Lee Trevino says this is the secret to hitting the ball solidly

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In at the moment’s version of Play Sensible, we have fun Lee Trevino’s birthday by trying again at considered one of his hottest ball-striking ideas.

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As considered one of golf’s all-time greats, Lee Trevino needs to be celebrated day by day. Nevertheless, at the moment is a bit more particular for The Merry Mex — it’s his 84th birthday.

With 84 years of expertise on this Earth, Trevino has amassed loads of data. And his experience — golf — is one thing he’s at all times prepared to speak about.

Two years in the past, GOLF.com caught up with Trevino on the vary at Gary Player‘s annual pro-am. And when the topic of ball-striking got here up, he was more than pleased to impart his data.

hit the ball extra solidly

A golf swing is the sum of its elements, however with so many variables in play, it may be troublesome to get every part transferring in concord. Correct sequencing is essential to an excellent swing, however doing that’s simpler stated than executed.

To get the sequencing right, you want your total physique working collectively, and your arms are a few of the most essential parts.

“Your arms are solely so lengthy,” Trevino stated. “It’s a must to perceive that your arms are just like the limbs hooked up to the trunk of a tree. My physique is the trunk, and my arms are the limbs. They swing forwards and backwards.”

Along with your arms straightening as you swing, figuring out the low level is essential. With the intention to hit the ball solidly, you have to hit the ball on the backside of the swing radius.

That’s the place ball place is available in. You need the ball to be on the backside of your swing arc to supply the very best contact. For a lot of gamers, although, ball place is one thing they battle with.

“The key to hitting the ball solidly, should you’re not hitting the ball solidly, is preserve transferring the ball again [in your stance],” Trevino stated. “If you happen to get the ball too far ahead and the limbs come up, [you hit it thin].”

Trevino defined that he at all times tried to hit the ball on the within of it — proper round 7 on a clock. To try this, he’d transfer the ball a bit of bit again in his stance.

“These limbs are solely going to go to date earlier than they launch, they rotate or open,” he stated.

Subsequent time you end up struggling to make strong contact along with your irons, heed Trevino’s recommendation. The issue may simply be that you’ve got the ball a bit of too far ahead in your stance.

Zephyr Melton

Golf.com Editor

Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for GOLF.com the place he spends his days running a blog, producing and enhancing. Previous to becoming a member of the workforce at GOLF, he attended the College of Texas adopted by stops with the Texas Golf Affiliation, Workforce USA, the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all issues instruction and covers newbie and ladies’s golf. He might be reached at zephyr_melton@golf.com.

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