In golf, small changes can make a big difference, especially in your setting. One of my favorite examples of this fact is a simple setup tweak that will help you improve communication and consistency in a variety of different shot types – actually 10 of them!
Heres how to do it:
At the address, drop your lead shoulder slightly and lean toward the target. If you shoot a “T” down your spine and across your shoulders, the “T” should lean toward the target; This tilt will sharpen your angle of attack on impact and enhance the flight of a low ball. It’s a simple modification but can be useful for each of the following shots:
2. Vibrate and run
bump and run Requires a slightly longer stroke of foil and less batting such as a 7 or 8 iron. The ball usually lands farther from the green and, like a chip, rolls more than it holds. Tilting the “T” toward the target and keeping your weight forward during the stroke will result in a consistent result with little risk of miscommunication.
Lean forward and stop swinging back just above hip level Produces a driving, low-ball flight. Pair moves with a lower racket and you’ll have a great shooting option when you have limited backswing length or are trying to keep the ball low to escape trouble.
for KnockoutsYou’ll want to extend your back swing close to shoulder height in order to keep the ball flying low for more control in the wind. Leaning toward the goal and keeping your weight forward will produce this wind-breaking spherical flight. Keeping your weight forward also helps limit the length of your back swing.
5. The ball is buried in the roughness
When your ball is buried in the open, it can be difficult to make clean contact because the grass is between the front of the racquet and the ball. As you lean towards the goal and your shoulder line gets steeper as a result, your angle of attack naturally becomes steeper as well, which will help the club make better contact. Keep in mind, when you tend to remove the racket face, you need to take a raised club to get enough clearance to withstand any obstacles in front of you.
6. A ball buried in the sand
For this knockout, you must dig the leading edge into the sand to get the ball out. When you lean toward the target, you not only increase the steepness of the angle of attack, but also engage the digging edge of the iron. This regression may also lead to limited follow-up or termination, which is a good thing!
7. The ball in the hole
Prepare Clean connection of slot It requires similar technology to make a clean connection of deep roughness. Leaning forward will help the club approach the ball at a steeper angle to promote strong contact.
8. Regression of Lies
When your main foot is lower than your foot, adjusting your body to match the slope will help the club “sweep” the hill, rather than hitting behind the ball. Setting your spine perpendicular to the hill and leaning toward the target will make firm contact with the ball first. Like many other covered picks, leaning forward will also produce a lower ride that can be compensated for by choosing a higher club.
9. Skip across the pond
The professionals do it on Masters training rounds – and you can too! If you want to wow your golf friends, lean forward in the title for a low skip ball ride that allows the forward momentum that makes this gravity-defying ride possible.
10. Alternative “Plan B”
Have you ever had those days when your swing was off and you couldn’t find a racket face? We all do! Setting the type of knockout and swing can be the plan B swing you need to survive the round and do the least amount of damage to your scorecard. The combination of shortening your swing and keeping your weight forward will help ensure better contact.