5-Minute Clinic

Strug­gling on the course? Just name that tune

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play -

ver have one of those days when you’re driv­ing it great but can’t putt? Or your irons are di­aled in, but you keep dump­ing chips? It’s hard to be a com­plete player be­cause dif­fer­ent shots re­quire di er­ent mind-sets and skills.That be­ing said, there are easy ad­just­ments you can make to tran­si­tion from one part of the game to an­other. Here I’ve used song ti­tles from the 1980s to make the points easy to re­mem­ber.Work on these moves in prac­tice, then re­call the songs when you play. You’ll strengthen the weak links in your game. –

EChris Mayson, Pos­ing your fin­ish with the driver means you didn’t rush down from the top of the backswing or try to steer the ball into the fair­way. In­stead, you grad­u­ally ac­cel­er­ated the club­head so it was gain­ing speed through the strike. That grad­ual mo­men­tum al­lowed you to com­plete the swing in bal­ance

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not say­ing you have to swing slow to pose your fin­ish. You can swing as fast as you want, pro­vided you can hold your fin­ish for five sec­onds with­out re­bal­anc­ing. Watch how fast Rory McIl­roy swings, yet he looks like a statue when he’s done.

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