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Driving

1. Choose Your Shot

2. Line up the Up & Down Training Aid

    & Chalk outline the impression guide

- Position the Up & Down Training Aid

- Slightly left of the desired target for fade shots

- Straight ahead for straight shots

- Slightly right of the desired target for draw shots (shown right)

- Use the included chalk to draw an outline around half of the Up & Down Training Aid

- Shift the tool & use the chalk to complete the impression guide

3. Correct Stance

Line up your shoulders & feet in line with the chalk impression

For draw shots (shown right) your shoulders & feet would line up aiming slightly right of the desired target

4. Line up club face direction

Line up your club face so it is aiming directly at the desired target

5. Swing direction

Now with you club still facing straight at your desired target, your swing direction follows the direction of the chalk impression. so when contact is made it creates the desired spin on the ball which causes the ball to draw (example right)

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Sand

 

Ball Placement

Set Up

 

1. Aim the directional arrow at the pin and place a ball

 

1. Dig your feet into the sand approximately one inch. Choke down on your sand wedge approximately one inch.

 

2. Swing along the horizontal line created with the UP&DOWN.

 

3. Concentrate on making impact with the sand at the back line created by the UP&DOWN stamp.

 

4. THE KEY!

Do not think about the ball.

Simply remove the rectangle of sand out from under the ball at a depth of approximately half an inch to an inch. The sand will force the ball towards the pin.

 

5. Ultimately you want your hands and clubface to make contact with the sand at the same time.

Swing

Hitting different types of sand shots

Note: All types of sand shots require the golfer to remove the rectangle of sand created with the UP&DOWN.

The key to hitting shorter and longer sand shots is simply to vary the length of your back swing

and follow through while keeping the same smooth rhythm.

Short Sand Shots

 

This shot requires a shorter swing and follow through. Your hands should be hip high on back swing and follow through.

Low Shots

 

A low sand shot simply requires a lower follow through try not to let your hands get past hip high on this follow through.

 

High Shots

 

To hit the high sand shot lower your hands down the club a couple inches and make a nice high follow through approximately head high.

2. Square face of the club with the back line of the rectangle created with the UP&DOWN. Line your feet, hips and shoulders with the horizontal line created with the UP&DOWN.

 

The ball should be a couple inches inside of your front heal.

Long Sand Shots

 

This shot requires a long backswing and follow through. Your hands should be slightly above your shoulder on the backswing and follow through.

Medium Length Sand Shots

 

This shot requires a medium length backswing and follow through. Your hands should be chest high on the backswing and follow through.

Putting

Creating the Outline

 

Start by finding a straight putting plane. Then, simply aim the directional arrow at the hole. Chalk a line along the front and two sides of the UP&DOWN. To work on your follow through extend the lines towards the hole.

 

Short Length Putts

(2 to 6 feet)

 

Create and outline approximately half the length of the UP&DOWN. When putting stop your backstroke close to this line.

 

Medium Length Putts

(6 to 10 feet)

 

Create and outline approximately three-quarter the length of the UP&DOWN. Stop your backstroke close to this line.

 

Long Putts (10+ feet)

 

Create an outline the full length of the UP&DOWN. Take your backstroke to this line or past it for longer putts.

Contact Information

Up and Down Training Aid

825 Flying Cloud Drive

Chaska, MN 55318

Phone: 952-445-1500

Fax: 952-455-0078

customerservice@upanddowngolfer.com

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