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Push Ball

How to do it

Get in your good set up position and address a golf ball. From there, try to get into a good impact position using the body image that you have practiced with the MGR drill. Now, apply a force into the golf ball as you move through to follow through position. If you flip the club and use mostly your hands to transfer the speed, then the ball will slide up the face and not go very far at all. But, if you do this right, the ball will “stick” to the face and the ball will go flying 10-30 yards out and just left of the target.

What to focus on and why

This drill can help you with the timing and direction of the arm motions as well as having enough rotation and side bend. Also, it help you feel transfering energy from your body through your arms instead of just using your hands.  With practice, you will feel how this movement blends into a feeling of bracing and you can use this feeling to help you practice 9 to 3 drills.  I use this drill frequently with beginners and better players alike, so try it for yourself and work on a better impact position and timing.

Playlists: Beginner Program, Fix Your Hook

Tags: Impact, Drill, Beginner

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Okay, so this drill is the push ball drill and this is again to help you get that feeling of compressing the golf ball through impact

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So if you remember from the door jam or the yoga block drill as I like to call it

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You're gonna

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Practice pushing into the golf ball by getting into a really strong impact position now

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I can't push this golf ball anywhere because there's a big object in the way well

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You can do this drill without the object in the way without the wall and you can actually apply a force and throw the ball

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Now if you get into a good position and then you throw the ball the ball will actually kind of stick to the face and it'll go flying

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If you get there and you have your hands too far back if you're standing up

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If your arms too straight if any of the other things or the things that we're trying to

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Not do right so if you do the things that we're trying to accomplish

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You'll be able to throw the ball if you don't what will happen is the ball will actually slide up the face

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And it won't go very far at all that's especially if you're flipping with your wrist

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Which we get into in the in more detail in the release section

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So again, it's all the same principles that we used in the door jam drill

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You're just gonna

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Try to apply them as

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You extend your arms to go into the

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Follow-through position so I'll demonstrate a couple times

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And you can pay attention to the impact position we're trying to get to and how the arms extend and release through the ball

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We'll do it one more time

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Good impact position

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So that's the push ball drill which helps you feel kind of from impact through the follow-through

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The the important thing to recognize is it does it does

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There is a big difference depending on which club you're using so I'm using an eight iron here

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As you get better with it you can challenge yourself and you can go to a wedge a

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Nine iron wedge gap wedge as you try the clubs that have a little bit more loft

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It becomes much more critical to really have those hands slightly ahead all the good impact position things that we've talked about

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It's just more challenging and really test and make sure that you know what you're doing

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So if you're doing it with a six iron and you're throw in pretty much every single one challenge yourself and

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Step it up to the next club

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So that's the push ball drill

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