1 TAKING IT BACK
Almost every player who comes to my schools has to learn to draw the ball to improve. That usually means starting back more to the inside. I like the clubhead a little more inside than the hands when the shaft gets parallel to the ground. At that point, the face should be tilted down a touch – the toe not quite straight up.
As you continue back, make sure your wrists are hinging. At halfway, you should have a 90-degree angle between your arm and the shaft. Players obsessed with swinging back wide – a popular tip today – often don’t get a full hinge, which you need for power and accuracy.
To turn better, feel like you’re stretching your front shoulder behind the ball. And stay relaxed. See Lexi ( left): She’s fully back but doesn’t look rigid. The worst move is to grip tighter or lunge forward as you start down.