Range Plans

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Plan No. 1: Driver Focus

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Plan No. 1: Driver Focus
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OVERVIEW

Golf is a lot easier when you’re driving the ball down the middle. But most golfers don’t know what to work on when the driver is failing them—and just pounding tee shots on the range is rarely the answer. In this video, teacher Jason Guss discusses the do’s and don’ts.

SWING THOUGHTS

With the driver, play the ball off your front instep and flare out both feet
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To create an upward strike with the driver, tilt your upper body behind the ball
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On the driver backswing, let your weight shift to your back heel as you turn
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Turn through aggressively on driver swings, with your weight getting to your front heel
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DRILLS

Contact Check

  • Spray the face of your driver with a can of foot spray, then draw a vertical line with your finger down the middle of the face.
  • Hit some tee shots, and see if you tend to make contact toward the heel or the toe.
  • If you’re a heel hitter, you’re probably swinging out to in through impact.
  • If you’re a toe hitter, you’re probably swinging too much from the inside.
  • To fix heel contact, try standing a little farther from the ball.
  • To fix toe contact, take the club back straighter and swing toward the target.

The 20-Shot Drill

  • At the range, grab 20 balls to hit with your driver.
  • For the first five balls, focus on hitting the ball in the center of the clubface.
  • On the next five balls, freewheel it to see if you can increase distance.
  • On the next five, swing with the intent of finishing in perfect balance.
  • For the last five, pick a specific target and focus on hitting straight.
Plan No. 2: Ball-Striking Focus
2Plan No. 2: Ball-Striking Focus
  • How to beat fat and thin iron shots
  • Simple routines for consistent strikes
  • Taking your new skills to the course

Range Plans

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Plan No. 1: Driver Focus
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Plan No. 2: Ball-Striking Focus
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Plan No. 3: Diagnosing Faults
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Plan No. 4: Short Game Only
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Plan No. 5: The Pre-Round Prep
Range PlansINDEX
Plan No. 1: Driver Focus
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Plan No. 1: Driver Focus
  • Checking your setup and swing basics
  • How to eliminate off-center strikes
  • A 20-shot practice drill for driving excellence
Plan No. 2: Ball-Striking Focus
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Plan No. 2: Ball-Striking Focus
  • How to beat fat and thin iron shots
  • Simple routines for consistent strikes
  • Taking your new skills to the course
Plan No. 3: Diagnosing Faults
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Plan No. 3: Diagnosing Faults
  • Building the ultimate practice station
  • Why the ball goes where it goes
  • Easy fixes for the most common problems
Plan No. 4: Short Game Only
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Plan No. 4: Short Game Only
  • The fundamentals of chipping and pitching
  • What all great bunker players do
  • How to monitor short-game progress
Plan No. 5: The Pre-Round Prep
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Plan No. 5: The Pre-Round Prep