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5 Golf Tips from Jason Day

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Young Australian golf pro Jason Day practiced golf as way of staying on the straight and narrow during his troubled childhood, says Golf Digest. As a successful competitor, he’s come a long way since then, becoming one of the game’s longest drivers and a successful competitor. Golfers of all levels can improve by implementing these tips from Day.

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1. Perfect your stance – Jason Day’s video on Swing by Swing Golf shows he uses two parallel sticks positioned on the ground pointing at his target. One stick is by his feet and the other is by his ball. He widens his stance just enough so his ball falls just inside where his left heel is on the ground. Day says, “Your stance is your Launchpad.”

2. Try a “flighted shot” – When a round isn’t going well, Day describes to Golf Digest a technique that can rescue it. The shot involves using a grip that is down about a half-inch from the handle and shifting your weight slightly to the left. Next, pivot your body away from your target on the backswing, and don’t let your arms continue to swing after you’ve pivoted. Finally, make solid contact with the ball and swing at about 80 percent of your usual speed.

3. Practice your weight shift – John Stahlschmidt analyzed Day’s technique and told Golf Tips that power hitters often have their belt buckle literally pointing to their target at the moment of impact. The solid ball contact comes from the perfect weight shift to the left throughout impact.

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4. Practice speed – Day tells Golf that the best way to practice hitting long is to increase your speed. He recommends warming up and practicing by swinging a light alignment stick as fast as you can a dozen times before teeing off. He says this will make your driver feel heavier initially, but your body will retain the speed from the warm-up drill.

5. Get centered – Day tells Golf that failing to play the ball off the exact center will cost you accuracy. His coach ensures he’s always lining up with the ball at the center of the clubface and with the equator of the ball even with the top of the clubhead. He suggests asking a friend to help, since this can be hard to see for yourself.

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Young Australian golf pro Jason Day practiced golf as way of staying on the straight and narrow during his troubled childhood, says Golf Digest. As a successful competitor, he’s come a long way since then, becoming one of the game’s longest drivers and a successful competitor.
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