A great place to start is with rotational exercises. Your going to want to sit upright and place a golf club behind your neck, across your shoulders. Make sure your facing forward, the grab each end of the club and rotate to the right and then back to the left. Do this 10 times for three different sets. You are going to want to do this slowly at first because it will probably feel a little tight, and then you can start going a little faster. Be sure to try and keep a good posture with your eyes straight.
You are going to start off standing up straight holding your medicine ball in front of you. Then lunge (step) forward with your right leg and rotate your upper body to your right side. Make sure you are holding your medicine ball chest high. Return back to your original stance, and then do the same thing on your left leg.
So is the best technique to strike down and through the ball or is the sweeping the ball the better method? We say emphatically that the better shot technique is striking down on the ball. If you watch professional players you will find most of them hitting the ball first and then the ground.
In order to hit down on the ball, it is necessary for the striker to shift their body weight on to the left foot in order to move the swing arc forward. This will also ensure a consistent strike with the proper backspin applied to ball from the downward blow. This in turn offers greater control as the ball lands on the green.
Go and have a lesson - You always say that you will get a lesson soon but that time seldom comes and if you could take just three lessons this year your game will dramatically improve and make sure that one of those lessons is on the putting green as focus in this area will reduce your scores dramatically.
Over the years I have had a few launch monitors from the Callaway fitting system and I now have a flightscope which gives some great results and a recent study has come up with what is some good numbers to follow.
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