Step & Swing Drill

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Step & Swing Drill
Category: Swing Drills
Sub-Category: Downswing, Swing Mechanics

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Step & Swing Drill

A fantastic drill for the average golfer, and even the beginning golfer, to get some rhythm, timing and balance into their swing, is the step and swing drill. We first do it without a golf ball and it looks like this. Feet very close together, I take the club back and swing through, take the club back and swing through. What is interesting, and that most people miss, is the fact that my club is actually going back as I make the step forward. Let me show you how I can identify this for our students. I am going to say step when I step and you will see when I swing. So step, swing. Step, swing. But it is definitely after the step. Just like a baseball player who steps, turns and hits a baseball there is a sequence to your downswing. Step, turn and hit. Now we don't really get to step out of position in golf but this little drill gives you the sensation to the flow of the swing. It generally slows people down. It gets them to feel the sequence of motion and in a short period of time they hit the ball quite well. Make sure you use a tee when you do this one. I am going to start with my feet about six to eight inches behind the golf ball and with the golf club behind the ball as well, I am going to do the same thing. I am going to swing back and I am going to step into position. Make sure you do not step too far, just step into a good solid position. It looks like this. It is a wonderful drill for anybody. I feel it really teaches the timing and rhythm and sequence of motion that all good players have.

About the Instructor
Jim  McLean
Jim  McLean
Jim McLean Golf School
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Jim McLean runs the Jim McLean Golf Schools, considered by some the world's finest. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #3 instructor in the world.


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