To turn your slice into draw try this drill. First, take your grip with your left hand. Second, take your right hand grip and lower it a few inches down the shaft. Third, take a few practice swings with this grip and focus on turning the club over through impact. The split hands grip will help you turn the face over. When taking your left hand grip, make sure that you see three knuckles. I want you to rotate your right hand to the right as well as to match your left hand grip. After taking a few practice swings, tee the ball up and hit it with a half swing. If you still slice the ball, turn your right hand more to the right until the ball starts to fly straight or curve a bit to the left for right handed golfers (draw).
–Brian Dumler, PGA
Tension causes the arms to pull inward during the downswing, yanking the club away from the ball. What you need is better extension into and through the shot. Here is an easy way to get it:
- Take two clubs of similar length (8 and 9 iron) and hold them together with your hands wrapped around the grips.
- Hover the club heads off the ground and make a series of half swings at half speed. Try not to hit the ground as this can damage the club heads or shafts if they smack together.
- As you swing keep your arms relaxed and loose. You'll feel the clubs pull the arms outward through the impact area.
- Increase the length and speed of your swings a little at a time.
- Now swing a single club, feeling the same sensation of the arms extending. That's what you want when hitting the ball.
This is an excellent warm up drill to loosen your arms and shoulders.
–Brian Dumler, PGA
When you find yourself struggling with putting, experiment with practice putting one handed on the putting green. Using only your right arm to stroke your putts will teach you to properly release the putter head, which is typically one of the first things to break down when you’re missing putts. This drill will also help reset your hand-eye coordination. The best part? By using one hand, you will go back to the basics by forgetting about the mechanics and just simply stroking the putt.
–Katie Kreuser, LPGA
It’s important to find a putter that has the correct amount of toe-hang for your stroke. If you rest a putter on your finger, you can find out how much toe-hang it has. A face-balanced putter will face directly to the sky. The toe on a toe-hang putter will hang towards the ground. Toe-hang putters have varying amounts of hang to them. Someone with a straight-back, straight-through swing path will benefit from a face-balanced putter. A player with more of an arc stroke will be better off with a toe-hang putter.
–Joe Wood, PGA