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Takeaway Drill Circuit

In this drill circuit video, I walk you through a simple series of drills to help you chuck the pieces of the takeaway into one pattern.

  1. Windmills
  2. Turn and Grab
  3. Club in Bottom of Sternum
  4. Right Shoulder Pull

Playlists: Build your one piece takeaway

Tags: Backswing, Concept, Drill

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In this drill circuit video, we're going to work on takeaway.

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So four exercises that we're going to do are four drills that we're going to do to kind

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of give our brain different levels of information about the takeaway.

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We're going to do the windmill.

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We're going to do the turning grab.

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We're going to do the club in the bottom of the sternum and then we're going to do the

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right shoulder pull.

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So first one we're going to do is windmill is without a club.

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So I'm going to have an object ball just for visual consistency.

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I'm going to get in my good setup position.

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Arms are going to go out to the sides and I'm going to practice making some turns

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back and forth, feeling my body turns so that these arms are extensions of my shoulders

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and they would roughly be pointed somewhere out in the golf ball within a few feet of it.

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Now I can practice just doing the backswing kind of like so.

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So this one helps cure if I was to be standing up.

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Now we're going to bring the arms in the play and I've got my yoga block which I'm

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going to use as my medicine ball if I was doing the turning grip.

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So I've got the yoga block about a hands or an arms full reach away.

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I'm going to get in my good setup posture and then I'm going to feel like I do the windmill

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and my hands would touch the yoga block.

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I can pick it up and grab it.

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Now that yoga block is roughly over my feet or my target line over my feet.

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So it's not behind me way out in front.

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It's kind of right in the slot where I would want it.

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So now I'm going to do the windmill movement, move my can touch like so.

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Windmill movement, touch like so.

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So 4 or 5 up to 10 repetitions.

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Now we're going to do the club in the sternum.

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This just feels like that one piece take away just like I grabbed that yoga block.

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That goes there.

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One more.

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So now I'm getting this feeling in my core of what this one piece take away is going

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to be like.

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So now I'm going to set up to the ball and I'm going to try to recreate that feeling

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of this right side kind of turning out of the way as the left side rotates towards.

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So this is the right shoulder pull like so.

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The pull will help create this opening in this space in this side as opposed to if you're

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focusing more on that left arm push.

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I tend to find the most players tend to stay in this flexion or stay bent over.

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They'll stay bent over like so as they go in this takeaway.

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As opposed to if I recreate what we were just doing there, you can see this right side

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just start to get out of the way, which is the proper turning for that takeaway.

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So there's a quick little drill circuit video.

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You could then hit balls feeling like you go from that takeaway through the rest of the

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swing or you could just stop and do 9 to 3 to kind of work and really ingrain that proper

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That proper one piece take away will help load the sequencing for the transition in the

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