The Basics of hitting Putts, Chips, Irons, and Drivers

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PUTTS
  • Mark your ball
  • Evaluate line from front and back
  • Pick a target
  • Point logo or line on ball at target
  • Visualize the shot and Start Preshot Routine
  • Swing thoughts-Keep body still, Rock shoulders, No wrist action 
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CHIPS
  • Evaluate the lie, terrain and slope of the green
  • Will you hit it High or Low?
  • Pick a target
  • Visualize the shot and Start Preshot Routine
  • Swing thoughts-More weight on front foot, keep hands moving  
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IRONS
  • Evaluate the lie, wind, slope, obstructions and hazards
  • Will you hit it High or Low?
  • Pick a target
  • Visualize the shot and start Preshot Routine
  • Swing thoughts-Smooth transition, Breathe, Hold your finish  
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DRIVERS
  • Tee it up with half the ball above clubhead
  • Evaluate the environmentions 
  • Pick a taget with largest margin of error
  • Play the ball up in your stance
  • Visualize the shot and start Preshot Routine
  • Swing thoughts-Lead arm straight, Turn around your spine. Balance  
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PRESHOT ROUTINE
  • Stand directly behind the ball and your target
  • Pick a point 3 feet in front of your ball and draw an imaginary line
  • Visualize yourself hitting the perfect shot
  • Line your feet up parallel to the imaginary line
  • Ensure that your hips and shoulders are parallel to the imaginary line
  • Breathe and Relax
  • Swing with confidence
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