For many golfers, finding a groove on the range only to quickly lose it can be frustrating. You’ve hit a bunch of sweet drivers in a row before your tee time, but when it’s time to do it for real, that old pattern rears its ugly head, sending your ball into the trees or worse.
If you’re a golfer struggling with the high miss to the right, chances are good that the clubface is getting twisted in an open position throughout the swing. When the face is too open, like it would be for a bunker shot or high lob, it’s very easy to suffer from poor contact, slices, and weakly hit shots. These three checkpoints will help you understand the difference between an open clubface, and one that’s in a more closed position for a stronger ball flight.
Short shots around the greens can be demonizing for weekend golfers, and sometimes can even jump up and bite the best of the best out on the PGA Tour. As coaches, we’re always running through checklists to prescribe a change to a student’s form; one that will make the largest positive impact, in the shortest amount of time. In fact, many times it’s a very simple, though integral fix to change their shotmaking ability around for the better. Take a look at these three highlighted areas, and figure out which one is holding you back from hitting those crisp, predictable short shots time after time.