MARCUS WHEELHOUSE NZPGAGOLFPROFESSIONAL 2017 &2018PROFESSIONAL COACHOFTHEYEAR QUALIFICATIONS › NZPGAqualified › over10yearsplaying experienceplaying worldwidetours AVAILABLEFOR › Oneononeorgrouplessons › Clinicsforbeginners,juniors andladies › Shortgameschools › Playinglessons9or18hole › Corporateoutingstailored foryourstaffand/orclients › TrackmanClubfittting andperformancestudio sessions.Boditrakpressure mat.Captoputtinganalysis. LOCATION › Jk’sworldofgolf › Aucklandairport › Akaranagolfclub CONTACTS M: 021680667 E: marcus@ ThePGAofNewZealandexiststo promoteexcellenceinthedelivery ofprofessionalservicestothe golfersofNewZealand. NZ Golf Magazine | July 2019 | 45 ↑ 02: When you start practice swinging you will start being aware of some things straight away. Mainly what the wrists are doing and then what the shoulders are doing. Imagine there is laser out the bottom of the tour stick and your laser would be pointing to the ball/ target line. This drill is about awareness and learning what your tendencies are in your swing. If you can understand where you swing to on the backswing you can anticipate the feel of your downswing which eventually leads to your impact fix. ↑ 03: If the stick is on the feet side of the ball line this means you’re too steep and you will flatten the club on the downswing mostly leading to a draw shot. ↑ 04: If your tour stick is pointing on the far side of the ball this is what we call a flatter swing and will predominantly lead you to steepening the club on the downswing causing a slice. 02 03 04 A good setup requires the body to be in balance proportionally and you will try to maintain this throughout your swing. The wrist angles and shoulder is exposed with this drill. This is a drill you do in a mirror and on the range without hitting a golf ball to start with. Our goal is to get the tour stick pointing to the ball on the backswing. I don’t believe in every golf swing being perfect and nor do I believe that all of us can have an on plane golf swing. But I do believe every action can produce an opposite and equal reaction. If your club is out of balance on the backswing, in my experience your body reacts and works the opposite way on the downswing. Not always, but more often than not. SO, what I want you to do is hit some shots and start noticing where the ball goes, where the divot points to (left, straight or right of the target). Learn your tendencies and you will become a solution based golfer! Not a searching golfer!