Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Give Your Swing A Tune Up
Fix your swing faults and lower your score in 30 minutes
Labels: Pitching, Instruction, Faults And Fixes, Iron Play, Quick Tips, Ballstriking, Training Aids, Wedge Play, Short Game, Driving, Swing, Putting, Amateur, Chipping, Game Improvement, Full Swing, Drills, Shots, Slicing, Shotmaking
7. BE YOUR OWN CADDY —AIM AWAY FROM TROUBLE
As you can see here, I've hit two different shots. The pin was tucked over a bunker, and in one instance, I took dead aim and ended up in the kitty litter. From there, it's pretty hard for the average player to get up and down. During golf schools and playing lessons, I see students shooting for pins like this all the time. And they often end up short-sided, as you see here. Difficult shots like this are almost impossible for the average golfer to hit consistently near the hole.
The next time you're confronted with a tucked pin, aim for the middle of the green, as you see by my shot at left. I might have a long putt, but at least I'm on and I have a much better chance of two-putting than getting up and down from the bunker.
When you sweep a broom, your "backswing" is short.
8. HIT DOWN ON YOUR GREENSIDE SHOTS
At "impact," the broom has a forward shaft lean.
And its "followthrough" is longer than its backswing. Copy this movement when you chip.
Remember, make solid, crisp contact to accelerate and let the club's loft get the ball up in the air and onto the green. If you keep your hands forward and sweep down as if you're using a broom, your short game will become more consistent.
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