Doing Weird Stuff
Change your stances to find your swing
One of the drills you can use on the
practice range that will help you on the
course is to change your stance and ball
position from what you normally do
during practice. Here are some ideas.
Deliberately open your stance to the
line of flight and see how that changes
the feel of your swing and the path the
ball takes. Hit three or four shots that
way always aiming at a target. Then go
back to your normal stance and swing.
At this point, be sure to use clubs on
the ground to check your correct
position so that we don't create any bad
habits. Then repeat the sequence. This
drill helps you to understand your swing
path and gives a tool to use when you
have to fade the ball on the course or
get out of trouble.
"Close 'er down"
Same drill but this time close your
stance to your intended line. This will
force a draw or hook. To really
emphasize the effect, close your club
face too. Remember to try some "punch
shots" this way too. Always go back to
your normal swing and stance to end the
drill. It's important to leave your
practice session with those normal shots
in your memory.
Next time: Ball Forward-Ball Back
Play well !!
The Staff at NJGS
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