Blair O’Neal Shows How to Curve a Golf Ball Around a Tree | Sexiest Shots in Golf | Golf Digest

How To Hit a Tee Shot

In this episode of 'Sexiest Shots in Golf', pro golfer and model Blair O’Neal shows you how to curve the golf ball around a tree.

Transcript
You know what's sexy?
Curves are sexy.
Now wait a second,
I'm talking about the curves on the golf course.
The type of shot
when you have to curve the ball around a tree.
Whether you have to cut it or draw it
to know that you're gonna be able to get yourself
back into fairway,
now that is hot.
One of the sexiest shots I've ever seen
is in when Bubba Watson
hooked it onto the green in the Masters
to win the green jacket.
Now that was a sexy shot.
So I hit my tee shot in the rough,
and as you can see, I'm right behind a tree,
so I'm gonna have to curve this ball around the tree
to get it on to the green.
So I bet you wanna know how I hit that shot.
First I set the club head
in the direction that I want the ball to start on.
In this case it's gonna be right of the tree.
Next I'm gonna align my body even farther right of the tree.
This is really gonna help me curve the ball
back into the fairway.
The final step is to swing along my body.
So it looks something like this.
And boom, you're on the green.
So now if you're gonna cut the ball,
you're gonna set your club head left of the tree,
and that's the line that the ball's gonna start on.
This time I'm gonna set my body farther left of the tree,
and that's gonna help me curve the ball
back into the fairway.
And finally, I'm gonna swing along my body line.
And those are the sexiest curves in golf.
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Shot on location at Braemar Country Club (http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Braemar-Country-Club) in Tarzana, CA

23 thoughts on “Blair O’Neal Shows How to Curve a Golf Ball Around a Tree | Sexiest Shots in Golf | Golf Digest

    1. ?
      Most people do not have to take an extra club shaping it, and they especially do not have to grip down on the club. That may make it easier for you to shape it, but that isn’t necessary at all. 

    2. I though that’s what I sew in the video with her setup. Just thought it might help someone to know why she gripped down and used a stronger loft club. I might be wrong. Thanks for the info.

  1. Thanks Blair and Anna- I love your vids!  They’re actually fun, not monotone and droning on and on without a shot shown.  Went to the range today after not touching a club in yrs- body is sore as well but I love it, my interest in the game is reignited.  Subscribed!

  2. When I want to hook or slice around an obstacle, I just point the club face where I want the ball to finish and my feet / body where I want it to start.
    Always works well for me… I’m by no means qualified to argue with a pro, but it always works for me.
    One of my favourite recovery shots to hit is the punch/stinger-slice ;p

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