Winter is no excuse to let your golf game fall by the wayside.  

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Winter can be a great time to train & practice

Today’s tip is a reminder that practicing in the off season can be the best time to be working on your swing. This is the time you can solely focus on making the necessary swing changes without being distracted by ball flight and any performance-based results. Start practicing with purpose today.

 

THE POWER OF ALIGNMENT

The Grip Position

  • Left wrist hing pin is parallel to the leading edge of the face
  • The first knuckle of the trailing forefinger is directly behind the sweet spot

Video DRILL : hold alignments >  http://youtu.be/mLRwtjA7_84

The most important alignment is the relationship between the left wrist and the shaft (RH golfer). Place the hold of your left hand diagonally so the heel pad comes up right on top of the grip, aligning your thumb knuckle and the shaft so the club face leading edge is in line with the leading edge of the club face. You should be able to hinge your wrist with the club face remaining neutral – neither closed nor open.

The second most important alignment is of the big knuckle on your right hand forefinger (RH golfer). It should be right behind the left hand grip and feel like it is right behind the sweet spot of the club face.

The process is to place the left hand on the shaft, and the right hand goes on the life line of the grip.

Practice holding and swinging the club. It is very important that you understand and feel the sensitivity between the alignments between the clubface, the left wrist and the right hand forefinger knuckle throughout the swing and impact.
Week 2 – THE START POSITION

  • The club shaft points to the centre of the hips (belt buckle) to help promote coordination between the body and arms
  • Through the pressure points in the grip, the elbows align down towards the hips and connect the upper arms to the body
  • The forward/tilt alignment of the spine to the ground
  • Stance alignment needs to be parallel to the target line. This includes includes club face, feet, knees, hips and shoulders

Video DRILL: starting alignments > http://youtu.be/7WJZYtDvr54
Week 3 – THE BACK SWING

  • The arms’ relationship to the body needs to remain throughout the swing
  • The knee alignment creates stability

Video DRILL: back swing alignments > http://youtu.be/ok-TsMVgrOo
Week 4- THE START DOWN

  • The alignment of the shaft to the left wrist during start down provides the correct delivery line with power, control and balance

Video DRILL: start down alignments > http://youtu.be/832cBVzaqMk