Golf downswing drills should be a component of any golf training that you perform. That final connection with the club striking the ball is such a crucial factor in the golf stroke and consequently the flight of the ball.
Being able to get this part of your swing right, will bring much more consistency to your game. In this article I have put together some information from various sources that I believe will help give a better understanding of the topic.
Basically What we need to do, is bring the golf club back down to connect with the ball at the same place and with the same club face angle, that we took the club away with.
Obviously the initial setup is another subject that will be covered in another article. Today we are concentrating purely on the downswing, so watch the video below which I think will give you a good explanation of what is required.
Golf Downswing Drills
This is a short but informative golf advice video that will help you to understand better the the required golf swing plane that will improve your downswing.
Brendan McDaid in the video, is a golf professional who does a good job explaining not only the proper downswing, but also whats required in the takeaway and backswing. A couple of drill aids that the teacher uses in the video to help you cut down on the hook and slice shots, you could very easily improvise yourself.
If your slicing the ball, note what Brendan states when taking the club away and rotating to quickly. Perform a couple of practice takeaway, i.e. taking the club back to waist height, stop and see the position of the club and how it compares with the shot in the paused video.
Looking from a different angle, we see a demonstration of the weight shift with these golf downswing drills. Certainly think that the golf tips shown here, would help to bring consistency and reduce the amount of strokes played in your golf.
Simple golf training aids, which in this case is the Tyre and a couple of polls, is something any of us could rig to help improve our downswing.
Golf Downswing Drills – Learning From Your Divots
Paying attention to where your divots are, will give you a good idea to what you are doing wrong with any golf downswing drills that you’re performing.
We are all trying to get better at golf, and one of the best ways to do this is learn from your divot. Your divot will always tell you what you are doing with your swing.
For example, if your divot is behind the ball, you are hitting a fat shot. This would indicate that you are starting your downswing with your hands and arms and the bottom of your arc is too far behind the ball. It generally indicates that your weight also is too far back on your back leg at impact.
So the fix would be to try to get your weight more to the front leg before impact with the ball. This will put your hands ahead of the lagging club head at impact.
I like to see the divot in front of the ball at impact. And recently, in his new book called ” The Impact Zone,” Bobby Clampett presents some research that says the same thing. He advocates making the divot at least three to four inches in front of the ball. I would agree with him.
Click on the link to read more of this excellent piece of advice of how your divots will teach you so much about your golf downswing drills.
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