Chalk Line Drill
the flattest putt on the practice green. Use
a carpenter’s chalk line to set a one-yard straight line on the putting
drill should be a “must do drill” as several positive points results this
the putter is set down on the line, the student receives immediate feedback
if his putter is square to his intended target line.
serves as a guide to help the student line up to the hole.
to keep the putter moving straight back and straight through using the chalk
line as a guide.
with putting to helps to build a strong short game beginning from the hole and
moving back to the longer pitch shots. Using
this method, the game naturally builds upon certain fundamentals.
Your Perfect Ball Position!
Perfect Ball Position: The photo above illustrates perfect ball
position with a Hybrid.
While each individual golfer is different, this exercise gives a good
starting reference point for your ball position. Assume your stance. Place
a 5-iron perpendicular to the target line between your feet with the toe
touching the heel of the lead foot. This is the general position for your
irons and hybrid. Repeat, but now place the hosel of the
club touching the heel of the lead foot. This is the general position for
your fairway woods.
Explanation: The address position is 80% of the golf swing. It
is what the pros work on everyday. To be a consistent ball striker, you
must set-up with the ball in the same position every time. The ball
position in relation to the lead foot basically remains the same with all
irons and hybrids. The only thing that changes is the width of the stance
which is changed by moving the trailing foot.
in Fairway Bunkers!
Tip: A hybrid is a great choice out of fairway bunkers. When
making your stance, only slightly dig your feet. Feel as if you are
standing on eggshells. This promotes stability, which all good bunker
players have. Swing the hybrid like a 5-iron and take a divot. There is no
need to "help" the ball get into the air. The club will do the
Explanation: Along with the weight distribution, the shape of
the clubhead allows even a shot hit fat or thin to still exit the bunker
and advance. The clubhead acts similarly to a sand wedge with a large sole
eliminating excessive digging.