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Ladies Golf Drills

Often we are asked by ladies who are just beginning to play the game what exactly is a ladies golf drill. Well, I can tell you that it is not near as scary as it sounds and does not require a power drill. If you have played other sports before, I am sure that you have participated in drills to improve certain skills and develop proper fundamentals. For instance, if you were or are a basketball player, you have completed drills to improve your shooting or dribbling. In the basketball movie Hoosiers, the new coach, Norman Dale, begins the year by running his entire practice making the players run drills to instill fundamentals in them.
When it comes to golf, improving your swing or stroke fundamentals is the key to playing better golf no matter your skill level. The professionals that you see on television every weekend still work on fundamentals during their practice. There are different drills for various parts of the game. We will give you some examples below…

Ladies Full Swing Drill
Players of all skill levels have a challenge with keeping their balance. A great way to improve your full swing is to improve your balance. Balance works in two directions. You probably automatically thought about your balance from your toes to your heels. However, you also need proper balance from right to left as well.
Good news! This is easy to check and monitor! As you set up to the golf ball, simply sway or move your weight right and left until you find your balance in the center of your feet. Once you are comfortable with that, do the same thing from your toes to your heels. Feel centered?
Now for the big test… swing the club and hold your finish to a count of three. Be careful not to count fast as it is not 123 but more of a 1…2…3. At the end of the three, you should still have your balance and not be falling in any one direction or have more weight in your toe, heel, or to the outside of your lead foot.

Ladies Putting Drill 
Putting comes down to stroking the ball so it goes on the proper line at the proper speed. These are really the only two things that you need to worry about during your stroke. An easy drill to do to make sure that you are starting the ball on the proper line is to stroke two foot putts. Sounds pretty easy does it not?
This exercise has multiple benefits. First you need to understand that the golf ball will start where the face of the putter or where you hit the ball on the club is pointed. No matter what. If it is pointed to the left, the ball will start rolling to the left of your target line and vice versa for right. Since you are only concerned about the starting direction you only need to stroke these short puts to determine what is happening. The other benefit is that no matter your skill level, you should make the vast majority of these putts which will place the positive image of the ball rolling in to the hole time and time again. Keep in mind that just because it goes into the hole, it can still start to the right or left of the intended starting line. The good news is that you will see it go into the hole and be able to make adjustments on your next stroke as needed.

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