The Good Player Mistake

You're in the single-digit handicap so you don't suck anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't get any better. Jason Guss shows you how to fix a classic mistake that all good players make.

Released on 7/28/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Guss

Shot at Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath, Michigan

Transcript

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So you're a single digit handicapper,
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which means you don't suck anymore.
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But that doesn't mean you can't get better.
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Here's how.
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I'm Jason Guss, and this is Breaking Bad Scores.
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The problem is, you got the classic good player mistake.
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The ball starts way to the right or snap hooks.
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The cause?
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Well the clubs just swinging too much from the inside
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on the downswing.
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You have to get the club a litle more in front of you
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on the downswing.
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Here's how.
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A good ball position would be a ball that's placed
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just off the instep of your forward heel.
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But for this drill, what I want you to do,
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is actually put it on the outside of your forward foot.
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Now, what's the purpose of that?
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The purpose is, if you drop the club too far on the inside
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it's gonna be hard to even make contact with the golf ball.
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So by putting the ball too far forward in our stance,
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that's gonna make us get the club out in front of us
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a little bit more, which should help the ball
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start a little straighter down the fairway
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and create a little less curve.
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Now you want to feel some real power and
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hit some straight drives?
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Get that ball out in front of the forward part of your foot.
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(scream)
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