Bobby Clampett: Flush It Off The Fairway

Become a great ball-striker with these three drills.

Released on 6/9/2015

Transcript

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Hi, I’m Bobby Clampett,
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founder of Impact-Based Teaching.
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I’ve been playing a lot on the Champions Tour lately,
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and thus, have played a lot of Pro-Ams.
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And whenever one of my Pro-Am partners hits in the fairway,
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I cringe.
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Why?
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Because I know they’re gonna hit a fatter thin shot.
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The cause,
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their swing bottom isn’t far enough in front of the ball.
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I’ve got three drills to show you.
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I’m gonna combine the first two.
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It’s called the towel lag drill and the stick drill.
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On the back swing I’m gonna lag the towel,
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and on the down swing I’m gonna
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work the work horse, the hips,
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and actually move it through the stick.
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So lag the towel,
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and hit the stick.
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The third drill is the aiming point drill.
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I know you’ve all been told keep
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your eye on the ball, right?
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Well, wrong.
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That actually moves your swing bottom too far back.
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The aiming point can help you move
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your swing bottom farther forward.
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I’ve placed the tee here well in front of my ball,
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because I wanna direct my attention
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and my energy of the swing to the tee.
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So I’m gonna lag the towel.
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I’m gonna work my work horse through the stick,
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and I'm gonna allow the aiming point to direct my
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attention and focus to get the swing bottom further forward.
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(club smacking ball)
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And the result, is a nice, solid, crisp iron shot,
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right in the sweet spot.
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