Golf Drills Library
This is your Members Only Golf Drills Library Online. Enjoy the videos and check back often for additional material coming soon! We will soon have drills in left handed too!
Performing a drill IMPROPERLY will only make your improvement take longer and might prohibit your development all together. Another word of caution. Please do NOT attempt to self medicate yourself by trying every drill offered in this section. Our job is to support your efforts to improve and guide you to the proper drills for YOUR specific swing need.
You need to know that you are doing the assigned drill properly so a full length mirror can be your best friend. I suggest getting the V1 Home Version software which is totally compatible with my professional version. Click on this link for a FREE download to your lap top computer, for mobile devices there’s a $4.99 charge from V1 not us.
Please read the section in your lesson manual on “How To Perform A Drill Properly” before continuing. (pages 22-25)
The golf drills library online are organized by swing faults. Some drills may seem different, but they serve the same purpose for re-alignment of your swing. One drill may work just fine for you and another may not. Feel free to contact us if you’re having trouble with a drill with poor results. Better to stop, than groove an improper drill motion.
Address and Set-Up Drills – So many golfers overlook these very vital fundamentals and set up procedures to their detriment. Even Jack Nicklaus would religiously rebuild his golf swing fundamentals every year with Jack Grout his swing mentor.
Remember, when repairing or re-aligning a golf swing it’s club face, body, path.
• Bad Grip – Bad Swing / Good Grip – Good Swing – Where the spine angle is vital to path consistency, a proper grip will have a maximum influence on golf club face angle which may in turn ill effect the swing path in attempt to compensate for an improper grip. Place your hands on the golf club in front of your face so you can see where you have placed your hands in relation to the golf clubs face and then DO NOT MOVE YOUR HANDS THROUGHOUT THE SET UP AND TAKE-A-WAY.
• How the Grip Relates to the Impact Position – Good comparison between different grips that require different impact positions.
• Drill For Reaching That Perfect 90 Degree Spine Angle at Address – Spine angle position at address and even more importantly the maintaining of the spine angle throughout the golf swing is vital to consistency. Do this drill in front of mirror marking the mirror with a piece of tape at the 90 degree spine angle position. I would suggest the Special Report, “Maintaining Spine Angle.”
• Where to Position Your Golf Ball In Your Stance – The sole of the golf club must be in harmony with your swing path and/or angle of attack to the golf ball. Watch for our new video on the single length golf clubs which only requires one set up position throughout the set.
• Getting Your Head Behind The Golf Ball At Address – Too often golfers have misinterpreted “keep your head down” with keeping your head still and over the golf ball. If you head is going to be still on the back swing then you must position your head well behind the ball to start.
• Building A Hitting Station For Alignment – The alignment station is the same one used by Jack Nicklaus. He was a fanatic on alignment as we should all be being golf is a target game. One needs to have a station or point of reference to assure proper alignment.
• If Pros ALWAYS Have A Golf Club On The Ground, Shouldn’t You!” – Considering most touring pros have been playing golf from the youth and still they find themselves placing a golf club on the ground as a point of reference. Improper alignment can play havoc with your golf swing path by compensation.
Take-A-Way / Back Swing Drills
• Starting the Golf Club Back With the Proper Hinge – Start your swing off on the right path. If you start the path of the golf club off the swing plane, (the angle of the shaft at address) then you must perform a compensation to get back on the plane at impact. Not impossible to do as proven by many touring pros in the past but more difficult for the average golfer to perform.
• Use This Cell Phone Drill To Feel The Best Hinge On The Back Swing – Rolling the hands and forearms open or clockwise is a very common swing error that almost guarantees a slice and loss of distance. This drill will help.
• Pizza Drill – Good for Fixing Open Golf Club Face – For those who roll their golf club open or clockwise on the take-a-way.
