A drill for you to work on




  1. Brett

    That’s a great drill. My wife saw me doing that this morning and gave me a strange look. I told her it was a new dance. I’m sure she won’t want to go dancing with me now.

    P.S. I’ve been working very hard on having a shorter backswing. It feels natural now, and I actually have more speed that way. I have better contact, too. Thanks for that!

  2. Doug Benner

    Monte – do you advocate a conscious weight shift to the right on the backswing, or do you allow the shift to occur naturally as the weight of the arms and club travel back? I used to think that a conscious weight shift was the proper way, but my ballstriking has improved since I’ve stayed more centered on the backswing. At the top of the backswing I have more weight on the left than I used to and I find that by simply straightening (not snapping or stiffening) my left leg I clear my hips through much easier than previously when I was thinking about weight shift.

    • Monte Scheinblum

      Let me put it this way Doug. I only promote a conscious weight shift in the back swing when there is a reverse pivot going on.

  3. Tony Bumstead

    Monte. I have been playing and studying golf for more than 50 years and this is the best drill?description of the pivot I have ever seen. Will be practicing the move during the winter months/ Talk about a light bulb going on …. at last I will be able to spare the goat.

  4. Calvin

    That’s a good drill. It helps a lot and you can actually play with that thought quite well.
    It does leave out the left arm which can mess up things. You have to remember that in any real swing the left hand is right there with the right not on your left hip. So the drill promotes a right side controlled swing but it sure stops any over the top.

    Either I missed Friday’s edition or you were out at Thousand Oaks watching Tiger.:)


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