Even more on loading into a firm right side

Think Inside the Right Foot

Perfecting Lower Body Stability

Latest practice notes:

Driving

Pretty good, generally on-line and carrying about 230 yards on average. Would comfortably be 250+ if I could lower trajectory a bit, but I’m not complaining given I couldn’t even hit driver a few months ago.

  • Feet perpendicular, no flare.
  • Stable lower body, maintain knee flex, right foot planted.
  • Hover the club-head at address, seem to hit the sweet-spot more often.

Irons

Getting better, fewer fat shots. Same keys as driving, but I don’t hover the club-head with irons.

What I am working on now:

  • Loading into right side properly – slight lateral shift (including movement of head) on backswing. Firm right side, keeping weight on inside of right foot.

Wedges

Not good, just seemed to have forgotten how to hit them. I think I have got them back on track though, with the following plan:

  • Set up ball in middle of stance, slight forward shaft lean, a bit more weight on left side.
  • Swing feels like both arms feel very straight and I just swing them straight back and straight through.
  • Swinging back to 8pm equates to a 50 yard pitch with the SW. Choking down to the bottom of the grip and exactly the same swing equates to 25/30 yards.
  • Same swing with PW to about 9pm equates to about 100 yards.

Chipping

Lost my touch a bit but technique isn’t going to change.

  • Use 8 iron.
  • Club quite upright, with putting grip (no interlock).
  • Putting stroke, simply back to about 7pm, and back through.
  • Take the club back very slowly.
  • Use the toe.

Putting

Not good. Back to the drawing board.

Speciality Shots

Bump and run – club up, narrow stance and shorten swing when I have a tricky approach shot or uneven lie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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