This morning I had a 9 hole playing session with my instructor. This was the 2nd time i've done this and i have to say, man do you learn a lot when playing with a pro. He certainly points out A LOT of stuff you don't see. Also, when i'm with him in the studio/range I tend to hit great shots and do what he tells me BUT and we've all been there, on the course it's a complete 180.. So today was fun to get out there with him and play. He was able to see my issues and give me some tips on how to correct them. 2 things he noticed this morning were fairway shots and short game w/ wedge...
Fairway shots, i need to make sure my posture AND ball position is correct. I was duffing a few shots w/ with my high irons (7,8,9 wedge) and noticed the ball postion was more towards my front foot. Going forward he wants me to start playing the ball a little further back, this way the club will hit the ball first and have better contact.. So, i need to take my time and make sure i'm good..
Chip shots around the green.. This was interesting b/c I never heard this before.. I was thinning a few shots so he grabbed a few coins in his pockets and buried them in the rough and laid a few on the fringe.. He had me hit the coins onto the green.. I have to say that made a difference.. i was able to get under the ball, pretending i was going for the coin.. Still need some practice but thought that was an interesting way to correct my chipping issue..
Anyways thought i would share...IF anyone out there having issues with their swing, support ya local PGA professional and get some lessons.. IMO, it's worth every penny and VERY thankful for my instructors. This is my 3rd year with him and enjoy every minute with him. Always learning something new..