String Aid: Inside-Out Drill

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String Aid: Inside-Out Drill
Category: Swing Drills
Sub-Category: Swing Plane, Arms, Hands, Hook, Swing Mechanics

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Video Golf Tip | String Aid: Inside-Out Drill
By Ed Ibarguen

This one is for the better player. You have been taught that you need to draw the ball into the target, you have worked on it for a large part of your golfing life. You will bring that club from inside and you have learned how to rotate your hands to get that club to draw. Now all of a sudden you are playing in a tournament, and the one thing that this type of player, the inside-out draw player, is always scared of is coming over the top. But you know what, you generally do not come over the top, you come in here and you over-rotate the clubface. That is when the ball goes left. Of course when you are dropping inside like that, in a big tournament you might just as soon block it out to the right. So we do not want you too far to the inside, in fact Tiger Woods used to call it getting the arms stuck, and one of the things to realize is that when this happens, if you get back in here and you drop your hands too far underneath and inside you can see how my lower body is kicking out. Now my upper body has no support. I am falling backwards and I am going to come in to a low point behind the ball. Here is what I we would like to have you do. You can take your head cover again, it won't hurt you, put that head cover on the inside of the ball, right in here, so that you are going to try to make a swing where you are trying to come more down that line, down the line of the string, remember that represents the straight plane line. You are not coming in here and hitting the head cover first as you approach the ball. Just having that visual there will make a big difference. Now again, if you are an accomplished player and you want to get rid of this, take this broken shaft, it is a great teaching aid, and come back here, take your set up, and get a position here that you think you are comfortable. Believe me just putting this shaft in behind you is going to get you to think visually, oh my gosh, I do not want to drop that club inside and hook that shaft. You don't even really need to have it that close. Just knowing it is there you are going to have the idea of coming more, see how I am coming more down the line as I come into the back of the ball from here. Both of those drills will help you getting unstuck from the inside. Good luck.

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