SoCal Golf INSIDER

AUGUST 2016 // Vol. 2 • No. 8

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T he most common request I get from golfers during a lesson is they want more consistency. To hit shots more consistently re- quires squareness of contact on the sweet spot of the club face. Oftentimes where they think they are hitting the ball on the club face is NOT where it is actually mak- ing contact. In some cases, I have had to place more than one piece of impact tape on the club to show them exactly where it made contact and where the ball went because of it. The photos show a driver (top) and an iron (bottom) with impact tape positioned strategically to teach the student. With the driver I had to place the impact tape on the top of the club, which is where they were hit- ting it, causing the ball to fly way too high and short. With the iron, I had to place the tape on the hosel. After each student saw this, they were then able to adjust their swing and hit the center of the impact tape. My tip to improve con- sistency is to use impact tape when practicing. I use EZ Line impact tape, which has a unique design to show my students how to make solid impact with the club face to the ball. For more info, go to md- golfimpacttape.com Michelle Dube is the LPGA Master Teach- ing Professional at Tijeras Creek Golf Club. CLICK HERE to contact Michelle. INSTRUCTION MAKING AN IMPACT How to tell if you've hitting the sweet spot BY MICHELLE DUBE ❖ Golf Digest Top 40 Best in State of California ❖ William F. Bell Design Course ❖ Temperate Year-Round Weather ❖ "Augusta-Like" Green Complexes ❖ World Class Short-Game Practice Area "

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