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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chuck Cook Helping Charlie Rymer Could Help You Too

In case you missed Morning Drive on Monday, Chuck Cook -- who works with Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley, among others -- gave Charlie Rymer a tip on how to straighten out wayward drives although I suspect it would also help approach shots.

A little background: Charlie is trying to get his game in shape to play some Champions Tour events but he's missing the ball both ways. Here's the 5-minute video:

I agree with Charlie. This is an incredibly simple image to keep in your head: Simply lay your club shaft against the wall halfway into your followthrough. Here are the simple instructions:

Imagine that you set up with your heels against a wall. Got it? Now...

Do you want to hit a draw? Try to "hit the wall" with the head of your driver on the way to your finish.

Want to hit a fade? Try to "hit the wall" with the grip end of your driver on the way to your finish.

And if you just want to straighten out your shot a little, try to "hit the wall" with the shaft of the club -- slam that thing flat against the wall so the grip and head "hit it" at the same time.

Watch the video a couple of times to be sure you understand the principle, then head for the range. A little practice might be all you need to get a better shot shape. Give it a try!


  1. saw this the other day. practiced it 2 days in a row at the range. took it to the course yesterday and it really works great. it does build a lot of confidence.

  2. That's nice to know, dog. Feedback helps me know what kind of tips provide the most help. Thanks!