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This week’s Impact Show demonstrates the Humpty Dumpty drill, which will help improve the takeaway move in the golf swing. Hope this helps!

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  1. ogo

    Sep 11, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Q. How many times must you practice the “Humpty Dumpy” backsing drill before it becomes unconsciously automatic”?
    A. At least one thousand (1,000) times… over 50 days…. and if it still isn’t automatic repeat for another 1,000 times.

    • geohogan

      Sep 11, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Its the DS that happens too quickly (2/10 second) to control consciously.
      The BS doesnt have to be unconscious. Whats the point?

      • ogo

        Sep 12, 2018 at 12:56 am

        So you think consciously during the backswing? When do you shut off your brainlet to go into non-conscious automatic mode… before or after the top of the swing?

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Looking at Jon’s swing for the first time I was very impressed and I could see that he has played golf to a high level and still maintains a single digit handicap. I felt that Jon would benefit from greater consistency and a tighter shot dispersion if he was to improve his body action. Jon’s address position was generally very sound but an increase in the amount of pressure in to his lead (left) foot would reduce his sway off the ball in the early part of his back swing. Jon’s initial takeaway involved quite a sway into his right side from which he never really recovered and got stuck behind the ball at impact resulting in a club path that was a little too much to the right from resulting in pushes or hooks depending on timing and release at impact.

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  3. Practice hitting fades in practice
  4. Schedule a Trackman / Flightscope session to see that club path numbers are more down and to the left, not excessively to the right.

 

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