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Dropping Drill


Description: The Dropping Drill is designed to help those that chronically slice the ball because they come over the top. It teaches how to get the club down to the inside and on plane.

Summary:
  1. Start with a mid or short iron at first. As you get comfortable this drill can even be done with your longer clubs including the driver. Go ahead and set up to the ball as you normally would and swing to the top of your backswing.
  2. From here, let your arms feel like they are free falling straight down. While keeping your back at the target allow your club to drop all the way to the ground. You should make a nice "thud" sound with your clubhead when it contacts the ground. It should hit the ground approximately between the ball and heel of your foot. The key is to not let it get in front of your toes.
  3. From here, again, don't move your back and bring your arms back up to the top of the swing. Repeat the process a second time so that your club dumps into the ground again at the same spot. On the 3rd repetition when your arms and club start to drop and reach about waist high, then turn your back and shoulders away from the target. Be patient to make sure you start the arm drop first before you start turning towards your target.
  4. With enough repetition with this exaggerated drill you will learn to drop your club down on an inside plane.
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