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Hitting off Knees Drill


Description: Hitting off Knees Drill can help if you are having problems with your angle of attack and either coming in too steep on your drives or coming in too shallow from the inside.

Summary:
  1. Simply lay a towel down for comfort and kneel on it positioning yourself the correct distance from the golf ball. At first practice making swings over the ball with a very flat baseball like swing plane. After you get proficient at just missing the ball by swinging slightly above it, try hitting a ball.
  2. You will notice if you come down too steep you will smother your shot and your club head will hit the ground after the ball. The opposite is true if you come in to shallow from the inside. In this case your club head will hit the ground before the ball bouncing off the ground and causing you to swing up too soon and miss the ball completely.
  3. Practice the Hitting off Knees Drill to learn to come in level and sweep the ball off the tee will help you hit your drives squarely, more consistently and with the correct launch angle and spin.
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