Ball-Above-Feet Drill
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Since the driver swing is not your dominant swing, use the drills on this page to become a better driver. Start with the drill designed for your dominant swing type, as it will best address your driving weaknesses.


For fairway wood/long iron dominant swings: Ball-Above-Feet Drill

For short iron/pitching dominant: Spine-Tilt Checkpoint
The best drivers set their spines angled slightly away from the target. When the upper spine is farther from the target than the lower spine, the swing path becomes shallower, making it easier to catch the ball with the clubhead traveling level to the ground or slightly ascending. Check your set-up by placing a club along your spine, then tilt until you sense the shaft points behind your left heel.

For chipping/putting dominant swings: Left-Heel-Up Drill
The good chipper and putter usually has his hands ahead of the ball at impact, but the hands need to be even with or behind the ball at impact with a driver. Practice hitting shots with your left foot turned out and on its toe to shallow out the clubhead path through impact. This drill also trains the arms to fully extend through impact and keeps the body behind the ball.

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