfers in Georgia, Hamm finds himself practicing daily at the Landings Golf Club in Warner Robins.

Day in and day out, Hamm sees plenty of technical errors that cost golfers strokes beginning at tee off.

"Probably the biggest one is people try and kill the ball," Hamm said. "They take it back too far and try and hammer it every single time. Golf is more of a consistent game than every now and then I'll try and kill one. You need to take it back a little less, try not to kill it as much."

Swinging too hard isn't the only issue from the tee box. Hand positioning is key in controlling the ball's accuracy.

"Another thing that comes along with that is called casting," Hamm said. "That's when your hands flip through early and it's really hard to be consistent when you cast."

Hamm recently was named the Georgia Jr. PGA Player of the Year and finished second in the GHSA 6A Tournament. Tune into WGXA Morning News as Hamm offers tips to succeed on the link.

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