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The reverse pump drill is a way to practice the positioning of the club during transition. While the traditional pump drill focuses more on the timing and sequencing of transition, the reverse pump can work on the path of the actual club and help you unlock why you may be getting too inside, too steep, or struggling with the club getting open during the stage. By feeling a great transition, you will have a better chance to execute a solid release.
Tags: Not Enough Distance, Transition, Drill, Intermediate
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The transition drill video is the reverse pump.
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So the reverse pump is exactly what it sounds like.
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It's going from the checkpoint of shaft parallel back up to the top of the swing to
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kind of feel what it's like to shallow out the club.
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So during the normal pump from the down the line, I'm kind of practicing these arm movements,
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but I'm focused more on this down movement.
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So what we do in the reverse pump is we start at where we think a good position would
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So if I was to kind of put a alignment stick on the ground, get that even with my toes, hopefully
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pretty close to even with the camera.
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I would want to make sure using those path checkpoints, the club slightly inside, this
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looks pretty good.
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Now from here what I want to do is I want to go back up to the top of the swing and then
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feel what I do to get back down to there.
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So the only difference between the pump and the reverse pump is the starting position.
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The starting position for the reverse pump is this checkpoint where the starting position
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for the pump is more the top of the swing.
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Having the different starting points helps you focus on two different things.
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If the starting position is the top of the swing is in the normal pump, that's going to allow
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you to focus on kind of the relaxing of your body and the feeling of your, sorry, the relaxing
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of your arms and the feeling of your body kind of powering that early part of the swing.
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If you focus on this position, then that's going to focus more on the positional shift
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or the shallowing and the kind of this overall position and how we get there from the top
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of the swing.
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What you may find is that from the top of the swing, I want to start rotating or I want
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to start standing up and both of those are going to make it hard for me to hit this checkpoint.
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So the reverse pump is find that checkpoint, pump at a couple times down through there
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and then try and brush the ground a few times.
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Once you have a good sensation of this reverse checkpoint and brushing the ground, you can
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go ahead and try and take a swing and brush the ground and let the ball get in the way.