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Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

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I'm having some problems getting my hip turn correct. Does anyone know any good drills to help this? My hips are moving forward instead of turning thru.
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Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

I have a shoulder turn drill that my instructor gave me.

-stand a few inches away from a wall with your back toward it.
-take your setup position.
-bring the club (7 iron) to the set position, paralell to the ground.
-pause (I check my alignment at this point)
-then lift the club such that your arm touches your chin.
-if the club hits the wall you are out of position.

The action of lifting the club will promote a full shoulder turn.
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Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

Originally Posted by trog2233 View Post
I'm having some problems getting my hip turn correct. Does anyone know any good drills to help this? My hips are moving forward instead of turning thru.
Are you talking about during the backswing or follow thru?

I used to be a chronic slicer. I couldn't hit a ball straight if I wanted to. I tried draw bias drivers, xtra-strong grip..everything imaginable. Then one day a local pro told me to do one simple thing, instead of trying to pull my arms up and around, try the simple practice drill of making my swing 2 stages; first do my standard take-away, stop when my arms are parallel with the ground and the club is pointing up, then rotate my shoulders around. After weeks of practicing this my flexibility has increased, my club head is facing the target at the top and now my arms are no longer doing the work and I haven't hit a slice in months.
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Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

I dont turn my hips at all on the follow thru. The turn on the backswing and then slide forward on the follow thru. It throws everything off and i slice the ball.
post #5 of 14

Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

Originally Posted by trog2233 View Post
I dont turn my hips at all on the follow thru. The turn on the backswing and then slide forward on the follow thru. It throws everything off and i slice the ball.
Here is a great drill for beginners to learn the proper hip turn through the golf swing.

http://www.thegolfchannel.com/golf-v...152/?ref=32005

http://www.thegolfchannel.com/golf-v...158/?ref=32005

http://www.abc-of-golf.com/playing-g...ow-through.asp

I like this explaination:

http://www.golflink.com/tipsvideos/video.aspx?v=45434
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Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

Originally Posted by DeanS View Post
I have a shoulder turn drill that my instructor gave me.

-stand a few inches away from a wall with your back toward it.
-take your setup position.
-bring the club (7 iron) to the set position, paralell to the ground.
-pause (I check my alignment at this point)
-then lift the club such that your arm touches your chin.
-if the club hits the wall you are out of position.

The action of lifting the club will promote a full shoulder turn.
So my butt should be a few inches from the wall? How is that even close to on plane? Seems way too steep to me...
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Originally Posted by Bauer View Post
So my butt should be a few inches from the wall? How is that even close to on plane? Seems way too steep to me...
I stand erect say 6 inches from the wall, then setup. The drill is for the back swing only. In order to set the club at the top and miss the wall you must turn your right shoulder. The club at the top will be paralell and pointing down the target line and that is on plane. You can test this by touching the club to your body. If should land the arm/shoulder joint.

This drill was learned by my instructor when he caddied for the pga tour. I don't know who the player was. I've been practicing it at home and at the range, it has helped.
post #8 of 14

Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

How are these clubs not going to be hitting a wall in their backswing? Do you see now why this doesn't make sense to me?

post #9 of 14

Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

practice swing a driver with your feet together. it will force you to turn instead of sway otherwise you will lose your balance. With your knees slightly bent turn back and forward make sure that your hips or belt buckle is pointing at your target when you finish.

start slow and work on turning and not speed
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Originally Posted by Bauer View Post
How are these clubs not going to be hitting a wall in their backswing? Do you see now why this doesn't make sense to me?


Those guys look like they're swinging driver or something else really long. The drill calls for using a 7 iron. The backswing plane for a 7 iron is way more erect than for driver. The drill makes perfect sense to me, and I think I will try it. I can wash out a slice with a strong grip, but I still hit it straight left of the target a lot and have power issues. I think this drill can fix both for me. Thanks...rep.
post #11 of 14

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Originally Posted by ks8829 View Post
practice swing a driver with your feet together. it will force you to turn instead of sway otherwise you will lose your balance. With your knees slightly bent turn back and forward make sure that your hips or belt buckle is pointing at your target when you finish.

start slow and work on turning and not speed
I agree, this is one of the best drills to teach proper rotation, back and through.
post #12 of 14

Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

Originally Posted by Bauer View Post
How are these clubs not going to be hitting a wall in their backswing? Do you see now why this doesn't make sense to me?


Their swinging a driver/wood that is longer then what he told you to use.
post #13 of 14

Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

Touche fellas, thanks for clarifying.
post #14 of 14

Re: Drills for proper hip/shoulder turn?

For my own sake I'll try and explain how I include this drill into my swing.

-at setup I make a fist with the thumb pointing out.
-I then measure that distance from my belt buckle to the top of the club.
-I call that distance the slot.
-on the downswing my intent is to drop the club into the slot.
-my target is 4:30 on the golf ball (actually 7:30 but 4:30 for you righty's)
( a good drill for this is set a target point and swing towards that rather than looking at the ball)
-at contact my hips have turned which squares the clubface and contact occurs at 3:00 and in the sweet spot.
-after which my arms rollover or release, the clubface closes and I finish with the club over my opposite shoulder.

.....my rant.
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