Tips For Her: Making consistent contact

February 25, 2013

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.

All good golfers consistently return the club to the correct location at impact. To find the low point of the golf swing, try the "line drill." Draw a line in the bunker and take your stance with your feet equal distance on either side. Using a pitching wedge, take a swing and see whether your club makes contact before the line, directly on the line, or after the line. The club should contact the sand directly on the line and the divot should follow, leaving the area before the line untouched.


The line in the sand represents your golf ball during a full swing. The objective of a full swing is to contact the ball and then the turf, i.e. contact the line and then the sand. This is not a greenside bunker drill; this is a drill to test how well you can consistently deliver the club back to the impact position.

Having trouble controlling your contact? Check these two factors to move your low point: