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Passive Arms Drill with Swing Fan

For those who struggle keeping the arms from dominating the swing, practicing with a Swing Fan will quickly ingrain the passive arms feeling required for an efficient and powerful swing.

During your practice session, this drill should be done for 10 repititions in erect posture at an easy pace, and for 30 repitions in golf posture, with accellerating pace after each set of 10. The final set should be at full speed. Take 2 to 5 minute breaks (depending on your stamina) between sets of 10.

The objecitve is to power the swing with a body movement initially, followed by arms, hands, shaft, and clubhead.

Hold the Swing Fan in front of your body with arms extended. Swing the Swing Fan back behind you and then swing back through, almost like you are swinging a baseball bat. Note the massive amount of resistance that the Swing Fan provides. If you swing the Swing Fan through impact aggressively with the arms instead of with a body turn, you should note two things.
  1. Because of the resistance, it does not swing through very smoothly unless you allow the rotation of the body to gradually accelerate the Swing Fan.
  2. If you try and swing the Swing Fan with arms more so than the body, it will make a swooshing sound twice, once around impact and again there after. The desired affect is that the Swing Fan makes a gradual swooshing sound that reaches its peak well out in front of the body after your torso has rotated left of the ball-target line, rather than near impact. This lets you know that you used your body to accelerate the Swing Fan and not the arms.
You should also note that using your body to accelerate the Swing Fan makes the swing feel much smoother, whereas it will feel somewhat jerky if you over use your arms.

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[ Lessons from Tom Tucker - Class "A" Teaching Professional - WGTF "Top 100 Golf Teacher" ]