Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Preset Impact Drill
A great drill to properly train the feel of Key #2, Weight Forward, is to pre-set your impact position before making a golf swing.
1) Set up over the ball as you normally would (not shown).
2) Move your left knee and hip toward the target and open them slightly. Let your hands shift toward your left thigh as you do this. You'll feel more weight on your forward leg.
3) Make a one-half to three-quarter backswing, leaving your left knee and hip forward.
4) From there, bump the hips even farther forward, hit the ball and swing to an abbreviated finish.
Doing this drill properly will set you on the path to achieving Tour-quality impact. If you're still hitting shots fat and thin, check out Key #3.
Stop The Flip
Everyone knows there are no flippers on the PGA Tour. It's an entirely different story at your local practice range! PGA Tour players are really good at achieving Keys #1 and #2, which makes achieving Key #3, Flat Left Wrist, that much easier.
A flat left wrist keeps the shaft of the club from passing the left arm prior to impact. When the shaft passes the left arm prematurely, it's commonly called a "flip," and this move virtually assures lots of fat and skulled shots. To learn what a flat left wrist feels like, try the drill Chuck demonstrates in the YES photo on the right. Take a training stick and put it in the grip of your club so that a foot or so sticks out. Practice hitting the ball first, then the ground, without letting the stick hit you in your midsection.
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