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Golf alignment?

I was playing in a tournament last week and noticed other pros with white and red poles/sticks in their bag they where using for alignment i am wondering what these are called and where i can buy them
they were using them for there alignment
they are like dowel rods
im not a pro ppl.

Posted by baldyobrien
carol smith

If you were playing ,why didn't you ask one of them?

Help with my golf swing please?

I'm still a beginner and I took a few lessons, but I can't seem to get it right. Every now and then I hit the ball right, but man times I just clip it, or hit the top of the ball to where it just rolls far. Here's my swing:

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vNKb44eT…

Thanks for any help.

Posted by Impy Andy
carol smith

All golfers have the same problem, consistency. And that means consistency in several factors.

Setup-have your feet, hips and shoulders parallel to the ball/target line for each shot. Use an alignment stick during practice to help develop good setup habits.

Ball placement-use the "1 to `10" rule. Place the driver ball (for the number 1 club) in front of your front foot, all long club balls inside your front foot, short irons inside your trail foot, and mid iron balls at your zipper.

If you sole the club correctly, all the grips will be on your left thigh so you can pull the grip past the ball before the clubhead arrives. Pulling the grip past the ball first stabilizes the clubface to keep it square. Soling the club and then "walking into" the ball is a good procedure..

Shoulder turn-the source of many problems.about consistency.Your shoulder turn should be at 90 degrees to the ball/target line. As you tire you may have a smaller shoulder turn, which means less time before ball impact to square the clubface which translates into slicing or pushing the shot in a straight line to the right.

Club movement-pull your right elbow in to your side on the backswing and pull your left elbow in to your side on the impact swing. That left elbow movement squares the clubface and prevents slicing. On the backswing the club will come around behind you so the downswing will be from the inside, as it should be.

Body/arm coordination-Your arms should stay pretty centered on your chest. Warmup by putting a glove, towel or ball under your armpits. Make swings with increasing speed without dropping the armpit item. This is the most visible warmup activity at PGA events.

Vertical control-if you standup during the swing (common with beginniners) you'll top the ball. Get a friend to hold something above your head during your swing. As you feel that item, you'll become aware of standing up and start staying down. Holding your vertical posture during the swing is a critical golf skill.

Practice your bent leg stance during TV commercials. If you can hold it and stay down for 2 minutes you can hold your legs bent during the 2 or 3 seconds of a golf swing.

Swingwise, don't practice your swing. Practice the part of the swing that creates problems. That may be backswing, backswing plane, clubhead alignment at inmpact, wrist action, etc.

When you sense a problem, look on YouTube for related videos.

Golf Alignment Sticks count as a club?

Do golf Alignment sticks when you are practicing count as a club? If so is it under one of the USGA rules? Thanks!

Posted by PGSAK
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No, you can clearly see them sticking out of bags of tour pros sometimes. A player was penalized once though for having a plastic childrens club in the bottom of the bag. It was his son's and it fell down there and he didn't know or forgot about it.

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Drills to fix this in golf?

When I do my back swing I stand more upright (unbend the knees a bit) then on my downswing I bend my knees again but I keep on hitting the top of the ball
Any drills to help me with this?
I am just a beginner.

Posted by frap
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Face a wall in your house, take your golf stance so your head is up against the wall and let your arms hang as if you had a club. Take swings with arms only. Excessive movement hurts your head. You learn quick.

How do I fix a steep golf swing?

My golf swing has gotten steep and I do not know how to fix it. I am cutting across the ball and mostly hitting weak slices. The steep swing works great for a fade but thats the only shot i have. I just cannot get the swing path go from inside to out. This is really frustrating. Any drills that can help fix this?

Posted by m47131
carol smith

Hi. You can learn a tremendous amount on how to fix your golf swing simply by watching the flight of your golf ball.

So your problem is a steep golf swing causing you to slice the ball (ball starts left of your target line then curves right – assuming you're a rightie).

The truth is there are only 2 factors that determine the trajectory of the golf ball at the moment of impact in your golf swing:
1. The path of your swing through impact in relation to your target line.
2. The position of your club face at impact in relation to your target line.

