Fix Inside Takeaway - 4 Square Drill

You probably overuse your hands during the first half of the backswing, like most golfers, and yank the club behind you almost immediately. This one move can be disastrous and lead to countless swing problems. Even if you avoid it during the takeaway, there's a good chance you get "too deep" by the time you're at the top of your swing. Either way, the simple drill in this new video has got you covered.

  • Think of your swing in terms of two sides (left & right) and two halves (front & back)
  • A training aid or shafts laid on the ground help you visualize the four quadrants
  • The club should stay in the front right quadrant, Box 2, during takeaway
  • At the end of takeaway, the club should be parallel to the shaft that divides front from back (Box 2 & Box 3)


While there are a lot of golf instruction videos on the website that cover a lot of details about the golf swing, there would literally be hundreds more if I covered every single thing that I use typically in a in-person lesson throughout the week. One of those golf swing drills that is really, really important, that I wanted to put on the site that I use almost every day, is something I just call the 4 square visual. All it is, I've got a little alignment aid here. It's going to help you visualize how this works in the swing.

                What I always do is, I divide the golf swing into two halves and two sides. When you do that, you get quadrants, obviously. What I want to talk about today is that, from down the line view, my front half and back half. If you think about the golf swing in terms of those perspectives, then you think about face on you've got a left and right side, that's where you see these two yellow lines. This line here, down the middle, would represent my left and right side. This line here represents my back half, everything over here, and my front half, everything over here.

                What I'm specifically going to talk about today is the golf backswing. What you're going to visualize when you're working on stuff, especially if you struggle with the golf club getting deep. What I do a lot with my students is, I'll lay shafts out on the ground so they can see this. Then, I create this quadrant where I have one, this is box one. Box two. Box three, and box four. When you have those four boxes, you know where the club and your body needs to be during different phases of the swing.

                For instance, during the golf takeaway and backswing, one of the things that I emphasize a lot is that the club, as far as you're concerned, should never move into box three. Which would be this quadrant over here. Obviously it does, and you want it to, but the problem is people move it there incorrectly. That's how the club gets buried, and stuck, and roll inside. During the takeaway, what I want to feel is that the club always stays in box two.

                It's always going to stay on this side of my front half here. As I take the golf club back, what I don't want to do is this. Now you can see the club has moved into box three from your perspective. Now the golf club's inside, and now I'm in trouble. Instead, what I want to do is turn, that the club stays always out in box two. Now as I do that, the club's staying out in front of me. To a lot of golfers, it feels like the club's doing this.

                When you're doing that, it's just the feeling because you're used to moving your arms, and getting the club way over here. The feeling is very different. Versus, if I just turn my body and I use my arms to elevate, the club stays out in box two the whole time. That's a really important piece to get, because the only way that the club's going to do that, stay in box two, is if you move correctly during the backswing.

                That is rotation of your upper body, and elevation of your arms. You put those two things together, the club travels back on a proper golf swing plane. The problem is, people use their arms to swing the club across into the depth dimension of the swing. When I talk about that, everything on this side is depth. That's me, moving the club behind me. Everything up and down is the vertical dimension. I want to feel that my arms are only working in that vertical dimension during the backswing, and my rotation is what's going to move the club into box three.

                If you're just visualizing this and you feel the club stays out in box two the whole time, then as I keep going to the top, you keep turning, it will still feel that it stays out there the entire time if you're used to going back. You don't need a fancy training aid like this. We have them on the side, I believe. If you throw down a shaft and put it on your toe line here, if I didn't have this fancy thing, I just put it right over my toe right about here.

                I take the golf club back, I want to see that during the end of my takeaway if I move correctly, my shaft is directly over this yellow line every single time. That's me keeping the club, elevating and going back, and rotation to move the club into the depth dimension. I'm just turning back. Use this visual when you practice, especially if you have a problem getting the club going outside. Excuse me, inside. Start working on the club feeling like it stays in box two during the entire golf backswing. That will help you stop getting stuck going back. Use this visual.

                Throw a club down on the ground, and start checking your position, like I said. Even during the takeaway, if you check that the club is staying out in front of you and going over that line when you're done, you see my shafts are parallel to each other. My club shaft is directly over the yellow line here, to finish the takeaway. Then I'm going to keep going up from there, and it's going to feel like it stays out of box two. Use this. I use it all the time when I teach. It's a very effective visual, and it will help you with your takeaway, as well.

