Breaking 100-90-80 - A Guide to the scoring basics Created on 4/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
A Monthly Guide to the Scoring Basics
Practicing is critical to getting better, but don't lose sight of the fact that hitting shots out on the course is the way you finally judge your game. That's why I try to tie most of my practice drills and techniques to situations that I (or my students) actually face in a real round. Try shots when you practice, then don't be afraid to use them when you play. You'll make some mistakes, but over time, you'll be a better player.
Keep your swing on track
Many beginners hear that a good swing comes from the inside. Mistakenly, they take the club back to the inside, starting a chain reaction that results in an over-the-top downswing. To help take the club back on the target line, place one range ball about a foot behind the ball you're hitting. On the same line, six inches toward you, place another ball. Take the club back over the first ball, then swing through over the second.
Golf Digest April 2001
Take the club back over the first ball,
then swing through over the second.