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Who is this drill best for?
This drill will be best for:
- Golfers who struggle to transfer their weight to the lead side in the follow-through
- Golfers who swing out of their shoes and lose balance
- Golfers with poor tempo
Required Materials and Equipment
For this drill, you will need:
- Bucket of golf balls
- Area to hit (does not need to be a full range)
The "balance drill" targets three areas of your swing:
- Your overall balance
- Your tempo
- Your weight shift
The goal of this drill is to make progressively longer golf swings and practice making a full weight shift with a great tempo so that you can balance into the finish position.
The balance drill is super easy.
- Grab a short iron or wedge and a small bucket of golf balls
- Start out by making half swings until you can consistently balance on your lead foot after striking the ball
- As you become more comfortable with this, make longer and harder golf swings until you reach a point where you can no longer balance. When you reach this threshold, you've hit your "stock" yardage swing.
- Grab longer clubs and continue this process until you reach the driver. But beware! Doing this drill with the driver can be challenging!
Below are all the variations of this golf drill.
Variation 1: Baseball Step
In the first variation of this drill, you can modify the footwork as follows:
- Take your normal stance
- Move your lead foot so it is touching your trail foot
- As you make your swing, "step into" the shot (just like a baseball swing)
- As you follow through, "step through" the shot (see Gary Player below)
Variation 2: Feet Together
A simpler and easier version of this drill is where you put your feet together and practice hitting golf balls from this position.