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Blake
Hi, Chris. Thanks for the swing review. Makes complete sense, it's a very easy fix. Could you give me something else to work on before the next review? You mentioned next up is my hands at impact - any RST videos or comments to add? Thanks!!
October 30, 2020
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Blake, my pleasure. In order for me to know better on what you are going to work on next, I need to see the stuff we talked about fixed to see how it affects your impact positions from both face on and down the line. Firing something new to work on before I look at the move would be a bit irresponsible of me as a golf instructor. However, you can take a look at some of the release videos on the site. 5 mins to a perfect release, fix your release, vijay release etc. You can even check out the perfecting your golf impact series I did in the bonus video section. Look forward to seeing the next review.
October 30, 2020
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Blake
Thanks!!!
October 30, 2020
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Blake
Hi, Chris. I'm working on this drill. I've heard people say your hands stay in front on your chest during the entire backswing. (I see Chuck's hands end up lined up more with his trail shoulder, which is maybe eight inches deeper, not a whole lot). Is that a good swing thought to help me? Thanks!
October 26, 2020
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Blake, Yep, over the trail shoulder ideal when looking at the finished backswing from down the line.
October 27, 2020
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Kevin
A slightly shorter swing after left arm only got me here which looks much better
September 16, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. Yes. That looks much better and you can see that slight hinge in the trail wrist. You don't need to massively hinge back on it. But, there will need to be a tiny hinge (just not full blown waiters tray).
September 16, 2020
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Kevin
Hi Craig - post swing review I made some Swings up along my fence and also worked on the this drill too feel I wasn’t getting so deep. As I work up more my left wrist is cupping now - a shorter swing is closer to flat but if it gets long and hinges it’s clearly a cup. I may have just answered my question with those two comments but should I move back to the right hand waiters tray move to flatten it out?
September 16, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. Allow the trail wrist to hinge a little at the top (flipping coin over your shoulder feel). However, I think you have started to discover some of the issue. Both images are actually much improved from the review.
September 16, 2020
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Kevin
Craig - I keep revisiting this video as I work on my backswing - I feel that I have to actively hinge / flexion my right elbow up avoid getting deep - nothing in my body movement “naturally” swings the right arm up like in other moves - similar to grabbing the thumb in the pool noodle drill. Do other good golfers like yourself actively think about flexing the right arm up? 2nd question - chuck talks about feeling your arms go out and away during the takeaway - is that a move an immediate move feel off the ball I should work on? I experimented with it but mostly on the 2 inch drill you told me to focus on
July 30, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. I rarely think about active flexion with trail arm. The move is slight gradual elevation just after you start rotating back. You arms look really externally rotated and locked. You won't usually get this high at this point maintaining the gap. Try to keep it closer to takeaway section.
July 31, 2020
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Kevin
Thanks Craig I rewatched 5 minutes to master rotation and see what you mean - less forearm rotation going back gives me more of a feeling of an inside hand path and a clubhead that stays outside the hands
August 1, 2020
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Kevin
I’ve seen this video a bunch of times but it finally sunk in tonight in front of the mirror. I have to “feel” like I stop rotating when I hit the line of box 2/3 and flex my right arm to the top. Chuck mentions that you keep rotating to the top in box 3 though. As someone who gets the club deep I’m wondering if this thought of stopping at 2/3 and focusing on flextion to the top makes sense as maybe an over correction to a deep arm swing as opposed to continuing to “rotate to the top” - I also need to make sure I get a full rotation which it appear I do on video
April 30, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. My fear would be independent arm motion to the top without rotating. It may be a good feel for you. But, you must keep rotating as the arms work up.
May 1, 2020
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Kevin
Just revisiting this post from last month - sometimes I feel I try and keep the right arm straight for so long I don’t make a good flextion move to the top. When I think about flextion to the top (not less than 90 degrees) I appear to hit my angles much better. Also, I have used the shoulder blade glide move more as an awareness / slight connection of my right arm and pec which has really improved my last engagement
June 13, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. You can stay too locked/wrenched with trail arm and shoulder blade. Sounds like you are just deleting some tension which is a good thing.
June 15, 2020
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Kevin
