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Lesson of the Day: Fix your grip to find the fairway

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In our “Lesson of the Day” video series with V1 Sports, we match a different GolfWRX member with a different V1 Sports instructor. It’s extremely important to both V1 Sports and GolfWRX to help golfers improve their games and shoot lower scores, and there’s no better way to do that than getting lessons. While we not only want to provide free lessons to select GolfWRX members, we want to encourage and inspire golfers to seek professional instruction. For instructions on how to submit your own video for a chance at getting a free lesson from a V1 Sports instructor as part of our Lesson of the Day series, CLICK HERE.

About the pro

A Top 100 Teacher by Golf Magazine and a PGA class-A Professional, Brad Brewer successfully competed on the Austral-Asian PGA Tour and Hogan/Nike Tours. After playing on the tour he co-founded the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy and directed its ten year expansion throughout the world. He developed the training curriculum for high performance juniors at Saddlebrook Preparatory and applies these experiences to his teaching and coaching at the Brad Brewer Golf Academy at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. Brad was awarded the North Florida PGA Teacher of the Year and Junior Golf Leader of the Year, along with the honor of Top 33 Instructor in Florida by Golf Digest magazine. Brad is The Golf Channel’s “Daily Brew” Online Instructor. Author of “My Golf Journal, Golf for Everybody,” and, “Arnold Palmer’s Success Lessons: Wisdom on Golf, Business, and Life from the King of Golf.”

Lesson synopsis

Overall, this GolfWRX member has a good looking golf swing reminiscent of Dustin Johnson. However, there are two main swing flaws that will keep him from seeing consistently straight shots. The first is a strong golf grip, causing the closing of the club face at impact. The second is hips that are too square to the target at impact, causing a lack of power and consistency.

Student’s action plan

  1. Grip the club in the palm of the fingers so that hand is more on top of the shaft.
  2. Practice the basketball drill demonstrated at the end of the video lesson.

 

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  1. geohogan

    Mar 6, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    With club held across the back of the shoulder blades, results in left shoulder dipping down and hips sliding. The typical , one plane faulty turn.

    If club is held in front of the chest. the torso can turn using the lower body
    and left scapula is free to abduct ie left shoulder moves under the chin and right scapula adducts

  2. Piff

    Mar 6, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Palm of the fingers???? lmao

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Me and My Golf: One simple swing thought for a great downswing

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In this week’s Impact Show, we analyze Jason Day’s golf swing and answer one question we get asked a lot. How do you start the downswing? We show you how Jason start’s the downswing and give you one simple swing thought that could make all the difference in creating a GREAT downswing.

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3 drills that will build a great putting stroke

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When you find yourself scratching your head because of all the putts you’re missing, take the time to hit the practice green and work out the kinks. All players go through slumps and face times when their stroke needs touching up, these three drills will go a long way in helping to reestablish a solid putting motion.

1. 4 Tee Drill

This drill is great for focusing on center contact as well as helping to maintain a square putter face through impact.

Most players will associate this drill with the two tees that many players on tour use for solid contact. But what makes this drill different is that by having two sets of tees, it forces us to have a good takeaway, as well as a good, follow through. Just have the two sets spaced 3 to 5 inches apart with the openings of the two sets being slightly wider than your putter. From there, any unwanted lateral movement with your putting stroke will be met by a tee.

2. Coin Drill

This drill pertains to those who tend to look up before hitting a putt which throws off our follow through and makes us manipulate the head. We do this for different reasons, though none of them are justifiable. Because those that keep their head down through the stroke will allow you to have better speed, control and just make a better stroke in general.

To perform this drill, just place the ball on top of the coin and make your stroke. Focusing on seeing the coin after you hit your putt before looking up.

3. Maintain the Triangle drill

One of the biggest things that I see in high handicap golfers or just bad putters, in general, is that they either don’t achieve an upside-down triangle from their shoulders, down the arms, and into the hands as pictured above. If they do, it often breaks down in their stroke. Either way, both result in an inconsistent strike and stroke motion. It also makes it harder to judge speed and makes it easier to manipulate the face which affects your ability to get the ball started online.

I use a plastic brace in the photo to hold my triangle, however, you can use a ball or balloon to place in between the forearms to achieve the same thing.

These three drills will help you establish proper muscle memory and promote strong techniques to help you roll the rock!

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Tip of the Week: The “Rear-Hand Drill” for improved chipping

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Top 100 teacher Tom Stickney shows you a simple way to make sure you aren’t “flipping” or “slapping at” your pitch shots.

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