SHUT THE DOOR AT IM­PACT

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

Catch­ing a driver solid off a tee is one thing, but when the ball is on the turf, it’s a dif­fer­ent story. You have to trust that hit­ting down is what cre­ates those pure strikes.

Let’s back up a bit, and look at the setup. Your eyes can do in­cred­i­ble things to help you make solid con­tact. If you’re hit­ting it fat, fo­cus­ing on the front of the ball can shift ev­ery­thing to­wards the tar­get – in­clud­ing the low point of the swing. Like­wise, look­ing at the back of the ball can keep you from slid­ing for­ward and hit­ting it thin.

When it comes to my irons, Butch and I have been drilling hard on get­ting my right knee, hip and shoul­der in line with the ball at im­pact (right). If you have any hang­back, you’ll strug­gle with con­tact. At im­pact, I feel like I’m shut­ting a door with my en­tire right side.

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