Why You Need This: In this video, you'll learn how to keep your posture.
I have a great drill for you that Rory McIlroy has practiced to help him stay connected in the swing...
And all you need for this drill is a golf glove.
First, I'll show you the proper way to stay connected in the swing.
Place the golf glove between your chest and left arm (near the front of your arm).
In the backswing, concentrate on staying in posture with your shoulders tilted.
Next, you'll see the incorrect way to perform this drill.
This is really important to watch because many players make this mistake with the glove drill.
Through contact into the follow through, your arms should come off your body.
Many players tend to keep their arms tight to the body in the follow through.
Don't do that because it'll destroy your swing speed.
Let your arms separate from the body and let the glove fall to the ground.
Here are the key points of Rory's glove drill...
- Make sure you get a full shoulder turn to the top of the swing,
- Keep your shoulders titled in the backswing through contact, and
- Let your arms separate from your body after contact.
Watch this video now to learn Rory's glove drill!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 4:01
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Hey guys, I’ve got a great drill for you. We’re going to do the Rory McIlroy Glove Drill. We’re going to talk about the proper way to stay connected, and in the improper way.
One way can leave you hitting some really good shot. I hit a great shot there just to the left of the pin. 97 miles an hour club head speed with my 7 iron, which is really good. I’m very happy with that.
The incorrect way would absolutely just kill your swing speed and drop your swing speed way down.
Let’s talk about the proper way first. What I want to do is I want to take this glove and I want to make sure I’m staying connected and rotating my body.
I want to put this glove right under my left arm and more toward the front of my left arm. I don’t want to put it way back in under my left arm.
My left arm will protract which means it’s going this way as I’m making my backswing. Or my shoulder’s coming this way across my body.
So the back of my left armpit is going to come off my body. The inside is going to stay nice and tight. If I put that just on the inside of my armpit, I should be able to hold that there throughout the backswing.
If I go to the top of my backswing and I stay in my posture just let we saw with Rory McIlroy, I’m feeling like I’m very connected.
My shoulders have turned, they’ve got a good turn here. They’re staying tilted so I’m in my posture. My arms are still nice and high, so I don’t have to have like a one-plane swing. You can use a one-plane swing if you want to do this.
You can use a two-plane, or a single-plane, or anything in between, but I’m having nice, high arms here even though I’m staying in my posture and this is staying connected to my side.
That’s a good way to do it. As long as I stay tilted, my shoulders stay tilted, then I can keep that glove under there and still get a lot of club head speed.
Now the incorrect way to do this, very important, as I’m coming through what I want to have happen is it’s under my left arm in the backswing, as I come through, now my arms are going to fly away from my body and that comes out.
The improper way I’ll see people use the Towel Drill, I’ll see people use this Glove Drill, and what they’ll do is they’ll come through the swing.
I’ll have a good backswing, and as they come through, they try to keep it under their left arm. It really cuts off their swing, and that’s not good. You’re going to kill your club head speed.
Let’s try that out. I’ve got my FlightScope out here. The first one again was 97 miles an hour. Let’s try to see if I can keep this glove under my arm and let’s see what happens to my club head speed.
So now I tried to keep that left arm tight and the glove stayed under there. 97 on the first swing, that one was – I didn’t get within 20 yards of the green on that one, so it cut off a lot of speed, and it went down to 87.
So 10 miles an hour off my club head speed, that’s 20 or more yards off my total distance. That 7 iron went 139, and we are into the wind so everything’s going to go a little shorter today, but that definitely cut off some big-time yardage. \
gain, the proper way to do this, put it under my left arm. Go ahead and make some practice swings for me. As you go to the top, I want you to make sure you get a good, full turn with your shoulders.
I don’t want to take this under my arm and go like this, no shoulder turn. I want to make sure those shoulders keep turning.
I can get my arms high, I can have my arms low or anywhere between. It’s completely up to you on that.
Then finally, as I’m making that swing I want to make sure that my shoulders stay tilted, so I’m in my posture. I don’t want to do this and come up out of my posture.
So if I can focus on those three things, and then as I’m coming through let my arms fly, let that glove come completely off my body to finish the swing, I’m going to get some great club head speed, and it’s really going to help me to stay in my posture.
There we go, so swung a little bit to the left on that one. Just pulled that one a tad, barely even caught the edge of the green.
Last one was 87 when we did incorrectly, and this one is going to be, let’s see here, 99.2. So a lot farther, a lot more club head speed when you do the drill correctly.
Go out there, stay connected, and work on the Glove Drill. See you guys soon.