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Turn And Grab - Centered Pivot Drill

For practicing the takeaway at home, this is a good way to train the right amount of turn with the right amount of forearm rotation. Place a ball off to your right at hip height and an arms reach away. Turn your chest to face the ball, then put your hands on the sides of it and pick it up. Make sure that you did not stand up. This is your first checkpoint to make sure that you are using your spine to rotate your body to take the club back. This turning of the body will help create a one piece takeaway and give the appearance of a smooth rhythmical movement.

Playlists: Stop Moving Off The Ball (Sway), Build your one piece takeaway

Tags: Sway, Backswing, Drill, Beginner

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This drill is called turn and grab and it's to help you feel a one-piece takeaway or a

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takeaway that's driven by the thoracic spine. If you remember from the concept video a simple

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one-piece takeaway is where your arms do very very little until the club gets to about

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waist height and your spine, your pelvis, everything from here to here, moves your arms

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to this position. What typically happens during the takeaway is when you don't use your spine,

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you're going to use your arms either by pulling your cross like so, pulling this way,

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lifting too much up, but basically doing it all with my shoulders and neck and not doing anything

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with the spine. So for turning grab, you're going to stand so that your arm is about, or the

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ball is about a full arms reach away and the ball is at a bout-belt line. You're going

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to get into your golf posture and then focusing on keeping your head at about the same height,

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so not letting it stand up, not letting your hips go forward. You're going to rotate your

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body on the right plane so that your hands would touch the ball just like so. So you would

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go to here and it would touch on the ball just like so. Turn and grab. And if you use

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a little medicine ball, what you can do is when you're in this position, you can pick

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it up and you'll actually feel some of the abdominal muscles that help control this movement

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activate. So make sure that you're not too far away so that you have to lunge across,

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because I want to make sure that your body stays pretty centered when you turn, but if

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you're centered and it's a good distance away and you check in the mirror, all these

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add up and you can't reach it. The other problem that a lot of players do is they will

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reverse pivot and have their weight drift too much onto the left like so. So keeping

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it centered, turning with the thoracic spine, putting your hands on the ball will help

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you gear or build this one piece body driven takeaway. So practice that to learn how to do

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a one piece takeaway and you'll be set up for the rest of the backswing and the downswing.

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