GOLF: The Best Drill I've Ever Seen To Shallow Your Downswing

The Best Drill I’ve Ever Seen To Shallow Your Downswing

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If you’ve seen our latest video on Three Drills To Shallow Your Downswing, this was one within those three. But the drill is so good that we wanted to make sure we did a separate video. If you set this station up properly, it HAS to work.

I put an alignment rod in the ground so that the only way for you to miss the stick is if the club head is approaching the ball from the inside. If you’re someone who comes too far over the top, you’re going to run into the stick. I’ve also got it setup in a position where it doesn’t allow me to come into the ball very vertically. That works the angle of attack and widens out the bottom of your arc – you won’t come into the ball so super narrow. It’s a common fundamental of really good ball striking. So, this drill is a two-for-one.

To set this station up, I take my club and measure roughly two grip lengths behind the golf ball. This is where I’ll position the stick. I have the stick angled in the ground about a grip and a half in the air. From the down the line perspective, I’m setting up the edge of the stick about halfway between the golf ball and my foot or about equal distance between my ball target line and my foot.

When doing this drill, I feel distinctly – and I want you to feel – club head and shaft. You’re not so much feeling body motions. I feel like the club head is working on a wider circle so my arms or hands are staying away from my body and not getting real narrow. I really feel the club head working low to the ground and I also have a sense that the club head is more inside my hands and normal.

You are not setting this up, putting a golf ball in and swinging at 100% speed right away. You’re probably swinging at a tee. I’ll put a tee in the ground and I’m going to clip the tee with a swing that’s super short and slow. Your only intention and priority is missing the stick during the downswing.

From there, I’m probably going to hit short chip shots like a hundred yards at most just to feel the club head working underneath and shallow. I might hit balls like that for like a week before I’m going into half three quarter full swings. The point of this is supposed to be overly shallow. You don’t need to hit these perfectly.


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