A SWING DE­SIGNED TO CURE THOSE FAT AND THIN SHOTS

Golf Digest (Malaysia) - - Winterize Your Game - BY JORGE PARADA

The rea­son you’re not hit­ting it as solid as you like might be a lack of ex­ten­sion. For righthanders, the right arm should be straight­en­ing as the club­head strikes the ball and con­tin­u­ing to ex­tend post im­pact. When it stops ex­tend­ing or folds be­fore im­pact, it’s re­ally dif­fi­cult to catch the ball in the cen­ter of the club­face. There goes your con­sis­tency. The com­mon re­sult is the club crash­ing into the turf be­hind the ball (fat) or catch­ing it on the up­swing with the lead­ing edge (thin). You can train a bet­ter golf swing this off­sea­son by mak­ing half-speed swings with your right arm only. The weight of the club­head will sup­port the feel­ing and mo­tion of the right el­bow push­ing down as you strike the ground. This feel­ing and look of ex­ten­sion will con­tinue well past im­pact. parada is one of Golf Digest’s Best Young Teach­ers.

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