Jack Nicklaus Golf Tip: Use Mind-Pictures to Cultivate Draw


Illustration by Jim McQueen

Because fading shots from left to right has been the easiest and most natural technique for me, I’ve always needed strong mind-pictures to draw the ball from right to left. Here are a couple that have helped a lot over the years:

If I were standing outside myself looking down the target line, I would see my right shoulder moving very much “underneath” my left shoulder as my hands swing to the ball from inside the target line, then on to a big, high finish.

If I had no golf club in my hands as I made that move, I would look just like a softball pitcher throwing underhand toward home plate.

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