MULLIGAN MONDAYS

MULLIGAN MONDAYS

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MULLIGAN MONDAYS
  • A DANCE STEP CALLED SETUP

    This week's Mulligan Monday is all about working on your setup.

    Using three alignment sticks, form a "T" shape with the sticks. Place a tee on a ball where the sticks intersect.

    First, place your right foot into the lower right quadrant.

    Second, set your grip and address the ball.

    Third, d...

  • USING A TENNIS RACKET TO FIX YOUR BACKSWING

    Today's Mulligan Monday is all about fixing your backswing. Grab your tennis racket and practice swinging a forehand shot.

    As you take the racket back on the backswing, the racket face closes and faces the ground. You complete your swing in a circle as you follow through to hit the tennis ball.
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  • MORE FACE CONTROL

    Your do-over this week and Malaska Golf Mulligan Monday is about improving face control.

    Hold a wedge or similar club and drop the ball onto the clubface. Practice bouncing the ball continuously on the clubface without dropping the ball. Hold a golf club in the other hand and hit the ball over ...

  • TENSION AND CONTROL OF ARM SWING

    It is crucial to get the tension out of your arms. This Malaska Golf Mulligan Monday focuses on this.

    Set up a target line and place the ball on the tee, so you know the path where your arms should be swinging. Push up to the left to start swinging your arms, and then push back to the right. Yo...

  • IMPROVE YOUR SWING PATH

    This week's Malaska Golf Mulligan Monday focuses on improving your swing path.

    Put four tees in the ground slightly larger than your clubhead. Make swings through the tees without hitting them. You can also use four head covers to achieve the same exercise. If you swing over the top, you will h...

  • BUILDING BETTER FOOT ACTION

    This Mulligan Monday focuses on foot action. Begin by making a swing flat-footed. Then make another swing and let your right foot roll in. Repeat this motion, but finish the swing after allowing your right foot to roll in. Then your blend all these movements together. The object of this exercise ...

  • CONTROLLING CURVE

    Your Mulligan Monday assignment is to work on controlling curve by adding clubface or path. Set up a practice station if possible. Your first task is to start the ball to the right of the alignment stick aimed at the bunker. You can also pick a target on the driving range. Close both your stance ...

  • FEELING THE UP TO UNDER

    Practice using a tennis racket or a baseball bat to feel the up to under of the backswing. This motion is the same as the golf swing.

  • BALL TOSS

    Set up and toss a ball behind you using your right and left hands. Doing this will teach you the feel of the backswing and get the club on the correct arc.

  • RIGHT ARM PUTTING DRILL

    Malaska Golf Certified Instructor, Pepe Cortez, explains how this drill can help separate your shoulders from dominating your putting stroke.

  • HIT THE BALL IN THE CENTER OF THE FACE

    Focus on putting the clubface on the back of the ball and adjusting your setup position to help your golf game. Don’t worry about your swing.

  • SINKS DRILL

    Malaska Golf Certified Instructor, Pepe Cortez, shows us a fun putting drill you can use to challenge your partner.

  • RIGHT HIP OUT OF THE WAY

    Dropping your right foot back at setup helps get your right hip out of the way. Don't be afraid to play from here.

  • DRIVER SHOULDER TO SHOULDER

    Practice swinging setting the club on your shoulder on the backswing and the other shoulder on the follow-through. Swing without tension.

  • HANDS AT ADDRESS

    If you struggle with keeping your hands in the same position from address to impact position, it’s because you start with your hands way too low.

  • DRIVER: PRACTICE FROM YOUR KNEES

    Swinging the driver while on your knees is a great exercise to feel how your arms loosen up and your wrists work.

  • L TO L DRILL

    The L to L Drill uses the lever system by creating 90-degree angles. Make an L on the backswing and a reverse L on the follow-through.

  • FRONT LOADER DRILL

    Get a feel for your backswing by starting your initial swing at the follow-through position. You will feel the momentum of the club and the arc of the swing.

  • FEEL FOR THE DRIVER

    Flip the driver around and hold it at the hosel. Make swings with the handle of the club and switch back. You want to feel the weight and the arc.

  • HANDLE AWAY DRILL

    Pointing the handle away on the backswing and the follow-through is a great drill to get the club to accelerate through the ball.

  • EXAGGERATION DRILL

    If your hands and arms are too tight, do the opposite and hinge your wrists quickly. By exaggerating and finding the middle ground, you will improve your swing.

  • GET A STRONGER GRIP

    Work on getting a stronger grip. Hold the club more in your fingers, left hand on top, and palms facing down.

  • RIGHT FOOT LEFT TOE DRILL

    Stand on your right foot, use your left toe to balance, and make a swing. This drill will help you feel how to put pressure into the ground and not jump off your right side.

  • LEFT FOOT RIGHT TOE DRILL

    Standing on your left foot, while balancing on your right toe when making swings is a great drill to master shots 100 yards in.