Your swing ver­sus…

Today's Golfer (UK) - - PLAY BETTER -

De­pend­ing on which set of stats you be­lieve, some 85-90% of club golfers hit a slice. While there are plenty of tour pros who also play with a fade, the draw shape – right-to-left for the right-han­der re­mains the prov­ince of elite play­ers like World No.1 Justin Rose. “Am­a­teurs typ­i­cally slice be­cause their swings tend to be driven by the arms and

up­per body, which moves the club on a steeper plane,” says An­drew Mur­ray. “Sam here is a very good ex­am­ple. If he could look at the way Justin’s more con­nected ac­tion cre­ates a flat­ter plane and get his lower half more en­gaged, he’d go a long way to hit­ting longer, straighter shots… and that goes for any club player who strug­gles with an out-to-in at­tack path.”

Name: Justin Rose Hand­i­cap: ProBest golf­ing mo­ment: Win­ning the US Open at Me­rion in 2013.

Name: Sam Ca­ley Hand­i­cap: 24Best golf­ing mo­ment: “Eagling the 11th at Grange Park.”

TOP 50 TEACHER An­drew Mur­ray An­drew is a for­mer Eu­ro­pean Open Cham­pion who spe­cialises in one-on-one or group coach­ing and cor­po­rate golf events.

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