Last week, I encouraged you to practice "handing the club back," now this week focus on "handing it straight back." It seems like I am being very picky but in golf the smallest movement can impact the outcome of the ball significantly. If you practice the drill featured in the video below along with the first take away drill and the tempo drill diligently you will be well on your way toward developing the discipline needed to play good golf.
In reviewing the videos that I have been receiving, I am noticing that many problems are coming in the take away. In the video below, I explain how to correct these issues. Watch the video carefully and spend time "handing the club back" for about 15 minutes. If you are unable to practice in front of a mirror, take a video or simply observe your shadow.
Follow up with the Tempo Drill for another 15 minutes. In time, your full swing will be different.
Putting can make or break your score on the course, yet somehow we neglect to practice when it is the easiest skill to practice even on a rainy day. As mentioned before no store bought equipment is needed. Actually, it is more fun when you use your imagination to set up targets and create games. I saw a video of two boys in a two story house who engineered a crazy obstacle course based on putting. It is so important to keep the fun in the practice.
In the video below, I show you how to use 5 golf balls to create a game that you can play solo or with others. Have fun!!
Don't have a putter? No problem, you can use a broom, putting is a lot like sweeping. One of those long umbrellas will work too. Get creative!!
By far the easiest golf skill to practice at home is putting. I know some of my students have a putting green that they purchased but the reality is you can putt on your carpet or your bare floors. The key is set up a target which can be an empty cup or the leg of your kitchen table. Get creative!!
As you do be mindful of your wrists. In the video below, I illustrate how to avoid flipping your wrists in the putting stroke.
Let me know how it works out. Keep sending your videos.
Last week, I showed you how to set up buckets in your backyard to practice your short game. If your natural tendency is to practice with a square face, try switching it up and practice with an open face and vice versa. It is important to become skilled using both because you never know where your ball will land on the golf course.