Poor shots usually come from poor swing tempo. You begin to rush the swing and “snatch” the clubhead back quickly. What you don’t realize is this usually sucks the club to the inside forcing you to re-route the club to save the shot.
Try This Tip
1. Next time you’re on the tee, take some practice swings with the headcover on the club. Or you can wrap a towel around the head if you don’t have one. If you’re missing a headcover and need one – we know a guy.
- Doing this drill forces you to become more deliberate at the beginning of your swing. This drill also helps promote a one-piece takeaway (your arms and shoulders moving together) and less hand action.
- To gain consistency, you always want to swing with your larger muscles.
2. Take 15-20 slow practice swings, then take the headcover off. When you go to take a swing you’ll have a smooth takeaway, that’s in a good sequence and on a better path.
- Also, the clubhead will feel lighter – this is where you’ll actually gain some distance. You’ll find yourself swinging faster on the downswing!
So remember when you start to go sideways off the tee – grab a headcover. You’ll find you’ll begin to hit your longest drives when you relax and swinging smooth through impact.
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