• Good Drill For Fixing The Flying Elbow – Another good drill to help you reach the proper top of the back swing position with your right arm under the shaft. Also helps with a steep shaft on the down swing. Especially with a driver you must shallow out the path to the ball to accommodate the flatter lie angle of the long golf clubs.
• Drill For Developing Back Swing Width For Power – This is something Jack Nicklaus worked hard at in his youth. Not good for everybody but helpful to the golf swing that needs it.
• Connection Drill – Connection meaning the arms and body turn are in sync with each other. Just like a pinwheel of skaters they don’t all skate at the same speed to maintain the circle but it looks like they are. Really helps coordinating the motion between arms and body.
• Golf Drill For Inside Swing Path – Designed to help those golfers that start the golf club low and inside the swing plane. You need a point of reference so you know where your golf club is going in relations to your address position.
• Good Drill For an Outside In Swing Path Problem – Designed for those who cut across the ball. You need a point of reference so you know where your golf club is going in relations to your address position.
• Handle Bar Drill For The Proper Tilt at the Top of the Back Swing – Another good drill for those who started playing golf attempting to keep their head over the golf ball. Best performed in front of a mirror.
• Elbow Drill for Proper Body Tilt at the Top of Your Back Swing – For those who have difficulty or feel uncomfortable getting behind the golf ball at the top of their back swing. This drill is also best performed in front of a mirror.
• Swing Plane Drill with Vijay Singh – Vijay is constantly practicing with sticks for feed back on his swing path which is his weakness. This proves you’re never cured. Even the best continue to perform their assigned drills to maintain their improvement.
Top of the Back Swing Drills
• Shoulder Rotation Drill – The body is the cam shaft of the swing engine. Do this drill in front of a mirror as much as you can. Try putting a stick or golf club on your chest as a point of reference and a method for showing your should tilt on the down swing.
• Drill for Setting the Hips in the Right Position for You to Attack the Golf Ball. – The left hip goes UP on the back swing. We used to call it the Gypsy Rose Lee move.
• This Drill Help You Get Behind the Golf Ball – Helps you turn your shoulders on the proper plane on the back swing.
• This Drill Can Help with Over the Top, Casting and Improve Golf Club Head Speed – You will see in this video how NOT getting behind the golf ball at the top of your back swing can be the cause of other swing faults like scooping, over the top swing path and more.
• If Your Playing Partners Call You Elvis, You Can Quiet Down Your Legs and Hips with This Drill. – Great for controlling over active lower body and legs. You can do this drill in your back yard with a whiffle ball to avoid embarrassment.
• Good Drill If You’re Problem Is Swaying Hips – Swaying with your hips will cause inconsistency. The hips turn not on the back swing not slide. Many golfers think they are transferring their weight to their right foot. This is so vital and issue in a consistent golf swing that you will find several difference drills on hip slide.
• If Your Hips Slide Forward On The Down Swing Try the Bungee Cord Drill – Another drill for sliding hips. Similar to what Hogan describes in his book for hip turn.
Down Swing Drills
• This Drill is in Most Cases a Must. I used to do this one a lot in my early years.” – Great drill to get your arms started first. Again it’s a sensation. Actually the arms have a larger circumference to cover than the body. As a result they must move quicker than the body.
• The Swoosh Drill – Great drill to create speed in your release. Also has a benefit to those who swing over the top or transfer their weight to their front foot prematurely.
• Good Drill For Developing the Proper Path – Feel the proper path slightly exaggerated with this stick drill. Be a Jim Furyk starter kit for about a week to get the feeling if you are the golfer that takes the golf club too low and inside on the take-a-way.
• Two Ball Drill to Improve an Over The Top Swing – Nicklaus was a big proponent of the two ball drills. Easy to do on the range without expensive swing improvement gimmicks.
• Two Ball Drill To Improve Scooping – Two ball drill for scooping.
