Lesson #05: Stalking the Ball
When I’m hitting with Jeff and getting his instruction, I rarely ask why he is teaching me to do something a certain way. There just isn’t enough time and honestly, I really just don’t have reason to doubt him.
This week, while we were doing some drills, I wasn’t getting the right spacing as I approached the ball. This was an occasion where knowing why I was supposed to do something really helped me improve my stroke. When Jeff explained his “holding the ball” technique, it helped me understand the cause and effect: If I “hold the ball” or as we call it in this video “stalk the ball” then I get better spacing as I strike the ball.
Although you can’t see where the balls went when I stalked the ball, I can assure you that the shots when I had the right spacing were considerably better.