THE TOWEL DRILL

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Locker Room -

As much as I em­brace mod­ern tech­nol­ogy I find value in some old school meth­ods. If you suf­fer from a fly­ing el­bow or poor tim­ing, try this drill where you place a towel, head­cover or glove un­der the right arm. Hav­ing a solid con­nec­tion be­tween arms and body through­out the swing is one of my ma­jor swing pref­er­ences, and this drill is the best way to train that con­nec­tion. Ben­e­fits in­clude bet­ter tim­ing, im­proved arm fold and wrist hinge, a shorter and more com­pact back­swing po­si­tion, bet­ter arm plane, and more con­trolled torso ro­ta­tion. The drill also gets pupils into a wider po­si­tion at the top of the back­swing, as it pre­vents the arms get­ting stuck be­hind the torso and head. Place the ball on a peg to start with, and al­low the towel to fly out with free­dom on the fol­low through.

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