HOW DO YOU COMPRESS THE GOLF BALL?
Mike Maggs is an expert golf instructor at his very own Maggs Golf Academy. Mike shares a great drill for helping you learn to properly orient your arms in your backswing and downswing so that you can strike the ball from the slot with good compression. Simply hold a plastic hanger under your trailing armpit so that the hook of the hanger is pressing against the front of your trailing shoulder and the bottom of the hanger is approximately parallel to the ground. Take the club away (low and wide) until your lead arm touches the bottom of the hanger. From this position, you want to lead your down swing with your hips and lower body by rotating and starting to shift your weight from your trailing side to your target side as your belt buckle starts turning toward the target. Keep your lead arm touching the hanger as you rotate your upper body and pull your arms downward. At about the point where you are halfway down your lead arm will separate from the hanger and then you will enter the impact zone and release. It's a simple training aid. The hanger drill will help you learn to strike from the inside with better downward angle of attack and compression.
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