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Golf Drills: Bucket Transition Drill

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2023

Golf Drills: Bucket Transition Drill

This drill will help you learn how to transition properly.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Transition Drills

Tags: Slice Fix

Who is this drill best for?

This drill will be best for:

  • Golfers who struggle with a slice and "over the top move"
  • Golfers who "spin out" of the shot too early (fast hips)

Required Materials and Equipment

For this drill, you will need:

  • A basketball, volleyball, or range bucket (all work fine!)
  • A mid to short iron and golf balls to hit

Drill Overview

The bucket drill is one of my favorite drills of all time because it naturally helps you feel the lower body's role in the transition.

Drill Instructions

  1. Get into your stance with a short to mid iron (don't go more than a 5-iron)
  2. Place a basketball, volleyball, or bucket between your thighs
  3. Make a golf swing allowing the bucket to drop during the downswing

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