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Merry Go Round

Merry Go Round (with just the body)

This is a great drill to practice the combo move of rotation, flexion and side bend. Get into set up with a club across your shoulders, then turn so that it is pointing down toward the golf ball. Make sure that your weight is on your left foot and toward the heel.

Playlists: At Home Training, Fix Your Early Extension, Beginner Program, STS - Drills

Tags: Early Extension, Iron, Impact, Follow Through, Drill, Beginner

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This drill is the Marigo Round drill. The Marigo Round drill is one of my

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go-toes whenever I'm trying to help educate a student on where the body should be

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at impact. Many golfers fall into a pattern of when they get into their golf

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swing. They tend to stand up and not have a whole lot of rotation, not have a lot

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of access to it. So if I was to exaggerate it, they tend to get like this at

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impact. So here's setup and then there's impact. There's very little change.

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Most tour pros will have some pretty big profound changes. To feel the changes,

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instead of just describing all the different body movements, we use the

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Marigo Round drill. So the Marigo Round drill, you're going to take the club

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and place it across your shoulders. If you're right-handed, the club will stick

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out to your right shoulder if you're left hand-eels, stick out to your left shoulder.

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Then from here, I'm going to rotate my body until the club would be just

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about to hit the golf ball. So from my visual perspective, it looks like it's

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pointing right about here. So I'm getting my club into that position, but I haven't

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shifted my upper body forward. I'm staying centered while my lower body gets

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onto that weed foot. So I got a little bit of a tilt away from my foot and this

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body rotation is pointing the club just inside of my foot kind of like

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that. Now I'm going to freeze my body in that position and then I'm going to

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place my hands on the club. And this is roughly going to get me about where my

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body should be at impact. Might exaggerate some part because doesn't quite have

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as much of the dynamics, but it gives you a good overall sense of about how much

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down rotate side-men, how your chest will be pointing out in front of the

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golf ball along the target line, somewhere out in that 30-40 degree range. How

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your hips will be pointing even further out along that target line. So if you're

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used to standing up, this will help you feel more down. If you're used to not

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rotating, this will definitely help you feel more rotated. And if you're used to

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having your upper body ahead of your lower body, this can be used to help

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feel like your upper body is a little bit more behind your lower body while

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it's still in that rotate position. Once you get used to this body position,

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then you can start moving on to release drills. So whether you want to do

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things like the push ball drill where you're just getting used to those arms

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extending from the merry-go-round, the impact fix where you're practicing

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getting into that merry-go-round body position from setup just automatically or

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doing things like 9-3 where you're basically taking the club back to about

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waist height and then trying to get back to that merry-go-round position before

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your hands get into or make contact with the golf ball. So if you're trying to

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work on where your body needs to be at impact, and then no better drill to work

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on than using this merry-go-round drill. Do it both right handed and left handed.

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That'll help give your brain more information and more spatial awareness of how it

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can rotate side-bend and stay in place. All key components for controlling low

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point and the bottom of your swing.

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