You’ve heard the phrase, “Aim small, Miss Small.” If not, it’s a very good way to approach golf course management. Aim for a leaf on the tree, not the entire tree; or, aim for a blade of grass or a spot the size of a dime when putting.
This can also be used when working on contact with your irons or fairway woods off the turf.
- First, when working on contact, I definitely suggest you use face tape to really get an idea of where you are striking the golf ball.
- Then, color in the top of a tee with a sharpie (black, red or blue preferably). Make sure you use enough ink so that it will come off on the face tape.
- Place the tee on the ground with the top of the tee facing the club head first.
- Make swings trying to make contact with the tee as best you can.
This is going to do two things:
1. Force you to make a downward blow to get the tee off the ground.
2. Show you where you are making contact.
Then, once you’ve done this enough times, hit some golf balls. You can even color in the back of the golf ball as well to see exactly where you are making contact.
Michael Midgette, PGA
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