Disc 4

Length: 74 Minutes

YOUR “SCORING” CLUBS

Short Game – Chipping & Pitching (IMPACT PRACTICE)

  • Impact is NON-NEGOTIABLE – Must be understood to improve
  • Club selection – Be VERY good with 1 club (Not average with many)
  • Optimum loft 48 – 52 deg. GAP WEDGE (used 90% of the time)
  • “Bread & Butter” favorite club leads to instinct
  • Instinct tells us when situation calls for different club
  • Hold club at the top of handle – Don’t choke up
  • Situation tells us if/when to choke up (Rarely – not always)
  • SOFT HANDS HITS SOFT SHOTS
  • Keep Elbows relaxed
  • GOLDEN RULES OF IMPACT
  • LEFT HEEL – HANDS – WEIGHT in front of ball at IMPACT
  • Pendulum swing – Same size on both sides of the ball
  • Hit the ball in the MIDDLE OF THE SWING
  • Weight doesn’t move – Be still like putting
  • Chipping is a STROKE – Like putting
  • Chip to a Spot – Practice TOUCH as well as TECHNIQUE
  • Chip the line on the ball – Pay attention to SWING PATH

Pitching

  • Govern the handle
  • Each end of the club does the SAME THING
  • Straight line – Shoulder and club head correlation
  • Left shoulder never stops
  • Left thumb points down through the ball
  • Weight left throughout the swing
  • Soft Elbows
  • Elbows hinge at same point on each side of body (Circle)
  • Elbows ACCEPT THE SWINGING CLUB – Don’t allow arm tension
  • Relax below the connection (biceps & chest)
  • Handle falls to the ball
  • Don’t fight with the club – Harmonize
  • AGGRESSIVE CHEST – QUIET LEGS
  • Spin – Created by angle that club head falls through the ball
  • Practice INTO THE WIND – Hole high tendency
  • Hold left forearm with right hand (right thumb on top)
  • Stand on left foot only – Helps club descend
  • Knee bend – Stays the same throughout the swing
  • GRIP – Weak or Strong?
  • Most great wedge players use STRONG grip – Natural to pull
  • LOW & SOFT better than High & Soft
  • One arm chipping
  • Great Driver or Wedge? Better to be great with WEDGES.
  • Pick up own balls – Pay Attention
  • Arms & Shaft make timing
  • RELEASE THE SHAFT on the correct path
  • Golf on TV – Continuing Education Seminar
  • DRAW YOUR SWORD – PLAY WITH CONFIDENCE (AFFIRMATIVE)

Putting

  • Highest Concern: The ROLL ON THE BALL
  • Use weight of the putter head
  • BE STILL – Especially in the knees
  • Club contact the ball in the SWEET SPOT OF THE BODY
  • Shaft vertical when club strikes the ball
  • Top of handle is Axis of the stroke – Handle can’t slide
  • Weight in the middle of the ball
  • HOLD FACE SQUARE WHILE SHOULDERS MAKE THE STROKE

Putting Drills

  • Addition Drill – Add Stroke to add length
  • Subtraction Drill
  • Putt with the leading edge of your wedge
  • Right Edge Putt – CENTER OF THE BALL on right edge of the hole
  • “Dialing the Break”
  • Left Edge Putt – RIGHT SIDE OF THE BALL on left edge of the hole
  • Most Right handed golfers prefer right to left putts (Slice effect)
  • Practice STRAIGHT PUTTS