KEEP YOUR CENTRE.
High-handicaps hit it fat and thin because they sway during the swing. Practise hitting balls with your feet together. That’ll force you to stay centred. If you control your centre, you control the bottom of the swing – and that’s solid contact.
GET A HIGH LAUNCH.
I’d bet you’re coming into the ball steeply with your driver, which probably means you set up over your front foot. You want to play the ball off your front shoulder, but tilt your spine back. You’ll hit up on the ball for a powerful launch.
MASTER THE CHIP.
Don’t worry about the fancy greenside shots yet. Focus on the simple running chip. Start with the ball back and the clubshaft leaning slightly forward. From there, just rock your shoulders back and forth. To hit it higher, use the same motion with a more-lofted club.
EYES OVER THE BALL.
To make a straight-back, straight-through putting stroke, set your eyes over the ball and your hands under your shoulders. If your putter’s not custom-fit, it’s likely too long. Take that setup, and see how it feels. You might need a new putter.