Thanks Craig - I do feel looser and have a late wrist set which still makes me overswing. I've had some success doing drills focusing on moves from "you start the downswing before you finish the backswing" to help create some more torque and shorten the backswing. I sent in a swing review Saturday for you - curious to hear your thoughts - appreciate your time while your busy with bootcamp
June 15, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. Gotcha. Thanks. Yes, super slammed. I am still trying to get caught up. I will get you though. No worries.
June 15, 2020
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Keith
so the take away is the shoulder glide of pulling the right shoulder back and then the arms need to raise during the takeaway to keep them in box 2? When I watch the takeaway videos it looks as if chuck is rotating his shoulder back and at an angle to achieve this but I have a very hard time doing this and never sure what angle I need my shoulders to turn on. I want to be sure I'm doing the takeaway correctly So pull right shoulder back which will start the club low and inside but begin to raise the arms which will keep the club in front of my body. is that correct? Then at end of takeaway hands should be @ belt high?
April 8, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Keith. Hands inline with trail pocket. RST Pencil Tee Drill Video. Yes, slight elevation to keep out in front of the chest in the takeaway. You must rotate the shoulders on plane. Golf Backswing Shoulder Plane Drill Video.
April 8, 2020
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Keith
I watch the weight shift drill and it seems that when I begin to shift my way to the right it actually takes the club back in the proper Takeaway position and then I finish with pulling right shoulder back. Is this correct?
April 8, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Keith. You can begin the TW with weight shift, or rotation. Weight however will be a great trigger. Take a look at My Golf Backswing Secrets.
April 8, 2020
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frank
Hello, I really like this drill since I'm one who pulls the club inside into box 3. My question is on the downswing right after impact do I visualize the club staying in box one and not entering into box 4? Eventually the club will be in box 4 with the follow through is this a correct way to think of it?
March 7, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Frank. The club will be eventually in Box 4, but not until you have fully released the club and momentum has pulled you into a full follow through. If you release properly the club shouldn't be exiting quickly into Box 4 and more down the target line.
March 7, 2020
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Eric
I really like this drill conceptually. About a year ago I had the best round of my life using the rotary swing. - axis tilt, stance width, weight shift, rotation/shoulder blade glide, weight shift back to the left, etc. I thought I had it figured out. I had to lay off from golf for 30 days and when I returned I lost it. It wasn’t until this week that I remembered we had a long delayed tee time, so I must have hit 50 balls, I was just hitting 9 to 3. Except, I was focusing on hitting the ball straight down the line. This causes me to weight shift/rotate into a perfect toe up position at 9 o’clock (it is the same as keeping the club in the quadrant in the four square. I am a bad left arm pusher and it gets me stuck behind me. I hit about 3 balls with the 9 to 3 drill thought of sending it straight down the line and the i’d hit a full swing. It works beautifully, the location at 9 o’clock becomes part of your swing vs. a left arm push. Does this make sense. I suppose I can do this on the range before the round and periodically practice this feeling during the round?
September 29, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Eric. That feeling may work for you because it sounds as if its allowing the arms to stay in front of the chest versus crossing the body too early. I don't want you to start guiding the club however, so try to keep the thoughts more body/arm centric allowing the club to just react/follow.
September 30, 2019
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Eric
Ok, I have watched a lot of RST videos to know guiding with your hands is bad, I get there through weight shift and rotation, but you have a very valid point. When I go back to the range, maybe I will focus on keeping in front of my chest (the RST one-piece) to generate the same feeling, it kind of feels the same when I do it without a club, thanks.
September 30, 2019
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Stefan
My instructor Chris Tyler advised me the 4 square drill in my latest swing review because of a flying elbow ; I also raised my head and spine in the back swing. I have been training with a mirror to fix both problems and improved my practice swing. But when swinging with the ball both my faults still show up. Any suggestions how to train and fix my swing with the ball?
September 3, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Stefan. I would suggest stopping at the top and also slow motion swings. Stopping at the top and hitting some balls will help you get comfortable with the new position. Slow motion swings hitting the ball not very far will allow you the time to put the new movement together, but not rush items and get off kilter. Gradually, speed up once it becomes more second nature.
September 3, 2019
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Stefan
Hello Craig, thanks for your swift reaction and advice. Is there a video or drill to keep my posture in the back swing (and not raise my head and spine)?
September 4, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Stefan. I would work on the Fix Your Sway Drill and when the body is moving better combine with the Winter Golf Training Program - Backswing Video.
September 4, 2019
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Eric
