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Lesson 1: Total Driving

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Lesson1: Total Driving
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OVERVIEW

To become a scratch golfer, you need to do everything well, but it starts with the driver. If you want to shoot low scores, you need to boom it down the fairway consistently, and the way to do that is with proper swing sequencing. In this video, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Chris Mayson shows you how to move your body and the club to become an effective driver.

SWING THOUGHTS

Start the swing with your lead hand pushing back
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Let your lead side pull your body into rotation
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Start the downswing with your lead foot pressing into the ground
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Let your lead side pull your body forward
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Keep your back to the target as your lower body unwinds
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Deliver the fastest point of the swing at the ball
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Through impact, your trail arm pulls you to a full finish
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Lesson 2: Compressed Irons
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  • Developing the proper angle of attack
  • How to get more center-face hits
  • Practice drills for consistent impact

Scratch Golf

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Lesson 1: Total Driving
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Lesson 2: Compressed Irons
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Lesson 3: Accurate Wedge Shots
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Lesson 4: Lights-Out Putting
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Lesson 5: Better Mis-hits
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Lesson1: Total Driving
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Lesson 1: Total Driving
  • Learning to sequence your swing
  • How to get your fast point at impact
  • Beating the over-the-top chop
Lesson 2: Compressed Irons
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Lesson 2: Compressed Irons
  • Developing the proper angle of attack
  • How to get more center-face hits
  • Practice drills for consistent impact
Lesson 3: Accurate Wedge Shots
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Lesson 3: Accurate Wedge Shots
  • Getting to any pin inside 125 yards
  • Why a low hook is a perfect wedge swing
  • Learning to make a wedge shot grab
Lesson 4: Lights-out Putting
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Lesson 4: Lights-Out Putting
  • The keys to giving every putt a chance
  • How to combine line and speed
  • 3 easy drills for developing great touch
Lesson 5: Better Mis-hits
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Lesson 5: Better Mis-hits
  • Understanding your ball-flight pattern
  • Learning to stretch your margin for error
  • The fail-safe shot great players use