Contact-Drill Visualize Impact
As the golf season approaches keep these things in mind
when you practice and play. Good solid contact is one of
the most important aspects of creating successful golf shots.
One of the most important aspects of creating good contact
is, whether or not you have good visual contact with the
ball at the moment of impact. You must see the club hit the
ball, or the ball disapsear at the moment of impact. If you
want to see a crappy shot, just look up prematurely and it
will be right there in front of you, running on the ground.
To improve your contact try placing a row of balls on tees
where you can work your way down the line with the following
things in mind. Use your 7 iron attempting
the see the tee after the contact has been made with the ball. Did it stay
in the ground, or did it come out of the ground? If it came
out of the ground what
did it do? Did it come straight up in the air and flip several times, did it
fly out in front of you, or did you clip it right in half? When I hit a good
solid shot I don't see the flight of my ball until it reaches the hundred yard
marker or so. When I hit a poor shot, I often see the ball much too early in
its flight, or roll. It is important to remember to finish your golf swing
after watching the contact. You do not want to forgo the
finish at the expense of seeing
the contact as this will impede your swing and your results. Seeing some aspect
of impact is something that happens during the right sequence of your swing
on the way to the finish.
You can also work on this in your putting practice by looking for the grass under the ball
until your stroke has come to a finish. Listen for the
ball to go in the hole, as opposed to watching it go in the hole.
If all my students would make a goal of simply trying to make better contact, they
would all play better golf. Good luck with seeing the ball
disappear, or seeing the tee after the shot and we will see you out on the links.
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