Like most drills, this doesn’t work for everyone. Golfers on short shots love to help the ball in the air with no weight shift and to hold off the release to hit it high and soft. ALL BAD!!!!!!
It is very important you do this the right way. It will help with release, swing path, weight shift, hitting down and through the ball, but more importantly, focusing on the shot you are trying to hit and avoiding excess mechanical thoughts.
The object of this drill is NOT…I REPEAT NOT, to hit perfect shots. The object of this drill is to train yourself to simplify and ALLOW your body to make the proper movements for you individually.
Take out your highest lofted club. LW for me. USING YOUR NORMAL SWING, aim at a target about 50-70 yards away and visualize a LOW shot that starts right and hooks at the target.
Again, the object is not to hit this shot perfectly…or even that good. You can’t hit a hook with a high lofted club making your normal swing. It most assuredly is not about manipulating your swing to create this shot. It is about visualizing a shot that will subtly create good movements in your swing…and not to make them consciously.
Again, no mechanical thoughts or changes in the swing. Setup, visualize a low hook that starts right and ends at the target.
You are not to be frustrated as the object of the drill is not to hit the shot in question. Visualizing “low” will make you shift to the front side and hit down and through it. Visualizing the hook will make you want to release.