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Hey... just starting to really get into the golfing season over here in the UK and was wandering if anyone new the practice/range sessions of any pros that i can steal/use? I notice that weighted clubs are becoming very popular. I also see a lot of shafts stuck in the ground behind players angled away from them...anyone know why?

 

Any experiences/knowledge would be great to hear!

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Remember, that a practice routine is only good if you're trying to solve a specific fault. It's not going to do your swing much good if you're doing something well, and you try and copy someone else's routine / drill which is designed to fix one of the strengths of your swing.

 

Vijay may be the most efficient practicer of all time, with his drills he fixes ALL his swing faults at once.

 

1. He sets up a practice station with a shaft aligned at his feet on his target line for alignment.

 

2. He then sticks a shaft behind him to identify his swing plane and keep him from getting under plane.

 

3. Next he places a water bottle just ahead and to the outside of his golf ball to keep him going in to in with his swing instead of in to out.

 

4. Finally he places a glove under his left arm pit to help keep his arm / body connection.

 

Very difficult to do. If you try it, I think you'll find it's akin to swinging in a 3x3 box. There's only one way for the club to come through and miss all those objects. It's also one of the reason's why even on his worst ball striking weeks Vijay's still better than 90% of the guys on tour (that and his incredible short game).

 

If you have a specfic fault you'd like to address, I can try and see if I have any drills to help.

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this isnt a big secret i'm sure lots of people know this, but just in case you don't here's tigers warm up routine.. which he stole from jack.

 

here's the order.. he hits each club until he feels comfortable and ready with it

 

sand wedge

 

8 iron

 

4 iron

 

3 wood

 

driver

 

lob wedge

 

and to end he warms up with whatever club he is hitting off the first tee. for example, driver or a long iron.

 

i know john daly does a lot of work swinging irons with his left hand hand. practicing releasing his wrist and proper follow-through. i do this often and i find it to also be a great way to strengthen your hands, wrists and forearms.

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