|Golf tip: Get rid of that slice! Work the club from the inside (.)|
Noted golf instructor and columnist, Mel Sole offers golf tips for GolfInstruction.com readers on all aspects of the game.
I have recently seen an infomercial on TV for a training device to help golfers work the club from the "inside". The cost of this device was $80. Here is a teaching aid that will cost you absolutely nothing and do the same job! Take two golf club boxes and tape them together with one overlapping the other by about 24 inches, as shown in picture #1 below.
Place the ball on the ground under the overhang at the very end of the top box.
Go to the top of your swing and hit the ball without hitting the box. By trying to get to the ball under the box, it will force you to keep the club head behind the hands on the downswing - an absolute must if you are to hit the ball from the "inside".
This "inside out" motion will allow the club head to move down the line much easier, guaranteeing a straighter shot.
Make sure you follow through completely with your hips all the way through to the target and your hands finishing high.
If you make an "over the top" swing with this teaching aid you will knock the box over every time and your hands will finish low around your body.
Work with this for an afternoon and you will find the results quite amazing! Plus, you've saved $80! Say "Thanks Mel!"
July 24, 2006
Mel Sole is Director of Instruction and owner of the Ritson-Sole Golf Schools. He has been named a "Top Teacher in North America" by Golf Magazine and is one of only four top teachers selected in South Carolina. His lessons have also appeared in Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golf Illustrated.