These drills are inspired by one of our members who shall remain nameless but just for fun, we will call him “Roy.” Roy may be one of the best strikers of the golf ball I have ever seen who always hangs back in his golf swing. Although it has worked for Roy, it will not work for the majority of golfers…Don’t be a Roy and try these favourite drills of mine to stop you from hanging back in your golf swing.
Flamingo Swings – This drill will make sure you finish your swing with all your weight on you lead leg. Simply make a swing and when you finish, pick your trail foot off the ground like a flamingo and stand on one leg (target foot). Note, you should be able to easily pick up your trail foot and hold it in the flamingo position. If you have to push off your trail leg to raise the foot, then you still need to work on your weight shift. This will help you with your coordination and balance and will insure that you finish your swing.
Walk Thru Drill – This is a great drill to get you through your golf shots and also stop you from hanging back in your golf swing. This was made popular by Gary Player who used to walk through many of his golf shots to make sure he kept his weight moving forward. For the drill simply take your set up position, swing to the top of your backswing, and on the downswing, you’re going swing through and step forward with your trail foot going past the target foot. For those golfers that have a tendency to hang back on their trail foot, this is a great drill to get the feeling of shifting the weight fully to the lead side.
Have Fun, Matt Truong