Your steep golf swing is probably causing you to produce an over the top move in your downswing. This over the top or "casting" move in the downswing is the reason the club face is open at impact and your swing path is left of your target line – this is why the ball starts straight left then curves right.

For an excellent illustration on swing path, check out this Free golf article:
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Ok you're probably asking, how do I fix this?

What it all boils down to is this…

To get your swing path to go from inside to out, you need to learn to swing the club on plane with a full release through the ball!

The beautiful thing is, you learn to do this correctly you will be hitting the ball long and straight with a nice boring trajectory.

In case you wanna learn more on how to swing on plane with a powerful release, check out this Free golf swing video===> Http://no1golfbookreviews.blogspot.com/2…

Hope this helps and good luck with your game!

–John.

Help me modify this golf swing drill.?

One day i played golf and i sliced literally every shot. Hahaha it was bad. The guy i was playing with said i was coming over the top and he gave me a drill to help me. He told me to go to the driving range and stick a tee in the ground on the inside path and try to hit the tee. I started doing this and it worked great. However now i am coming too far inside and i am pushing and hooking the ball. At first that was cool but now it is pissing me off. I think the drill is pretty good but mainly my question is where exactly should i stick the tee in the ground with relation to the ball? It probably depends on the club. But i mean like with a driver it should probably be a little more inside than like with a wedge right? Thanks.

Posted by da-chi-town-man
carol smith

This is like taking apart a TV that doesn't "work" instead of checking to see if it is plugged in first.

OR

Giving an overweight, depressed person anti depressants rather then telling him to start working out.

The point is that this drill (often over used b/c you see immediate, all be it short term, improvements) is putting a band aid on the real problem. It forces you to control the path of the club w/ the arms and hands rather than with a proper rotation to the top of the swing and proper first move down.

A better drill, is to stand with you right foot against a wall. With your arms folded across your chest turn so that your chest is flat against the wall. This is a perfect "turn" to the top of the swing, rather than "dip" which sets you to come over the top.

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In the golf swing, which part of the body initiates the downswing?

Posted by ryan s
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I start the downswing with my hips and then shift i shift my weight to my front foot and then just follow through and hold the finish.

Golf downswing problem?

I have a question about my downswing. I had someone look at my swing and have also realized
myself that I am starting my downswing with my hands and upper body
instead of my lower body. This is causing an inconsistent ball flight.
Also this problem is more pronounced with my driver. I seem to be
doing fine with my irons except for hitting them fat 10% of the time.
How do I fix this problem ? Is there any drill I can do ? Also, does
hitting the irons fat related to the flaw in the downswing? Please
explain.

Posted by Vijay
carol smith

Hmmm was the person who looked at your swing a golf pro? If not i would recommend getting a lesson or two from a pro. By looking at your swing mechanics they can tell better where your going wrong.

How is your Tempo: meaning do you rush your swing?

Try this: at the top of your back-swing pause for 1 second longer than you normally do. Make a conscience effort to shift your weight towards the target before you ever start making your downswing. Then let your arms follow. See if that helps.

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Any drills to help with golf swing i cannot keep left arm Straight and my knees always dip?

Have trouble with this on golf swing.

Posted by george w
carol smith

Get a cardboard tube, or an elbow brace. Swing with that and feel how it feels to swing with your arm straight.

You may also be trying to get too high on the backswing… Your body only rotates so far, and you're trying to make it go higher by using your arms. When you do that, the elbow breaks down. It could also explain why your posture is basically collapsing, as well.

You can fix this temporarily by stopping your backswing at three-quarters. You'll still produce decent distance, but your more stable swing will produce straighter drives. For the long-term, stretch, do yoga, any exercise to increase your flexibility. If you're on the big side, try to lose some weight. If you're dedicated to it, you'll definitely see results in a couple of months.

Drills for weight shift forward in golf swing?

Posted by Gene C
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I have always like the step in drill

Begin with normal stance. As you swing back, pull your forward foot back until it is next to your rear foot. As you swing down step forward to the original stance position and drive forward.

There is also the step through drill, popularized by Gary Player.

Normal swing. As you go through impact bring your rear foot all the way past your lead foot, stepping through the shot and toward the target.

