The Two Best Drills For Perfect Connection In Your Golf Swing
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When we talk connection, we have to talk about why you get disconnected in the first place. When I see a lot of players get disconnected during the backswing – meaning arms away from their body or their elbows separating during the backswing or forward swing – I can almost always take that back to a root cause of they simply don’t turn on either side. Almost all of it really stems from a lack of body motion.
When I’m working with someone to start to learn how to get more connected, I’ll almost always start them out with a Tour Striker Smart Ball. I put the Tour Striker Ball just underneath my elbows. The higher up on my arms it goes, the harder it is. The lower it goes, you’re cheating a little bit and it’s not that hard.
The first step to getting more connection is learning to turn. And when I put the ball in, I have to turn more. I want you to focus on your core or your belly. I want you to feel like your stomach starts to turn back. Maybe you can get a little uncomfortable and turn a little more than you can and the same thing on the way through. I’ll put the ball in underneath my arms and I’ll do a couple of swings with an eight iron or nine iron and I’m just getting a sense of my body turning back and body turning through.
In drill number two for perfect connection, all you need is an alignment rod. I put the alignment rod underneath my trail arm or right arm right underneath the armpit and I put it where the majority of the stick is sticking out in the front part. If I keep my arm pit or my upper arm, close to my body, it really forces me to do turn my right shoulder through. It’s really good for everything – handle forward, dynamic loft, contact, face control, you name it!
When I make a backswing, the stick is going to hit my arm when I get to about parallel to the ground. For those of you that go too long, it’ll be a good reminder and when you hit it with speed, you’re going to go a little bit farther. It keeps my backswing shorter and then it’s going to keep my right shoulder moving because my right arm is connected to my body all the way.
I would actually ombine these two drills together. If you’re looking for more connection, start short and slow. Changing your swing is a process. If it’s not perfect on your first session, I shouldn’t dictate whether you do it or not. Make a decision to do it, stick with it and come to our live q&a sessions every Monday at 5PM EST and asked me a question. I can help you guys!
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