Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Ten Best Swing Tips
That You've Never Tried!
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Pow! Due to a stronger coiled backswing, I've hit this one a mile!
Another reason better players can hit powerful iron shots is they understand that the clubhead acts more as a slingshot than an extension of the shaft. To better feel this, try this simple drill. Grab some mud, sand, whatever you can find to stick to the face of the club as you see here. Then, from address, I want you to fling the mud toward your target. Keep doing this until you can start to feel the whipping slingshot effect of the clubhead and the added speed in your hands. Then hit some real shots and you'll feel some added speed in your release.
#9: TOE YOUR DRIVES
We can't have a handful of tips without a slice fix, right? Here's one of my favorites. Take a look at this wooden driver. I've cut the toe off and made a face, which sits about 90° from the real face of the driver. I can actually hit shots off the new face, and I do it to demonstrate to my students the importance of closing the face to start hitting straighter shots.
By imagining you're hitting off the toe of the club, it'll instinctively get you to start rotating your hands more effectively through the shot and close the face at impact. Try it if you're a slicer!
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