Necessary Practice Drills For Golf

Golf drills are a great way to reinforce golf swing fundamentals and ingrain the proper movements into your golf game.  Below are a few of our favorite golf drills that emphasize key elements of the golf game including golf swing impact, putting, chip shots and pitch shots.

Full Swing Impact: Power Clap Golf Drill

BENEFITS: This golf drill promotes proper posture, swing path, and impact position and encourages good body rotation, weight transfer, and follow-through.

1.Perform golf drill without a club. Take normal address position with hands facing each other.
2.Keep left arm and hand in place. Rotate right side of the body to the top of the backswing. At the top, biceps and forearm form 90° angle as if holding a serving tray.
3.Initiate downswing with the lower body. Rotate hips, arms, and shoulders down while keeping right elbow close to the right hip. Simulate “impact” by clapping left hand.
4.Continue swing through to a balanced finish position.

Putting: Ladder Golf Drill

BENEFITS: This golf drill helps aid distance and speed control.

1.On the putting green, place a line of tees at regular intervals up to the cup.
2.Putt to the first tee, then putt to each subsequent tee.
3.If you putt too far or short of the target, start the golf drill over.
4.You have successfully completed the drill when you have successfully put to each golf tee in succession.

Chipping: Chip to Target Golf Drill

BENEFITS: This golf drill helps aid accuracy and consistency with your chip shots.

1.Place one or more targets (e.g., towel, hoop) on the green between you and the cup.
2.From the fringe, chip to each target and land your chip shots within the targets.
3.Vary placement of your targets on the green and your chipping position off the green.

Pitching: Pitch to Target Golf Drill

1.Place five or more targets on practice area at various pitching distances from 30 to 60 yards away.
2.Pitch balls to each marker using the normal club for pitch shots.
3.Hit two to three shots in a row for each marker; feel the backswing length necessary for each distance.

Source by Nicolus Cage