Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Not sure how fundamentally sound my setup is but it had been working for me consistently lately:
1. Tee the ball high (about 3/4 of the ball above the face of the driver), I play with a 415cc Callaway Great Big Bertha 2.
2. Pick out a spot a few feet in front of the ball in direct relation to the intended target/landing area.
3. Set up slightly open with 80% weight on the right side.
4. Initiate hip trigger and "Slow and Low" backswing slowing down at the top. I know the taught method is shoulder turn first but this works for and as long as I get the hips firing through first, which I do, that's all that matters.
5. Keep head behind ball at impact.
6. Hit ball at 4 o'clock for straight or 3 o'clock for cut/fade.
I never knew until I was watching some episode on The Golf Channel that Tom Lehman also sets up open. They said he usually hits it pretty straight or an occasional cut/fade (I've noticed that with my ball flight also). Funny coincidence is that my ball marker is a coin with Tom Lehman's face on it. He's been my mental image when I tee it up now.
Posted by Andrew at 2/22/2006