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David Leadbetter: Score Inside 100 Yards

How to get more consistent with your short game.

Released on 11/3/2015

Transcript

00:04
We all know how important wedge play is to good scoring.
00:08
Now if you're having problems with your wedge play
00:10
and your scoring, the A swing technique
00:12
will really help you.
00:13
Here's four steps to improve your wedge play.
00:16
Step one, set up squarely to the ball,
00:19
just like a regular shot, but with a narrow stance
00:22
and your weight slightly favoring your left side.
00:25
Step two, as is normally taught, alight your body
00:28
left of the target, put your right foot back slightly,
00:31
so your upper body is open, your feet are closed.
00:35
Step three, with this closed foot stance it'll help you
00:37
to make a nice short backswing with a stable right knee.
00:41
Swing through feeling that your right knee tucks behind
00:44
your left knee, since that the follow through
00:46
is about the same length as the backswing.
00:49
This movement with the knees eliminates the spin out
00:52
with the hips, a big problem with wedge players.
00:55
Working on these for steps should really improve
00:58
the consistency of your wedge play.
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