Necessary practice drills for golf

Golf drills are a great way to reinforce golf swing fundamentals and ingrain the proper movements into your golf game.  Below are a few of our favorite golf drills that emphasize key elements of the golf game including golf swing impact, putting, chip shots and pitch shots.Full Swing Impact: Power Clap Golf Drill BENEFITS: This golf drill promotes proper posture, swing path and impact position and encourages good body rotation, weight transfer and follow-through. 1.Perform golf drill without club. Take normal address position with hands facing each other. 2.Keep left arm and hand in place. Rotate right side of body to top of backswing. At the top, biceps and forearm form 90° angle as if holding a serving tray. 3.Initiate downswing with lower body. Rotate hips, arms and shoulders down while keeping right elbow close to right hip. Simulate "impact" by clapping left hand. 4.Continue swing through to a balanced finish position. Putting: Ladder Golf Drill BENEFITS: This golf drill helps aid distance and speed control. 1.On the putting green, place a line of tees at regular intervals up to cup. 2.Putt to the first tee, then putt to each subsequent tee. 3.If you putt too far or short of target, start the golf drill over. 4.You have successfully completed the drill when you have successfully putted to each golf tee in succession.Chipping: Chip to Target Golf Drill BENEFITS: This golf drill helps aid accuracy and consistency with your chip shots. 1.Place one or more targets (e.g., towel, hoop) on the green between you and the cup. 2.From the fringe, chip to each target and land your chip shots within the targets. 3.Vary placement of your targets on the green and your chipping position off the green. Pitching: Pitch to Target Golf Drill BENEFITS: This golf drill helps aid feel and accuracy of your pitch shots. 1.Place five or more targets on practice area at various pitching distances from 30 to 60 yards away. 2.Pitch balls to each marker using normal club for pitch shots. 3.Hit two to three shots in a row for each marker; feel the backswing length necessary for each distance.

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