12 Days To Better Golf
March 22, 2017

Day 6: Impact Checks + Swing Motion

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DRILL: HOW TO CONTROL YOUR PITCHES
Effective pitching starts with making consistent contact. Set up a drill station with one club behind the ball on an extension of the target line and a second club perpendicular and between your feet at address. The intersection of the clubs is where the ball would be. Make pitch swings trying to groove hitting that spot. You're learning to make solid contact. —Trillium Rose, a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher

DRILL: HOW TO BOOST SWING SPEED
To feel how the arms and body work to create power, make some baseball swings with a driver. Swing back and notice how your wrists hinge the club directly behind you. Then, with your lead arm across your chest, press into your front foot and accelerate through. Gradually lower the club, focusing on these moves, until you're in golf posture. —Trillium Rose


BONUS TIP
BUTCH HARMON: PITCHING FROM A BURIED LIE
Harmon says a poor greenside lie doesn't have to mean a big number on the scorecard. Take your most lofted wedge, open the clubface and center the ball in your stance. Then hinge the club up abruptly and swing down into the grass just behind the ball, holding the face open.

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