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One of the most common issues I see on a daily basis from golfers of all abilities is early extension in the downswing. In this video, I talk about what early extension is. I also show you a really simple drill that can help fix it.

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Ged Walters is an internationally recognized golf instructor and ranked as a Top 25 Coach by Golf Monthly. His clients include all types of golfers, from beginners who have never picked up a club to elite amateurs and tour players. Ged helps golfers from all over the world with his online lessons and YouTube channel, Ged Walters Golf, which includes the latest golf tips, equipment reviews and course vlogs. Whether you're a complete beginner, a weekend golfer or a professional there's a video on Ged's YouTube page that will help you improve your understanding of the game so you can play better golf.

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  1. midionze

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:41 am

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  2. Bob

    Feb 10, 2018 at 8:48 am

    If you want to eliminate EE don’t slide forward. Turn.

  3. Raymond CHASTEL

    Feb 6, 2018 at 3:54 am

    If you keep the right knee properly flexed until the rotation forwards happens ,you won’t suffer from the “early extension”problem.

  4. Sid

    Feb 5, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Please open the forum for Tom Stickney’s article on hand position:
    http://www.golfwrx.com/491818/the-pros-and-cons-of-high-vs-low-hands-at-the-top/

  5. Jack

    Feb 5, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    If the club is too steep coming down from the top, or the wrist cock/angle is lost from the top, the body will early extend so the club head has a chance to meet the ball. Without early extending, the club head will likely contact well behind the ball. Fix the grip, the take away with proper arm club positions and the early extension greatly diminishes or goes away.

  6. EE for life

    Feb 5, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    this is stupid drill that does not help ee!

  7. SoonerSlim

    Feb 5, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Ged,

    I suffer from getting club too far behind on downswing and hands higher and away from me like you say. However, when I try to keep my pelvis back and not flex forward, I find that it hurts my bad back and I don’t get as much club head speed/distance.

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  8. Daniel

    Feb 5, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I hit everything off the toe of the club. I have tried setting ball up on hosel at address, staying down longer, etc.
    Why do golfers do this? My clubs are worn off at the toe.

    • OOga

      Feb 6, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Pssst… your wrists are rising in final Release and that drops the toe. It’s that or you are straightening up at the hips and knees causing you to reach for the ball. It could also be both.

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