Step and Swing Drill

Step and Swing Drill


Here is an old classic drill that teaches the proper sequence in the downswing. The transition is the golf swing is like forward motion in other sports. Take thew baseball swing for example. A batter begins his transition towards the ball by unwinding or stepping into the pitch with the lower first. The sequence that follows is then the body, followed by the arms and hands then the bat. It is a chain reaction from the ground up. This is a natural athletic motion and is common in anticipating a forward swinging motion.

Try this drill

Place your feet together about 12-15 behind the golf ball (photo#1). Next, swing the club back and anticipate stepping forward towards the ball just before the club reaches the top of the backswing (photo#2).
Practice this movement several times until you can create a 'hit' or 'whistle' just beyond the ball. This later release is what maximizes the power in your swing.