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Pelvic Punch - A Classic Sequence Drill

This is a great drill to feel the sequencing of the lower body. By starting the swing from the 9 o'clock position you will have very little shoulder load, so the only way that you will create speed and solid contact is to use your lower body to initiate the swing. Also, this drill can be used to feel load on the downswing if you try to keep your the club at the 9 o'clock position as long as you can before you hit the ball.

Playlists: Pivot Drills, Fix Your Cast, Fix Your Early Extension, Fix Your Chicken Wing (Bent Arm @ Impact), Get More Distance

Tags: Not Enough Distance, Early Extension, Chicken Wing, Cast, Transition, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner

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This drill is the pelvic punch. This drill is one of my favorite drills for working on

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power in the golf swing and specifically power from your lower body. So whenever I'm

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talking about power I'm mostly talking about lag if you remember from the overview video

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and lag is essentially moving the part that's closer to the ground before you move the

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part that's closer to the club. So we're going to do a specialized version of the nine to

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three drill trying to hit the ball quite far getting the power from the lower body. So

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this what makes this special is you're going to swing back to this waist height position and you're

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going to stop. So from a dead stop you're going to use your lower body to initiate the downswing

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and what you're going to feel is as the lower body initiates you're going to get this stretch

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through your left side. You're going to then transfer that stretch into the shoulder,

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let the hands work just in front and then finally your hands are going to release.

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If you're the type of player who's the ball very straight but doesn't have a lot of power,

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there's a good chance you'll do this drill by releasing your arms first and then kind of timing

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everything together through the ball instead of having the sequencing of going lower body arms

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and then club. So this is a very challenging drill to do correctly because contact is going to be a

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little bit of an issue going from a dead stop and exaggerating this lag on such a short shot.

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As you'll see in the short game section lag can actually be counterproductive when you're hitting

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short shots but for this drill you're going to try to get as much as you can. So you're going to go

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to waist height you're going to relax your arms and relax your grip because you want your lower

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body to initiate this movement. So you're going to try and keep the club in the 3D space that's

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in while your body gets into this position, gets into that impact position. So I'll do a couple.

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Again just for demonstration purposes but your goal is to hit the ball quite far or as far as you

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can comfortably while maintaining good impact and follow through alignments.

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I don't think I can do much better than that. One of the things that you'll see is if you have the

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tendency to stand up which we'll get into in the early extension section but if you have the tendency

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to stand up on this movement you're going to tend to kind of pick the ball or top it or catch it a

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little thin. So this can be a great drill for learning how to stay down and cover the ball with

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your upper body through the impact zone as well. So there's one of the best lag drills for learning

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how to use your lower body. It's called a pelvic punch.

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