5 Quick Bits to Better Ballstrikingby Dave Nastalski
Are you practicing golf indoors and looking for great drills to hammer home solid fundamentals during this COVID-19 lockdown? Dave Nastalski, PGA Professional and Director of Instruction at Dogwood Country Club has a great tip to improve the quality of your ballstriking right away. Give it a go!
Lead Arm = arm closest to target
Lead Foot = foot closest to target
Trail Arm = arm farthest from target
Trail Foot = foot farthest from target
Assume normal golf posture and grip with a club in hand. Now place your feet as close together as possible.
Step back with your trail foot about 6-8". As soon as your foot leaves the ground, start your backswing.
By the time your lead arm reaches parallel to the ground in the backswing, that trail foot should be near planted.
As soon as the trail foot plants, step forward 6-8" with the lead foot (towards the target). This should be near the top of the backswing. Give a slight pause to your arm swing as the foot hits the ground. Keeping the arms paused, transition your pressure (70-80% of your body weight) under your lead foot.
Swing on down and let your center of mass and arm swing pull you up off the trail foot into a tall and balanced finish. Repeat the drill for 15-20 reps, take a break and engage another set.
This drill, when executed properly creates a rhythmic and athletic move with weight and pressure, the No. 1 thing I work on with clients daily!
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