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Hang Back And Wipe Forward

The wipe move is the movement of the arms across the body during the release. It helps allow for side bend and is a sign that the golfer is applying force to the club in the right direction. To try this release drill make 9 to 3 swings with the upper body as far backward as you can and while getting the club to brush the ground as far forward as possible (with a good path).

Playlists: Train Your Release, Stop Lunging Forward

Tags: Poor Contact, Release, Drill, Intermediate

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The drill is hang back and brush. So this is a great kind of constraint led drill for

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working on your wipe technique. So a lot of people or a lot of golfers who struggle

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with the wipe also struggle with side bend. Those two usually go hand in hand. Because

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if my upper body tends to tilt back like so, if I was to just extend my arms out

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in front of my chest, that by itself would move the bottom of the swing well behind

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the golf ball. You can see that that's making contact with the ground well back here

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by my right foot. So the goal of hang back and brush forward is to get my upper body

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well behind. So kind of almost over my right foot more like a driver position. But then

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use my arms and use the wipe so that the club brushes the ground well ahead of the center

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of my stance. So almost as far up as my front foot if I can without getting the path

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way outside to in. Because it's very easy for some golfers to hang back kind of like

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so and then brush, go way outside and outside in in order to get the brush way forward.

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That's what we're not what we're trying to do. We're trying to brush from the inside

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but still getting it to brush forward by using that white movement of the arms working

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more across your body instead of straight out in front. So if you're practicing on the

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grass or having range, you just take the tee and draw the line in the ground like we do

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in the line drill or the advanced line drill. But if you're practicing inside, which I know

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a lot of our members do, you can take a towel and place it on the ground. And this way,

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if I let's set it up so that it's kind of pretty close to the middle of my stance. So now

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if I do this little brush drill, you can see I can get it to brush well ahead of the

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towel kind of like so. But if I didn't if I did that bad release, you could see that

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I would get some feedback because I may contact with the towel. So it just makes me a little

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bit more aware of the bottom of the swing or the kind of the contact point and the brush

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point. So you can do this either with 9 to 3 or working up to full swings. But what I

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would do to start is the 9 to 3 version where you can either preset the brush. So I'm going

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to get or sorry preset that upper body way behind. So I'm going to get almost driverish,

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get well behind, but then still try and kind of exaggerate both of these to get the bottom

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of the swing forward or what's actually more challenging is I'm going to start in a little

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bit more of a neutral or even leaning left pattern and then I'm going to try and fall back

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and kind of hang back while I use the arms to move the bottom of the swing forward. A lot

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of golfers who try and move the bottom of the swing forward will do so. More with their upper

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body kind of lunging forward like so. It's not what we're trying to do when we're working

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on the white. The not what we're trying to do when we're trying to work on this side

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bend. Those two go hand in hand and have a kind of high carry over for the longer clubs

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like the three wood the hybrids and especially the driver. So we'll give it a try and use

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the towel for a little bit of feedback. Okay, so to set up the drill, you'll give yourself

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about two inches or so between the towel and the golf ball. That just gives you a little bit

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of wiggle room because you'll see that the towel kind of sits up in places. It can make it a

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little bit more challenging and you want to get good feedback here. So now we're going to position

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the golf ball just ahead of where you would normally play your midiron. So in this case seven

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time, and then you're doing the nine to three kind of focusing on the white aspect of that

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release. So that first movement working a little bit more across your body instead of straight

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out there. So that first movement working more across just like so instead of straight down. So

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from the face on view hanging back but using the side bend move or sorry, using that side

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bend move to hang back but then using that white move in order to move the bottom of the swing

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forward. Your goal is to get it so that you can do it without hitting it off to the right,

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hitting it pretty straight and without hitting the towel even though you've got kind of a more

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forward ball position than you would normally play with a shorter iron. So I've got the towel

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a little bit on that one. Hopefully you get the the gist and the purpose of why you would use

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the towel when working on the white.

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