Why You Need This: Today, you'll discover "How to Keep Rotating Through Impact and Stop Flipping"
If you struggle with losing posture in the downswing...
...with a chicken wing...
...or with flipping the club into impact...
...then today's drill may just be your life saver.
This drill is great for getting your arms and body working together...
...forcing forward shaft lean into your swing...
...and helping you stay connected through impact and into the follow through.
Plus, find out what most players get wrong in the downswing (@5:04 mark)...
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 10:48
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All right, now in this video, I’ve got to be honest. I feel like I’m giving you the keys to the castle, so to speak.
I feel like I should call your playing partners and warn them that after you do this drill this week, they better watch out, they better not bet you very much money, because you’re going to put a beat-down on them. This drill is that good.
Now, don’t do what I did. When I first heard about this rubber band, flexi-band drill, I didn’t try it out for over a year.
It’s actually, I have to give credit where credit’s due, fellow instructor, Top Speed Golf Instructor Chris Hunsucker first showed this to me. I didn’t have a stretchy band and I put it off, and man, I regret doing that.
This is one of the best drills to get you synched up in your golf swing. To get you feeling like your body and your arms work together, to feel like you can really compress a golf ball and to get a whole, whole lot more consistent. Let’s go ahead and get started.
All right, so let’s talk about what it means to be connected in the golf swing. Now in the backswing, we don’t really want to be connected.
We want our arms to go ahead and come up nice and high, that allows us to create a lot of swing speed, that allows us to really wind up that way we can get a lot of swing speed in the golf swing.
But when we’re connected is through contact, and what you really want to feel and what you see with all the great players, is that as you come through contact, your left armpit or your left bicep and your left pec are really pinched in tight together.
What that’s going to do for you is a couple things. If my body stops and I throw my arms, I get the chicken wing.
My left arm flies off my body, and you kind of hit it like dirt, to be honest with you. You’re not going to hit it nearly as good as your real ability could be.
So when I stay connected, now as my body opens, my hands get in front of this golf ball and I’m much more consistent. I get the forward shaft lean like the pros have.
I get that left wrist nice and bowed like the pros do. I get that extension through the shot with this left arm nice and straight that we all dream about getting, just like the pros do. This drill is going to be fantastic to make that happen.
Now what we’re going to here to make this drill work, is you just put this band, it doesn’t matter what thickness, what strength this is, we’re going to have a little bit of tension in here.
Even if you have one of those circular bands, that’s completely fine. It doesn’t matter which one you have, just something that’s stretchy that you can put under your armpit which I’ll show in a minute.
I’m going to wrap it around the toe of the club, and then I’m going to come around the face three, or four, or five times, really tight. I want to do that, that way I make sure that this thing doesn’t fly off and I have to reset it every two or three swings, it’s kind of a pain in the butt.
Once I get that around there tight like that, it’s going to be around the club head. Now from there, I’m going to go ahead and set this club down, and what I’m going to do is I’m going to pull a little bit of tension with this.
I want to have a little bit of stretchiness there, and then I want to go ahead and put the other side under my left armpit.
Now, what I have to do with this drill, even though it looks a little bit goofy, is now I have to have that connection.
As soon as my arm flies away from my body and I chicken wing, that pops out and you get immediate feedback from that.
Now, when you’re doing this, I want to get under there nice and tight to start, I’m only going to be able to go back to about right here.
I’m going to come through, and I’m only going to be able to come through to about right there. Maybe a little bit farther than that. That’s when I’m connected in the golf swing.
You’ll feel like your body opens up and the club just tracks right along with it. You’ll also notice when you do this, I’m not going to flip at all.
As soon as I flip the club, my armpit, or my arm loosens up and that band flies out. I’m not going to do a lot of the things that I don’t want to do in the golf swing when I do this drill.
You’ll also notice that if I can keep that club shaft in front of this stretchy band, that’s going to make sure that I have forward shaft lean as I’m doing this. So I can even hit a couple golf balls if I get it wrapped around there fairly tight.
Use a middle iron, 6 iron, 7 iron, 8 iron, and then just go halfway back and halfway through. Just like that. Really compressed. You’re going to get some really nice feels when you’re doing that.
So that’s the drill. Let me give you a couple keys that you want to focus in on as you’re doing that drill, and then finally, a way to check it to make sure that you’re getting the compression, the consistency that you really need.
When I’m going back, what I don’t want to do, is I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to have my shoulders turning very flat.
I want to feel like my left shoulder goes down, keeps a little pinch between my left arm and my pec, and I want to feel like my right shoulder goes up.
That allows me to get that turn of the shoulders very early. That is incredibly important for swing speed. If I don’t get that turn and I pick up with my arms, again, my arms are flying off my chest and I’m going to lose that stretchiness of the band. I’m going to lose that tightness in there.