• Drill For Shoulder Tilt On Down Swing – The shoulder tilt is the most influential move to avoid swinging over the top or outside in. The arms will follow the shoulder pitch. I would also suggest reading the Special Report, “What Do They Mean By Shoulder Tilt.”
• Right Arm Belt Drill – This drill will help those who take the golf club way outside the path on the take-a-way and have a flying elbow.
• Lift Over Head Drill – For Over the Top Problems – Great drill for golfers who “swing over the top.” The drill forces one to bring the arms down first and swing out to the right in order to get the golf club over your head.
• The Hips TURN, Not Slide! Do the Twist not the Mombo! – Here’s a close up of exactly how the hips should turn.
• Clyde’s Turn Behind The Stick Drill For Combating Hip Slide – Great for getting your hips to turn and not slide.
• Clyde’s Feet Together Body Turn Drill – Get rid of the flips and the hip slide all in one.
• Drill For Turning Your Hips Properly– This is a great visual for the proper hip turn. Watch David Toms perform this drill.
• Good drill to avoid and correct sliding hips on the down swing – This drill was brought to us by Gus Johnson where he placed his golf ball outside his left hip to avoid sliding his hips and improving his hip turn.
Impact Area Drills
• Having a Problem Scooping? Watch This! – Flipping and scooping the hands through impact. There can be a number of issue with your golf swing before reaching impact that caused the flipping of the wrists. Finding the core issue would influence you on which of the flipping drills would work best for you.
• Impact Position Drill – Johnson – This will help you bulge your front wrist at impact. Similar to how Hogan describes his impact position.
• The Punch Shot Drill Is A Must For Proper Contact – Good for clean ball contact and getting the forearms over. Any and every golfer should perform this drill from time to time even they don’t feel like they have an impact position problem, (break down in the left wrist). I would also suggest reading the Special Report “Rolling Your Forearms.”
• Good Drill For Developing Shaft Lean At Impact – Getting the hands on front of the golf club face at impact with irons is desirable but don’t over do it.
• Clyde Johnson Impact Drill– Clear the hips and stretch the arms out and away.
Follow Through Drills
• Balance On Your Front Foot at the Finish – The finish is a good indicator of your swing path. Balance is not a thing to do, it’s a place to go!
• Stretch and Reach Drill – Helps you get through the ball. Clear the hips and reach for the second basemen.
• The Step Forward Gary Player Drill – For those golfers who spin out and finish on their back foot. Swing your arms first and stretch out and let your body move forward with the shot and start walking after contact with the ball.
Full Swing Drills
• Hitting Balls On Your Front Foot Only – Helps those who spin-out or fall back on their follow-through. Should be perform in conjunction with the Step Forward Gary layer Drill.
• Hold Hit and Fire – This is a drill Tiger use to do with Butch Harmon. He should go back to it! If you have the discipline this is a great drill for any level golfer.
• Front Heel Up Drill – Use this drill if your hips spin out. Have the front foot heel up makes it difficult for you to spin out like a base ball swing.
• The Sniping Hook Drill – Kiss your slice goodbye! This is taking drastic measures but if you want to get rid of the slice now…..this is it.
• Outside Stick Drill For Improving Over The Top – Swinging at the second baseman is the sensation. The golf club travels out and up on the follow through not around.
• Chair Drill For Spinning Out – Over the Top – It’s the John Adams “Spinaroonies” Special! Great drill if you’re over the top, outside-in.
• Suggestions For Playing On Uneven Lies – Who wants to play a flat golf course? You need to take these factors into consideration on uneven lies.
• Great Drill for Your Swing Path While Making Sure You Are Aligned Properly.
• Developing a Consistent Chipping Stroke – You must grasp the concept of keeping the club face low to the ground throughout the stroke. I would also suggest the Special Report, “Short Game Is Like A Third Down Play in Football.”
• Drill To Relieve Flipping At Impact – Try a front arm drill to reduce flipping.
• Playing Out Of The Bunker – Sand Trap – Easier than you might think