Two keys to making contact

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Golf is a simple game. It’s just those who play it make it hard.
I’ve heard that over and over again and it has some truth to
it.
There are only two key variables in the golf swing that really
determine if you can strike the ball solid or not.
Golf is a simple game. It’s just those who play it make it hard. I’ve heard that over and over again and it has some truth to it.

There are only two key variables in the golf swing that really determine if you can strike the ball solid or not. Those two variables are knee flex and keeping your left arm straight. If you keep a consistent knee flex through the swing and don’t squat down or stand up while you are trying to hit the ball you stand a better chance of striking it square.

Most players tend to stand up as they try to hit the ball, giving them a feeling they are helping lift the ball up in the air. Actually, standing up moves them farther from the ball and almost always causes a top. Keeping your left arm as straight as possible is a little more difficult to do during the swing than keeping the same knee flex. It is more difficult due to the fact that most of us are right-handed.

Keeping it straight through impact insures that you will meet the back of the ball with the face of the club in the same location that you have established during set up. As a drill, take a half swing with just your left arm keeping your knees in the same flex. Do this until you can consistently brush the ground and then start swing longer. Advance with this drill until you can brush the ground without even looking.

Remember, when all else fails, take a lesson, you’ll surprised how much we can help.

To schedule a lesson with PGA-certified instructor Don DeLorenzo, call Gilroy Golf Course at 848-0490.

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