So I’m going to feel like I get a huge shoulder turn just when my club is parallel to the ground. Now I’ve preached that for years, but I’ve never had a drill as good as this that allows you to feel that in your swing.
Now from there, the next piece is the legs and the body. This is the part that everybody gets wrong. Most players do this.
We stand up, the hips go toward the golf ball, my knees straighten, and we throw or we kind of flip our arms at it. That gives us chicken wing as our club goes past our body.
What we want to feel like, is as we have pressure in my left armpit, now I’m letting my legs bend and I’m rotating my body through the shot.
That’s going to allow me to keep everything moving forward, to keep my arms nice and long, and you can just hear that sound. I’m visualizing even when I’m doing that, that’s staying really tight and connected, and it’s really, really solid.
Now, the last piece of this is the part that is a make or break deal. There’s actually two sides to this.
Now if I’m coming outside, if I let my club come out here, and I’m coming across the golf ball, it’s going to be a weak and glancing blow.
I’m never going to be able to get the compression that you deserve to have on the golf ball coming across it like that.
I want to feel like, as I take this little backswing, as I start down, this is pinched across my chest, everything is tight as my body opens, but look at the golf club. It’s coming from the inside.
That’s the real key here. See when the club comes from the inside, from here, I can keep this tight, I can rotate on through, and what ends up happening is that club whips on through.
Notice how as I just rotate my body when this club’s from the inside, it slings out toward the golf ball and it’s a nice inside path. That’s going to be that great draw that everybody wants to get.
But what happens when my club is outside? As I open up my body, now I’m just glancing, slicing across it.
So the cool thing is, if you’ve been trying to get your club from the inside for a long time but you stand up and flip, now you finally have the feel of how to stay connected and keep everything coming through there.
I want you to feel, and it’s very, very important with this, I want you to feel like your club is very much in here and now when you rotate through that squares it up.
See I can get as far back here as I want, I can even get the club back here and I’m not going to be stuck as long as I rotate my body.
That’s what you’re seeing the Tour players doing, because that rotation of the body kicks the club back out in front and it keeps you from getting stuck.
So I’m going to feel like on this one, I get the club so far to the inside, and as I keep this tight and I rotate, it’s going to be a nice, solid compression and you’re going to see from the flight of the golf ball, it’s nice and straight, also.
That felt like to me that I was here, but I bet it didn’t look like that on camera, because as I rotate my body, that kicks it back out in front.
Now there’s one last, final piece with this, that is kind of make or break with it. Most players tend to have their club too far open.
This club face as they’re coming down is more toe up and down. That’s the way I was taught, that’s the way I heard about it for years.
Well, if you want to get this rotation in the swing, and you want to get your body doing a lot of the work and that club whipping on through there, that’s going to be wide open.
If I have this toe up and I do the same thing, look at where my face is at contact. It’s going to be pointing out to the right. That’s going to be that shot that goes out weak to the right and doesn’t really feel very compressed.
Let me do that on this one. I’m going to do everything we’ve talked about, but I’m going to have this face in a little bit of an open position.
See that ball, weak, glancing, didn’t really feel solid. Shot way out to the right. Not the good result that you want to get.
Now the last piece of this is getting that face square. What I want you to feel like, is a very specific way that you move your hands and wrist to square up the face early and now all this makes complete sense.
You see, for players that have the face open, when I put that rubber band under the arm and I get the body to rotate on through, it doesn’t quite work. Because if that club face is kind of toe up when I’m halfway down, as I start to rotate open, two things are going to happen.
Either I’m coming a little over the top and I cross the ball, or when I rotate through my club face is wide open. So when you hit a shot, you’re going to get that kind of weak slice to the right.
It kind of tapers off there where it doesn’t feel or sound as good as the other shots. If you’ve done things like this before, and it hasn’t worked for you, there’s two pieces that make it all tie together.
The Rubber Band Drill like we talked about, fantastic. Nothing better that I’ve found to get the feeling of connection and get the feeling of getting your body to rotate.
Once you do that, now it makes all the sense in the world of what you’ve been hearing forever, which is I have to square this face early and I have to get it from the inside.
When you pair those two things together, it’s easy. Anybody can compress it. Now the squaring of the face early, I go over in the Tennis Racket Drill, and specifically The Move section.
So if you go to the Top Speed Golf System, you click on The Move as you walk through that series of drills, I’m going to walk you through exactly how to square this face up and exactly how to get that club from the inside.
When you pair it up with this Rubber Band Drill, you’re going to feel like now it finally makes sense, it’s finally easy to do what everybody’s been talking about, and what you see all the great pros doing.
So don’t stop here. Do this Rubber Band Drill, once you do that, head over to The Move course. Work through those drills so you ingrain it forever.
I can’t wait to see you in there. I can’t wait to hear about how great your golf is going. Best of luck, and I’ll see you in The Move.