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What is your go to drill when you feel like your ball striking is off? I am new to the game and I want to know what drills the fine folks here in the forum find themselves coming back to when trying to dial in that crisp downward ball then turf angle of attack iron shot? One I have heard of recently that seems like great real vs feel feedback as well is spraying foot powder or dry shampoo on the club face to show where the ball was impacted low/high/heel/toe. What products have you found to perform this task well?

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1 hour ago, TheProfessor02 said:

What is your go to drill when you feel like your ball striking is off? I am new to the game and I want to know what drills the fine folks here in the forum find themselves coming back to when trying to dial in that crisp downward ball then turf angle of attack iron shot? One I have heard of recently that seems like great real vs feel feedback as well is spraying foot powder or dry shampoo on the club face to show where the ball was impacted low/high/heel/toe. What products have you found to perform this task well?

The foot powder isn't about angle of attack,  it is about where you are contacting the ball on the face.    You can use foot powder to draw a line on the ground and make sure you are hitting in front of the line.   You can also put a towel about 6" behind the ball and avoid hitting the towel on the downswing.   Adam Young would be a good resource to look at to improve ball contact; he talks about both moving the low point foward as well as having the right depth.   Below is a video from Martin Chuck that works on strike location from bunkers.  

 

 

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The foot powder isn't about angle of attack,  it is about where you are contacting the ball on the face.    You can use foot powder to draw a line on the ground and make sure you are hitting in front of the line.   You can also put a towel about 6" behind the ball and avoid hitting the towel on the downswing.   Adam Young would be a good resource to look at to improve ball contact; he talks about both moving the low point foward as well as having the right depth.   Below is a video from Martin Chuck that works on strike location from bunkers.  

 

 

Yes, sorry if my wording is confusing when mentioning low/high strikes etc I was only referring to where the ball comes into contact with the face of the club which is independent of the angle of attack. Thank you for the link as there doesn't seem to be as good of a collection of drills for ball striking versus say putting that I've been able to find. 

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21 minutes ago, TheProfessor02 said:

Yes, sorry if my wording is confusing when mentioning low/high strikes etc I was only referring to where the ball comes into contact with the face of the club which is independent of the angle of attack. Thank you for the link as there doesn't seem to be as good of a collection of drills for ball striking versus say putting that I've been able to find. 

Read Adam Young's stuff.  He has drills to work on face contact. 

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Feet together swings is one of the best drills to do.

9-3 swings are another. 

Trying to hit punch shots in another.

While there isn’t one universal drill these are some of the most basic drills that will work on the fundamentals a of the swing and where the vast majority of full swings break down. 

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18 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Read Adam Young's stuff.  He has drills to work on face contact. 

Yeah I have been looking at some of his stuff since you mentioned it and he has some great videos explaining the basic fundamentals of what affects ball flight. 

Driver: :titelist-small: - 913 D3

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Irons: :ping-small: - Eye 2 3-SW

Putter: :cleveland-small: - Huntington Beach SOFT 8.5

Ball: :Snell: - MTB-X 

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2 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Feet together swings is one of the best drills to do.

9-3 swings are another. 

Trying to hit punch shots in another.

While there isn’t one universal drill these are some of the most basic drills that will work on the fundamentals a of the swing and where the vast majority of full swings break down. 

Yes it definitely fits in with what I have been seeing. I have also heard of chip, punch, full drills working on honing strike which then works up to flighting irons and working them higher or lower depending on wind conditions. 

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Irons: :ping-small: - Eye 2 3-SW

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

Read Adam Young's stuff.  He has drills to work on face contact. 

Second this. Helps a ton

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My warm up for a round or practice session starts with feet together drills, then left foot only and right foot only.  Then I move on to hitting 5 shots with the same club--a chip, a short pitch, a long pitch, 3/4 shot and full shot.  I vary the iron each day.  All shots to a target and with easy tempo.   

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