I ran into a guy at the range using a swingyde, the little plastic yellow piece that you attach to the club. I asked him about it. He said it made a big difference for him. He said he use to be an over the top swinger. They are inexpensive so I bought one. The direction is to start with weight shift and shoulder rotation and see if your left forearm is swinging into the little guide. The weight shift and rotation are pure Rotary Swing (actually find it doesn’t work unless I make a good lateral weight shift/hip line and a proper rotation with the shoulder glide), but then it hit me. When I swing properly it is the Rotary Swing 4 Square drill. I keep the club out in the second quadrant, not allowing my arms to pull the club into box 3 and getting stuck, leading to over the top on the downswing. It is a really great complimentary product to Rotary Swing, you can see if you are making proper movements in your house away from the range. It made a huge difference for me.
June 28, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Eric. Thanks for the post. I will do some more research into the product. The main issue I have seen in the past is players tend to get a little wristy too early. However, like you mentioned if you understand the proper sequencing and mechanics it can work well.
June 28, 2019
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Thaddieus
Thad I’ve struggled for years with getting too deep in my backswing causing my weight to go to the outside of my right foot and my left wrist to over cock at the top. This pic is the 3rd swing I made after using the Box 2 visual and trying to stay in that quadrant. Feels very vertical but I’m sweeping the ball and not digging trenches like before. My only issue is I’m now fading every single shot - I’m not unhappy about that because I could never fade the ball before - but in order to draw the ball do I need to focus more on my release?
March 12, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Thad. I would say focus on maintaining a little better trail knee flexion on the backswing. And, make sure the chest isn't spinning slightly in the downswing not allowing for a full release. Side note: Take a look at the Winter Golf Training Program - Backswing Video. It will help with the trail side load and making sure the club doesn't go across the line. You are getting a little borderline with that at the top.
March 12, 2019
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Thaddieus
When I focus on letting my left arm dictate the backswing the club tends to get really deep and across the line for whatever reason. Could the straightening of my trail leg contribute to this?
March 13, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Thad. Absolutely. Also, if you need a little feeling for the trail arm staying in front and on plane. Take a look at Creating a Swing Plane Video.
March 13, 2019
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Lippen
By raising the arms up aren't we loosing left arm connection with the left shoulder? Also on the downswing, is the left shoulder blade moving down and in toward the spine similar to the right shoulder blade on the takeaway?
August 24, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Lippen. The lead arm shouldn't raise so much that you start leaving the box. There is some lead shoulder protraction at the very top of the backswing. But, you should still be connected. The lead lat will pull the arms back in front. Your blade will start to move the same way as in the backswing, but it won't be as much since you are just returning the shoulders to square at impact.
August 25, 2016
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Loran
How is this video different from the pool noodles video? Both videos illustrate only two moves to complete the backswing correct? Rotation and elevation?
July 17, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Loan. You will still need flexion from the trail arm to reach the top. But, both videos are trying to accomplish the same goal at adding proper elevation to help keep the club in front of the body.
July 18, 2016
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Chris
My latest review showed that I put the club too deep behind me in the backswing because of excess rotation of the left forearm right at the beginning of the take away. The 4 square drill was one of the drills advised. I have been working on this drill since then along with the other take away drills and there is something that I want to check. I found that when I focus on the body movement alone (right shoulder blade glide) I sometimes still end too deep behind me. If I understand correctly, this is due to too little arm elevation. Elevation of the arms during the takeaway should happen a little. Experimenting with this led to the club in different positions however. If I focus on my body rotation while elevating the arms a little, in such way that my arms move straight back and slightly up along my toe line, I end up in what seems the correct position. Is it true that moving the body and arms in the correct way leads to this arm movement, straight back parrel with toe line? Just wanting to check if I am moving correctly. Thanks!
February 10, 2016
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Chris. Sounds like you are on the proper track. Rotating while adding a little elevation in the takeaway will keep the arms in front of the sternum and will be more parallel with the toe line. Take a look at the Understanding Shoulder Elevation Video and RST Pencil Tee Drill for more help.
February 10, 2016
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Greg