Both good ones, give them a try!

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Golf swing help – drills!!?

The last few rounds me and my mates have taken videos and pics of our swings.
I've noticed that my right foot is quite flat on the floor at the finish (I'm a right-hander) and that I should be up on my toes(causing me to lack distance amongst other things), I've also noticed that after impact my arms fold quite quickly. I'd like a fuller finish, keeping the arms straighter for longer.
I'd like some drills to work on those 2 things as this is what I do naturally and I find it hard to get out of this.
Many thanks!!!
Many Thanks to horesmanspal for the tip (the only tip I've received so far I might add), I used the local range today and put the ball well forward in my stance and I was very pleaed with the result, (topped a couple but maybe had the ball too far fwd in stance for those and got a bit lazy with the follow through).

I'd still really appreciate any more advice or drills as I might have just had 1 of those range sessions today where I couldn't do a thing wrong (I sometimes have the opposite range session to this).

Posted by chips180878
carol smith

When you are practicing when you swing (not at a ball) take you right foot and step through towards the target. This will teach you to get your weight through at impact.

Question about my golf swing..? ?

Today when I practiced at the range I decided to just swing a couple balls with just a half swing. (with my driver) and I got 20 yards more distance with a half swing rather than a full swing. The same goes for my irons and what not. What can I do that will help (or drills) gain MORE distance with a FULL swing? Oh and what are some main parts of the body to exercise for a good swing? Thanks.

Posted by Janette
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I have discovered your secret (several years ago) It has allowed me to improve my shots 100 yards in, where a partial swing is best. (I tend to flub a soft full swing) It is amazing how much distance you can get by just taking the club back a short distance. Pro player Tommy Armour III takes his driver back a very short distance and hits a long drive.

After playing 27 holes of golf today, I need some feedback?

Today I played 27 holes of golf. I would just like to hear a few suggestions and replies on what I can improve or change in my rounds of golf.

My handicap is around 23. First nine i shot 53, second 46, third 47.

First nine: I used driver and 3 wood mainly from the tee and didn't have good results slicing it hard most times (as a lefty). My irons were pretty sweet til the end when I started to slice them, but I had three, three putts. My approach shots with my SW were all ending up short. How can I concentrate on hitting the ball straight, and how can I comeback to make those 5 footers?

Second nine: I decided to try my 3 hybrid off of the tee, it's almost brand new. I was hitting it more straight and that was leaving me easier iron shots. I used it the whole round. I putted better and was more consistent striking the ball. Why is my 3 hybrid so much easier to hit than 3 wood and driver?

Third nine: Stuck with hybrid and got good results. I duffed a few towards the end because of fatigue. My irons were not going strong at all this nine, being set up on the fairway I would slice them into a bunker or off of the green. My putting was very good however. How come I sometimes hit a straight iron, but most of the time it has a fade or slice?

I know this is a little long, but i'm always looking to improve my game. Reccommendations and help is appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by ~D.P.~
carol smith

While it is very important to have fun out on the course (otherwise what's the point, right?), those of us who are serious about the game always want to improve and we know that improvement in golf is a never ending pursuit but that's part of the fun. So keep at it!

I would say that the number one problem among players, especially those who slice, is that your swinging way too much with your arms. Swinging a golf club is an entire body affair. When you let your arms take over the swing the result is shots that slice and end up short.

A lot of people talk about "swinging slower" and "concentrating on having a smooth tempo" but both are somewhat misleading advice.

First off, you want to swing fast. The faster you swing the further the ball is going to go, it's simple math. The problem is that many people have not been taught how to differentiate between swinging fast and swinging HARD. Fred Couples has a notoriously smooth swing but I guarantee you he is swinging fast otherwise he would not hit the ball so long.

Second, tempo is a result of properly sequencing you swing. To properly sequence your swing you need to use your entire body.

