Practice Your 50-Yard Wedge Swing to Improve Your Driver

If you want the best shortcut to improvement in your driving distance AND accuracy…

Hit More 50-yard Wedges!

 

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?

 

But if you give that idea some thought, it implies a profound question. If you cannot control the clubface, sweet spot path, centeredness of contact, trajectory control, spin control and distance control on a 50-yard shot…how will practicing a much longer and much faster golf driver swing help you?

 

The fact is that as you add speed, how you are moving and what you are feeling move further apart and that makes it just about impossible to accurately feel what is going on. So the odds are against you that you will improve at all, if ever.

 

So, if you want the fastest track to hitting every club better, follow this drill/exercise and learn how to improve your golf swing and hit your driver like a pro.

 

Address the ball and “rehearse” exactly where you would like to be positioned at the Moment of Truth IMPACT!

 

Move, slide, rotate, shift and bend every part of your body and every part of the club to the precise zone you need to be located in when the club contacts the ball.

 

Bingo!There you have it! Clearly presented, right in front of you, the exact location and the exact FEEL of where every component needs to be at the most important microsecond in the swing. Just follow the step-by-step instructional video so that you can put yourself into the precise position for impact.

 

From there, NOT  FROM ADDRESS… make a long enough swing with your favorite wedge to hit the ball 50 yards. Your first goal is improvement in compression of the golf ball. Then repeat. Then repeat. Then repeat again.

 

As consistency in your compression builds you can then make half or three-quarter length golf swings, maybe hitting the ball 100 yards with a longer club…but now, with a higher level of trajectory control and compression. As soon as your compression decreases, go back to the 50-yard golf wedge swing and build in length and speed as your compression improves.

 

Am I suggesting that you should never practice at full speed? Of course not…but only after you have an improved level of excellence with a shorter, slower 50-yard golf wedge swing.

 

There is no “secret” to hitting the ball with a high level of certainty. But if there was…it would be your ability to reproduce precise impact alignments. Even better, there is no point of diminishing returns. How would it be possible that you could have too much precision at impact? Precise impact alignments are Golf’s Gift that keeps on giving.

 

So, if you want to control your game…gain control of the flight of the ball. If you want to control the flight of the ball…control your impact alignments. If you want more consistent impact alignments…hit more 50-yard wedges.

 

If you need training related to where you need to be at impact, our T.G.I.F. (Terravita Golf Instruction and Fitness) team is here to support you. We would love to show you this fantastic exercise. It is one of our most crucial components in our instruction program. And as always, contact us if you are interested in joining our private golf and country club.

 

 

Improve Your Game Permanently in Less than 5 Minutes

I know you are saying, “AW C”MON! Every training aid infomercial, every teacher, every TV commentator, every so-called expert with golf tips says the same thing…and you know what? IT NEVER WORKS!

I agree 100%.

It is a fact that in golf there is nothing you can do to achieve instant perfection. 

But, you can improve immediately, if you will agree to take on a different approach…and here it is… 

To improve your game immediately and permanently… 

Clean Your Room! 

In the book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Dr. Jordan Peterson, he uses the metaphor of cleaning your room as an amazing way to improve your life.

As it relates to golf performance improvement, “cleaning your room”
would require that you:
1st – Recognize the parts of your game that are a mess.
2nd – Find the motivation to clean them up. 

 

3rd – Do something about what is in the most obvious need of your attention. In other words, take some action to “clean them up”. 
4th – Continue to “clean your room!” Stay committed to preventing the same mess from influencing your game in a negative way again. 

There is a pervasive but misguided conviction among golfers that adding a new skill set, adjusting your golf grip, renovating the swing, adding a fifth wedge or getting custom fit for a super powered self-shooting new driver will immunize them from making bad decisions. While all of those ideas may have merit, that is not the outline of what is being offered here.

I am proposing the idea that you become mindful of the parts of your game that are killing your scores…and that you simply…

Stop doing those things. 

The first step is to stop doing those things that are the most obvious, the ones that everyone notices…the ones you already know about without having to drill deep into diagnostic analysis or go to a psychotherapist to discover.

For example, if you know you are a poor bunker player, choosing shots 

 

that eliminate or at the least minimize the chance of hitting the ball into a bunker would be one way to “clean your room”. 

Maybe you are not very good at short-side lob shots. Playing away from the short side of pin locations would be a good way to “clean your room”. 

If you know you are not a good fairway metal player and you know that you probably cannot hit a successful shot with the fairway metal club that you are “supposed to use”, use your favorite club instead, no matter 

 

what it is, to significantly improve your chances of hitting a successful shot. These golf tips would be another great way to “clean your room”.

If you know you have something in your golf swing that always shows up on the course, but not on the practice tee…learn how to compensate for it in the interim, while you are in the process of working to eliminate it. This can get a bit complicated, but with help from your personal PGA or LPGA instructor, you can figure out a way to play better with the imperfection until your swing gets better with a little golf swing practice. If you’d like to set up a golf lesson, contact us. Just one more way to “clean your room”. 

It is a very simple formula:
1.) We all have parts of our games that are better than other parts. Based on evidence from your previous 5-10 rounds, what are yours? By determining what the strongest components of your game are you can immediately begin to play toward those strengths
2.) Come to a conclusive understanding as to what are the weakest elements in your game and then avoid them. 
3.) Play to your strengths. The proposal of focusing on improving your weaknesses as a way to lower your scores is simply wrong. Place your strengths in the center of your attention on every shot and play toward them. Choose the shots and the clubs that are your most reliable based on recent evidence, using results from your last 5-10 rounds. 
4.) Make better shot selection decisions. Stay away from the shots and skills in your game that are outside what you have determined to be your strengths. Be committed to the principle that, “I am going to play toward my strengths and stay away from my weaknesses. I am going to play the shot that I know I can execute, not the one I am “supposed to play.”

Want to improve your game in a permanent way? 

CLEAN YOUR ROOM!* 

And simply stop doing the obvious things that are destroying your scores.