Hi, my name is Mariano Bartolome, and I am a Master Instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Today I am going to give you a drill that will help you improve your width on the backswing as well as the control of the club. All that we need is a kid's club or a shorter club that you can cut the shaft down on to about 25 inches.
Kid's Club Drill to Improve Your Backswing
The problem that we see with our students who normally come to see us is that they try to get a lot of turn. When the arms get disconnected from the body trying to get more of a turn than they should, that is when the arms collapse against the body. What this club is going to do is get more control and a better width.
We are going to grip the club, take the normal set-up position, make a normal coil and, as you see, it is tough for me to start getting those hands to work too much since the club is less weighted. What I am going to do is keep the width between my right arm and my right shoulder.
Take a normal setup, full coil, hold the club. Improve your control, improve your width, get more lag and get into a better impact position. Try this little drill, you can do it inside your house, and it will help you hit the ball more consistently.