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Myrtle Beach Golf Passport Tip: Take-Home Drill to Improve Swing Turn

Steve Dresser of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club shows us how a simple take-home drill involving two clubs, and very little room needed to do it, can help improve your swing turn.

Here’s a drill I was taught when I was  a little kid. It was about 50 years ago, and I’ve been playing this game for a long time. I can’t quite remember who it was who showed me this, but they used to take our driver and hold it out pretty far away from us (with the club perpendicular to the ground), with our left arm well outstretched with the club head to the left of our left foot.

You could then use another club or just use your right arm. The whole idea was simply to get a feel for making this move into the ball. By having my left arm out here kind of in my way, it keeps my body from jumping way over to my left and forces me to turn into my left side and create some of this right-side bend. We like to see this kind of bend as we’re turning into the ball.

You’ll notice that my right arm doesn’t come in this way (with elbow bent), it’s coming in this way (with arm straighter). This is just something you can do at home where you don’t have to go to the driving range. It just helps you get the feel for a nice sequence coming into the golf ball.