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The arms working from low to a high during the release is important for having shaft lean but not a steep angle of attack. In order to have the hands working slightly up and in, you will want to have your body open and side bent and delay the straightening of your arms. This combination helps create a really good impact zone typically seen in consistent ball strikers. This can be used in a pump drill fashion or in a 9 to 3 style drills.
Tags: Driver, Release, Drill, Intermediate
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The drill is low to high release.
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So, the drill is to help you with anyone who is early extending, anyone who is kind of
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It's a overall drill to help you get a general sense of what we want the club to be doing
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kind of during this nine to three zone.
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And it's a specific drill for people who tend to have the hands very high in this point
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and then the hands and the grip will be working down as they approach the golf ball
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kind of like that.
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So in order to get out of that pattern and have a little bit more shuffling, then what you
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have to get used to is you have to get used to your hands being a little bit lower in this
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position and then slightly working up and in because of the bracing because of the continued
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side bend and left shoulder movement.
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So it ends up looking, you're kind of low in this point and then it's actually going
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to be working slightly up as you complete the rest of the release.
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So the way I usually have my students first experience this, especially if I see on video
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that the hands are really high and then there's a pronounced straightening in the shaft
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kind of like this.
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If you have that pattern, what'll happen is if you start to try to get any amount of
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shaft lean, you're used to releasing the hands at a certain timing and you're going to
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hit it fat and you're going to hit it really steep.
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So what I'll do is have them get set up, then we'll go to impact so it's going to go
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set up to impact and then I'm going to have them take the club away while keeping their
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lower body in impact position but I'm going to have them bring their hands slightly down.
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Now you'll see that when I do this, I'm not really doing it by straightening my elbow.
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I'm doing it more by bending slightly forward.
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So what'll end up happening is I get to that position and then as I come through, my hands
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are going to work slightly out because of this extension.
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Now what I'll usually do is I will put the club kind of like this where it's just a really
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subtle gentle out to in and low to high path and I'll have them try to almost trace that
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line with their hands as they're releasing the club or letting the forums rotate just a
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So from down the line, it looks like this.
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You're going to go set up, take it to impact, go slightly down and then as you release,
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you're basically going to extend those arms and finish off kind of like that.
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So if you have any trouble with the scoop, if you have any trouble with early extension,
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this is usually a good way to do the nine to three drills to focus on the path of the
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hands and how they relate to the path of the club.
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So one more time.
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Set up, impact, low release.