An Easy Drill to Release Past the Golf Ball Without Fear

By Glen Farnsworth

An Easy Drill to Release Past the Golf Ball Without Fear

Hello, I am Glen Farnsworth, Master Instructor under Jim McLean at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. We go out on the golf course in many of the schools with our students and one thing that I see in common is that they do not trust their golf swing.

What Happens When You Don't Follow Through on Your Swing

When this is happening to you, you will find that you will go to the top of the swing and tend to move past the golf ball because you fear letting the golf club swing freely through there. Remember, tension is the number one destroyer of the golf swing. This drill I have for you today is to help you to get the golf club to release past the golf ball without fear.

Drill: Eliminate Tension in Your Swing

If you can imagine the gap between your chin and your right shoulder, what we see is good players and good ball strikers do, is as they come down this gap closes. The right shoulder literally engages to the chin, thus bringing the head through. If we went the opposite you will notice that the head and shoulders start down and that gets the golf club on the outside. So remember, soft grip, get a nice set up, and on the downswing close the gap.

Category: Impact
Sub-Category: Downswing, Follow-Through, Swing Drills
About the Instructor
Glen Farnsworth
Glen Farnsworth
Doral Golf Resort & Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 305-591-6409
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Glen, a native of Naples, Fla., started his career under Jim McLean in 1981. He has been Director of Instruction at several prestigious clubs and works with many Tour players including Curt Byrum, Adam Mednick and two-time Champions Tour winner Jim Ahern. He currently teaches at the Jim McLean Golf School at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami.


ACTIVITY FEED

Learn the Mickey Wright Swing Path Drill to Hit Straighter Shots The Mickey Wright drill will help keep your club face square throughout the swing and your swing path coming from inside to out
How to Fix an Over the Top Golf Swing for Good A drill to help eliminate the over the top move and to perfect the change of direction at the top of the swing
The Proper Arm Position for Your Golf Swing To eliminate bad shots caused by your arms breaking down on the backswing and follow through, maintain the Y created by your arms and club at set up