The example I like to use a lot is throwing a baseball because a lot of people can throw a ball but they don't realize that that is the same action they should use to swing a club. Imagine a pitcher at the top of his windup. He has the ball back cocked against his left shoulder (since your a lefty) and has lifted his right leg up. Now what happens? He pushes off the rubber with his left foot (same in golf swing) his hips begin to unwind (same in golf swing), resistance is created between his upper and lower body as his shoulder begins to come through (same in golf swing) and finally he releases all that built up momentum and energy to use his arm and hand to whip the ball toward home plate (same in golf swing).

At the top of your golf backswing you need to learn to do the same thing. The start of your downswing needs to come from the ground up. Use your legs to start your hips unwinding first.

When you do this too, the club is going to naturally fall to the inside and that is when you start to hit nice little draws as opposed to slicing and coming up short.

The feeling should be that you are "whipping" the club through the ball or "throwing" the club into the back of the ball. Whipping the club like this is also what lets you hit the ball with the club head descending and that is what gets you spin so the ball stops on the green.

A good drill you can do on the range is to address the ball with your feet together and the ball slightly in front of you feet. Now bring the club back and at the top of the backswing, the first thing you should do is step toward the target with your right foot. A good swing thought would be to try and hit the ball with your left shoulder. This will help you ingrain the feeling of whipping the club through.

Obviously this is just a quick once over of what I think is the most important thing you should be doing based on what you have written above. If you are sliding during your backswing as opposed to rotating that is another issue.

If you like what I have written here and are interested, you can find a full section on my site describing the proper golf swing mechanics here: Http://www.laymansgolf.com/golf-swing-me…

Hope this helps and good luck :),

Gregory
Founder of LaymansGolf.com.

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Why do Democrats in Congress disagree with offshore drilling?

Fox news just now noted that 61% of Congress are against off shore drilling. Why?
Sorry, but the report stated 61% of Democrats in Congress. Sory about that.

Posted by chuck.mush
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In the early days oil spills from offshore drilling fouled a lot of beaches and killed wildlife. The problems have largely been resolved, but the emotions are still there. And politics is almost exclusively driven by emotion.

People in congress are usually do nothings that have learned nothing of how the world works outside the beltway cocktail circuit. Most of them have no idea where oil comes from.

Congress lives isolated from our daily concerns. They know that they will be amongst the last to suffer energy shortages (as long as they can get re-elected)

Politicians think only of the next election, the long range thinking that sees rising prices as a harbinger of even higher prices is foreign to them. Because the wells won't produce for years they don't see it as a problem to solve.

And to the big Kahuna, the driving reason. It's a shakedown. Congress wants bribes from the oil companies. Once the oil majors drop a few million is some numbered bank accounts you will start hearing all kinds of pronouncements about securing America's energy future.

Destroying hard drive — final ?

Thanks all for some very interesting ways to get rid of my hard drive .I would love to take it to a shooting range if i had a gun, but i will try the other suggestions you all gave , and thanks.

Posted by moonstarnj
carol smith

So what's the question? You want more ways to destroy your hard drive? Take a drill press and make random holes, then pour vault or an energy drink on it. Then perhaps some gorilla glue. Then put on baseball spikes and jump on it.

What drills shOuld i do to be a good SHOOTING GUARD?

Im 15 and 5'6 or 5'7 i have a good range.

Posted by Monstrrmann
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If you have great range then just keep practicing those 3s and be perfect 3pt shooter..also practice your layups against a defender as you can drive in better and do running rills to give you better speed and work on your defense 1 on 1 with a friend.

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Golf Swing Follow Through Drill

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Do hands, arms, upper body, or legs power the golf swing?

I have been playing golf for over 40 years, very inconsistently. I often hit iron shots fat, my tendency is to hit irons on the outer 1/2 of the face (nearer the toe than the sweet spot) and most often pushed. My background is baseball which i believe causes incorrect hand and wrist movement through the golf swing. Baseball is a much "whippier" movement, snapping wrists through impact, driven by the hands. Wrist snapping through golf impact is a disaster.

Golf on the other hand from what i can gather is much less about hands and more about using upper body rotation to power the swing.

Are there any good videos, drills i can do to reinforce the correct hand/wrist movement?

