Hit it Straight from the Start

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Hit it Straight from the Start
Category: Backswing
Sub-Category: Hands, Swing Drills, Practice

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Hit it Straight from the Start

One desire of every golfer is to hit the ball in a straight line. If people fade it and they tell you they want to draw it, when you get them drawing it they do not want that either. They want to hit it in a straight line. I am going to show you how. We are going to start with the first part of the swing. A key element is going to be matching the right palm with the leading edge of the clubhead. What we are going to do is a drill with your right hand only. Take the club back three feet and return it into the ball, get a sense of where that clubhead is looking. What you will notice is that as you take it back, at about three feet back the clubhead is outside your hand and no rotation has occurred. The clubface is still facing the ball. Then we start doing this with two hands, away and returning. You start getting a sense of the path of the clubhead and where the clubhead is looking. This is a great focus for playing golf. Another drill is to put your right hand behind the clubhead, moving the clubhead away and then into the ball. Getting a sense of contacting the ball solidly with a square clubface in a direct path. That is how you start hitting energetic, straight golf shots. Practice this and you are going to see a huge difference.


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