Practice Golf While Commuting

If you’re like me, you waste a lot of time commuting back and forth to work. So while you’re driving, why not practice golf.

No. Really. My pro friend offered me this tip for making the most of drive time:

When driving (and where it’s safe), grip the steering wheel with the fingers that are supposed to hold the club —the last three fingers of the left, and the middle fingers on the right. This will help develop strength and get you used to using those fingers to hold something in place. If you’re like me, the impulse is to grip too firmly with the thumb and forefingers. I have very strong fingers—which, when growing up in Maryland, I put to good use cracking crab claws. Unfortunately, the same strong thumb and forefingers also prevent me from properly releasing the club. I have to work on loosening my death grip on the club.

1 thought on “Practice Golf While Commuting”

  1. How to Easily Fix a Slice in the Golf Swing
    September 25th, 2006

    Typically the first thing people do when they start slicing the ball is to aim further left and turn the club face in, this may provide a temporary fix that allows a slice to stay in the fairway. However, this actually exaggerates the slice. We are taught that our aim is based upon the position of our feet and this is true if our swing does not have a slice or draw. Opening the stances actually cranks the shoulders out to the right, which is why this exaggerates the slice.
    So how to fix this problem, well the easiest way to fix this problem is actually to close the stance down, aim more to the right. Sounds crazy, perhaps, but what we are seeking to do is bring the shoulders through squared up and aiming down the center of the fairway. Start by lining your feet up aiming straight down the fairway, now move the front foot in two to three inches towards the ball and move both feet back two to three inches. This will square the shoulders up and provide solid square contact as you follow through the ball.
    Now it is time to go to the range and try it out, this is probably the easiest way to fix a slice, now if you start drawing the ball at the range it just means that there has been an over adjustment and then just use the same techniques as above except in the opposite directions.

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