BUILD A BALANCED AND POWERFUL ROTATION
The golf swing asks us to shift weight and rotate while keeping perfect balance – not the easiest set of mechanics to master. But here is a straightforward drill that trains core mobility and helps you feel and hone an effective blend of backswing coil, shift and rotation. All you need is a mid-iron and a couple of clubshafts or canes.
TRY IT WITH A CLUB Complete those twin turns several times, then grip the club normally and try to repeat them. With that strong sternum rotation plumbed into your muscles, you will instantly feel a coordinated action dominated by the core… and an enhanced ability to shift and rotate powerfully, in balance.
SHAFT OVER CANE Now rotate through your hips and sternum until the shaft is above and in line with the rear cane. Achieving this means good coil, weight shift and rotation… and with the club across your chest, you’ll find it easier to find and feel this position in good balance.
SHAFT AHEAD Now return the compliment, rotating through. But this time, allow the shaft to break past the cane line on the ground; at the finish the shaft should be parallel to the cane and in front of it. Make sure you complete the move in balance.
CANES INSIDE HEELS Set up the ball with your mid-iron; the ball should be just forward of centre in your stance. Now position your two canes against the insides of both heels, at right angles to the target. Take the club up and pin it across the front of your chest.
TOP 50 TEACHER Keith Williams Hawkstone Park, Shropshire. PGA Master Professional and former European Tour and England National coach