Under and Up Drill



Slicing is nothing more than having an open clubface at impact.Right-Handed slicers have an open clubface that results in the ball going to the right. Coincidently they try to fix it by swinging more to the left. Think about this. If the clubface is already open, swinging in the opposite direction only adds to degree in which the ball will spin and thus creates even more slice. It may seem logical to assume that if the ball tails off to the right, swing more in the other direction. Anotherr explanation is consider what would happen if you accidentally rear ended a car in front of you in traffiic. Lets also suppose you specifically hit the right rear bumper of the car with your left front bumper. Which way would the car you hit spin? It would spin to the left, correct? Conversely, if you hit the rear left bumper, the car would spin to the right. Likewise, if you hit the golf ball with the club swinging left, you are are also causing it to spin more off in the opposite direction.

Try This Drill


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Set up normal to the golf ball. Next, cock the club back until the shaft is perfectly parallel to the ground and the ball-target-line. Note: Your arms should not move and your hands should still be visible between your knees. Also, the toe of the club should be pointing skyward in this position (photo#1). Next, Tilt the shaft inward until it is aiming inside-out of the ball-target-line. Now, drop your trail shoulder until the shaft in aiming inside out ball-target-line and slightly skyward (photo#2). Finally, swing back and through as if you we trying to hit an object both ahead and up in your stance. Imagine you are hitting a tennis ball about 6' feet off the ground and way forward in your stance (photo#3). You should have the sensation that you are swinging under and up during the motion. This drill dramatically exaggerates the inside out motion needed to produce a powerful draw or hook.