If you're like most older players, you've gradually lost some flexibility over the years, and that can often show up in an inability to make a full turn behind the ball. To get some of that old turning ability back, try releasing your left knee during your backswing.
Getting your lead arm in the correct position on the downswing is critical to bringing your shot-shaping skills to life. In fact, the path that your lead arm travels into impact determines how the ball will fly. Learning to command that path is your main objective. And just as you would for any great performance, you need to rehearse. No biggie. A single range session can get you on track. Here's what to do.
Hitting high-lofted, high-spinning pitch shots not only makes scoring easy, it's tons of fun (and you look like a pro while you're doing it). The loft part is easy—your wedge has gaggles of it. What takes some effort is producing the kind of shot-stopping spin that can occasionally make the ball back up on the green once it hits.
Banana ball got you down? The culprit might just be your takeaway. Many slicers tend to rotate their hands and fan the clubface open during the backswing, a move that only increases the chance that your clubface will remain open at impact.