If your shots fly right of target with little or no curve, your lower body is probably outracing the upper body on the downswing. This causes the club to fall inside the ideal path and makes it difficult to square the face at impact.

This drill is designed to restrict lower-body movement — bringing your hips, shoulders and arms into sync — using a simple range ball basket or an object with similar width and weight. (Warning: You might look a little silly. But the improvement will be worth it.) 

1. Address the ball with any club longer than a 7-iron.

2. Place the basket between your knees, squeezing just tight enough to hold it in place.

3. Hit shots at 75-percent effort to get the hang of it, then proceed to fuller swings.

If you find yourself still pushing shots on the course, try visualizing the basket between your knees for each swing.