Short Game Technique - Great Practice Drill

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Hey everyone Danny Maude here thanks for joining us this week I've got three things that will improve your consistency of your shipping around the green if you're finding you're missing a green just like this and starting to catch the ball fatso you leave the ball in front of your nose or maybe you do the complete opposite you fire the bottle through the back of green or maybe we do both it is so frustrating isn't it and it ruins it so many rounds of golf your point playing pretty decent then suddenly you hear a few dodgy shots miss a green and then you can't get up and down it spoils the round of golf so in this week's training I'm going to show you from a decent light and they're not so good like how you can improve your overall strike before I get into the training note if this is one of your first videos of mine maybe come and join the community if you press that little bell button a nexus subscribe button you get notified every time we release a video just like this one so three things what's number one the first thing you need to know is concept the concept of chipping I believe has been he's been wrong for so many years I got taught it when I was a junior golfer when I start to struggle a little bit and it's simply this people if you've been taught to get the ball back in your stance to put your hands forward and you'll weight forward this is for me the hardest way in the world to chip when you do all those things you simply expose that sharp leading edge of the golf club to the ground what does that do well the first thing you need to if you do that you need to make sure that you hit that ball first because if you don't hit the ball first that sharp leading edge is going to get stuck into the ground so the very very first point is that you need to realize that we don't want to use or expose the front part of the golf club we want to expose the bottom or even the back of the golf club this is blunt it's soft it's not sharp at all and what that does is when we're chipping is basically we're getting more of a gliding effect through the actual turf like this okay and what that does is that's where you basically get the spin and if you look at here is I've made no mark on the ground whatsoever so we get this lovely lovely connection so the first thing I want you to do is get the concept of using the bounce or getting a feeling of the bounce before we move into the next stage so moving onto number two how do you do this how do you improve the quality how do you get this balance working on a regular basis well the first thing you got is you've clearly got to get used to grounding the club in a very different way I'm going to cover the setup and how that will enhance the way you ground the club and then I'll go for some ensuing things so the first thing I would do in your setup is make sure that this time that we don't have the ball back in our stance push the ball further forward yes that's middle to forward definitely don't have it back this just encourages way too much shaft lean and exposes that leading edge it's just simple move it forward the hands will will be ahead but they'll only just be in the book is that here's just in line with the front of the golf ball that's basically it the next thing we're going to do again to help expose the batter the balance of the golf club or the back of it is weak in your left hand you'll lead hand here move it in an anti-clockwise direction here as you grip down this really helps the impact coming through the ball notice in my setup I'm also quite narrow this really helps and stops me moving around so much it keeps me in a sense feeling that I can right over the top of the golf ball here the next thing I want you to do so once your setups done we're going to do get user a simple bit of chalk shot drill here so I'm going to go I've got the deck to an active in order to improve your ground striking you've got to remember look your body is an absolute genius if now you've got the concept of innocence using the balance of the golf club all we're gonna do is spray out a white line here on the ground and what we're gonna do now is is I know that your body will work out a way to do it maybe not straightaway but once you've got your set up position here you'll start striking it now the idea is is to get the balance of the club gliding through that line now I'm happy for you to take an inch behind the line and an inch after just gliding through be you're trying to get a consistent motion there's no I'm not breaking any surface I haven't gone Mudd here I'm literally just gliding through this line you might find that when you do it you get this digging motion absolutely fine you now know that the leading edge is yes you're stuck in that's not a problem just keep going you know the concept now just keep practicing backwards and forwards things that will improve this and things that I find that a lot of golfers do and it gets in the way of it is one you might find if you're not if you're not striking the line consistent or not grounding it you're moving around a lot that's one so just get a sense of that second thing that I find people doing this is they're basically in a sense taking a clump back and it's very close like this so the almost goes bowing in the wrists try to avoid as this type of action at all if anything to get the wrist working everything works in a rotational or forearms rotating here keeping that toe of the club pointing to the sky yep so it's as simple as that I'm third and final thing here is we don't want this right arm extending I see this a lot as well everyone's kind of in a sense eager to get to the back to the golf ball so