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Indoor Drill - Backswing Arc Drill


Description: This is a great drill for learning to maintain a constant arc throughout your backswing.

Summary:
  1. This drill will help you check to make sure you are not over extending your arms on the back swing and disconnecting them from your trunk. On the flip side, you will also be able to see if you are bending your arms and losing your arc on the back swing. An added plus here too is that if you tend to sway with your lower body on the takeaway, that will stand out as well.
  2. For this drill you will need a wall that you can swing back towards. The wall should be on the non-target side of your set up. To get yourself in the correct position take your set up next to the wall without a club. Slowly make a backswing while trying to keep the distance between your wrist joints and the center of your chest the same. In other words, don't increase it by over stretching your arms and don't let your front arm bend. Once you have gotten to the top of your swing make sure there is about 3 inches between your knuckles and the wall.
  3. Next, practice making slow backswings again without a club and check at the top of the swing to see that your knuckles are still 3 inches from the wall. If you hit the wall you have either swayed into it or disconnected your arms from your body and lengthened the arc. If you find that you are more than 3 inches from the wall you have likely shortened your arc by letting your arms fold too much.
  4. Practicing this drill slowly and repeatedly indoors will help you establish a consistent arc on your bacswing leading to more consistency and better contact.
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