should pivot drill 3

A great drill to practice anywhere and anytime. Dip the lead shoulder under to start the pivot with the one-piece takeaway.

LAUREL 2.12.20 PRACTICE RANGE

HUGE EVENT TODAY: ANSWER TO LAUREL’S SLICE AND PUSH TENDENCY

We tried several fixes that didn’t work.

Then, reviewing her backswing I noted that her lead shoulder was not dipping under her head but rather moving horizontally instead.

With this correction and a good one-piece takeaway we solved the destructive push and slice tendencies.

The look of shock, surprise and joy on Laurel’s face was absolutely priceless when she launched a huge 7 iron straight to her target!

We practiced for a bit more to drill the movement in so that she can continue to practice it.

We then turned our attention to pitching the ball onto the green over bunkers and hazards with 56 degree and 60 degree wedges. Once she got the hang of the swing motion she did a great job of pitching balls over these hazards to markers on the green. The conditions were wet and cold so I explained the importance of keeping the club face clean and dry in order to get enough backspin on the ball to cause it to check up quickly.

Laurel is a super quick learner and adapted to these changes in a super speed time warp.

It’s such a pleasure to work with Laurel and so rewarding as her coach.

Her high school golf coach is in for a great surprise.