Golf Digest WomanFebruary 25, 2013

Tips For Her: Making consistent contact

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By Megan Padua

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.

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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:

  1. Make sure you shift your weight. Keeping your weight on your back foot will cause you to hit behind the line.

  2. Releasing the club (or flipping your wrists) too early will also cause you to hit behind the line. Don't let the clubhead pass your hands until after impact.