GOLF DIGEST SCHOOLS

Practice on the Go

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Lesson 1: Practice at Home

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Overview Swing Thoughts

Overview

Improve your swing by focusing on the sequence of motion and clubface control, all without hitting a ball. In this video, Kyle Morris demonstrates drills and stretches you can do anywhere to rehearse your swing correctly and head off common faults. Simple ways to develop good swing habits.

Swing Thoughts

Swing your lead arm 90 degrees to your spine at the top
On the downswing, the hips should lead the shoulders
Keep your wrists hinged for the first half of the downswing
At impact, the hips should be more open than the shoulders
Turn the knuckles of your lead hand down at impact
Swinging through, keep turning forward; hands passive
Lesson 2: Quality Over Quantity
2 Lesson 2: Quality Over Quantity
  • How to turn, not slide, as you swing back
  • Learn to compress your irons using a pool noodle
  • What all great players do through the ball
  • Protocols for optimizing your practice sessions

Practice on the Go

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Lesson 2: Quality Over Quantity

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Overview Swing Thoughts

Overview

Organize your swing with in-depth drills from Kyle Morris that break the swing down into three parts: backswing, downswing and through-swing. Focus on each piece individually, then put them together. Then, use an innovative game to learn to shape and control your shots.

Swing Thoughts

  • On the backswing, turn your hips in place; no sliding back
  • In the takeaway, the hands move in, clubhead stays out
  • Coming down, swing the club at 90 degrees to your spine
  • As you swing through, keep your spine tilted toward the ground
  • Spine angle and clubface parallel at hip high in follow-through
Lesson 3: Short Game at Home
3 Lesson 3: Short Game at Home
  • The putting grip that will maximize your feel
  • How a yardstick can improve putting accuracy
  • Why the setup is most important in chipping
  • Sticking the finish for great greenside shots

Practice on the Go

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Lesson 3: Short Game at Home

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Overview Swing Thoughts

Overview

The easiest skills to practice indoors involve the short game. Improve your touch on and around the greens with Kyle Morris by revisiting fundamentals like the grip and setup. Work through this battery of drills to increase your greenside accuracy and boost consistency—and confidence.

Swing Thoughts

  • Hold the putter with your fingertips directly on the grip
  • Set your lead arm and the puttershaft in a straight line
  • Address putts with your lead eye over the ball
  • In the chipping setup, point your chest in front of the ball
  • On chips, swing back basically straight, not to the inside
  • Let the toe of the club rotate open in the backswing
  • Finish your chipping swing with the clubface pointing up
Lesson 4: Developing a Go-to Shot
4 Lesson 4: Developing a Go-to Shot
  • What is a “stock shot” and how to get one
  • Grooving perfect alignment every time
  • A simple drill to dial in your posture
  • Adding rotation and power to your swing

Practice on the Go

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Lesson 4: Developing a Go-to Shot

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Overview Swing Thoughts

Overview

In this final video, Kyle Morris discusses what it means to have a “stock shot” and how to practice it. Learn the three keys that head off most common mistakes. Lastly, power up your swing with an easy-to-use drill that helps you increase body rotation and speed.

Swing Thoughts

  • Flare your lead foot open 40 degrees, trail foot 20 degrees
  • Use your heel line, not toe line, to check your alignment
  • Tilt forward, then side-tilt away from the target to set posture
  • Make a full hip rotation for more overall turn on full swings

Practice on the Go

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Lesson 1: Practice at Home
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Lesson 2: Quality Over Quantity
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Lesson 3: Short Game at Home
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Lesson 4: Developing a Go-to Shot
Practice on the Go INDEX
Lesson 1: Practice at Home
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Lesson 1: Practice at Home
  • A simple drill that grooves a perfect backswing
  • Rehearsing proper impact with one move
  • The keys to a powerful downswing
  • Use your cell phone to train clubface control
  • A simple drill that grooves a perfect backswing
  • Rehearsing proper impact with one move
  • The keys to a powerful downswing
  • Use your cell phone to train clubface control
Lesson 2: Quality Over Quantity
2/4
Lesson 2: Quality Over Quantity
  • How to turn, not slide, as you swing back
  • Learn to compress your irons using a pool noodle
  • What all great players do through the ball
  • Protocols for optimizing your practice sessions
  • How to turn, not slide, as you swing back
  • Learn to compress your irons using a pool noodle
  • What all great players do through the ball
  • Protocols for optimizing your practice sessions
Lesson 3: Short Game at Home
3/4
Lesson 3: Short Game at Home
  • The putting grip that will maximize your feel
  • How a yardstick can improve putting accuracy
  • Why the setup is most important in chipping
  • Sticking the finish for great greenside shots
  • The putting grip that will maximize your feel
  • How a yardstick can improve putting accuracy
  • Why the setup is most important in chipping
  • Sticking the finish for great greenside shots
Lesson 4: Developing a Go-to Shot
4/4
Lesson 4: Developing a Go-to Shot
  • What is a “stock shot” and how to get one
  • Grooving perfect alignment every time
  • A simple drill to dial in your posture
  • Adding rotation and power to your swing
  • What is a “stock shot” and how to get one
  • Grooving perfect alignment every time
  • A simple drill to dial in your posture
  • Adding rotation and power to your swing