Why You Need This: Today, you'll see why "This Simple Drill Will Completely Change Your Golf Swing Forever"
Whether it's that you get too steep, a little "handsy", or just don't feel connected...
...there are plenty of issues in the downswing that can cause you to struggle to make solid contact with the ball.
But today's drill is going to put an end to all of that...
...because it provides a simple, sure-fire way to make sure your trail arm stays connected in the downswing...
...and puts you into a great spot at impact to make consistent contact with the golf ball!
Trust me, you don't want to miss this one...
Golf Pros Featured:
Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 5:15
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Clay Ballard: Now I bet I know what you’re struggling with. If you’re like most players, whenever you make a swing, you tend to get a little steep.
Maybe stand up and lose your posture, and worst of all, get handsy and armsy through contact. You don’t feel connected, you don’t feel like it’s very easy to make solid contact.
Well I’m going to give you a sure-fire way, one simple progression using just your trail hand, your right hand, which if you’re right handed, that’s what you’re dominant with. So learning how to use this properly is really going to be a big key for you.
As we go through this, I’m going to show you how this right hand alone can help to get you in a better position where you open more, you stay more in your posture, you have more forward shaft lean, and most importantly, you stay really connected so that you’re very consistent.
So let’s get these right hand drills down, and let’s start hitting some amazing golf shots.
All right, so I bet you’ve been told to tuck in your right elbow. This is something that pretty much everybody’s heard.
But as we make that downswing, we don’t want to have that elbow kind of flying out to the side like this, and it’s going to be starting to cast and tend to push the club like that if we have this elbow fly out.
You want to get that elbow tucked in. Now, I like that, that’s really what we’re trying to do, but a better way of feeling this and a better way of staying connected is really getting the armpit in.
So what I mean by this is, instead of trying to get that elbow in, the same motion that is taking this upper arm and pinching it against your right side, or your pec.
When you do that, that should feel really tight. If I was to take an old glove, let me just grab an old wrinkly glove here. If I folded that up and put that under my armpit, I would feel like that is incredibly tight like there’s no way that that’s going to fallout.
Now if I just make a little half backswing to here, and focus on what I’m going to feel through contact, I’m going to feel like I’m smooshing that glove as tight as I can.
That connection is what’s going to give me consistency through the hitting zone. If I’m having this arm kind of fly out away from my body, you’ll see how that falls out. That’s that kind of flip move or that almost like a right arm chicken wing.
So the very first move as you start your downswing, you can be disconnected in the backswing, that’s completely fine.
Because I start my downswing, I’m going to pinch this in, I’m going to stay connected, and now it’s really going to help me to get that very, very solid contact. It’s going to get right of the flip, and it’s going to help with a whole lot of other impact positions.
Now another common misconception is that we want our shoulders to be square at contact. Let me go over what I mean by this.
So if my shoulders are square, I know I want my hips to be open, but if we feel like our shoulders are square, what’s going to happen a lot of times is you’re going to start to cast that club, or throw that club.
Now the reason for this is, if I’m swinging through this golf ball, let’s imagine I’m hitting it this way. There’s only two ways to keep this club moving forward toward the target.
I can either rotate my body, and that can allow me to have my arms in this position to where my right side is bent, my elbow’s tucked in, and I still have forward lean or my hands in front of the golf ball here at contact.
So if you’re not connected, if you don’t feel consistent through contact, it’s a lot of times because the shoulders are stopping and the arms are having to throw to release those angles.
Now what I would rather you feel like is at contact, I want you to feel like you’re almost open to the target. So your body’s opening up. Your hips and your shoulders are opening up.
Then when you get in that right side bend position, that’s going to put you in that great contact position like you’re seeing with all the pros.
That’s why almost every single Tour player you look at is going to look something very similar to this when they hit the golf ball.
Now as players are doing this, a lot of times what happens is, when we feel connected, we get that right arm in that position that we want, a lot of times the club face would be wide open.
So when the body opens up, now all of a sudden the club face is wide open, it’s kind of that weak shot that just floats out there to the right. It feels terrible.
Well the key is also with that right hand, how to get on top of that golf ball. Now this, with my palm up, even though if the rest of my body’s in perfect position, is going to be a terrible shot.
As I square my hands up and rotate it down, that’s going to be a great shot where I can really compress this golf ball. Now that’s exactly what I teach you in The Move section.
So if you want to get these great impact positions, if you want to feel connected with the body, that right side staying tight, everything turning on through, then I recommend you go through The Move section to learn how to shallow out that club and square up the face right away.
Really, it’s only a handful of drills. You follow two or three drills in there, and everything we talked about here today is going to make complete sense because now, that face is going to square up.
You’re really going to compress the golf ball, and you’re going to feel like no matter how much you open up, you can still get that ball to have a nice draw on it.
So I can’t wait to see you in The Move section. Best of luck. Work on the drills we did here today to get the feeling of that great impact position, and then go over to The Move section, that way you can control that ball flight.
That’s kind of the one one-two punch. Once you get both those together, you’re going to have phenomenal success. So best of luck, and I’ll see you in The Move next.