Golfing World, Spearman's A-to-Z: Thin Shots
T is for Thin Shots in our A to Z instructional series with Mitchell Spearman.
Rader: Stop topping the ball
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Dana Rader shares a drill to help high handicaps hit solid iron shots.
DiJulia: No slacking in the short game
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Dom DiJulia teaches how an arm position change can improve your chipping and pitching.
Dom DiJulia: Solid contact made simple
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Dom DiJulia teaches three keys to reducing your mishits.
Weekly Fix: Segment 13
David is looking to start breaking 90 on a regular basis and stop hitting so many shots off the toe, and in this edition of Weekly Fix, Tim Cooke is going to help him accomplish those goals.is a little restriction of the hips and trying very much, the upper body really can't coil as efficiently as we would like. So, David, the first fix we wanna apply here, I want you to
School of Golf: Specialty shots
'School of Golf' host Martin Hall teaches you how to play the ball out of a divot and handle numerous other tough situations.club and sticking it into the ground, I want you to think left shoulder and as you swing through I want you to think left shoulder back and up. It doesn't just go up. It turns but it goes up. Some practice swings with just your right hand on your left shoulder . Feel your left shoulder go up. That gets the club up off of the ground pretty quickly and if your left shoulder goes up, it is very difficult to hit it fat, heavy. You know too much ground which is the big mistake into-the-green. Okay, left shoulder up fixes that one. Now, what about if we're going down green? Because the easiest thing if you're going down green is to actually to hit it a bit thin. And so the way we get around that is we do is the opposite green and guess what, we do the opposite thing. So this one is going to be weight a bit left, left shoulder down. When you make your practice swing this time with your right hand on your left shoulder , keep the left shoulder down and feel like the club stays down to the ground. This one is much easier other than the ball tends to come out a bit lower. So left shoulder down, keep the left shoulder down as you pop it forward. There probably won't be a lot of swing there unless you got a need to try really high ones. That's difficult. Now, here's a shot you will sometimes get and this is a tricky one; the perched lie. If you play anywhere where you've got [unk] grass, Kentucky thick blue grass something like that, the ball will sometimes sit up right on top of the grass. Well, the best I could sort of
Martin's Extra Credit: Ball striking
'School of Golf' host Martin Hall shares drills for how to correct heel, toe, fat and thin shots. Click HERE for more School of Golf content. Download our instruction app from iTunes or Google playthat on the downswing inadvertently you somehow shrink the orbit of the golf swing , so the club comes in to close to your feet. What's the best drill I know to do that, to fix it? Put 2 balls as I've done here, address an inside ball and then as you swing, reach out to hit the far ball, now you may not hit the ball solid, that's not the point but you will get in the feeling of reaching a bit more for it, that won't absolutely cure that toed shot. Guess what? If you're a heel hitter, I'm going to give you the absolute polar opposite medicine. If you're a heel hitter, it means you're someone who's stretches too much when you hit the ball. I'm going to
School of Golf Extra Credit Tip - Wedge
School of Golf host Martin Hall shows you a few different ways to improve your wedge game in this exclusive Extra Credit Tip. Click HERE for more School of Golf content. Download our instruction app from iTunes or Google playto follow straight through. It gives you tremendous disconnection between the left upper arm and the chest. So the final drill to get rid of the fat, thin, left, right; put a club cover under your left arm, see if you can hit shot and turn through keeping that club cover under your left arm on the follow through. You'll see this one at the PGA Tour a lot. So, here we go. In that way, I'm not going to hit the ball very far off line at all. So, there you have, fat, think, left, right; 4 fixes for 4 faults. I'm Martin Hall; you're watching School Of Golf Extra Credit , come to my classroom because I haven't finish with you yet.
School of Golf: Dead solid contact
'School of Golf' host Martin Hall shares some golf swing help to fix shots that are fat, thin, off the toe and off the heel. Watch 'School of Golf' Wednesdays 7PM ET. Download our instruction app from iTunes or Google playtow shot is going to occur when people sort of lift the upper body away from the ball and of course then that stretches everything away from the ball and you can't reach it. One of my favorites to that is when you finish your swing as a good finish start to avoid this upper body lift away is what I call lay your head on the pillow. When I finish the swing, I want to lay my head as it where on a pillow. That's going to keep me my golf posture through the swing. Luke Donald would be a magnificent example of that. I'm going to swing and lay my head on the pillow. At the finish, I
Brad Brewer - The Florida Flamingo Drill
Brad Brewer shares a drill to help avoid thin shots around the green.
Brad Brewer - Headcover Drill
Brad Brewer shares a drill using a headcover to improve ball striking.drill here. I see a lot of players as they're pitching the golf ball , they kinda tend to block their left arm going down the line. It's disconnected. It's causing the clubface to rise up and
Brad Brewer - Left Arm Rotating Left Drill
Brad Brewer gives beginner golfers a drill for a good balanced finishthe strike 'causes that thin shot to the right. Especially if you play baseball , that's a tendency everybody kind of has thought to bat this way. So, we have to feel a little bit more of
Brad Brewer - Iron Shot Setup
Brad Brewer shows where to setup for an iron shot.this one more time and to encourage a descending strike on the golf ball . We're gonna move the ball back around center, right around the sternum here and then lean the shaft towards the inside of your left shoulder . Those two positions are gonna help you hit down and through on it and make a little better strike so give itlean the shaft a little bit more towards the inside of your left shoulder . It's gonna help you hit down and through on it just like Amy and knock it right next to the pin.