Midseason Tune-Up: 5 Drills to Sharpen Your Game
Use my best practice keys to hone your skills in three critical scoring areas and finish off the season on a high note
By Stuart Appleby
How To Hit More Fairways
You began the season driving the ball in the short stuff more times than not. Pars and birdies came in bunches.
Now, in the midseason, you're hitting only two or three fairways per round. And you're missing them every which way with hooks, slices, pulls and blocks.
To finish the season strong you need to check out your alignment. For me, that's what straight driving is all about. If I'm not aligned correctly, then I have to make adjustments that are difficult to time, i.e. swing across the ball at the bottom because I'm aimed too far left at the top. There might be clubface issues to consider, but if you properly align your body and club at the target at address and then swing along the line you've chosen, your fairways-hit percentage will skyrocket.