Go­ing back, let the head­cover fall

back­swing arc

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

DON’T WORRY ABOUT PRE­CISE DIS­TANCES WHEN HIT­TING RANGE BALLS. THEY’RE ALL DIF­FER­ENT, SO DIS­TANCE CAN VARY BY 10-15 ME­TRES.

When I walk the range, I of­ten see golfers swing­ing with a head­cover un­der one arm to stay “con­nected.” That might be a good drill for a tour player who al­ready pro­duces a lot of speed, but it’s too re­strict­ing for most golfers.

I’d bet you need more width on the back­swing – and more speed at im­pact – so try this drill in­stead. Put a head­cover un­der your right arm and swing so that the head­cover drops be­hind you when your arms get waist high. This will pro­mote a wider arc and set up the cor­rect down­swing se­quence.

PHO­TOS BY JD CUBAN

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