Perhaps it's inclement weather or lightning. Or one hole where foursomes find themselves backed up on the tee. Or it could even be just a busy day and the pace of play slows dramatically. So what can you learn about staying sharp and focused when facing long delays on the course?
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Timing and Rhythm. Quick drill is to say out loud 123--123. 123 on the back swing and 123 on the follow thru. This is a basic timing tempo but the way it works is to say it out loud so you can hear the pace of your arms in unison with your body turn...
Side Hill Lie: 1. Aim towards the high part of the hill as your ball will always favor the opposite direction. 2. Always take practice swings and pay attention to where the club sweeps the grass that will determine the appropriate ball position for the lie.
A good grip allows us to effectively control the clubface throughout the swing, but also allows us essential wrist hinge which promotes our ability to maximize distance. The key is to get the club shaft running diagonally through the fingers of the top hand (left hand for right handed pl
As you come toward impact, you want your left side to straighten up.
Whether hitting a distance wedge, pitch shot, chip shot, or putt - you need a consistent stroke. One way to ensure a consistent stroke is to ensure an even tempo. An easy way for you to work on your tempo with these shots is to make sure your backswing and finish are equal distance
Practice swings in your full swing are over rated but in your short game they are a must!Every shot you have around the green, be sure to take 1 or 2 rehearsal swings. But make sure they are productive.
To create the correct turn in the swing without excess motion and moving off the ball try this drill. From address pretend that there is a blimp above and behind your right shoulder. Turn back and look up at the blimp.
So many golfers have tight hips that don't allow them to rotate enough through the shot. If you flair your lead foot around 15-20 degrees it will "open-up" your hip socket and that will greatly help you to rotate around it.
Part of the success of playing consistent golf is having equipment to match your golf game. At Colleton River Plantation Club we have four different fitting carts: Callaway, Nike, Titleist, and TaylorMade to help the student find the right equipment for their swing.
One of the big differences between the good player and the not so good player is the nice balanced follow through. My feeling is strong on this and a proper follow through will verify that you have done a number of the right things like balance and proper rhythm.
The forty yard shot or closer is tough for many players. There are even players that will lay-up to a distance where they will have a full shot.Make a short enough backswing to have room for a follow through.
Approach sand shots in the same manner you would a long pitch shot. The only difference is that you are digging your feet down into the sand. Play the ball forward in your stance with your full swing set-up. Relax and don't forget to finish the swing.
Find a wooden yardstick and take your grip on the yardstick with the bottom edge in your fingers and thumbs on top. This will enhance you feel for keeping the grip more in the fingers and the palms facing each other which is the correct position they should be in on your club handle.
Do you keep statistics of your rounds? These numbers do not lie, and tell the story of your strengths and weaknesses. Having factual evidence and knowing what parts of your game require the most improvement will certainly lead to better practice sessions as well as quicker skill im
How to hold a golf club is just as important as how you swing it. The three main types of grips are 10-finger, interlocking, and overlapping. Much has been written about differing grips and how it affects the swing so the importance is not missed.
Most tour players and better amateurs tilt their spines 3-5 degrees toward their back leg.
When playing a particularly challenging course, particularly a links style course, players will be faced with a variety of uneven lies.
You have been practicing on the range diligently to insure you have proper alignment, but you can't lay the clubs or sticks down you have been practicing with on the ground when you are playing. How do you merge the practice regiment to the course? Pick a spot approximately 2-3
Is your swing feeling too fast and out of control these days? Can't tell where the club is in your backswing? Try this practice drill.
One of the most common problems in golf is aiming one way and swinging another. The result is always a glancing blow to the ball rather than a solid compressed shot.
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