A Handful Of Complicated But Free Golf Swing Drills For Professionals

Whether you are a seasoned golfer, or a beginner just starting out, having a range of golf swing drills is a great way to not only improve your swing but keep it in a groove once you are happy with it. In this article, we will take a look at a number of golf swing drills that you can employ as part of your practice routine. Remember, golf is a game where practice and repetition can help greatly and these drills can even be employed in your backyard!

Ladder drill

This drill is all about making sure your aim is far better when you swing. Begin by dropping a ball on the ground and set up your stance as if you were playing a mid-iron shot into a green. Imagine where the pin would be and place the golf club at your feet. The shaft should run from foot to foot. Notice where the club is pointing. Is it in line with your intended target? If it is pointing to the left of the target, your shot will be flying to the left. If it is pointing to the right, your shot will be flying to the right. Reset your stance, try to aim at your target and repeat the exercise. This will give you a better idea of how to setup your stance while aiming properly.

Follow through drill

One of the most crucial aspects of any golf swing is when the club face impacts with the ball and your wrists uncock and turn. Do this incorrectly and more often than not, the clubface is hitting the ball at an angle. This is how slices and hooks occur.

With the follow through drill, take any club and begin with some practice swings. Note, these should be at around half your regular swing speed. Now after a few swings, stop at the point when your arms make an L shape during your backswing. Check the position of your wrists and then swing through and release. While doing this, turn your wrists through the ball, creating a reverse L on your follow through.

Continue to do this while increasing your swing speed up to its fullest. Of course, this is best done at the driving range where you can hit a couple of balls and see the result. If your ball flight is still not correct, adjust your grip and the angle of your arm slightly and see if it improves. Repeat until you are happy with the outcome.

Penny drill

This is a very simple drill that will help to ensure you strike the ball in a manner that gets it off the ground and into its flight path as quickly as possible. Place a penny or other similar coin on a practice mat. Now, using a range of clubs, try to hit the penny off the mat and in a manner that will launch it into the air. This drill helps to ensure that you stop topping a golf ball when you hit it which results in a poor flight path. After you have successfully launched the penny with a range of clubs, place a golf ball on top. Try to hit the ball as well as the penny. If you do, you know you are striking the ball perfectly.

By practicing these three drills, you are sure to improve your game!



Golf Is All About Strategy

Considering all aspects of a golf course you’ve never played before takes a bit of time. But you will reap the rewards of that effort during play. Your final score will surprise your opponents who thought they had one up on you because of their familiarity with the course. So take the time and do your homework. Making a habit of doing so will improve your game immensely. Golf is, after all, as much about strategy as it is about skill.


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