Why You Need This: In this video, you'll discover the keys on how to break 70 in golf.
Wouldn't it be nice to tear up the course and shoot in the 60s?
Heck yeah it would...
But what does it take?
To play in the 60s, you must...
- hit solid, compressed shots,
- have complete control of your pitch shots, and
- must be able to drain mid-range putts
Sounds easy, right?
Well, maybe it's not so easy...
But the drills in this video will get you closer to this elite level of play.
This drill covers how to hit solid, compressed shots.
Start by shallowing out your club in the downswing.
Also, allow your left wrist to bow a bit and open up your hips.
Practice with pump drills.
Pump 3 to 5 times then swing on through the ball quickly.
Be aggressive through contact.
To shoot in the 60s, you'll need to be explosive.
Now, let's work on your pitch shot consistency.
Focus on compressing the pitch and prevent the club face from turning over.
With your full shots, you'll release on through and the club face will turn over.
However, for your pitches, keep your club face stable for more consistency.
Now, let's drain some birdie putts.
8- to 12-foot birdie attempts need to start going in if you want to shoot in the 60s.
Put some pressure on yourself by recreating the feeling you'd have in a round.
Keep your lower body stable...
And keep your hands soft and hold the follow through.
Set up 3 balls in a row at 8, 10, and 12 feet.
Knock each ball in one after the other.
If you miss one, start over with the 8 footer.
Watch this video now to work on compressing the ball...
Controlling your pitch shots...
And draining those crucial 8- to 12-foot putts!
Now you know exactly how to break 70 in golf!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 6:21
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Hey guys, and welcome back to Top Speed Golf. In this video we’re going to talk about how to break 70, et down in the 60s. It’s a lot of fun, we’re going to need to be explosive.
We’ve got to have some power to shoot in the 60s. We’re going to have to really compress that golf ball, hit it nice and solid. We’re going to have complete control over our pitch shots and then be able to drain those mid-range putts.
So I’ve got a great little drill for you here that’s going to help you getting explosiveness, getting lag, getting the release correct, and really compressing the golf ball. That’s going to be crucial to shooting in the 60s as we mentioned.
So what we’re going to do here is let’s go ahead and set up. I want you to work halfway into your downswing. So as you’re in your downswing, we’re going to work on shallowing out this club, so again, that club needs to shallow out a little bit.
All the pros are doing that, that’s going to allow you to come in nice and shallow, compress the golf ball. This left wrist is starting to bow. That would be cupped, I’m going to have that a little bit bowed. It can be flat or a little bit bowed is both fine. I’m going to come down to about right here.
Now you’ll notice my hips are already starting to open a little bit. I’m going to do a couple pump drills, and then I’m going to swing all the way on through to a good full finish. That’s what it looks like from face on.
So again, I’m doing this, wrist is bowed, shallow shaft, hips are opening up, a couple little small pump drills, I’m not going any farther back than this, then I’ve got to swing through as quickly and as fast as I can.
The key here is I don’t want to wipe across the golf ball. I don’t want to come down to here and then just drag the club across the golf ball and get kind of this fade, doesn’t feel very solid.
I want to go ahead as I come down to this position, couple pump drills, and the boom, I’m going to compress it to where I’m getting a little bit of a draw. That ball’s turning over slightly from right to left.
I’m going to line this up a little bit more to the right. Let’s actually go ahead, let’s move our camera to where it’s looking right at this flag out in the distance, so we can see our target line.
The camera would be looking right down the stick, and I’m going to show you how to shallow out this club. We’re just going to do a little half backswing, the club’s going to shallow out, meaning instead of it being steep and over the top, it’s going to be shallow. This is going to be nice and flat.
I’m coming in with some lag, my hips are opening up. I’m going to get to where my hands are in front of my right leg. Now from there, a couple little small pump drills, and then I’m going to work all the way on through to the finish.
