Have you ever wanted a flat left wrist at impact and a little shaft lean?
In today’s video we’re going to give you a little something to think about that will allow you to have some better flexion in that lead hand while it’s supinating, (is the fancy term), or turning to the palm up towards impact, so that way, you can get some better shaft lean, some better compression on the golf ball.
Today’s drill, it’s a simple drill. It doesn’t require much effort. So, what we’re going to do is, you’re going to swing to the top with two hands, you’re going to come down towards impact with both, but then let go right around impact and finish with one, the goal being is, we want that elbow to stay trapped up against your ribs. We want to stay nice and compact through the finish, and really, through that left hand, roll over to the finish line.
Most of the time, I see golfers make the mistake where they try and have their hands pushed down to get shaft lean, and the hands work away from their body, and it flips up, and they have a high finish, and it’s all over the club face, it’s all over the planet, and they can’t hit it anywhere. So, what we’re doing is, we’re trying to get everything a little bit more compact to the finish line, so that way, you can have some good delivery positions at the moment of truth and through the ball. So, I also have a band that you can place underneath your arm.
So, you could take a towel, head cover, glove, all alike, just to make sure that that arm doesn’t separate out through the impact zone, because we definitely don’t want it to do that either. That would equal a shank. So, we’ll get that band underneath. Again, it’s up to the top with two hands, letting go around impact, and finishing with one, feeling that left hand look palm-up. And I’ll explain a good feel for that here in a second.
So, again, let’s try it out. Two hands at the top, one hand at the finish. Now, the feeling should be that, when you roll that left arm, you should be looking at your palm like you’re reading your cellphone or checking text messages or taking a selfie from the wrong place because selfies happen up here.
So, we want to make sure that we’re looking at our palm when we finish. Now, once you graduate to the point where you think you don’t need your band, you can set up, still go for that one-hand finish. Again, you’re letting go right around impact, feeling that left hand rotate, palm to the sky.
Two hands to the top, and you’ll see that my elbow stays nice and trapped to my back and I’m not losing connection, where I’ll be going this way to the finish. We don’t want that.
And this will help us get some better flexion to the impact area. And if you’re struggling with that feel, hold your bicep against your chest with your right arm and make some half-swings, and go palm down to palm up as you release the golf club, and get a feel for that. And that’ll help you really get in a better position at impact that’ll allow you to compress the golf ball. And if you struggle with high fades, this is a great drill for you to do. I would absolutely recommend it.