(800) 624-4653
The key to getting a forward shaft lean - Technical Thursday #81

The key to getting a forward shaft lean – Technical Thursday #81

The key to getting a forward shaft lean – Technical Thursday #81

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2 and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools.  Any type of golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

This is a drill that I recently saw my Lead Instructor David Olberding doing with one of his students.  The student was “flipping” the clubhead at the bottom and either blading or hooking his shots.  David gave him a drill that is described below.

The Method.

Set up with an alignment stick pushed into the ground at about a 45-degree angle and 5 or 6 inches in front of your lead leg. The key to this drill is to do it slowly, hitting the ball only about 20 yards in the beginning.  Swing the club back to about 7 o clock and then swing through, trying to let the lead wrist get to the alignment stick before the shaft of the golf club does. Hold that position at the finish to check that you have the desired position.  As I mention in the video, you may find the drill difficult or boring at first.  But if you are a golfer who has the problem of flipping and letting the clubhead pass your hands through impact, this is the drill for you.

This drill will definitely take some self-discipline, but nothing that is worthwhile ever comes easy!  Stay patient with yourself and after a few weeks of doing this for about 10 minutes two or three times a week, you should start hitting your shots with more power and precision!

Post your comments in the comment box below.  I love receiving feedback from my students and viewers!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching The key to getting a forward shaft lean – Technical Thursday #81

Related Post.

Perfect Iron Set-Up – Technical Thursday #31

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL, LIKE THIS VIDEO, SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND, LEAVE A COMMENT!

Tags: , , , , , , ,

USGA
Top25
Logo Pga Sa Small
Mizuno Logo
Vectorputting
Tripadvisor Seal