Posted by mpgmich
carol smith

The golf swing is usually initiated by the lower body on the down swing. The turn of the hips initiates the down swing and the rest of the upper body follows from the bottom going up. Picture your body like a twisted rubber- band recoiling back to its natural form. There is a video by David Leadbetter ,"David Leadbetter Interactive" that might be able to help you. It has a part where he talks about swinging a baseball bat similar to a golf club. Good Luck!

What are the best Golf practice drills?

In the last few months, I have discoverd how important weight distribution and weight transfer are during the golf swing–and during chipping and pitching. I have started a new "warm up" by swinging a weighted Momentus club with both my feet together.

I feel that this has helped my shoulder turn and weight transfer tremendously. Any other ideas/thoughts?

Posted by Sincerus
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Sincerus, I have never done drills, but I have found that I have better distribution and weight transfer if I keep my eye on the ball all the way to follow through. This keeps my shoulders in perfect form, and it keeps me better in alignment for the actual swing and follow through. Check out this web-site.

Http://coachesinfo.com/category/golf/58/

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Drills to Change my Swing Path?

Golf season is just about to start, I hit a little fade with all my irons, can hit draws when needed, but with my driver i have about 20 yard fade, can be even more than 20 yards. I want some drills that will train me to swing inside, maybe even start hitting, little draws with all of my clubs. I want some drills I can do with just swinging a club at home, and some that I can do on the range because my courses driving range just opened.

Posted by Punjallett
carol smith

If you want to come from the inside, the first move on your downswing should be to drop the right elbow (for right hand golfer) down towards your back hip. That will start the club from the inside, but remember to release the club otherwise you will push it.

A simple drill is to hit balls with a headcover just outside the line of the ball. If you hit the headcover on the downswing, it means you have come over the top. If you dont hit the headcover, it means you have come from the inside.

This next drill has worked for me. If you have an alignment rod, stick it in the ground upright behind your clubhead/ball, but close enough so that your clubhead can reach it when you swing back. What you want to do is swing inside this alignment rod on your backswing and downswing. If you clip the alignment rod, it means you have taken your club back outside the line of the ball, which is not what you want to do if you are trying to hit a draw.

I hope i explained that clearly. If not, just think of a baseballer making a swing, around his body, rotating the arms through impact. Another thing to try is make 5 practice swing with your hands apart on the grip, hitting balls like this will give you a great feeling of getting draw spin on the ball.

Help for a Hook and a Push in golf????????

I recently played at North Shore golf club (black tees, the north shore red course) for the NZ U19 golf tournament and I had rounds of 78, 83 and a shocking 91. The first two rounds I aimed very left and pushed my ball to the target. But on the third day everything was hooking. I do not want to keep playing like this as this style is inconsistent. But the thing is that when I do aim at the target I push everything way out right. Any advice would help me out and be greatly appreciated.

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carol smith

The 1st thing to realize is that a push and a hook are both caused by an inside-out swing path. With a push the face is square to its path, a hook the face is closed to the path. So your hook is your normal path with the hands flipping over (very easy to do under competitive pressure).
A good drill to fix the path issue is to hit balls with a water bottle or headcover set up just in front of and just right of your ball (Vijay has used this drill for years). This should help you swing more down the line and release more with the body instead of hanging back and flipping the hands. Another drill Tom Kite has used his whole career is to lay a board down right on your target line with the ball only an inch or two inside it. Again helps to get the club swinging on a more correct inside-square-inside path.
Try these drills and really feel your right side firing down the target line through the ball and in no time you will be able to move the ball both ways much more easily

Good luck!

Can anyone suggest a swing training aid that works?

Like most people learning to play golf, I have an outside in swing path. I was wondering if anyone has had any success with a training aid.

Posted by 99TJ
carol smith

Here's a cheap way to help. At the driving range drink a water bottle down until it's 1/4 full.
Stand behind your ball to find you target line.
Set the bottle down about 6 inches behind the ball and 2 inches on the outside of the target line.
Now you will have to swing down the line or inside/out to miss the bottle.
I use this drill with my golf team. Drives them crazy but it doesn't hurt the club if they hit the bottle.
It will force you to swing to the target.
Swing 10-15 times at a ball like this and then remove the bottle.

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How to start the ideal golf swing?

