Rough And Tough Shots
Escape Tough Lies With Ease
Labels: Iron Play, Strategy/Troubleshooting, Ballstriking, Wedge Play, Power, Trouble Shots, Full Swing, Shotmaking
DOWN AND UNDER
BEND IT LEFT
ALIGN TO RIGHTJust because you found the fairway, that doesn't guarantee you'll have an open shot into the green.
In this case, I need to hit a draw around a tree to have any chance at a birdie. To start, align your clubhead as you normally would: right at the target. As for your body, aim to the right. The face will look closed, but trust you're setting up correctly.
RELEASE THE HANDSTo hit the draw, the hands have to release, and the clubface has to close through the shot.
Notice how the shaft is parallel to the ground? Now look at the clubface. It's facing down, further indicating I've hit a draw/hook effectively around the tree.
SWING ALONG BODY LINEThe key here is to trust your alignment and swing out to the right! Don't feel as though you need to tug the clubhead back to the left. Because the clubface was square to the target (and closed relative to your body line), a draw is imminent. Swing along your body line and be ready for a right-to-left ballflight.
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