We’re looking back at the top instructional articles from the past year.
As one of the most unpredictable, uneasy, and overall weird years winds down, we’re looking back at some bright spots of 2020, which happens to be in the golf space. From honing in your short game to finally curing your slice and the unbelievable technological advancements that accompanied equipment releases this year, there was a lot to unpack.
So as we wrap up a year that desperately needs to end, we’re revisiting the top instructional drills and equipment stories that helped shine a light on 2020.
Get your ball to stop, drop and barely roll on the green
Picture this- you hit your approach shot into the green and it’s tracking real nice. The ball hits the green but unfortunately rolls off and now you’re facing an up and down shot to save par. But when you find your ball just off of the green, you realize there’s hardly any room between you and the pin, making the shot much tougher than you originally imagined.
So how are you going to get this ball up and out of the rough, land quick and not roll it a mile past the pin? We have a couple of tips to help you out of this exact scenario.
Ready to drive it long like the pros? These videos will help
Hit Long Tee Shots like Dustin Johnson & Rory McIlroy by combining their golf swings
What would you get if you combined Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy? A swing built for speed. By channeling Dustin Johnson in the backswing while he changes his knee flex to help create more turn and Rory McIlroy during the follow-through when he straightens his knee and bends himself backward to help generate power, you’ve got the ultimate golf swing.
Hit longer drives- accelerate through the ball
Something many golfers struggle with is slowing down their swing before impact, which can actually rob you of a lot of distance. VP of Instruction, Nick Clearwater breaks down what really happens before the club reaches impact and why it’s important that the clubhead speed increases in the downswing.
Learn to swing like Rickie Fowler
Director of Teaching Quality, Brad Skupaka, shows us how Rickie Fowler takes his hands back in his backswing, which leads to a more in-to-out swing. If you’re struggling with a slice or lack of distance, Brad explains how this is the perfect swing to emulate and shares a drill to do just that.
Fix your slice this off-season with an easy indoor drill
I’m sure you’ve seen golf instructors all over the internet using different types of training aids, gadgets, and tools to help mold the perfect golf swing. So have I, but, I’ve never once seen any instructor pull a utensil out of a kitchen drawer for the purpose of working on the swing path and clubface location. It might sound crazy, but Director of Teaching Quality, Brad Skupaka, is really onto something with this drill using a common dinner fork.
How to Cure Your Slice: Eight-part Video Series
A lot of people struggle with a slice. And when I say a lot, I mean a lot. Of all of the golfers who walk through the doors at GOLFTEC, 96 percent of them admit to hitting a slice regularly and begging, pleading to hit anything but a slice. Okay, that might have been a little dramatic but seriously, people hate slices.
And since so many people struggle with that one particular ball flight, we’ve written hundreds of articles featuring different drills and exercises to help combat the dreaded slice. In some cases, these tips and tricks have really helped but sometimes one article or video just isn’t enough. Because of that, we’ve created the holy grail of all slice-curing instruction. This eight-part series hits on every single thing that might be contributing to a golfer’s slice. So without further ado, here’s our Cure Your Slice Series.
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