go slow to find solid

Golf Digest Middle East - - Play Your Best Tour Technique -

The biggest prob­lem I see am­a­teurs have off the tee is, they don’t make solid con­tact very of­ten. In try­ing to squeeze as many yards as they can out of their tee shots, they lose con­trol of the swing. Their hands and legs are mov­ing all over the place, and there are too many mo­tions go­ing on to find the cen­ter of the face. You need to back it down. A great drill is to swing a 7-iron at 30 per­cent of your max speed, and keep do­ing that un­til you’re hit­ting solid shots most of the time. Then in­crease to 50 per­cent, 70 per­cent and even­tu­ally full speed. This builds the feel­ing of con­trol­ling your swing. If you can’t find the cen­ter of the face at less than half speed, you have no chance full throt­tle. You can do this drill with any club, and I think you’ll be sur­prised to find how far you hit it with­out swing­ing out of your shoes. Bet­ter tee shots are as sim­ple as that.

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