A Simple Drag Drill That Will Dramatically Improve Your Golf Impact Position

By Mariano Bartolome

A Simple Drag Drill That Will Dramatically Improve Your Golf Impact Position

Hi, my name is Mariano Bartolome, and I am a Master Instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School at the Doral Resort and Spa. Today I am going to give you a drill that will help you to improve your game. This simple drill consists of dragging the club through the impact area. This will help you to get better connection and a better impact position.

Drill to Improve Impact Position

  • The drill consists of trying to put the club right in front of your right toe.
  • From that position the only thing that we need to do is turn the hips through, keeping the club against the ground and dragging it through to that three-quarters or halfway through position.
  • What this is doing is really helping us to keep connections between the hands, arms and body.

As you can see at that checkpoint position, the toe of the club is pointing at the sky, my left arm is underneath my right arm, the shaft is pointing to my chest and my body is forward with the weight on the left foot. Try this drill; it is going to help you to improve on your impact area.

Category: Swing Drills
Sub-Category: Arms, Impact
About the Instructor
Mariano Bartolome
Mariano Bartolome
Doral Golf Resort & Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 305-591-6409
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mariano Bartolome played more than six years on the South American and Argentinean Tours before joining the Jim McLean Golf School staff. Mariano currently works with top PGA, European and Champions Tour players such as Carlos Franco, Angel Cabrera, Hernan Rey and Vicente Fernandez. He teaches at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami.


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