Scoring 101: The 5 Requirements

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Lesson 1: The 10-Yard Draw

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Lesson 1: The 10-Yard Draw
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OVERVIEW

Everybody wants to lower their scores, no matter if you’re shooting in the 100s, 80s, or even 70s. The process starts at the tee box, where you need to hit the ball as long and straight as you possibly can. To do this, a draw is the preferred ball flight. In this video, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Adam Kolloff shows you how to achieve that desired tee shot.

SWING THOUGHTS

To promote a draw, grip with your glove rotated away from the target
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On the backswing, turn your lead shoulder so it points behind the ball at the top
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On the downswing, keep your sternum behind the ball so you can hit from the inside
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To fix a slice, drive your lower body forward on the downswing and focus on hitting the inside part of the ball
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DRILLS

The Draw Grip

  • Holding the driver in your left hand, extend your left arm away from your body, outside your left hip, and take your left-hand grip from there
  • Bring the club back in front of you and notice your left hand is turned away from the target
  • This grip position promotes a closed clubface—and a draw

Full Turn

  • Hold your driver across your shoulders
  • Take your setup and turn your left shoulder until the shaft points behind the ball
  • Practice this a few times to feel a full windup

Skills Challenge: 5 Draws in a Row

  • Pick an intermediate target 10 to 20 feet in front of the ball
  • Practice starting the ball to the right of the intermediate target and turning it left
  • If you can do this 5 times in a row, you’re becoming a draw player
Lesson 2: Learn to Hit Hybrids
2Lesson 2: Learn to Hit Hybrids
  • Why you should play them like irons
  • Setup and swing basics
  • Best drills for solid ball-striking
  • Skills Challenge: Hitting a virtual green

Scoring 101: The 5 Requirements

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Lesson 1: The 10-Yard Draw
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Lesson 2: Learn to Hit Hybrids
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Lesson 3: Master Your Wedges
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Lesson 4: Become A Great Pitcher
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Lesson 5: Make More Putts
Scoring 101: The 5 RequirementsINDEX
Lesson 1: The 10-Yard Draw
1/5
Lesson 1: The 10-Yard Draw
  • How to free up your backswing
  • The secret to adding speed at impact
  • Learning to reverse your slice
  • Skills Challenge: Turning the ball left
Lesson 2: Learn to Hit Hybrids
2/5
Lesson 2: Learn to Hit Hybrids
  • Why you should play them like irons
  • Setup and swing basics
  • Best drills for solid ball-striking
  • Skills Challenge: Hitting a virtual green
Lesson 3: Master Your Wedges
3/5
Lesson 3: Master Your Wedges
  • Never again miss with a full wedge
  • How to dial in different distances
  • Avoiding the common faults
  • Skills Challenge: Splitting the uprights
Lesson 4: Become A Great Pitcher
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Lesson 4: Become A Great Pitcher
  • Learn the best stroke-saver in the game
  • Swing keys: Hinge back, turn through
  • Tips for controlling tempo
  • Skills Challenge: Getting to the hole
Lesson 5: Make More Putts
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Lesson 5: Make More Putts
  • Perfecting your putting setup
  • How to control distance
  • 3 drills for developing a smooth stroke
  • Skills Challenge: Starting it on line