World class touch around the green requires a consistent way to move your body towards the hole. Having a few high level short game drills are like gold for you scoring abilities. Getting yourself to feel your body freely moving forwards ignites your short game magic. “Slack” in the body is easily overlooked and can greatly affect the freedom of movement. The term “slack” means that when you attempt to turn your body, the arms do not move together with the turn. When tension is applied through delivery, it can add a whole world of complications. Tension acts as a reactionary force that will change your alignment and your ability to crisply pick the ball off the ground.
Short game drills like this help you feel how to position yourself, so you can move as a whole piece. When walking, everything falls together with your first move in the direction you want to go. Gravity aids us in moving from one place to another in the most efficient way possible. You want short game drills that let you feel how to move you towards the hole as easily as possible. Once you feel how to move yourself, then find how to put the ball in the path. Short game drills like the Spooning Drill can be used for all distances around the greens, including putts. Feel free to walk through your shots as well to help indicate how smoothly you are able to advance your body towards the hole (your intention). Learn how to master these short game drills and they will show you how simple you can make your approach to distance across the greens. Enjoy!
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