Peter Uihlein is one of 12 team captains this week at the LIV Golf Invitational Series at Centurion Golf Club. He will lead Richard Bland, Travis Smyth and Phachara Khongwatmai in the Crushers team.
GolfMagic caught up with the American on the driving range in St. Albans. He is a two-time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour and he also won the US Amateur in 2010.
Uihlein, 32, let us into a couple of secrets about how he goes about preparing his driver for PGA Tour events. He last teed it up at the AT&T Byron Nelson where he finished tied 65th.
Uihlein is ranked 19th in driving distance on the tour and he told GolfMagic what he is currently working on with his long stick on the practice ground.
"My biggest thing is my vertical swing plane. I like to keep it down and forwards, I get my hands a little high and it gets too vertical," Uihlein said on a sunny day near London.
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"I try and keep it down low and it’s nice to see. This range is downhill and into the wind, I can start leaning and getting a little down on my attack so I was just trying to make sure I was conscious of hitting up on it.
"I probably hit like 12 balls, 10 to 15 balls. I use my Trackman to do it. We warm up, we do combines every morning with wedges and then I turn it off and just use the driver, just to make sure the minor things are tight.
"Sometimes, I’ll hit a bunch of draws and a bunch of fades, low and high, just so I can find the quickest way to get to neutral."
As you can see, Uihlein likes to hit a variety of shots on the driving range to warm up. The man from Massachusetts has averaged 310.9 yards off the tee this season.
Uihlein has been grouped with Adrian Otaegui of Torque and Blake Windred of Punch in the first round of the first LIV Golf event on Thursday.