Perfect your rhythm using this SIMPLE DRILL from DP World Tour's Greig Hutcheon

DP World Tour player Greig Hutcheon showed Matt from GolfMagic a great practice drill on how to maintain rhythm throughout your golf swing. 

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Thu, 5 May 2022

Perfect your rhythm using this SIMPLE DRILL from DP World Tour's Greig Hutcheon

Scotsman Greig Hutcheon won the PGA Play-Offs in Ireland at the end of April and in doing so, he booked a golden ticket for many events on the DP World Tour.

Hutcheon, from Torphins Golf Club in Scotland, beat Adam Keogh in a playoff at PGA National Slieve Russell and secured himself places at the BMW PGA Championship, Irish Open, Cazoo Open, ISPS Handa World Invitational, Cazoo Classic and Hero Open.

The Betfred British Masters at The Belfry this week is the 49-year-old's first appearance on the DP World Tour since the BMW PGA Championship in 2017.

Matt from GolfMagic met Hutcheon on the driving range at the famous venue to discuss a drill that will allow you to perfect your rhythm.

Hutcheon identifies three seconds in your swing which should mark three key points: your takeaway, the top of your backswing and the hit.

The image on the left is his takeaway, the image on the top right is the top of his backswing and the bottom right image is impact.

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"Rhythm is essential because obviously if you swing the club too fast, you've got no chance of getting your body into the correct position," Hutcheon said.

"That is the most common fault and generally when a player swings the club and their rhythm is too quick, the clubhead is thrown at the ball which means the club path has gone from the outside to the inside.

"That is the general thing that causes the average golfer to slice because they force the shot. They try to hit the drive too fast, too far and you have to think about it as three seconds.

"One, two and three is the hit. It's at three that you deliver the power. You must allow the body to one, take the club away from the ball, two, to reach the top of the backswing and three is the hit."

Hutcheon outlines simple drills that are very effective. He believes that in your head, you should count one, two and three. In this way, you are regulating your swing to one constant speed.

 

 

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