Seattle Area PGA Professional

Drill Parallel Clubs Drill Plus

The next time you hit balls make sure you aim with precision by suing old shafts or colored sticks for alignment. To add to this normal practice routine put a shaft down the target line in front of the ball and a  shaft behind the ball laying flat on the ground(space them out about four feet from the ball so you donít hit them)  This will help you aim better regardless of your eye dominance.

Club Release

To work on release try a old fashion baseball swing. Set up with the club out in front of your body and swing the club around your spine. (Make sure not lean one way or the other) Once you have made a few swings. Tilt and hit a few shots with the same motion. This will help you become a better ball striker.

Angle of Approach

Most of us hate hitting balls thin and fat. To fix these shots try hitting balls out of a fairway bunker.  Draw a line in the sand and instead of hitting behind the line, hit the line forward. Practice till you feel comfortable then hit balls out of the sand the same way.  You will reduce those flat and thin shots.


How do you know if you have the right tilt?  This is a huge problem for many. When you get into your posture you should be able to hang a shaft from your shoulders and it will be over your toes if you have the correct posture. Maintaining this position through your golf swing is important to become a great ball striker.