downswing iron tips Nov 05, 2021

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Hey everybody Danny Maude here head professional at Canterbury golf club in Kent thanks for joining us have you ever wanted to know how to transition from your backswing to your downswing correctly you found that you're getting is a top of the backswing put it pretty good but you're unable to get that strike that you're after maybe you strike it behind the golf ball or maybe you're getting a slicer or the odd hook now on then and you want to know how to get from here to here far more effectively you've probably heard a very different kind of ways to do it you've probably heard of people asking you to move the hips across maybe even squat into the golf ball you may have heard of people talking about dropping their arms so you can get you know down in position some people have talked about when from here flattening off the club so who's right how many of those things have you actually tried and how much is that is actually working for you now from my clients some of the all the advice is pretty good but a lot of them are really struggling to take that advice and transition it actually into hitting golf balls well I've got a drill that I actually got from a wonderful coach out in Dubai Stephen that is working so so well and a recent client of mine Alan had exactly the same problem that you may be having and I gave this drill and within an out in an hour session we've really got him transitioning from here to here so much more effectively but what's more important about this drill is he could take this drill from go home practicing at home or on a driving range and get some instant feedback as to whether he's doing it correctly or not I find with a lot of exercises out there is that the point is how do you know whether you what you've been taught you're actually doing and often there's the case is that you're often trying certain things but you can't see whether it's working or not we've got the ball fly obviously if you're hitting good shots but ultimately how do you know whether you're actually getting into the position that you wanted so the other aspect is that a lot of these exercises that you do are often kind of quite wooden and they're disjointed and it's quite difficult to sometimes knit them into a proper golf swing I hope these exercises this drill anguish today will really help you do that because it did for Alan so let's get cracking so the way it works is grab a and this gets a golf ball Stephen actually use this tennis ball with me but uh I could show you that later and what don't you do only to get into a setup here so the first thing is you need to get up into a decent posture position so if you haven't already seen how to set up properly I'll put a link in there my description but how does it to get the perfect posture it will really really help because you need to intercept from this position here tip from the hip bone here so that we get the center of gravity moving forward and we get the the legs nice and loaded here because we want to get the club into a position really really good at the top here to do this we don't want to suck back too much need flex at back on our heels and get the club being dragged around so good posture is really important initially the next thing we're going to do gonna let the arm just naturally hang down here we'll take our left hand put it under the armpit of the right and what we're gonna do here is gonna curve the fingers back here and I'll show you how that works so from this position we're gonna go down swinging back now what this does but having a thing is like it keeps the right hand nice in front of the chest we don't want is drifting behind here because what we want to do is just to strike a ball we need to put pressure down into the ground and on the golf ball if we let them draw around here can you see how it's gonna be quite difficult to put pressure in unless we do this we're still on the golfers do they get stuck behind and they throw it so just saying them the drill here nice and simple and under here fingers back and what we're gonna do is this we're going to swing to the top here then we're gonna throw the ball down where we would normally have the position of ball per let's say annoying now I'll show you this initially how it works or throw it up throw down and what I'm going to get from this is instant feedback it trains you how to get the correct release if you're releasing it good it will land in a spot it will also help you to get the correct path because what you'll find is those of you who release and cut off hang onto the poi that review is out there you hang on too tightly you come in here and you and then suddenly you're throwing the ball bouncing here and flying off to the left that's going to be a problem huh all right again you've got instant feedback so someone like myself I would probably get if I had a problem it'll probably get a little bit in finite often react here and getting it inside well the great thing about that for me I'm like drop the ball here and it's in the ball flies off to the right wonderful I've got feedback now what we wanted to do is obviously get its lovely bounce into position and the ball skipping forward if you can do that well you can do this at home you know find a wall grab a tennis ball start practicing getting throwing it down in the spot and skipping forward one thing to watch out for when I first give this drill I think a all the skills are my students I just throw it down so they did and they kind of we're actually the driver into the the grounds a little bit firmer and they kind of grin here and it's right down like this and it kind of almost hit them in the face so watch out for that what we're trying to get is a skip of the ball so what I want to imagine is we try to get the ball bouncing and skipping forward all right so it bounces skipping four that's the type of reaction on the grounds like it's a good image to have if you're throwing it it kind of kind of helps rather than throwing it straight down and having it come up in your face so from here we're going to swing back we're going to throw it down and try and get a skip and it's like mine there by the way went a little bit to the right now I know for me that's me getting a little bit here so again it's a wonderful feedback for me to work on before I move to the second phase now the second phase we obviously want to get to hit the golf ball right so the second phase from here is with a cannonball we've grabbed a golf club right hand same thing go down the grip a little bit took your fingers in there and what we're gonna do here is we're gonna swing the club to the top I'm gonna let the club drop down exactly as we were doing with the golf ball all right so one more time we're gonna swing the club to the top here throw it down and you'll notice I missed the ground what does that mean if you're missing the ground it means you're not letting the gravity drop great feedback again seven here up here we're gonna get a transition right wanna through drop the club down is the ground and through now I would do this quite a few times if you find that the club's a little bit heavy go down the group a bit and make sure you're not holding it too tightly you want to let this heavy weight swing up to the top here and then you let the gravity of the golf club here just simply drop down to the ground once you've done that a few times again don't be in a rush to do this don't we rush to hit golf balls the throwing exercise itself would be just brilliant enough for you to get feedback you want to be in a sense getting a ball throw nice and straight and in the spot that you wanted then obviously from here we're going to work to hit the golf ball same principle swing it up and then we're going to simply drop the club down exactly as we're doing throwing that and hopefully getting a similar kind of effect

okay okay how she caught that a little skinny all right so I didn't quite get the drop again brilliant feedback so what we're gonna do again so if I was throwing a ball that that are gonna literally out to the right so let's do one more back beautiful that's the one I wanted so this is practice as you can see look that's me one ball skinny out to the right immediate feedback that would have been this throw that ball down get the sensation of that release and then a way go through go through that now please really give the drills ago don't rush into hit golf balls of this the drill is so powerful once you really practice it it can be a little bit tricky initially to go with it stick with it and you will get so much great feedback that you can my goal is always for you to teach yourself when I'm not around or your coach isn't around this drill is does a couple of things and the honor to give you feedback it's a flowing exercise it's not the compartmentalize of the swing too much so it's something that you can transfer fairly quickly into the full swing thanks so much for watching and there's two things you can do right now for me if you're enjoying these videos you know join the training subscribe to the channel and really appreciate it and if you want some tips and tricks that I don't share on this channel head over to my website right here and I shall see you on the other side.