this right hand extends and the hits way too deep so what we're doing is we're getting ourselves set and all we're going to do is practice gliding through that line now at this stage I'm not interested actually that's look it's a nice job but I'm not interested in where the balls going all I'm concentrating on now is getting the glide through this line and practicing my ground contact that's going to go right I felt I just pushed that a little bit but I'm not focusing on that at all all I'm doing right now is focusing on can I get that sound and the glide through the turf just like that once I've done that and I've got a feel of this really be patient with it like I said no distance control ignore direction just improve your ground contact it will make a massive difference and by the way you can hit the ground slightly behind the ball and it'd be absolutely fine don't you do not have to hit the ball first I'm what detailed our training on this specific issue and the basic technique up in this top right hand corner go and have a look at it it will really really help your overall short game then we move on to step number three so number three is where we put it all together we must remember that this game is a sport right and it needs to be played I find too many people when they're going up to a golf ball and a golf course we've absolutely no routine and they're stood over the golf ball thinking of a hundred and one things and we cannot you cannot play golf like that so what we're gonna do now is this we're going to build this into a system simple routine and it's got an athletic one we're gonna walk to the golf ball we're gonna have feel the grounding then watch this club goes in foot foot in go them again again this stage don't worry about where the balls going we're building a system you get yourself in seal The Groundlings get sense of that gliding through club comes in in in go long for you go again back again and you simply practice this routine until it's tough to feel much more comfortable a couple of practice swings get yourself going put club down in in go and each time what you're doing is is you're just getting a feel for the routine now it's going to feel comfortable it might feel a bit rushed that might even look a little bit rushed this is where you develop your routine the routine that's going to you can take to a golf Coffman this is a sport now let's just finish off with one more shot out of the rough so you find yourself in the rough and the balls nestled down a little bit what do you do well the key things sometimes here is don't try to go at the golf ball what you can actually do here is you can actually go to look hitting slightly behind the golf ball here so I'm actually going to let it almost look at hitting about an inch behind the golf ball same setup as we did before and balls forward in my stance I'm literally gonna ground the golf club now folks I'm grounding it an inch behind and then let's see what happens nothing no it's nothing more complicated than that ground it an inch behind and let it pop up on to the green it's going to come up with little more tops blinkers and coming out the rough but it's out there simple exercise there but don't go for the golf ball hit an inch behind the golf ball again not an inch by digging down the leading edge use the bounce as you're doing it here just literally put the club and inch behind nice and committed because you're hitting the grass you're going to need maybe a little bit more aggression going through but this is something that you can practice again on the patch going away before you get out onto that golf course so let's summarize what are we done the concept number one we've got it in a sense get away from the old school we're looking at things we don't want to have the ball back hands forward that exposes the lead exposes the leading edge we don't want that we want expose the balance of the golf club how do we do that we're going to push the ball forward in our stance we're going to maybe weaken the grip on the on the left hand a little bit here they're all those things are going to really help us now expose the bounce now second point we said look we've got to improve the ground in what we just said we can in the left hand we'll do this moving the ball forward and prove the quality of getting the bounce working simplicity your body's a genius you know at the end of the day we spray a line on the ground and I still just try and hit that line and try to work on getting the balance hitting that line consistently your body will work out a way to do it problems I see I see people extending the right arm way too much as the people moving around all this will start to disappear if you simply follow that exercise yes you have to shelve direction and this is control to start with that's absolutely fine once you've done that then move on to step number three which is start to get ready for the golf got how do we do this remember that Golf is a sport it's not something that you have to fill your head full of loads of stuff do this do that blah blah blah this gets confusing and it adds too much tension practice a routine where you get to the golf ball feel the grounding here get the motion and then when you're ready step up one look and then away we go okay and it is as simple as that really work on this you know it's such an important part of the game and of course I'm going to put with a top right-hand corner some more detailed short game videos I've put together of the last few months which are also really complement this session but until next week everybody if you enjoyed the video give me a thumbs up share it some people will struggle with the short game and I'll see you next week I'm a great golfing week