Breaking Par For The First Time In My 2020 Golf Season

I finally broke par in 2020. Yesterday I shot a 1 under par 70. It was a solid round where I struck the ball better than any other round this year. My round was comfortable and seemed easy right from the first swing. I was over the moon to play a solid round with no major errors.

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Revisiting My Golf Stat Collection

After one day of tracking my approach shot stat of distance and where I missed, I am calling Uncle. Yup, it was an eye opener and I realized that the amount of data I was going to collect was folly! I actually felt like I was drowning in information that really offered no substantial value….as I found out!

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How To Hit A Golf Shot Poorly

I bet you were expecting something else from my daily musings than what I am indicating from the title. I bet if you did a quick search, you would be overwhelmed by the number of articles claiming they have the answer to everything. As you know, from reading many of my articles, I like to talk golf and most of my conclusions are things that work for me; and I like sharing my thoughts with you just in case they are helpful. Believe it or not, I know how to hit a poor golf shot 100% of the time and this might be the most important piece of information I have ever shared at The Grateful Golfer.

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Golf Tip – Hitting the Club Face

In a previous post, I discussed where the ball should be placed in my stance and how I adjusted my alignment to make solid contact. But one of the most basic tenants of making solid contact was the shaft angle when the club head strikes the ball. As I watched the simple video below, many of my ideas of solid ball striking came together.

To confirm my new-found knowledge, I watched 30 minutes of professional golfers hit balls in various scenarios. Of the many similar aspects of their golf swing, the ball contact was created the same way: the club grip was in front of the ball during contact. Having the club grip past the ball, creates the proper shaft angle so the club head strikes the ball about 3 or 4 grooves up from the bottom of the club head. It is like trapping the ball with the club head.

Next, I looked for a simple drill to reinforce my what I have learned. This is what I found:

What do you think?

I am off to the course tomorrow with my new-found knowledge. I am sure positive things are going to happen!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!