VIDEOS FOR SUCCESS

Indoor, Outdoor Golf Drills Focused On The Key Principles In Golf

If amateur golfers would work on these drills consistently they would cut their handicaps in half!

Most golfers overlook the key principles that are simple and PGA Tour players do every day. They are simple, yet effective and keep your game consistent. For most amateurs these drills will transform your game quickly.

These videos are focused on the key principles every golfer should do. There are a few aspects of the game and golf swing that all PGA Tour pro's do exactly the same. If you are a beginner or professional golfer, you need these videos!


FULL SWING INDOOR

Drills focused on the foundation, proper body movements and building permanent swing positions.

TURN IN POSTURE

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Objective build a powerful and consistent swing by developing the correct motor pattern when swinging a golf club.

Note turning properly in the golf swing is unnatural and awkward for most of us. This exercise is the best way to build the correct turn (fast), without the frustration of working on it at the golf course.

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SWING POSITIONS & CHANGES

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Objective establish key swing positions indoors without hitting a ball for faster improvement. This is very important for your mental game and performance at the course.

When hitting shots at the course, we will do what is comfortable (typically the wrong swing positions). Do this very slowly, with a heavy club if possible and you will make changes faster and have more fun at the course.

Note golfers should start with the first video of how to turn in posture. If you turn correctly, on plane, it makes it much easier to perform the key swing positions.

Practice Info build fundamental swing positions without hitting a golf ball. This allows you to practice feel, tempo and shot shaping when you have time to go to the course.

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KEY SWING POSITION(S)


THE FIRST MOVING PART

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Objective start the swing with the correct move. Most (not all) PGA Tour players have the club outside their hands at P2 (when the shaft is parallel to the ground on the backswing

Note if you screw this up, you have to make a manipulation later in the swing to hit a good shot. Some tour players (less than 5%) have the talent and timing to pull it off consistently. The rest of them take it away correctly and you should too!

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TRANSITION TO DOWNSWING FOR POWER

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Objective after a smooth transition at the top of the swing, develop a FEEL to use the ground as levarage to create optimal speed and club face control through impact.

Note this is new and different, but it is the correct way to prevent injury and improve your game. Great drills give you a feel to remember, then remove the cardboard and simulate the FEEL in your swing going SLOWLY. Get the sequence of the transition and turn to downswing perfectly with a lot of repetitions, not hitting a golf ball.

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FULL SWING OUTDOOR

Drills to do each time you start practice on the driving range that you can't practice indoors.


IMPACT

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Objective develop proper impact by making small, slower paced swings in order to impact the ball correctly.

Note it is nearly impossible to fix your impact going full speed. Hitting 20-30 yard small pitch shots is the best way to learn proper impact.

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FEET TOGETHER, BALANCE & TEMPO

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Objective develop key fundamentals while warming up without thinking about it. The best drills are when the drill allows your mind to be free and your body naturally performs the correct movement. This drill should be done each time you warm up on the range, or when you have a few spare minutes to swing a club.

Note Rickie Fowler does this drill every day when he warms up.


PUTTING INDOOR

Drills to improve technique and short putting

DEVELOP PUTTING MINDSET

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Objective develop a mindset to make more putts on the golf course.

When doing drills indoor or outdoor, go through your routine before each putt and make it simple.

STARTING LINE

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Objective roll the ball down the entire length of ruler. Try to complete 10 in a row successfully (without ball rolling off right or left side)

Improve your putting from anywhere. Items used...

  1. 36-inch ruler
  2. Putter
  3. Golf Ball
  4. Object 10 ft away to aim at

PUTTING OUTDOOR

Drills to improve technique and short putting

DRILLS FOR MINDSET

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Objective strategic drills to develop a mindset to make more putts on the golf course.

Drill 1 Around The World this drill helps you practice a different putt every time. Go through routine before each putt

  1. place 8 balls around the hole, 6 feet away
  2. make all 8 in a row

Drill 2 Stare At Hole Jordan Spieth is famous for doing this in PGA Tour events. This helps you get your minds awareness on your target.

  1. Go through routine before each putt
  2. Set up properly, when you take your last look at the hole keep your eyes at the hole while you make the putting stroke
  3. Make sure you keep your set up square while looking at the hole, do not open up your body, which is easy to do when you are looking at the hole
  4. Go around the green hitting various distances inside 15 feet

Drill 3 Mark The Starting Line helps you focus on your starting line within the first couple feet of the putt

  1. read the putt, then place a mark 18-24 inches in front of your ball on the proper starting line
  2. You can adjust the mark based if you identify you are making good putts, hitting the mark and it is missing with good speed (8-12 inches past the hole)
  3. Go around the green hitting different breaks and distance putts.
  4. using a ball marker that goes into the ground, helps the ball to smoothly roll over and not bump off track.

SPEED CONTROL

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Objective develop speed control on mid-range putts

Midrange is 15-25ft which separates the good from the great when you get to the scratch golfer level. All golfers should do this drill to eliminate unnecessary 3-putts. 

  1. Place a string (roughly 3 ft wide string length) 15 feet away. Do this one distance every day to develop baseline speed for your putting.
  2. Putt 5 golf balls to this string
  3. Keep putting until you can stop it on the string every time
  4. Do this every day on a flat putting surface at your home course
  5. when you go to other courses you can do this same drill, distance and compare green speeds to your home course.
JJ WOOD, PGA

I teach only what I believe in through my time as a player and professional coach. Each player is unique and needs customized coaching on their golf swing positions, but golfers need to understand the key principles for success. Practice planning, strategy with performance training will guarantee improvement and consistency. The practice plans, strategy and performance training programs is exactly what I use to ensure I am always improving and playing at the highest level – event with a full time job. All golfers should implement these key principles and practice strategies if they want to play their best.

JJ WOOD, PGA Director of Instruction