We want to eliminate ball speed accumulators so that we can swing freely and confidently through the chip or pitch.


  • Weight 50/50, feet about a club-head length apart.
  • Ball position is within our feet, off the left heel. If you want to flight it a bit more, you can put inside right heel.
  • Don’t turn the club face in, neutral to slightly open is best.
  • We want shaft neutral at setup, neutral at impact
  • Spine tilt is bad, as it compromises the low point and (if forward) steepens attack angle
  • Ball position
    • most efficient is just off the left heel
    • if you want to it a lower bump and run, can put off the right heel. That’s still a very small shift!


  • Less hingy, more together and with plenty of width.
  • More width helps us engage more bounce and be smooth through the turf
  • If club-head goes out (away from body) it will steepen through swing angle. Best players in the world are more inside on the backswing path, inside the hands. Building a draw path which becomes a shallowing mechanism.
  • Club face should remain open during backswing, look for leading edge to be square to backline (when viewed from behind) or even open to it
  • Backswing pivot uses the body more than arms and hands. Rib cage turns, generally only need to go until club shaft gets horizontal (not arms). Move with the bigger muscles in the backswing.
  • Takeaway is low and wide. Don’t want to be vertical and narrow. Feel the width.
  • Weight positioning works into trail foot arch, so a very slight shift. Avoid working into lead foot (reverse pivot, tilt) because that will steepen the attack angle. Weight shifts to lead foot on way through. Self diagnosis with video will help here.


  • Reactionary, don’t think too much
  • Start downswing with rotation, not pulling grip or throwing
  • :”Rotate to infinity”

Through Swing

  • Rotate chest through to generate speed. That’s the engine for the swing.

Faults and Fixes

  • Tons of weight on front foot – this leans shaft forward and steepens the attack angle, accumulating too much ball speed. Fix? Work on hitting balls with feet totally together. Helps bring sensation of weight 50/50. Also, trail foot only on ground, lead foot behind with toe balancing like a tripod. Will help feel where weight is going.
  • Weight moving forward during the backswing. Play with a ball under lead foot and feel pressure during backswing.
  • Shaft leaning forward – focus on getting club shaft into a neutral spot at address.
  • Open stance at address – Path can start to follow the line of the feet, possibly steepen the attack angle. Drop trail foot back a fraction to encourage a draw path. Will shallow.
  • Face might be shutting on the way back. Work on true pivot with upper body. Practice with club shaft all the way up against your belly.
  • Armsy & handsy – use a mirror, feel stretch as you take club away in the trail hand. Start with trail hand and go back, stretching out. Attach lead hand after it is behind you.
  • Too much hinge in backswing – take backswing to club parallel to ground, freeze, then finish. Check behind you for hinge.
  • Too vertical on backswing – focus on taking it back lower, consider having someone behind you to check the club head and keep it low.
  • Lack of body rotation – might be a result of setup and backswing issues. Film and verify.
  • Backswing path – draw an arcing line behind the ball to help exaggerate the rounded path going back
  • Knees buckling – feet together, stand a bit taller but extending knees. Maybe focus on keep chest tail on through swing. Straighten left knee during rotation of upper body.


  • Backswing drill: get in golf posture, but grip club halfway down and feel it press into belly. Go through backswing rotation and feel the width to club horizontal, and rehearse follow through. Move upper body all the way back and through.
  • Backswing weight shift: put feet together and work through backswing rotation. Shouldn’t be able to shift weight forward too early or you’ll fall over.
  • Trail Hand Only: put lead hand finger on shirt chest button, swing with trail hand. Focus on upper body engagement, feeling width on backswing.
  • Toe Tap: take backswing, slight pause, tap the lead toe then initiate downswing. Idea is to turn off the mind.

01 Intro.mp4

02 Ball Speed Accumulators.mp4

03 Setup.mp4

04 Ball Position.mp4

05 Face Shaft Position.mp4

06 Spine Tilt.mp4

07 Backswing.mp4

08 Backswing Path.mp4

09 Club Face.mp4

10 Backswing Pivot.mp4

11 Takeaway.mp4

12 Backswing Drill.mp4

13 Backswing Weight Position.mp4

14 Downswing.mp4

15 Ball Positioning.mp4

16 Feet Positioning.mp4

17 Through Swing.mp4

18 Summary.mp4

19 Faults and Recipes.mp4

20 Weight Too Far Forward.mp4

21 Weight Moving Forward in Backswing.mp4

22 Shaft Lean.mp4

23 Open Stance.mp4

24 Club Face Closed.mp4

25 Armsy Handsy.mp4

26 Too Much Hinge on Backswing.mp4

27 Vertical Backswing.mp4

28 Lack of Body Rotation.mp4

29 Backswing Path.mp4

30 Knees Buckling.mp4

31 Drills - One Handed.mp4

32 Drills - Toe Tap.mp4