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VIDEO: Claw for a better score

Drive for show and putt for dough. It’s the oldest golfing cliche in the book and yet holds true today just as it did when it was first coined.

Here’s a tip from Dubai Creek Golf Academy pro Jack Woods that could well be a game-changer for those struggling with the flat stick.

“If you feel you have a slightly twitchy movement of one of your hands it is definitely worth trying the claw for a few rounds to reduce the influence this hand has on the stroke,” says Woods.

“The right hand is usually the problem, so holding the club in a way that this hand is less involved almost always helps you regain control of both the club face and the tempo of the stroke. Don’t be afraid of what your playing partners might think, they will soon be asking how you do it when you’re rolling it in from everywhere!”


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