I’m going to hit this ball with a draw, absolutely as far as I can hit this ball. So it’s going to be like this. Nice positions, couple little pumps, then I’m going to try and draw the ball.
Overdrew that one just a little bit, let’s try one more. That’s going pretty far. That’s about 100 and, what do I have here, I’ve got a 6 iron, and that one went about 160 yards or so.
Let’s try another one. So just a little bit shorter than what a normal swing would be, as I’m really getting aggressive through contact. The same thing here, hands in front of the right leg. So I’m going a little farther back than it feels with that one, let’s see where it lands.
Right in the middle of the green, that one landed, so about 160 yards carry. You’ve got to really accelerate, really be aggressive.
Get that lag, get that bowed wrist, and then bam, we’ve got to really let that fly as we’re coming on through there. You need to be explosive so you can get that distance to be able to get in the 60s. Now
the next thing we need to do, now that we can control our distance, we can control our direction, our height with our pitch shots, we’ve got to really control to another level the consistency of our pitch shots.
So in the breaking 90 and breaking 80 videos, we worked on the height, chipping into this little towel in front. And we worked on the distance chipping into the towel.
Now we need to get to where we can really fine-tune these to where we can knock some in, we can really be burning up the hole as we’re doing this.
What we really want to work on after we’ve got the basic pitching motion down, is that as I set up here, as I come through, I’m going to go ahead and let my body rotate on through just like I was tossing a ball out to that towel. I want to make sure that this leading edge doesn’t turn on over.
In the full swing, I’ve got to release that leading edge, I’ve got to release this club to get that nice draw to get that acceleration, that speed. In the short game shots, I’m letting everything move through together, and look how this leading edge isn’t really turning over.
So as I’m coming on through there, just like that with these little pitch shots. I’m not letting that club face rotate on through.
I really want to work on getting a little bit of forward shaft lean, and I’m really compressing that golf ball so it comes out low with some good spin on it.
There we go, so that one really nice spin, kind of low, just barely long on the towel, and I didn’t let that face roll on over.
So if we’re going to get in the 60s, we’ve got to be deadly from this range, and we can’t be having that face rotation with these pitch shots or the ball’s going to go a little too long, too short, we’re just not going to have the control with it.
So keep that leading edge working toward the target. Again, everything, body’s rotating on through, and I’m going to hit some low kind of spinning shots to get them to grab on the green. The way that I’m spinning those, is getting a slight bit of forward shaft lean.
So my club face is working through, I have some forward shaft lean. Again, I’m letting it open up just like I’m tossing it toward the target, but that forward shaft lean is going to allow me to compress that golf ball and it’s going to come out kind of low and spinning.
So work on those, let’s go up to the green and let’s make some birdie putts.
All right guys, to break 70, these crucial mid-range putts. These are the ones that you’re going to have a lot of chances for birdie from these 8 to 12 foot range. I want to really focus on these 8 to 12 footers, and try to recreate the feeling that I’m going to have in an actual round.
So here I’m going to keep my lower body really nice and stable, no leg movement at all. I’m going to keep my hands nice and soft, and I’m going to hold my follow through all the way until that ball lands in the cup. So again, no movement, I’m really recreating the same feelings that I’m going to have.
I’m visualizing that this is actually the putt that I have to break 70 so I can put a little bit of pressure on myself. When I make it I’m kind of preparing myself for the real thing.
This is great for tournament practice, this is great for practicing to actually be clutch under pressure. I’ll just move back to the next one, my 10-footer. I have to make these, or I’ve got to start over again.
There we go, got that 10-footer to fall. Now I’m going to go to my 12-footer, this is a big one. Last hole to shoot 69. Let’s see if I can do it. There we go, 3 putts in a row.
Get those 8 to 12 footers in, those are going to be crucial to drain a lot of birdies, making those birdie putts. You’re going to have tons of chances from there. Good luck to you guys, I’ll see you all soon.