Compress Through the Ball
Brought to you by Shawn Clement
In this section, Shawn Clement makes an introduction and talks about a technique that will not only help you on the impact of the golf ball but will also help you when you are playing in the wind.
In this section, Shawn Clement will hit 3 golf balls with different tee heights. With the golf ball that is teed high, hit the golf ball as low as possible. When the ball is teed higher the lower you can hit it. Position your stance where the ball is right off your back foot, close the club face around 20 degrees at address and stay behind the ball to catch the ball on the downswing. The club should hit the ball first and the ground second. Use the face of the club to compress the golf ball into the ground like its going to hit the ground and spin off the ground.
In this section, Shawn Clement will then demonstrate hitting a golf ball that is teed higher using the technique that he mentioned in the previous section. When you hit the golf ball on full swing and you break the tee that means that you are bottoming up too soon.
In this section, Shawn Clement will talk about hitting a ball that is teed a little lower compared to the high teed ball. Position the ball in the middle of your stance and do the same golf swing as hitting the ball that is teed high only that you can close the face of the club a little less.
In this section, Shawn Clement will teach you how to hit the ball that sits on the ground. On address, the club should be in the middle of your stance and the ball just a little forward of the club using the same golf swing that you used in hitting a medium teed ball.
In this section, Shawn Clement will teach you to determine if you are hitting the ball first and the ground second by looking at your divots. At the end of your practice, as you continue to use the same turf, you should have a square foot of divots after. If the divots are in front of the ball that means that you are hitting the ball correctly.