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Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

DRIVE YOUR LEGS.

Golfers at your level usu­ally try to hit the ball hard from the top, which leads to an outto-in slice path. Start down by bump­ing your hips to­wards the tar­get. You’ll keep your head back and your arms will swing from in to out.

LET THE CLUB SWING.

You’ve been told so of­ten not to de­cel­er­ate in putting that you prob­a­bly over-com­pen­sate. Well, you might be able to jam the ball in on short putts, but on longer ones, take a big­ger back­stroke and let grav­ity help ac­cel­er­ate the put­ter­head through.

PIVOT ON PITCHES.

Play­ers shoot­ing in the 90s of­ten end up 20 or 30 me­tres from the green after their ap­proaches. To hit th­ese pitch shots well, keep your stance nar­row and your lower body quiet. Just pivot your up­per body back and through.

SMASH YOUR IRONS.

As irons get longer, a lot of golfers start ad­dress­ing them like a driver: ball up, head back. But be­cause you’re hit­ting off the turf, you have to get over the ball and hit down on it. Set up so your shoul­ders feel level and your weight is about 50-50.

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