I HOPE YOU ENJOYED GOLFING TOGETHER.
Keep practicing once in a while the exercises I have given you, they will help you score better.
Pre round exercises focus on WARM UP ROUTINE. We work on what to do before playing a round of golf.
In which sequence we should warm up? And how much time is needed?
PUTTING 15 minutes: Start with your eyes closed, hit ten putts to no target and feel contact, balance, tension and your presence. Now move to a two feet putt hit three balls in the hole with eyes open and three with eyes close. Move to a four feet putt and do the same. Last, move to a six feet putt and do the same. Take one ball and putt a three yards putt doing your full routine. Move to a five yards putt and than move to a twelve yards putt.
CHIPPING 15 minutes: Start your warm up by standing just on your left leg. Hit eight shots in balance on your left leg and keep your balance on your finish. Hit five shots looking at the spot you want your ball to land (while looking at the spot, imagine how high you want the ball flight and how much roll). Now chip one ball at the time. Pick your target and do your full routine.
LONG GAME 15 minutes: Take two clubs and make 10 flawless swings, Feel the weight around you, while swinging (close tour eyes to feel more). Tee the ball up and hit three nine irons just with your left arm. Release the left arm towards the target and finish on your left leg in balance. Keep the nine iron and hit three balls 60% of your full distance, after hit 3 balls 80% of your full distance. Change club to a seven and do the same. Hit three balls feeling your left hip clearing at impact. Help the follow through by following the ball flight with your eyes. To end the warm up session hit three drivers doing your full routine.
Short Game Lesson
PUTTING Set Up - Short Putt - Long Putt
Short Putts: aim to a spot few inches in front of the ball and see the ball rolling over it. Control does not come from your hands, but by moving your shoulder with rhythm. Feeling IS in the hands and to allow it to express correctly, your hands have to have the right tension on the club.
Long Putts: Imagine with how much speed you want your ball to start rolling. Imagine the trajectory line all the way to the hole. Look at the putt from half way.
BUNKER SHOT: Regular Set Up - Adjustment from different lie and flag positions.
Remember the three lines? Feet line aim left of the landing spot. Club face aim right at the landing spot. Swing direction at your landing spot.
To hit it longer or shorter do not change swing, adjust grip length and rhythm.
CHIPPING: Chose the type of shot: high or runner. Different Set up. Different Grass
Runner: feet together, weight to the left, ball position back on your right foot, high hands and use more toe
High: feet a part, weight to the left, low hands and use more the hill of the club
Shot Making Demonstration
LOW SHOT - Keep the ball more on the right foot and body weight centered. Make a shorter back swing and finish in balance on your left leg.
HIGH SHOT - Keep the ball more forward and weight centered. Finish with your hands higher than normal
FADE - Club face pointing left of the target. Body alignment a bit left then club face. Swing along body line. Finish in balance on your left leg. To help fading even more, make sure your right hand is weaker (more on top)
DRAW - Club face pointing right of the target. Body alignment a bit right of club face. Swing along body line.To help drawing the ball, make sure your right hand is stronger (more under).
BALL POSITION BELOW YOUR FEET: Move the ball a bit forward in your stance. Do not bend your knees but bend over the ball from your waist up. Aim a bit to the left.
BALL POSITION ABOVE YOUR FEET: Move the ball a bit back on your stance and grip the club a touch shorter. Aim more right.
DOWNHILL: Make sure the ball is center-back in your stance and that at set up the body follow the slopes. Swing towards the target, even if your lose balance.
UPHILL: Make sure the ball is center-forward in your stance and that the body follows the slope.
THICK ROUGH: Ball position more center, Shorter grip and start your backswing engaging your wrist. Hit down to the ball.
Club Release and Tension
Tee the ball up and hit three nine iron just with your left arm, release the left arm towards the target and finish on your left leg in balance. Make five swings from waist hight to waist height.
Hit ten shots with different tension level in your upper body and ten shots with different tension level in your lower body. One the golf course be always aware of your tension level and what type of shots that causes, you can change the outcome of your shots by changing your tension level in your body (you just need to practice it).