Jason Dufner: Trackman - Criss Cross Practice Technique

Jason Dufner demonstrates his criss-cross technique on TrackMan.


So show us the crisscross drill because you've showed me the crisscross drill before. This is something that you like to do to get you to cover the--

This is going to change both those numbers pretty quick.

You're going to actually do the crisscross drill, and hit the ball for the TrackMan.

So crisscross drill-- I'm going to get deeper and I'm going to get that face down.


And now you can see the path change to go in to out, which I got deeper. And that face was still open, but split it.

So you basically pushed it 1.4 degrees.


With a 9-iron probably 8 feet right of the flag.

A little bit the right. And then these numbers here-- spin rate. If I got a 9-iron I'm looking for-- whatever the number is on the club, I want it times 1,000. So the 9-iron-- 9,000.


Yup. You can see my attack angle, a little bit high, but we kind of expected that. My swing plane is a touch high, a little bit of a high handle. I could probably stay in my posture a little bit better. That'd get my handle a little bit lower. Because my attack angle is so strong, my launch angle was a little bit low. This club has 44 degrees. And I want somewhere around 20, 22 on my launch.

Half of it.

Half of it.

Can we go back to the drill, because on the crisscross drill, for those that have not see you do the crisscross drill, because they're on your player channel. But when you pull your right foot out, automatically that gives you a way more relenting to turn. It gives me more depth, gives my right shoulder more room to go.

And then you can feel like you come out--


Covering that golf ball, yeah. I get deep. And then I can cover it and go. So you can see from one swing to another--

You changed it 5 degrees right quick.

Quickly. I need to do more crisscross right now.


So to my, it looks like it would be similar, just a little yard push. The face probably open to 2, 2 and 1/2 degrees.

Three. 3.1.

The easiest thing to fix this path. I can feel that. I can do that. The hardest thing to feel is face. It's hard to feel a degree or 2 degrees--

Open or closed.

Open or closed. And you can see the attack angle dropped a little bit, launch went up a little bit.

So that's very interesting. And you said to us that you'd really like those things to zero, zero, zero, right there.

Well, that's the goal, but anything under a degree, a degree and a half.

Is straight.

Is pretty straight. You know that first one, with that eight open--

No good.

That's a bogey, maybe a double if there's water to the right.

If you were playing number 17 at TPC with the island hole, that would have landed in the lake right?

Correct. We had no chance.


So this is just how I would work. I'm using the TrackMan to understand what the ball's doing. And then I have my fixes from it.

You know exactly now what you've got to do, don't you?

Straight to the split stance.


That's getting a little more cover there. There's a 0.7 club [INAUDIBLE].

That path will be a little bit-- the face will be a little bit better. Nope, still at three. So I've got to really work on getting that face down and left. I'm getting that lay back like we talked about, where that thing is [EHH]. It's not so much like it's opening this way. It's laying back. That shaft is tipping back. That face is tipping back. You know and I might even-- OK, so I'm doing that. Maybe I feel like the face is more open.

Open more.

And that's the opposite of what people would think. You'd think close it, like close it.

But I think more open here--

More closed.

More closed at impact.

Tour players like to feel what they're doing.

Yup. So maybe I'll feel like I get that club fanned a little bit in the back swing.


There you go. That looked like more of the shot that I'm used to seeing.

Little in to out. See what the face looks like.



In the game.

In the game. We're going pretty good there. Now that's just how I work. That's how I use this machine.