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Mastering Your Short Game with Gravity Golf

Today, we’re diving deep into a fundamental exercise that can transform your short game: the Spoon Drill. This drill is not just about technique; it’s about understanding the mechanics and feeling connected throughout your swing. Let’s break it down step-by-step.

Feeling Connected and Hands-Free

One of the keys to a successful short game is learning how to feel connected and keeping the hands out of it. When you remove the slack and focus on your body’s natural movements, you achieve a more consistent and powerful swing with greater touch. Here’s how you can start:

  1. Stand Tall: Maintain a tall posture, stretching the crown of your head upwards. This helps in aligning your body correctly.
  2. Turn Your Body: Engage your core and turn your body as a whole unit instead of relying on your hands. This ensures that all parts of your body are working together harmoniously.

The Spoon Drill for Bunker Shots

The Spoon Drill is a fundamental exercise that can help you get out of any bunker with ease. Here’s how to execute it:

  1. Setup: Place your feet closer together to make it easier to turn. This is especially important on uphill slopes where a wider stance can make it harder to swing through the sand.
  2. Spooning the Ball: Position the club right next to the ball and accelerate forward. This teaches you the impact position and ensures that your hands do not add unnecessary tension.
  3. Turn Through: Focus on turning all the way through your shot, feeling how to maintain the right level of trap in the blade while rotating your body.

Simplifying the Process

When starting with the Spoon Drill, it may be easier to use a club with less loft, such as a 7-iron or 8-iron. As you become more comfortable, you can move to clubs with more loft. The key is to keep your hands out of the swing and let your body do the work.

Applying the Spoon Drill to Your Bunker Shots

To translate the Spoon Drill into actual bunker shots:

  1. Setup: Position yourself as if you’re going to spoon the ball, with your feet close together and your body turned slightly open.
  2. Swing: Heave the arms and club up to a vertical position or on its way there depending on how for your shot is. Maintain the same level of turn in the backswing between your lower and upper body and then turn through the shot, keeping your hands passive. This method allows the ball to come out smoothly and effortlessly.

Final Tips for Success

As you practice, remember to:

  • Stay Relaxed: Keeping tension out of your hands and arms will allow for a smoother swing.
  • Have Fun: Enjoy the process and the success that comes with mastering these techniques. Play with using different clubs to make it easier or harder, as well as different lie undulations.
  • Practice Consistently: Regular practice with these drills will build muscle memory and improve your short game significantly.

For more in-depth training, check out the free beginner’s guide in the description, which covers the fundamentals of gaining effortless power and mitigating pain.

Conclusion

By integrating the Spoon Drill into your practice routine, you’ll see improvements in your short game, making it easier to get out of bunkers and achieve consistent shots. Stay connected, keep the hands out, and turn through your shots for the best results. Feel the freedom my friends!

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