Hi Craig, Before I go through to many reps can you please correct my understanding. When the club is a about belt high the rotation of the body has already caused the club shaft to point down the railway track under the balls of the feet (track parallel to the target line through the ball). From that point the club will continue ever so slightly into 'box 3' as a result of the momentum as we raise via the last bit of elevation and flexion.
October 28, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Greg. Yes. (Box 3) However, it's not only momentum. The folding of the trail arm allows the lead arm/hands to cross center line every so slightly.
October 29, 2015
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Jay
I really like this thought . Today I focused on my right wrist always staying on top of my left wrist, all the way to the top of the backswing. ( Im RH ) This folded my elbow somewhat more upright than what Im used to. It felt really steep. In fact, if the wrists were to be level, wouldn't that be laid off at the top? If I never "feel" like my wrists enter box 3, and that the right is above the left, is this the correct feeling ( steep backswing )?
September 8, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Jay. The right hand does need to support the club at the top. The right forearm will rotate to help create the plane. Take a look at the Creating a Swing Plane Video and the Checkpoints Video to see there will be a little rotation and the right hand will support the club some at the top.
September 8, 2015
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Jeffrey
Thank you, Craig. That helped a lot. I'm used to moving my arms inside and not fully rotating my shoulders. I think you are right moving a little into box #3 feels to me like I'm hardly turning back at all. I'm now working on turning my right shoulder back and not focusing on my hands and club. Much better.
August 16, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Jeffrey. Great. Get that swing going!
August 17, 2015
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Jeffrey
This video has helped me quite a bit. I learned a golf swing that taught you take the hands inside. It now helps me to feel not taking the hands and club out of box #2 on the take away. I'm still not sure, however how far the hands go inside to complete the back swing. If I stay in box #2 I hit the ball better. If I venture into box #3 I get into trouble. Should the feel be that my hands stay in box #2 at or about the toe line or should they be more inside at the end of the back swing? Jeff
August 13, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Jeffrey. The arms and hands will end up a little in Box 3 at the top of the backswing. However, you want them to get there due to the rotation creating depth and not the arms. You probably hit it better when you only feel Box 2 because the motion of going inside is too deeply trained. Stick with feeling that the hands/club stay in Box 2.
August 13, 2015
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Jason
I continue to have problems over elevating my arms during the Takeaway. It looks like Chuck's hands are always about pocket thigh high at the end of the Takeaway with a trace toe up wrist set are there any drills or other milestones I could focus on to fix this, or just keep trying what I already know to do?
August 6, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Jason. Just a touch of elevation and a little wrist set. The wrist set is discussed in the 5 Mins to the Perfect Takeaway and the Using the Wrist Effectively and Efficiently. You can also use the RST Pencil Tee Drill to help as well.
August 7, 2015
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Rick
Aaron I hope you see this. I.ve been working on the version of this drill you gave me in my review. No golf. no hitting balls just the drill. Played for the first time yesterday and what a difference. Shot a 78 (my first time in the 70's for a couple of months) Including an even par 35 on the front. Probably fell back into old patterns on the back nine as shot a 43 (triple on the 15th) but just wanted to say how stoked I am about the results after only a week. Will keep at it and excited about the future and going forward with you and RST. Thanks so much.
July 21, 2015
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Aaron (Certified RST Instructor)
Awesome news! Great job. You did it for 9 holes you can do it for 18. That's where the mental game comes in! Keep at it!
July 21, 2015
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MIke
I am having some shoulder impingement at the top of the backswing and trying to relate what I am doing to this drill. I have a good takeaway and get in the proper position according to this drill. As I fold my right arm and externally rotate it (continuing to pull the shoulder back) I get the impingement at the top. So my question is, in the 4-square, where should the hands be at the top of the backswing. I look at the Chuck's model swings and it appears to be slightly behind his right heal with an slight upward angle in the left arm. Do the hands cross the line into quadrant 3 at the top, or should they stay in quadrant 2.
May 4, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Mike. As you add flexion to the trail arm the lead arm will be pulled a little more across center line. The rotation of the body with the folding of the trail arm will get you a little in Box 3.
May 4, 2015
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Loran
On the backswing, at the top, does the club shaft stay closer to box 2 and very little behind box 3? I notice the golf club stays very close to my head when the shaft reaches at the top of the swing.
May 2, 2015
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Loan. The club will work around the middle of box 3. The adding of flexion to the trail arm will help get the club vertical and pull the lead arm across the chest more.
May 4, 2015
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Christian
