It would seem the universal desire to see a golf shot before we have actually hit one may be a thorn in the sides of great golf swings forever. You may have been given advice such as ‘see the divot before you see the shot fly’, or ‘see the tee under the ball before you look up’, or ‘watch the club head hit the ball’ to help remedy the problem… but if you are still fighting the urge to look, then try this drill to help burn in a post impact position with your attention still down on the ground… Swing a mid iron from hands at hip high on the way back to hands at hip high in your finish and scuff the ground making a good weight transfer and swinging the club from a ‘toe up’ to ‘toe up’ position, but scuff the ground on the way back again in the same spot! Basically, I want you to turn yourself into a human metronome scuffing the ground on the way through and scuffing it on the way back… just keep swinging back and forth scuffing the ground in both directions without ever taking your eyes off the grass you are trying to hit. This is a wonderful drill for teaching you to find a great post impact position with good extension and your focus still down on the ground where your ball just ‘was’. This drill is not as easy for some as it sounds… give it a try and tell me what you think. For those of you who stay down in the shot well, try it anyway… it’s a great drill to improve your pivot as well.
Play well, Dave Lengyel