While working with my coach I was concerned with shots that were fat or thin. I asked him how I could make better contact with the ball. He gave me several suggestions.
1. Place three tees in the ground in front of your ball, half an inch apart, along your target line. Practice clipping the tees after making contact with the ball and you’ll keep your club head low after impact, which promotes solid contact.
2. Don’t “hit down” on the ball. Doing so creates a steep downswing, in which the right shoulder stays high and the club releases early, causing poor contact. Instead, think about keeping your right shoulder low during your swing.
3. For solid contact, you need to feel the club extending away from your body and toward the target on the downswing. A drill he taught me: Swing with an iron and literally throw the club 10 yards away from you towards a target during the follow-through. If you throw the club straight at the target, you will feel the proper downward – and outward-pulling forces in your downswing
4. Poor ball striking often comes from concentrating too hard on hitting the ball. Mike told me to, change my target focus to the fairway, green or flag, and think of swinging the club not hitting the ball.
5. My coach shared with me: “In order to make good contact with the ball, you need to sweep your club head through it and toward the target, with an even, confident tempo. He suggested, I imagined I was using a broom swiping dirt off the sidewalk. I practiced taking the club back low and slow with a good shoulder turn, and then I would turn through impact, just letting the ball get in the way of my clubface. In closing, Mike instructed me to do my best and, after hitting a bad shot, pretend that the shot is a photograph. Crumple it up in your mind and throw it away. Next, make a practice swing, visualizing the ideal shot. Then celebrate: Say to yourself, “Yes, I did it! Carry this positive emotion to the next shot………
Saturday, December 13, 2014
VERNONCREST GOLF CLUB
CHRISTMAS GOLF & LUNCHEON CEREMONY
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EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME
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What a Blast!!!!!!!
June 2014 - Reno
Elected Board of Directors for 2013-2014
President: Valerie Moses. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Club and to appoint all Chairs of Special Committees.
Vice President: Kathy Gardner. It shall be the duty of the Vice President Chairperson of the Board to issue the official call for all Board meetings and to prepare the monthly agenda.
Tournament Chair: Tonia Knightner. It shall be the duty of the Tournament Chair and committee to have direct responsibility to produce monthly club play dates and club tournaments without encumbering monies from the club’s general fund account. (profits)
Secretary: Audrey Gilchrist. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep accurate and complete written records of all official business and activities of the club and to bring to every meeting of the club.
Treasurer: LaTanya Chandler. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to make all deposits of income into the club bank accounts and disburse funds from the club checking account to pay for the club.
Handicap Chair: Jan Scott. It shall be the duty of the Handicap Chair to receive from each VGC member in good standing all scores from 18-hole play on a monthly basis.