Now you are probably thinking how do Sushi and Golf go together? Or is this a foodie blog not a golf instruction blog?
I could tell you stories of growing up in Mt. Prospect, IL playing golf at Mt. Prospect Golf Course with my brothers and Dad. After our rounds or practicing, the next stop would be at our local favorite Sushi restaurant. I know it’s strange but my Mom and Dad hooked our family on Japanese food at an early age:) Also, since I am foodie, passionate golf nut and an instructor, I am always trying to think of new inexpensive ways to help my students improve their golf games.
Kind of crazy but this is an absolutely an awesome drill! You know as loyal subscribers to my newsletter, my instruction philosophy is to get my students to hit the ball smack in the middle of the club face. I feel if more golfers did this we would be growing the game exponentially.
However, it’s not always the easiest thing to do in golf. We all miss shots but we can practice and do drills to help improve our game. Feedback is so important in my teaching. I use pool noodles, baskets, head covers, tees, 2×4’s and millions of other tricks and teaching aids to help my students play better golf.
In this video below, you will find an innovative way to practice. Very inexpensive depending on your choice of Japanese food:)
When one of my friends at dinner decided to use a knife and fork I asked politely if I could have their set of chopsticks. As my mind turned to golf my stomach was being filled with the best sushi in town. But now I had my teaching aids for my students the next morning:)
Since you have watched the video already, you understand how to set up the chop sticks in the best manner to help you hit the ball square off the center of the clubface. Depending on your level of experience start you can set the chopsticks farther or closer apart. You should begin by making small swings preferably with a 9 iron, 7 iron, 5 iron, hybrid, fairway and then a driver.
Try and brush the grass with the irons. You can also place a tee in the middle of the chopsticks and clip the tee. This drill can be used at home or at the course. I love giving drills you can do at home with out a golf ball. You can always add a plastic ball to the mix. Even dryer balls you use to take out static of your clothes work too:) Trying to be creative!
Once you get comfortable swinging through the chopsticks place a ball in the middle and give it a go. I promise you will have a better round of golf the next time you play. You will be swinging through the ball and hitting high powerful golf shots!
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