Many golfers struggle with the takeaway, which is one of the most critical parts of the golf swing. In this video from our Golf Swing Tips series, we'll share with you a step-by-step guide to perfecting your takeaway using a simple drill.
With this drill, you'll be able to get into the correct positions and improve your golf swing over time.
The Drill: Grip the Club Between Your Grip and Clubhead
The drill involves gripping the club between your grip and clubhead. From here, you'll put the grip on your lead hip and keep the grip on the lead hip as you come back to where the club is parallel to the ground. This drill will help you feel your core more active, with your torso, arms, and shoulders all working together.
As you practice the drill, you'll notice that if you pull your arms in, the club will be off, and if you lift it, it will feel like it's struggling to get away from your body. So, grip against the hip and keep everything together until the club is parallel to the ground. From here, you can add a little bit of hinge, and the club will slide down your thigh about halfway. When you get to the top, the butt of the club will point between your toes and the ball.
Adding the Ball: Same Positions, a Little Bit of Hinge, Turn Back to the Top
Once you get comfortable with the positions, you can add in gripping the club normally. Keep the same positions, a little bit of hinge, turn back to the top. Over time, as you get more comfortable with the drill, you can add a ball in and freeze in each position, so you can go one, two, three swings.
The Benefits: Improved Golf Swing
As you practice this drill, you'll notice an improvement in your golf swing. You'll be able to get into the correct positions, and your takeaway will be smoother and more consistent. Over time, you'll be able to add power to your swing and hit the ball farther and more accurately.
Conclusion: Practice Makes Perfect
In conclusion, the takeaway is one of the most important parts of the golf swing, and many golfers struggle with it. However, with this simple drill, you can improve your takeaway and your golf swing over time. Remember to grip the club between your grip and clubhead, keep the grip on your lead hip, add a little bit of hinge, and turn back to the top. With practice, you'll perfect your takeaway and take your golf game to the next level. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy golfing!