What to look for if you are hooking the ball… Check your left hand grip and bake sure you can only see 2 ½ knuckles, not three or four; Ensure your shoulders are square to the intended line, not to the right if you are a right handed golfer; Are you taking the club too much inside the line on the backswing (or flatter around your body)? Make sure your clear your front hip out of the way early; don’t slide your front hip towards the target; Check your divot and make sure it is
Over the next few months, I will be giving you a series of drills that will help improve your game. This month, we will discuss the “Feet Together Drill” which is one of my favorites because it teaches you balance and good tempo. Most importantly, it will show you where the club is at the impact point. Try this drill by practice swinging (using no ball) with your feet together and two golf clubs in your hand, ie., an 8 iron and a 9 iron. This will slow your swing down and
If you continue to hit the ball straight up in the air, don't tee the ball lower to correct yourself, but check these things with your swing: 1. If you are taking a divot or breaking your tee every time, then your angle into the ball is too steep. You should check, Is your right hand creeping under the grip? Remember the V on your right hand should be pointing at your chin. If it is pointing at your right shoulder you are in trouble (if you are a right handed golfer); 2.
I have always said that you don’t hit the ball with your backswing, so the Follow Through is very important to create a swing which is going to make you consistent. Your hands are the first thing to start moving after impact. They should roll into what I call the “hand shake” position, directly in front of you towards the target. (For a right handed golfer, the right hand should roll into an imaginary hand shake position before you complete your swing and vice versa for a l
As we discussed last month, the grip and set up are the fundamental keys to a great golf swing. Therefore, this month we will continue the basics with the Set Up. Always use a regimented pre-shot and set up routine; Look from behind the ball towards the target to visualize the shot you want to play; Approach the ball and address the ball with your feet together; Tilt forward from the hips so the top half of your body is closer to the ball. This creates room for your arms to