Today we’re going to share with you a great drill to help fight the dreaded follow-through chicken wing, or pull-up at impact fault that plagues many people. This fault is characterized by top and thinned shots that lack distance, consistency and accuracy. This fault is surprisingly common, despite how awkward it looks in the video below. Even if you’re not routinely thinning your shots, this specific drill can really help people hit down and through the ball on their follow-through by encouraging a solid arm extension through impact. This drill is a great way to encourage a downward angle of attack as well as a solid release.
Like the video below shows, the trick is to setup in your impact body position, swing back to about 10 o’clock, hit the ball and hold your follow-through position without breaking your wrists. You’ll notice in the video that this drill looks very similar to a knockdown position – and you’d be right. This drill is effectively asking you to hit a modified knockdown to really feel the proper positioning of your arms and body post impact. The benefits of this new position include a downward angle of attack into impact for better contact, additional power created by more lag and better transfer of power, and finally more accuracy.
If you’re suffering from poor impact, or a poor post impact follow-through, this drill is definitely something to try to get your swing back on track.