Performance Golf Training 1: Driver Accuracy Training 1

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  1. Phil Danley says:

    Eric…after another miserable round three days ago (105 with 10 penalty strokes for OB and water hazards) I decided to look online for some help and I found your site. This is the training philosophy that I’ve been looking for to get rid of the slice in my driver! No tips, no tearing the swing down and rebuilding it, just slowing down and developing a baseline swing.

    I’ve been at the range the last three days and what an improvement! The first day was spent on video #1. I was either hitting left (I’m a lefty) or hitting the heel of the driver. It was not easy to ignore the result and instead observe the feeling of the swing! But on the second day I began to get more consistent with squaring the club head and hitting 100-150 yards. By the end of the day I was able to hit 60% speed and feel the driver rotate in my backswing when I would slice.

    Today it came together. I rotated my right hand to a three knuckle position instead of my usual two knuckles. The club head then stayed square and I was able to start focusing on targets. Then when I focused on keeping my right arm on my chest, the distance began to increase along with the accuracy. 60% swings began to go close to 200 yards and straight! Full swings topped 250 and either were straight or slightly left and playable if on a fairway. And when I sliced, I backed down to the baseline swing and observed my wrists and follow through. I can’t wait to hit the course again!

    Thank you Eric for your website and your book on maximizing practice.

  2. Dick Barry says:

    Eric…I salute you! As a terrific instructor and a great coach. Thank you for all of your help.

    Dick Barry

  3. Ian says:

    Thanks Eric for the advice. I will let you know how I get on.

    All the best and good luck in your tournaments.
    Ian

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Thanks Ian. I’ll keep you posted here on my progress, and we look forward to hearing back from you too.

  4. Ian says:

    Hi Eric

    I really enjoy your newsletters, they give me so many things to think about and my game is steadily improving. I live in Tokyo and finding a range like the ones you use, is impossible. Most of the ranges here are no more than 70 metres long. How could I adpat your drills for ranges that are this short?

    Cheers
    Ian

    • Eric Jones, MA, PGA says:

      Hi Ian – Thanks! Glad you like the newsletters. If you don’t have a range that will allow you to gap your clubs, try it on a golf course. If you have the luxury of hitting several balls on a hole that can help. If not, begin calculating the exact yardage you wish to hit a shot on the course, then start tracking your results when you play. I use this particularly for scoring shots from 75 to 125 yards. I shoot the yardage to the flag, figure out exactly how far I want to hit my shot, then look for the pitch mark on the green to see how well I hit my yardage. Your other option is to get yourself a swing speed radar device then use it for your irons. Remember you are trying to repeat a swing, so you want to be as consistent as possible on your swing speed. Whatever your swing speed is for a particular club, keep repeating the swing until the speed is as close as possible. It’s definitely a challenge when you don’t have room on the range!

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