Swing Hacks

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Hack #1: Driving Distance

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Hack #1: Driving Distance
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OVERVIEW

One of the main reasons tour players are so effective is that they create power in an effortless way. You might not be able to produce speed like a pro, but you can tweak your setup and swing to get around your shortcomings. In this video, Mark Blackburn shares his best power hacks.

SWING THOUGHTS

With the driver, tilt your shoulders away from the target and play the ball up
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For a bigger turn, close your stance and flare out your feet
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On the driver backswing, let your lead ankle roll in, and maintain your torso flex
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Going back, it’s OK to let your lead elbow bend and your trail leg straighten
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Through impact with the driver, keep your body tilted away from the target
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Hack #2: Hitting a Draw
2Hack #2: Hitting a Draw
  • How to create right-to-left curve
  • Setting up for pure impact
  • No. 1 mistake on draw attempts
  • Fix your slice forever with this drill

Swing Hacks

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Hack #1: Driving Distance
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Hack #2: Hitting a Draw
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Hack #3: Playing from the Rough
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Hack #4: Flighted Wedges
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Hack #5: Greenside Touch
Swing HacksINDEX
Hack #1: Driving Distance
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Hack #1: Driving Distance
  • How to increase carry distance
  • The secret to producing speed
  • Keys to center-face contact
  • Best drill to sync up your swing
Hack #2: Hitting a Draw
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Hack #2: Hitting a Draw
  • How to create right-to-left curve
  • Setting up for pure impact
  • No. 1 mistake on draw attempts
  • Fix your slice forever with this drill
Hack #3: Playing from the Rough
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Hack #3: Playing from the Rough
  • The truth about diagnosing lies
  • Making clean contact in long grass
  • Using loft, not speed, to escape trouble
  • Fixing common mistakes in the rough
Hack #4: Flighted Wedges
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Hack #4: Flighted Wedges
  • Controlling trajectory with your setup
  • How to add backspin to wedge shots
  • Stealing the tour’s toe-contact secret
  • Using a towel to sequence your swing
Hack #5: Greenside Touch
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Hack #5: Greenside Touch
  • Eliminating fear around the greens
  • The art of using your hands and wrists
  • How to hit pitch shots that check up
  • Why perfect contact is overrated