HOW TO START THE GOLF DOWNSWING CORRECTLY

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Comments

Timothy Jennings says:

Great video Danny will give that a go.

Ian Pentz says:

This is brilliant drill, never heard about it before, that also creates lag correct.

I found I was bumping hips first and getting ahead, I have no idea why the guys say the initial move is bumping the hips.

I realize that the club is still going back, but I feel it adversely affects me getting ahead of the ball and then I don’t clear the left. Waiting is letting the club fall, gets it into the slot a lot better and tempo is improved as well. If you bump the hips initially you might also go like John Millers reverse C.

Would love to hear your input, regarding first input on downswing.

Thanks for great tubing, Ive been playing 50 years and my swings still evolving, off a 6 at the new Dubai Hills, a must play.

Stuart Burgess says:

Hi Danny, you don't mention the hips at all. They have to at least clear which your exercise seems to do but what about the power that you see with the pros? It works for you but is that the drill or just you …?

Mister Feola says:

Wow!!! You killed it. Another great class via YouTube

swish1onu says:

For those practicing any kind of drills.. it's absolutely essential to also include hitting real balls… in the past i'd practice a swing drill hundreds of times in my backyard only to find that it didnt translate well when at the range hitting balls.. so now I only practice swing drills if i can follow up immediately with hitting actual balls. Golf balls.

John O'Brien says:

The drill is on u tube as “ trail arm spear drill” John

phil l says:

Phil L. I would like to know how hard or how much does the right hand hit on the downswing. I have always heard to let the right hand ride and not hie hard with it. I feel like there's more power when I try to use it, but I will hit behind the the ball too many times. Thanks

John O'Brien says:

How come the spot to which you throw ball is different than where you throw spear to? One is at ball and spear drill is in front ? John

STARKE says:

Getting your weight on your toes instead of heels helps . In particular About 65% on your left big toe.

alan cunliffe says:

Brilliant. You showed me everything I don't do correctly on my downswing. Thanks.

GolfLivesMatter 1 says:

GREAT video! I really like introducing the laws of physics like gravity vs. weight of club. If anyone takes anything away from this video, it's that they are likely interfering with the laws of gravity with unneeded muscle tension on the downswing. The right hand only hit is SO hard because the brain fights to maintain control. I struggle with this drill like mad, so infuriating because I find I'm standing up, or tensing up well before impact. My instructional side of the brain throws down the gauntlet saying "ARE YOU CRAZY? YOU CAN'T HIT WITH ONLY THE RIGHT ARM!!!!". I just keep topping or missing the balls until I can ignore my golf-swing ruining brain.

G0LFKING says:

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling. Cheers brother. Im a 9 handi and I love your videos rather than the mainstream. Down to earth. Gonna get to a 5 this year with your help. Cheers

Harold Pohoresky says:

Where is the spot you throw the ball at? If front of the ball at address behind it or at it?

Rod Frank says:

Super drill thanks Danny

Chris Burns says:

Love the drills. Doesn't this totally conflict with your vid on using the lower body to initiate the downswing? There you teach against 'yanking the handle down'.

Colin White says:

Fantastic drill your tuition always helps me thank you

david scott says:

Hey Danny,
I bet you're having such a good time in Thailand you don't have time to respond to our questions – I hope that's not the case……………..

Barry smith says:

Great drill thanks danny👍😁

David Ward says:

Awesome drill 👍🏻

david scott says:

Hey Danny,
Through your straightforward and commonsense instruction I think you've got the opposition re-thinking their approach.
They seem to be copying your methods.
You have made a great difference to my game(sadly a little later in my golfing life than I would have liked).
Take heart from all the positive comments I see, avoid the gimmicks others use and keep it simple – you prove that it works.
A question. – I would like to finish my swing in the classic position but I seem to finish in the extended position (following your advice to restrict the follow through). Is this a fault or – as the ball cannot be influenced after contact – does it matter?

staffan. eriksson says:

Thanks Danny! You give me more understandig, how to improve my swing 😀

Nicol Webster says:

Interesting idea will definitely give it a go, always thought the key to a strong release was wrist angles particularly with the lead wrist but hadn't thought about this approach

I W says:

Excellent teaching as always ! Love it!

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