Greenside bunker shots create a lot of frustration for players of all skill levels. Beginners tend to chop the ball out of the sand; this creates a very steep angle of approach. Angle of approach refers to the angle at which the club meets the ball.
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One of the most common causes for a sliced shot is an upright swing. This means the swing is too vertical. From this position getting the clubface square at impact is quite impossible. More often than not, it stays open, leading to the slice. This is a very common swing fault for juniors, women, seniors… Read More »
Golf is one of the few sports where you cannot stand directly on your line of play while shooting. For one, it is physically difficult to hit and stand on your line of play, but also, it is against the rules of golf. When you take a look a basketball free-throw, or billiards, the player’s… Read More »
A stable base of support is needed in order to hit the ball with consistency. Yes, it’s true moving up and down during your swing is not helping you hit the ball straighter! The most common fault I see in golfers who do not have a stable lower body is too much knee flex. Ideally,… Read More »
The path the club takes into the ball will determine the line the ball will take off from, whether that is towards your target or not. The club’s path into impact is extremely important. Depending on where it comes from, your club’s path can hit a pull, a straight shot or a push. That’s a… Read More »
How many of you suffer in the bunkers? Are you extremely inconsistent? Do you chunk one, then skull the next?
First off, don’t worry, it’s very common. I will explain why:
“Swing harder, and the ball will go further!”
Heard this before? It’s obvious to some degree, but not so much. When I see player actually try to swing harder, they give stiff, rigid and quick.
There is one major difference between the proper swing for a driver, and for an iron. That difference is the angle of attack. The angle of attack refers to the angle at which the club is coming at the ball into impact. For irons this angle should be steeper, as to help get the ball… Read More »
Players with poor hand-eye coordination have a tough time judging distance control for their short shots round the greens. Having good hand-eye coordination is a route fundamental for all players. It takes time to develop a feel for how far a ball will fly and roll based on how hard you swing at it. Improving… Read More »
Butch Harmon was an advocate of this drill, and it was used quite often on Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods said that this drill, was by far, the worst of all the drills he has tried to fix his game. Guess what? It can help your game too.