This is an excellent drill to help especially beginner players with the concept of striking down and through the ball.
Place a quarter about 3 to 4 inches in front of the ball.
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On the backswing take club about one quarter of the way back, now on the downswing, swing through the ball and the quarter. ( watch short video )
What is so effective about this drill is that it incorporates many of our senses: Feel, Sound and Sight...
1. You will see the ball go into the air.
2. You will feel the ball striking the quarter
3. You will hear the club striking the quarter.
Practice this a few times and you too will improve your short game.