Golf Downswing Drill #2

Keep the Lag as you Bring the Club Down

This quick and simple golf downswing drill will help you to bring the club down into the ball on the right path…

Golfers that slice the ball tend to bring the club down on an out-to-in swing path, cutting across the golf ball. Likewise, hook shots are often caused by a swing path that is too flat and on too much of an in-to-out swing path.

A nice way to get the club travelling down on plane (not too steep and not too flat) is to place a tee peg in the top of the grip to act as a visual marker. Watch the video or see the summary below for details of this drill:

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Golf Downswing Drill – Video Summary


  • Stick a golf tee into the top of your gripPlace a long tee peg in the hole at the end of the grip.

  • Pull the club down so the grip of the club aims at the golf ballPause at the top of your backswing and pull the club down by focusing on pulling the tee peg into the back of the ball.

  • When the club is parallel to the ground the tee on your grip should point directly at the targetAlso, as the club reaches a position that is parallel to the ground, make sure that the tee peg is pointing directly down your target line.

Related Drill (Bonus Golf Downswing Drill #4)

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Video Preview of the Downswing Sequence of a Golf Swing
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