I am a newbie ans I'd like to learn golf swings..

Posted by arianne lee
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This golf swing drill will produce ways to successfully carry out a downswing utilizing the left knee. To make use of the knee to push the rest of your body through the downswing is vital to having the best line and increased power on your shots.
To have the consistency, and then to acquire the power behind your golf swing technique, it’s crucial for you to shift your weight onto your left side (right side for lefties) in your transition (at the time that you transfer from the backswing into the downswing).
The changing in the left knee from your downswing moves the arc on the swing plane forward and means that you can hit down into your golf ball, which then results in added distance both in your drives along with your iron shots. It is easy to master this weight change if you start your downswing well.

Five Tips about a golf swing?

What are good 5 tips to remember while swinging a golf club…I'm a beginner and I've only golfed a couple of times and I want to hit the ball better and straighter…i need five good tips to remember.

Posted by Peyton18
carol smith

Do you mean pre-shot or during the swing? Obviously everyone is going to tell you to get lessons, so that's a given.

Regarding the pre-swing:
1. Make sure your grip is correct.
2. Check your alignment (club-face, feet, hips, shoulders) – VERY important.
3. Make sure the ball is positioned properly, and that your stance is correct.
4. Develop a pre-shot routine, it will help calm you when you're on the course.
5. Learn course-management — this is VERY important and will reduce your score.

During the swing:
1. Stay fluid and natural — you shouldn't be tense at any point during the swing.
2. Balance is key throughout the swing. Loss of balance indicates an error in swing.
3. Focus on proper technique (that your pro teaches you), don't try killing the ball.
4. Stay in the moment. Don't stress out — just focus on one shot at a time.
5. Practice 'awareness' when swinging. Be aware of how your body feels during a shot. Be in tune to how your body feels during the swing especially if you have a good shot.

How To Improve My Golf Swing?

I have played golf for few months, and with practices I expect that I could do better! However, I feel that there is something with my golf swing skills. I asked from some professionals and I do practice the way they asked for.. However, it is not working right!

Anyone can give me some suggestions or possibilities so that I can improve!? Thanks!

Posted by Cl
carol smith

The key to hitting accurate approach shots is executing the fundamentals during your iron swing—setup, takeaway, backswing/downswing, impact, and finish. How you execute the fundamentals during these phases determine how well you hit an iron. Some professionals that give golf instruction sessions include the transition from backswing to downswing as a separate phase. Making a smooth transition from your backswing to your downswing is critical. But in the interest of space, we've included it as part of the backswing.

Setup
There's no reason not to start with a good setup. Flex at the knees, stand firmly on the balls of your feet, bend from your hips not your back, adopt a straight (but not rigid) back, and balance your weight evenly over both feet. Think "rock and roll" to remind you that feet serve as a rock through your backswing and roll through your downswing. And don't overlook ball position. It's never farther back than your sternum or farther forward than your left armpit.

Takeaway
It's critical that you make a good takeaway. Watch golfers who have low golf handicaps. Most will have good takeaways. Some teachers use the 2-8-12-rule in their golf lessons. During the first two inches of your takeaway, take the club straight back. From the second inch to the eighth inch, take the club back some more, but don't break your wrists. This is a natural continuation of your takeaway. From the eighth inch to the twelfth inch, start breaking your wrist. At this point, the club should be parallel to the ground and the target line. In the rough, you'll need a slightly steeper takeaway.

Backswing
Shifting your weight to your back foot is crucial in your backswing. It enables you to make a good coil and prevents you from making a reverse pivot. So keep until your weight shifts to your back foot. Keep your hands away from your body. At the top of the swing, a straight left arm is ideal but a slightly bent elbow is also acceptable. Your head should be behind the ball.

Make a smooth transition to the downswing. From this position, you're ready to turn toward the target. Allow your hands to drop underneath your head as you begin shifting toward your front foot. The club should be directly over your rear shoulder. You should be approaching the ball with a descending blow.

