Kylie Moulds has joined
the WomenInGolf team to help add to your enjoyment of the game with her
article on Consistent Contact.
She also runs Junior
Girls clinics, a great way to start your daughter in golf and also has On
Course tuition to take you to the next level in your game.
Read more about Kylie here in her profile
For many golfers the most frustrating aspect of golf is just getting the
ball consistently airborne. To hit the ball in the air, a player must
hit the bottom of the ball that sits on the grass, and not the top of
the ball. There are a number of reasons that a player will hit only the
top of the ball.
The first check you need to make is your address position. To consistently
make good contact with the golf ball, you need to address the ball in the
correct manner. It is important that when you make your bend down to the
ball, it comes from the top of your legs at your hips. Often a player will
make this bend from the waist or by over bending at the knees. The result
is an address position that is quite uncomfortable to hold for a length
What happens next is often the reason the ball is topped. When making
the backswing a player will either straighten at the waist or knees; resulting
in contact with only the top of the ball. These awkward address positions
can also put your lower back, hips and knees under considerable unnecessary
To improve your address posture try this. Stand with the hitting end of
a club in one hand and rest it on the back of your head. The shaft of the
club should now be hanging against your back and the grip end of the club
should be pointing at the ground. Place your other hand on the grip end,
and hold it against the bottom of you spine. The club should now be against
your back and secure at both your head and the base of your spine. Try
bending forward and keeping contact with both ends of the club. It may
be difficult at first, but it will become easier with practice.
Now try to address the ball with the same straight back. You will notice
that you need to bend at the top of your legs to maintain the straightness
of your spine. Your head should move a little forward. Allow your knees
to flex a little. You have now created an address position that, with a
little practice is easier to maintain throughout the duration of your golf
swing. On a sunny day check your shadow, it will give you a clear indication
of the straightness of your spine. Remember that if you have any pre existing
injuries, or this posture creates pain in any part of your body, wait to
talk to a PGA Golf Professional before you try it.
This is a better way to address the ball; the benefits are twofold. Not
only are you creating a better posture that will begin to eliminate topped
shots, you are also protecting your spine by maintaining its normal shape.
Kylie Moulds 0413 025 221
At Bonnie Doon Golf Club each Saturday, we have a junior program for both
boys and girls, age 6 to 17. All juniors are welcome to come along and
play golf with us. We have a program for all ages and skill levels. Our
participants are divided into three groups; cubs, bears and tigers. We
are one of only a select few, who offer both a male and female PGA Professional
coach. The number of girls attending is growing each week.
Each school holidays we conduct junior camps, where players can further
their golf knowledge. We take all players on to the golf course so they
experience real golf. Class sizes are restricted to ensure that safety
is our paramount priority.
Along with PGA trainee Kevin Kenny, Australian PGA professional Kylie
Moulds delivers a junior program, designed specifically for kids. Our program
allows all players to have fun whilst improving their golf skills in a
safe and challenging environment.
Kylie Moulds 0413 025
On Course Tuition
PGA Professional Kylie Moulds, offers on course lessons for all golfers.
All players are invited to join Kylie as she walks Bonnie Doon Golf course
and offers you advice on club selection, difficult lies and strategy. Cost
of the day covers all tuition and green fees. Classes can be conducted
midweek and weekends at a variety of different golf course in the Sydney
metro area. Kylie also conducts private lessons and group classes for all
For more information
please contact Kylie Moulds 0413 025 221