Laser Takeaway Drill

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Golf Drills: Laser Takeaway Drill

The laser takeaway drill is the simplest and easiest way to learn what an "on-plane" takeaway feels like.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Golf Swing Drills

Who is this drill best for?

This drill will be best for:

  • Golfers who struggle with their takeaway
  • Golfers who cannot get "on-plane" consistently

Required Materials and Equipment

For this drill, you will need:

  • A minimum of 1, but preferably 2 alignment sticks
  • This is ideally done on a artificial mat so that you don't have to adjust the alignment sticks after taking a divot

Drill Overview

The idea of this drill is to rehearse your takeaway with the aid of an imaginary laser and an alignment stick.

Since the club swings on an inclined plane, the club shaft should always point at the straight baseline of the inclined plane. You can learn more about this concept in my post about swinging on-plane.

Drill Instructions

  1. Place one alignment stick "parallel-left" of your target line
  2. Place another alignment stick directly behind the ball on your target line
  3. Before each shot, imagine there is a laser coming out of the end of your club and practice tracing that laser along the alignment stick
  4. With that feeling in mind, hit a golf shot