DRILL CENTER: LEVER SYSTEM

DRILL CENTER: LEVER SYSTEM

The lever system is the source of one of the biggest if not the most important speed producers in the swing. It is also the source of most of the control of the ball. Because your hands are your only contact with the club. So how your hands are placed on the club and how they work determines your ability to reach your potential. Not only with speed but with control.

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DRILL CENTER: LEVER SYSTEM
  • ASHLEY - 3 STEPS TO BETTER ARM SWING

    This drill helps with getting rid of tension by creating a proper arm swing. Stand on just your lead foot. You drop your trail foot back and only use your toe for balance. You should be able to swing and not fall off balance. Your arms have to move a lot more than your body. Change and use your t...

  • ASHLEY - GRIP PRESSURE

    Start by taking your grip. Lift the club up until it is directly above your hands. The club will feel very light. Let the club drop until the clubhead is even with your hands. You will feel your arms tighten. Now lift the club to about a 45-degree angle and make some small circles with the clubhe...

  • ASHLEY - KNEE DRILL

    Get on your knees, tee a ball up in the middle of your body to slightly forward. Make a few practice swings. You will have to loosen up your shoulder sockets to allow your arms to swing, rotate and fold as they go around you. Hit some balls, getting the feel of loose arms and wrists. Your arms mo...

  • ASHLEY - L TO L DRILL

    Start with the club in your lead hand. Take your grip, then practice swinging the club and hinging, unhinging, and rehinging your wrists with minimal arm swing. Change hands and do the same thing. Then put the club in both hands. When your lead arm gets parallel to the ground on the backswing, th...

  • BOUNCE BALL ON FACE

    You control something with what touches it. Your hands are your only connection with the club. The more your hands become aware of and can control the face, the better player you will be. Take a sand wedge. Place it in either hand. With a ball in the other hand, drop it on the face and try to bou...

  • CHAIR DRILL

    Take a driver. Tee up a ball, then sit down in a chair to hit it. While seated, relax your shoulder sockets so your arm can swing independently of your shoulders moving. This is an essential part of the swing for not only speed but consistency. You must also let the momentum of the lever your wri...

  • CORNER DRILL

    A good picture for your swing is the areas the handle of the club swings through. Take a line directly under the butt end of the club. Extend it parallel to the target line. Just to the right of your back foot, about 6 inches, place a tee. Then put another tee the same distance in front of your f...

  • FACE CONTROL DRILL

    When it comes to playing this game well, you have to develop face control. Your hands control the face, and the face controls the ball. Every day you should set up a series of balls. Put a clubface in your hands and feel how your hands control the angle of the face. Take your grip and hit hooks, ...

  • FEEL WEIGHT

    It is important that you can feel the weight in the club and clubhead throughout the swing. To do this, turn the club upside down. Hold the clubhead end. Swing it a few times. Then turn it back to normal and swing. You will feel the weight in the club and clubhead and where it is in the arc. Do t...

  • GRIP

    Your lead hand goes on the club the way your arm hangs naturally. That is how your joints line up. You also need to have the club in your fingers. The back of the club rests in the second joint of the fingers. The trail hand goes on with the club also in the fingers and with the palm of the trail...

  • HANDLE AWAY

    To begin, choke down on the club, so the grip end of the club is above your hands. On the backswing, make the grip end of the club point away from you and towards the ground. Come back to impact; the club shaft is pointing at your body. Go to just above waist high on the follow-through. The grip ...

  • HANDS DO NOT SWING AT THE BALL

    When you swing a golf club, the instinct is for your hands to move at the ball from the top. But they do not. The reality is that your hands have to swing inside of the ball for the clubhead to move towards the ball correctly. Remember, the clubhead is not on the same arc as your arms. It is a la...

  • HINGE

    Once you are set up, hinge your wrists until the club is parallel to the ground. The only thing that moves is the club and your wrists. At this point, your wrists are in the position you want them at the top. Take the club and your arms back. The clubhead stays on the target side of your hands un...

  • L TO L

    From the set up, take the club back to waist high on the backswing. At this point, when your lead arm is parallel to the ground, you should have a 90-degree angle between the club shaft and your lead arm. Swing down through impact and into the follow-through until your trail arm is parallel to th...

  • PATH DRILL GATES

    Set up several sticks. One is on your target line. The others are spaced apart to create gates to hit the ball in between. As you practice, make the same backswing but then change the path of your arms on the downswing to make the ball go through the intended gate. Start by making swings that sta...

  • PIVOT DRILL - RIGHT AND LEFT HAND

    Learning how the hands and the handle of the club work to create the proper pivoting action of the club is one of the most critical skills in the game relative to distance and control. You do not pull the handle; use your hands the way you would snap a towel. The handle has to slow down and feel ...

  • RIGHT ARM - LEAD ARM ONLY

    In putting and in all swings, you want your trail arm to line up with the shaft and push the shaft through the ball. You do not want any twisting in your forearm. If you put the club in your lead hand again as you swing, your arm is in line with the shaft, and your lead wrist does not twist. It c...

  • ROTOR DRILL

    As you hit the ball, you keep your arms in front of your chest and rotate your arms back to the setup position. The clubhead then works up with your arms after you hit the ball, rather than going around your body. This is important because you have to have loose shoulder sockets to allow your arm...

  • SPLIT GRIP

    Set up to the ball. Move your trail hand down on the club shaft below the grip, so there is a space between your lead hand and your trail hand. You are now holding the club like a hockey stick. Make a backswing. This will naturally make your wrists lever. Then swing back to the ball. The handle h...