Break 80 Update: Week #2 – Clubface Contact

Week 2

Working On: Clubface Contact

This week I am going to be working on the clubface contact at impact. I need to have great contact with the ball at impact to have any chance to break 80. Furthermore, If I hit the ball on the toe or heel, I am going to lose swing speed and lose control of the ball. The 2 Tee Drill from Hank Haney is perfect to help me get good contact on the ball, be able to control it better and not lose swing speed.


Checklist

In my practice sessions, I will be looking at my stats to see if my:

  1. Clubface Angle is on average Square

  2. Swing speed is NOT decreasing

  3. Contact is in the Center 90% of the time

  4. White Zone is NOT decreasing

Below is the checklist I will be using to check and see if the 2 Tee drill is helping my clubface contact. ClubClubface Correct (Avg. Square)Contact Correct (Center 90%)Swing Speed Correct (65 & 75)White Zones +/= ( 9 & 5) 9 Iron 4 Iron

Drill: 2 Tee


Day 1 – 2 Tee Drill (50 Shots)


The Stats

9 Iron 25 shots

  1. Straight path

  2. Closed 1.1

  3. 120 yds

  4. 66 mph

  5. 4 inside white zone

  6. Center 17

  7. Toe 8

  8. Heel 0

4 iron 25 shots

  1. Straight Path

  2. Square

  3. 181 yds

  4. 76 mph

  5. 7 inside white zone

  6. Center 17

  7. Toe 8

  8. Heel 0 ClubClubface Correct (Avg. Square)Contact Correct (Center 90%)Swing Speed Correct (65 & 75)White Zones +/= ( 9 & 5) 9 IronNoNoYesNo 4 IronYesNoYesYes

Day 2 – 2 Tee Drill (50 Shots)

The Stats

9 Iron 25 shots

  1. Slight Outside/In path

  2. Closed 3.0

  3. 121 yds

  4. 66 mph

  5. 7 inside white zone

  6. Center 18

  7. Toe 7

  8. Heel 0

4 iron 25 shots

  1. Straight Path

  2. Open .05

  3. 181 yds

  4. 77 mph

  5. 8 inside white zone

  6. Center 22

  7. Toe 3

  8. Heel 0 ClubClubface Correct (Avg. Square)Contact Correct (Center 90%)Swing Speed Correct (65 & 75)White Zones +/= ( 9 & 5) 9 IronNoNoYesNo 4 Iron*Yes (Open .05)YesYesYes

Day 3 – 2 Tee Drill (50 Shots)


9 Iron 25 shots

  1. Slight Outside/In path

  2. Closed 1.3

  3. 119 yds

  4. 65 mph

  5. 6 inside white zone

  6. Center 17

  7. Toe 7

  8. Heel 1

4 iron 25 shots

  1. Straight Path

  2. Closed .05

  3. 174 yds

  4. 74 mph

  5. 6 inside white zone

  6. Center 20

  7. Toe 5

  8. Heel 0 ClubClubface Correct (Avg. Square)Contact Correct (Center 90%)Swing Speed Correct (65 & 75)White Zones +/= ( 9 & 5) 9 IronNoNoYesNo 4 IronNoYesNoYes

Day 4 – 2 Tee Drill (50 Shots)


9 Iron 25 shots

  1. Slight Outside/In path

  2. Closed 0.6

  3. 120 yds

  4. 65 mph

  5. 10 inside white zone

  6. Center 22

  7. Toe 3

  8. Heel 0

4 iron 25 shots

  1. Straight Path

  2. Square

  3. 175 yds

  4. 74 mph

  5. 10 inside white zone

  6. Center 20

  7. Toe 5

  8. Heel 0 ClubClubface Correct (Avg. Square)Contact Correct (Center 90%)Swing Speed Correct (65 & 75)White Zones +/= ( 9 & 5) 9 IronNoYesYesYes 4 IronYes NoNoYes

Day 5 – 2 Tee Drill (50 Shots)


9 Iron 25 shots

  1. Slight Outside/In path

  2. Closed 2.1

  3. 117 yds

  4. 64 mph

  5. 5 inside white zone

  6. Center 22

  7. Toe 3

  8. Heel 0

4 iron 25 shots

  1. Slight Outside/In Path

  2. Open .03

  3. 174 yds

  4. 74 mph

  5. 5 inside white zone

  6. Center 20

  7. Toe 3

  8. Heel 2 ClubClubface Correct (Avg. Square)Contact Correct (Center 90%)Swing Speed Correct (65 & 75)White Zones +/= ( 9 & 5) 9 IronNoYesNoNo 4 IronYes NoNoNo

Conclusion


Review

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After 5 consecutive days doing Hank Haney’s 2 Tee drill, I came away with mixed reviews. I am just not sure how much better my swing got after 250 shots using the two tees.

There are a couple of things that I do know:

  1. It is a very difficult drill to do correctly

  2. Some of the stats could be off because of hitting the tees

  3. Tee are EVERYWHERE in my garage which sucks

First Days

My goal was to improve my contact on the clubface but I really struggled at first to do this. The tees are a real distraction at first and I destroyed tons of tees. The tees went everywhere. I got somewhat frustrated having to reset the tees every single shot that first day, not to mention how frustrated my wife was when she saw the mess. The first day I only hit the center of the clubface on 34 of the 50 shots.

As the days went on my contact really improved. I stopped hitting the two tees as and was really excited about my swing. By day four, I hit the center of the face on 84% of my shots. A great improvement. In addition, I had a square clubface with my 4 iron and hit 20 white zone shots (within 15 feet).

5th day??

I have no idea what happened on the 5th day I am going to blame it the ONE adult beverage I had before hitting. My shots were all over the place. I broke tee after tee and even begin to hit the ball off the heel (which I did not do in the previous 4 days). My clubface for my 9 iron was an awful closed over 2 degrees and I only hit a total of 10 white zones. Very disappointing finish. I really feel that I need to work on my swing path if I am to make really good progress.

Overall

Overall, I think it is an effective drill to gain focus but not sure if it is worth all the tee destruction it causes. I hope my garage and my swing recover.

9 Iron Stats

Day 1Day 2 Day 3Day 4Day 5 Clubface AngleClosed 1.2Closed 3.0Closed 1.3Closed .06Closed 2.1 Swing Speed6666656564 PathStraightSlight Out/InSlight Out/InSlight Out/InSlight Out/In Center Contact1718172222 White Zones476105

4 Iron Stats

Day 1Day 2 Day 3Day 4Day 5 Clubface AngleSquareOpen .05Closed .05SquareOpen .03 Swing Speed7677747474 PathStraightStraightStraightStraightSlight Outside/In Center Contact1722202020 White Zones786105

Next Up

Swing Path – Left Wrist Drill (Michael Crossfield) 


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