4 TEACH YOUR HANDS TO USE THE CLUB’S SOLE

Golf Australia - - ANALYSIS -

In the short game, you can­not re­ally dis­tin­guish be­tween cor­rect con­tact with the ball and cor­rect con­tact with the ground; you can’t have one with­out the other. This is where the club’s sole comes into play. Here’s how to ed­u­cate your hands to use the sole.

To help train this turf-bruis­ing at­tack, find some fluffier grass and push an old shaft or align­ment cane down into it. Place the ball on top of the cane and ad­dress it nor­mally. SOLE SEARCHER Hit a se­ries of chips and pitches, fo­cus­ing sim­ply on...

‘CHA’ – THE SOUND OF SOLE One of the best ways of as­sess­ing if you are us­ing the sole cor­rectly is through your ears. Lis­ten to a pro’s prac­tice swings and you’ll hear a noise I de­scribe as “cha” – say it out loud and it will help you grasp the right...

CRISP STRIKE A crisp brush­ing of the grass, “cha” can only come from an at­tack that sees the back edge of the sole meet the ground on a slight down­ward an­gle. Prac­tise cre­at­ing the sound and you’ll train your hands’ abil­ity to re­lease the club through...

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