Drop 10 Strokes In 10 Minutes
Score your best in 2011, quickly!
Labels: Wood Play, Instruction, Faults And Fixes, Iron Play, Quick Tips, Strategy/Troubleshooting, Ballstriking, Wedge Play, Short Game, Driving, Swing, Putting, Amateur, Techniques, Chipping, Game Improvement, Full Swing, Drills, Slicing, Shotmaking
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Photo location courtesy of Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California.
It’s a new year. It’s a new you. It’s time to kick those bad swing habits and make 2011 the year you play your best golf ever. I’m here to help you do just that, only this time, I’m going to help you make some immediate fixes that don’t require long hours at the practice facility. Nope. I’ve got 10 fixes for you that, in a matter of minutes, ought to help you drop those unwanted strokes and shatter your scoring barrier.
1. THE TOPPED TEE SHOT
Most golfers who top their tee shots (you know, the ones that barely make it past the ladies’ tees) do so because they try to hang back and hit up on the ball. Ironic, isn’t it? Sometimes the harder you try to hit the ball higher, the more you’ll top the ball and drive it straight into the ground. In fact, some golfers top the ball so often, that they don’t realize the ball careens off the ground a few inches in front of the tee before it gingerly flies down the fairway. To cure the topped shot in a hurry, imagine you’re hitting two golf balls at the same time. The first is where you normally tee it up. The second is a few inches in front toward the target. By concentrating on the second ball, you’ll be more inclined to make a sweeping motion through the first ball, thus preventing the topped shot. And in case you’re wondering, a good drive is the result of a slightly ascending arc—something that will naturally happen when playing the ball forward in your stance with a driver. Don’t force it.
2. THE BIG SLICE
3 Anti Slice Tips
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