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If you struggle with early extension of your spine in the downswing, hip spinning or even a sore lead hip or knee, this video is perfect for you. I will show you a simple drill that will help overcome some common faults in your downswing and get you striking the ball more solid, more frequently.

Video Practice Points
  • Set an alignment stick up a clubhead width inside your trail foot. 
  • As you sit into the lead side and begin to clear your hips, try to not allow the trail knee to pass the line. 

Have you been finding a really difficult time correcting your tush line, where you see that your hips are coming forward in your golf swing? Have you noticed that your right foot or your trail foot's way up off the ground? Have you also noticed that your right knee's way in over towards your left or your lead leg is out past neutral? I've got a very, very simple drill today that's going to help you correct a lot of those problems.

                Okay, guys. In today's video, I'm going to show you guys a really simple drill that's going to help you overcome a lot of those areas that we struggle with most. I know a lot of us want to go out to the range and bash a lot of balls. If we have a good focus point on how to fix a lot of these things, then in turn, it becomes less frustrating. One of the big mistakes that we see from a lot of our golfers is that we tend to drive or push too hard off of that trail leg. If you've noticed yourself on camera where you see that your trail foot is way up off the ground here, or if you've noticed that your trail knee is really kind of buckled in here towards your lead leg, maybe your lead leg is out past neutral; this is a great drill that's going to help you correct a lot of those issues. In turn, it's also going to be able to maintain your spine angle while you're releasing the club through the hitting area.

                What you want to do here, is you're going to go ahead and set yourself up in alignment stick. I'm going to do this from a face-on perspective today. You're going to set yourself up in alignment stick. About a club head width inside your trail foot here. Have it far enough back to where you can still see it out of your peripheral vision here. I can see this. What I'm going to be focusing on is when I sit over to my left side, when I'm shifting over to this side, I don't want my knee to move in front of this line. That's going to be our focus point is that we don't want to see it going like this, we don't want to see it going like that. I'll turn from down the line here, so you can see that. This or this. You want to try your best to keep your trail leg behind this line. It's okay, obviously, if it does move in front of it when you look at it in full speed, but a good focus point, again, is to try to not allow your right knee or your trail knee to move in front of this line at all, at any part during the swing.

                That movement alone, like I said, can cause a lot of your secondary access tilt problems. It can cause early extension of the spine. It can cause you to actually spin your body open. Try this drill out. Put an alignment stick in about a width of your club inside your trail foot and focus on when you're sitting left and you're releasing the club that you don't want your trail knee to go in front of it. 

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