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Indoor Drill - Butt Back Drill


Description: This is a great indoor drill that will help you maintain your posture throughout the golf swing. An improper title no doubt, but this is a drill that really works and will help you not only achieve more accuracy by keeping your swing center the same distance from the ball throughout the swing, but will also help increase distance by encouraging more rotation through impact.

Summary:
  1. Start by taking a set up with your rear end against the back of a couch or a chair. Next, cross your arms across your chest.
  2. Rotate your shoulders into your backswing and push the back side (away from the target) of your rear end into the couch.
  3. As you transition into your downswing, push the front side (target side) of your rear end into the couch.
  4. If you are keeping your rear end attached to the chair then your spine will stay down in the tilt you established at address. This will keep your swing center the same distance from the ball throughout the swing.
  5. Staying down also forces you to rotate to get out of your own way. This will create more rotational speed and thus club head speed in your swing.
  6. Make sure to rotate your weight from back to front so that you will avoid hitting behind the ball.
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