Impact
This is the moment of truth. Good golfers know that at impact they need to achieve a "stacked" position to make solid contact. This position includes a full release of the wrists, a straight left arm (right for left-handers), most of your weight transferred to the front foot, and your hips open. Contrary to popular belief, the impact position isn't the same as the setup position. With longer irons, allow for a slower wrist cock. This widens your swing and provides the flatter arc these clubs require.

Finish
Your finish tells you a lot about what's going on during your swing. The correct finish ends with the bodyweight primarily on the front foot, the club behind you, and your head, chest, and belt buckle facing the target. You also should be balanced and able to hold that position indefinitely. From your finish position, you can tell two things: (1) if the majority of your weight has successfully shifted to your front foot, and (2) if your body has fully rotated without excessive sliding through the downswing, which will produce mis-hits.

Driving the ball is indeed sexy. But it's only one phase of golf. If you're serious about improving, you must master your irons, too. A 300-yard drive is worthless if you don't follow up with an accurate approach shot. Use the golf tips we've provided above to hone your iron swing. It will help you hit more greens in regulation and chop strokes off your golf handicap.

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Questions and Answers

Anybody here watch the "Golf Fix" on Monday nights on the Golf Channel?

I wonder how much anyone gets out of this show. The guy doesn't have a lot of time it seems and his answers to emails don't seem thorough. You'd have to Tivo the show and watch it a number of times to get an understanding of what he's trying to show you. I've watched it a few times and last night's show where he talked about the proper set up was the most informative his instruction has been. I'm not saying no one couldn't get anything out of the show, but it's not a show for beginners IMO. What say you?

Posted by Solomon Grundy
carol smith

Probably not for beginners. Maybe I'm lucky, because I DVR it, so I can watch it as many times as necessary. Truthfully, I've DVR'd it ever since the beginning… My wife gives me crap for it, because that show alone takes up a lot of the memory.

The Fix has definitely helped me. From lengthening my right thumb on the grip (I'm a lefty) to the basic chipping motion (for years I was pitching, thinking I was chipping… Yeah, I know). I like how at least 90% of the training aids are stuff you probably have laying around the house, so you don't really need to go out and spend a bunch of money on tools that may or may not work.

I watched his show last week, and noticed how he swung the club. He wasn't even talking about the full swing (I actually can't remember what it was now) but I noticed how his legs worked. I never really paid attention before, but something clicked in my head. I tried to copy it during practices in my backyard. This past Sunday, I went out and never had a better round when it comes to making clean contact- from the driver all the way down to the SW. It was like an epiphany.

But yeah, I definitely get where people are saying he's on speed or something. Makes me wonder what one-on-one sessions are like. His students are probably so amped they bend 3 irons with their teeth or something.

Anybody here watch the "Golf Fix" on Monday nights on the Golf Channel?

I wonder how much anyone gets out of this show. The guy doesn't have a lot of time it seems and his answers to emails don't seem thorough. You'd have to Tivo the show and watch it a number of times to get an understanding of what he's trying to show you. I've watched it a few times and last night's show where he talked about the proper set up was the most informative his instruction has been. I'm not saying no one couldn't get anything out of the show, but it's not a show for beginners IMO. What say you?

Posted by Solomon Grundy
carol smith

Probably not for beginners. Maybe I'm lucky, because I DVR it, so I can watch it as many times as necessary. Truthfully, I've DVR'd it ever since the beginning… My wife gives me crap for it, because that show alone takes up a lot of the memory.

The Fix has definitely helped me. From lengthening my right thumb on the grip (I'm a lefty) to the basic chipping motion (for years I was pitching, thinking I was chipping… Yeah, I know). I like how at least 90% of the training aids are stuff you probably have laying around the house, so you don't really need to go out and spend a bunch of money on tools that may or may not work.

I watched his show last week, and noticed how he swung the club. He wasn't even talking about the full swing (I actually can't remember what it was now) but I noticed how his legs worked. I never really paid attention before, but something clicked in my head. I tried to copy it during practices in my backyard. This past Sunday, I went out and never had a better round when it comes to making clean contact- from the driver all the way down to the SW. It was like an epiphany.

But yeah, I definitely get where people are saying he's on speed or something. Makes me wonder what one-on-one sessions are like. His students are probably so amped they bend 3 irons with their teeth or something.

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