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WHAT'S THE BEST DRILL TO LEARN TO SWING A GOLF CLUB? 

One of the very best drills for learning how to swing a golf club properly doesn't even require a ball or driving range. In fact, it can be performed indoors. This modified full swing drill is performed by gripping the club about halfway down the shaft and then working very deliberately through each portion of your golf swing. You will be using the butt of the club as a visual reference to ensure that you are moving in the correct plane and hand location. Glenn Deck is the Director of Instruction at Pelican Hill in Newport, Calif. (eat your heart out). He's a Southern California Teaching Pro of the Year and one of Golf Tips Magazine's Senior Instruction Editors. Glenns say to spend five minutes a day repeating this modified full swing drill by choking up to 12 inches above the clubhead and then working very deliberately through your takeaway, backswing position, downswing and then impact position. Not only will you maintain your connection with your golf swing, but there's a great chance that your swing path, wrist hinge and impact position will get dialed in like the California sun.

All Choked Up Full Swing Drill

We've got a great drill to improve your golf game. What's great about this drill -- you don't have to go to the range. All it takes is three to five minutes at home a day, and you can have a really much improved golf game.

It's very simple. It requires an alignment stick to mark your target line. Lay that down as your target line. Take your setup on that line. Now simply pull the shaft up until your hands are about 12 inches from the clubhead. That's your setup position. Now, we've got three steps to work on here today.

First step is to turn to about a 3/4 backswing. We want to see the shaft either in line with our target line here or possibly pulling a little bit inside. We do not want to see is the shaft starting to what point outside that line. That's going to create all kind of issues and trouble for our downswing and impact position. So, remember, the first step is to turn and get this shaft pointing toward the target line or slightly inside. It's not a full backswing, but it gets you on the correct path.

Step two -- start your downswing. Go ahead and brace your front foot, let your arms drop. The shaft should be lined up toward our target line now. That's very critical, so now I can deliver the club down to the golf ball on the correct path. If we see the shaft start to go outside or too much inside, you're going to have a hard time putting the golf club on the correct path to the golf ball.

And number three, once we've got number one and number two, go ahead and work on your impact position. You want to see the shaft now in line with your left arm, hips are opening, and the clubface is nice and square.

When you've got that, you'll hit a lot of great shots. 



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