By working on this drill, most amateur golfers will, perhaps for the very first time, start to understand this “ground up” concept, how to use the ground for seemingly effortless power, and what a great golf swing actually feels like.
Where (How) to Position the Ball At address, the ball will be located in front of you, somewhere in between your two feet. It will normally be located in the middle when using a short iron and progressively towards the front foot as the length of the club increases. The ball will be located away from your body … Continue reading Setup & Address Illustrated Checklist & Tips
Think of the ball as an object that is to be trapped in between the club and the ground as you hit it. This is in contrast to thinking of the ball as an object that needs to be pushed up by the club using an ascending club path.
Pretend you are holding a garden hose with your hands instead of a golf club. Through this metaphor you are meant to execute your golf swing as you would if you were to hold such a flexible object in your hands.
Focus on keeping the ‘Y’ shape formed by your arms and clubs intact early in your swing, i.e., during the takeaway. The image here reflects the fact that when you are holding a club at address, your forearms together form the two upper branches of the “Y” letter while the club itself represents the bottom straight line. The idea is to keep this figure intact during the takeaway.