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A coat hanger attached to the butt end of the club can be a simple, effective training aid for learning club face awareness. This drill helps you identify and correct a scoop. A scoop is likely caused by excess arm tension and a resistance to the natural rotation of the club as the arm extends through impact. If you struggle with a scoop, chicken wing, or stall through impact then this can be a helpful training aid for mastering your release.
Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Chicken Wing, Draw vs Fade, Follow Through, Release, Drill, Beginner
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This drill is coat hanger lead wrist training.
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So there's a training product out there called the hanger,
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which is as far as I know, an adaptation of a famous drill
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that I've seen a number of guys use to help train the lead wrist.
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And basically keeping that flexion of the lead wrist
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longer into the downswing.
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Now, we know that through impact,
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most golfers are going to lose that lead wrist flexion
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that's going to move towards extension.
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But in my experience, most of that is going to come from
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how much they're using their body in their bracing strategy.
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So for a small drill and working on getting better arm extension,
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a coat hanger helps with your visual as well as your tactile feel.
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So I've got two different versions here.
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This is just the classic coat hanger for at home training,
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which I really like.
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And this one is a little bit flexible.
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You'll see why I like that better than the really firm plastic ones.
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And then this is a wire coat hanger that I have taped to a club.
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So the basic principle is we'll take the coat hanger here.
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And I'm going to grip it on the kind of the far side like so
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so that I have the long side sticking up by my forearm.
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Now, what I'm going to do here,
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if I have just a neutral grip, you can see that this is off my forearm.
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If I then go into the motorcycle movement and I flex that wrist,
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you can now see that I'm feeling a little bit of force.
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And this is kind of bending the coat hanger this way.
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And then what I'm going to do is I'm going to practice going from
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9 to 3 or even a little bit past keeping that flexion in the lead wrist.
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Now again, in the full swing because of how my body braces that would cause it to come out
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through there, but in this slow motion training,
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this keeping the flexion is going to force me to absorb the speed and the movement of my arm
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more with some of this rotation.
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So I'm finishing with my wrist vertical.
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I'm not just holding off this way.
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I tend to find that a lot of golfers trying to avoid the flip are going to hold the wrist
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off this way and not allow for that natural rotation.
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Trying to hold off the club from passing is literally like trying to do a wrist curl with
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a 100 pound weight, 150 pound weight if you have 120 mile an hour club as a speed or so.
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So you're never going to be strong enough to just hold it off and it wouldn't be advantageous
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if you did.
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Instead what you want to do is you want to absorb it with a bit more of the forearm rotation.
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So there it is with just the lead arm and now I can have the trail arm kind of shadow
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it or even apply almost like an open right hand side drill.
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Now this one, where I've bent it and basically got it straight out in line with the club
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This one you can actually train if we get that in line with the club face.
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You can actually train hitting little 9 to 3 shots trying to keep that wrist in that
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So if I did this towards the camera here you could see keeping that in connection all the
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way through there.
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Basically what I did on this little 9 to 3 shot get it in connection.
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Keep it there all the way through.
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Get good arm extension without collapsing the wrist.
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If I then took that into a little bit bigger swing you'd see that I would lose it but
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I'm still trying to maintain that same connection.
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So if you're struggling with having a look like this where the grip is pointing at your
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body the club is passed and I've got this kind of broken down arm look then try the hanger
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connection that will help create much more width in that follow through which will
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help improve your low point control and your 3D flashbot which should give you a little
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bit more consistent contact.