Tips For Her: Feel the clubhead
Editor's note: Each week, Megan Padua, a teaching professional at Maidstone Club (East Hampton, N.Y.) and Belfair Plantation (Bluffton, S.C.), and one of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers, offers tips and advice for women golfers.
By Megan Padua
This is my favorite drill to improve your understanding of the clubhead: Flip the driver around, holding the opposite end on the shaft. With the grip end closest to the ground, swing the club with a normal motion ten to twelve times. Listen for the "swoosh" sound. After completing the set of repetitions, flip the club back around, place your hands on the grip and take a few swings. The weight of the club will feel much different, and you'll instantly become more aware of the clubhead's position.
Speed Training: You can pick up more clubhead speed by alternating between this drill and swinging a weighted club. (If you don't have a weighted club, grab two clubs and swing them together.) The variation between the different weights will get you to swing your club faster.