How to improve your golf swing takeaway with one simple drill

Ever tried this before? 

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By Adam Glass - PGA pro on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 - 12:03

One of the key things I'd like to see on your takeaway is the clubhead staying outside the hands by the time the shaft is parallel with the floor, writes PGA professional at De Vere Wokefield Park, Adam Glass.

This helps to get the club moving into a nice balanced position.

You can count on one hand how many really good players have whipped the club inside the hands on the takeaway.

What we are looking for is a nice, smooth takeaway - we don't want the club moving too slow or too fast; we want to keep the clubhead in line with our hands or just outside our hands on the takeaway.

A nice little drill is to put an alignment stick at the same angle of the shaft, just inside the club, and start working the takeaway where we keep the clubhead outside the hands.

This is going to set the swing up really nicely and keep the club balanced for the rest of the swing.

If the clubhead whips inside the hands, you are in too much of a deep position and you will tend to find your arms will lift in the swing.

Give it a go and see how you get on. Tweet me @AdamGlassGolf

Here's another great takeaway drill...