good visual. I have some alignment sticks and will try this out. I have a good take away but I still end up deep.
December 15, 2014
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R.J. (Certified RST Instructor)
Christian, Another way to get too deep in the takeaway is elevating the arms too little. So, if your arms are straight and your hands are in front of your sternum, but you are too deep still, then check your elevation. Let us know if you have any questions. R.J.
December 15, 2014
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Jeffrey
I understand keeping the hands/club in box #2 on the takeaway. The video however says that you want to go into box #3 to complete the back swing. I have found that I strike the ball much better when I feel as though my hands stay at the line dividing box #2 and #3 at the completion of my back swing. If I try to go to box #3 I either pull my left arm across my chest or collapse my right knee. My question is: is it okay to feel as though my hands are staying at about the box 2 and 3 dividing line or should I be trying to go into box 3?
November 13, 2014
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R.J. (Certified RST Instructor)
Jeff, Chuck says that you don't want to feel like you're going into box 3, but it happens naturally when the right elbow folds up and pulls the left arm across the body. So, you never want to actively think about getting it into box 3. R.J.
November 14, 2014
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John
What are the best drills for keeping the arms in front of the sternum during the swing, especially the back swing. I am really struggling trying to do this...my arms tend to reach across my body and fold...right wrist hinges...because my torso stops turning on the back swing and its all compensation from there. Best thoughts?
September 29, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello John. Get the rotation down first. Take a look at the Golf Body Rotation Video in the Advanced Backswing Section. Learn how to pull without the arms. Then, blend the rotation with the Right Arm Drill and/or the 3 Functions of the Right Arm in the Advanced Backswing Section. Rotate and keep right arm in front. Simple and minimizes arm swing across body.
September 29, 2014
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Freddy
This seems quite simple: take it back to the toe line then lift, presumably onto plane. What plane will the lift ideally be moving on? When does hinge start? Any video or tips to help with that? And is left wrist neutral (slight cup) the entire time backswing?
June 18, 2014
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Fred. It's still a one plane swing. The elevation just maximizes the potential for club speed and width by allowing the arms to stay in front of the chest. Without any elevation. The right arm would fold too soon. Disengaging the right shoulder blade from maintaining width and adding rotational speed from the torso on the downswing. Think Matt Kuchar. True one plane without elevation. Club gets deep. Accurate. Nevertheless, one of the shortest hitters on tour. There is roughly 25% of our wrist hinge in the Takeaway. Take a look at the 5 Minutes to the Perfect Takeaway in the Takeaway Section. Towards the end of the video roughly 22-23 minutes Chuck will discuss. The left wrist will remain in same position through takeaway. From there to the top. The setting of the wrist and proper left forearm rotation will create the flat left wrist position at the top.
June 19, 2014
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Freddy
Thank you, Craig. Helpful information here.
June 19, 2014
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donny
This is by far the best drill ever! thank you so much!!! donny
April 21, 2014
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greg
Thanks, Chris! I love the right glute drill; I'm finally turning correctly & staying "Wide" on the backswing! Is it OK to use the right glute drill to trigger my normal backswing? Seems to really help me!
April 19, 2014
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Greg, my pleasure. Yes, you can load the right glute to help trigger the start of the takeaway. Eventually you will want to work that move in simultaneously with the takeaway.
April 21, 2014
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greg
Chris: is there a video on loading the right glute? I have trouble doing the "Right shoulder glide movement" to start the backswing. How about "Turning the Navel" to start the backswing? Thanks for all your help! Greg
April 19, 2014
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greg
I'm sorry. That site is http://www.golfswingshirt.com Thanks!
April 18, 2014
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greg
Just what I need, Chuck! Thanks! 2 Questions for you: What do you think about the swing shirt as a training aid? www.swingshirt.com. How can I use my hip turn to start my backswing? I struggle with swaying & sliding in my golf swing & it helps me to think of rotating my hips back & through as Hogan demonstrated years ago on the Ed Sullivan Show. Thanks!
April 18, 2014
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hey Greg, we will not generally comment on a lot of other training aids out there as we are really against bashing aids. The stuff you see in our store is the stuff we stand behind. With that being said, the rotation of your hips into the backswing needs to be pulled by the rotation of the torso as a reaction to that movement. This is how you create good separation in the shoulder line and the hip line. There should be no rotation in the takeaway and you are looking to load the right glute so that the hips will stay stable as you pull them to a wound position. Hope that helps and sorry for the lack of comment on the device.
April 19, 2014

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