whAT is The CLOCK DRILL?
The objective through practice and repetition is to create and achieve the ability to repeat an incredibly effective golf swing, repeatable on call, time after time. In doing so, this will be enforced with drills you’ve establish as a reminder of what your swing thoughts should be in the process. This will ultimately lead to you being able to control the golf ball. What will this lead to? Course Management all of which will result in greater enjoyment and lower scores.
There are a few different types of swings depending on what you are trying to accomplish. Most golfers naturally want to draw the ball when they hit from the tees. This maximizes your swing and produces the most power if done correctly. Draws are most ideal for when trying to avoid hazards on the left of the fairway or when the course dog legs left.
The goal is to and pull your back swing over 7 o’clock and finish your swing at 1 o’clock. This will Draw your ball perfectly in front of where you are aiming. If your follow through is past 12 o’clock that is call hitting “over the top” or if you’re finishing at 1 that is call “inside over the top”.
This is one of the most common type of swing and the easiest to understand. When wanting to hit a shot straight down the fairway this is the approach you should adopt. Be sure that you are lining up square with your target, it is easy to miss a straight shot if your aimed in the wrong direction.
To accomplish this your back swing should be over 7 0’clock and then you follow through over 12 0’clock. If your follow through is over 11 or 1 o’clock your shot will not be a straight it will pull or slice depending on the angle you finish with.
A fade shot can be difficult for some to master because it is easy to pull the ball because naturally, we overcompensate on the swing. If perfected the fade can give you an advantage over a lot of other golfers. Fades are most ideal for when trying to avoid hazards on the right of the fairway or when the course dog legs right.
The goal is to and pull your back swing over 7 o’clock and finish your swing at 11 o’clock. This will Fade your ball perfectly in front of where you are aiming. If your follow through is past 10 o’clock that is call hitting “over the top” or if you’re finishing at 12 that is call “inside over the top”.