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In this video, I share with you how to deliver the club from the inside to create straight and draw shots. Create an in-to-in path with this drill!

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Find him on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/adaviesgolf Advanced Fellow of the PGA Head Golf Professional The Marriott Forest of Arden The Golfing Machine Authorised Instructor TPI Certified Fitness Golf Instructor PGA Swing Lecturer PGA Swing Examiner PGA Qualified in 1999, Achieving 3rd position Trainee of the Year Roles Former Academy Coach Wales South West Squad Performance Director Midland Performance Golf Academy Coach to GB & I Squad Member Head Coach to Birmingham University Teams Coach to Solihull College AASE England programme Coached Numerous County Squads including Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Derby. Philosophy I am a highly self-motivated full time coach committed to improve players of all standards. Through continually developing my skills and knowledge I am considered one of the leading coaches and have been recently voted in Golf Worlds top 100 coaches. Having excellent communication skills enables me to be able to deliver first class tuition to all levels of golfers and this is reflected in my achievements from my players and personal accolades.

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  1. Arturo GONZALEZ

    Mar 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    I have been playing golf for ten years. I have heard many times to hit from the inside, and this is the first time I understand how it is done. Previously I had no clue. Today I played nine holes and my game has changed, especially with driver and woods. Thank you so much. The thing that really made me understand was the image of that stick at a 45 degree angle, and making sure the club is parallel to it in the downswing.

  2. geo

    Mar 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Ive been taught that when club is parallel with the ground in DS (P6)

    Shoulders should still be closed to target line, and butt of club pointing at the inside quadrant of the ball.

    From that P6 position we can use our torso turning to square the clubface.(face slightly closed to path for a draw and slightly open topath for fade)

    If club is parallel to target line at P6, there is nothing left but flip the hands.

  3. Bob Dignan

    Mar 6, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    This is not new to me, but it is still helpful. Like many long time golfers, I can usually hit a draw when I want to, and often when I don’t. I really have more of a problem with the latter. On the other hand, when I really need to hit a draw, I will often end up with a straight push into trouble. Also, if I try for a draw off the tee, I will often end up with a pull or pull/hook. I get the need to approach the ball from the inside. My problem is getting the club face position relative to the path exactly right, which is what is needed. Still, it is good to see this demonstrated. Another common error for me is to hit a low “smother” shot when trying for a draw. Again, the club face gets too closed relative to the path and buries the ball into the turf. A hard shot for me is a high draw off the tee. I can seldom pull this off. If I manage a draw, it is usually low, or at least not high. In order to fight this I set up with my right shoulder low and try to swing up and out with the club face open to the target line and slightly closed to the path. When I watch your video, it looks like you are working mostly with your left arm swing, which is often my approach. Should I be trying to get the club inside by turning my hips rather than dropping my arms?

  4. Shallowface

    Mar 5, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    What has worked for me is practicing the old John Jacobs tip of placing a sprig of grass a couple of inches behind the ball and trying to hit that. It is very effective in creating a shallower strike from the inside. As a student of this game for over 45 years, I began to wonder why so many people seem to “get it wrong” in very similar ways. Perhaps it is a perception issue. The effort to hit the ball as opposed to imagining one is coming in slightly behind the ball is what leads to steep slice prone swings.

    • geohogan

      Mar 8, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      @shallow face.. totally agree
      Its all about intention

      How do we hit, anything? with our hands, make a fist and hit.

      When we use a broom do we hit, to move a crumb on the floor?
      Of course not. We sweep…a shallow , level move across the floor
      with our whole body, not just our hands.

      Golfers need to take ‘hit’ out of their vocabulary, and instead, ‘sweep’

      Ref. The Hogan Manual of Human Performance: GOLF, 1992

  5. geohogan

    Mar 5, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    IMO a fade is done exactly the same, simply align the body to the left
    and have clubface slightly open at impact. ie open to the path.
    Isnt that how Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus, faded the ball?
    Aligh left of target, clubface open relative to the pat at impact, still impacting the inside quadrant of the ball.

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