The Golf Takeaway Drill is great for getting the backswing started on the right line. If you have read through other parts of my site then you certainly know that I believe a good golf swing starts with a solid foundation. The fundamentals and pre-swing preparations are very important.
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I also believe that the first two feet of movement in the backswing are critical for setting up a strong and efficient golf swing. That is why the Golf Takeaway Drill is so effective. It grooves the first couple of feet your club head will travel. If you repeat this drill over and over and get your club into a great position, then you set yourself up to complete an efficient backswing. This will reduce compensations or extra movements in your swing and make it easier to get into a great downswing.
You will need two clubs to perform this drill. One to put on the ground and one to swing. I recommend putting a longer iron (5 or 4) on the ground and using a short iron (8 or 9) to swing.
Once you get comfortable with the drill you can use any club to swing. In fact it is good to change clubs for this drill to get a feel for all of the clubs in your bag.
To setup the drill:
To practice the drill:
The drill objective is to:
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat!!!
The only way to groove this position is through repetition. A great aspect about this drill is that you can practice this drill at your home or office. You don't need to be at the golf course.
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