Why You Have To Drill, Drill, DRILL… (Results)

I’ll be stressing something in the upcoming “MCS – Synchronicity” video, of that you can be sure.

In addition to the things I’ve discussed already in the past few days, I will be re-introducing certain drills & concepts because they work

At least, they’ve worked for yours truly and if you wonder how I could go 9 months from the end of the ’18 golf season to last May without hitting a ball and yet still swing as well as if I’d only taken a couple of days off, then you haven’t been paying attention!

I swing my SwingRite nearly every single day, and even if I don’t swing it full speed, I still make easy swings with it and my Momentus Heavy Iron, all to keep the motion ingrained and make it even better with reps.

In the below sequence, you’ll see

  • a practice pivot
  • a practice pivot & down swing pivot,
  • a practice swing,
  • an actual swing,
  • the same swing in slo-mo

If you look at the pivot vs the practice swing vs the actual swing, you’ll see very similar positions at the top:

That is because I practice what I drill, and I try to swing the way I practice swing & drill.

In fact, looking at the sequence above, I’m gritting my teeth because I can see what I’ll need to practice drilling this coming off-season (I’ll let people see if they know what it is).

Bottom line – just watching videos may be good, but doing the drills, especially following along with the videos, will really benefit you and speed your development and improvement.

Oh, and what I was doing above in that sequence was working on a principle that I said is found in both the swings of Mike Austin/Dunaway as well as Sam Snead.

Guess again, if you wish!

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6 thoughts on “Why You Have To Drill, Drill, DRILL… (Results)

    1. D Watts Post author

      That’s the visual impression, isn’t it, Rick? The result of not enough of what I’m doing in the drills. Hence the need for drilling, drilling and more drilling.

      I’m up for it. Winter is coming.

      1. Roger

        I see what Rick said but my question is when you first start your drill, do you go with your Left arm only at address before cradling the club.That alone would make the difference on spine angle which could give that impression.

        1. D Watts Post author

          It has to do with the pivot action, Roger. I tend to get a little too upright when I don’t swing my best, and I actually wrote a post about it a few days back… I have a much better position at the top when I do with my swing exactly what I do in my practice pivoting:

          Here above, you can see that I’m much closer to my pivot drill position, and that’s exactly what I want to see every time… which will just take more drilling to make the particular action automatic.

          1. Jeff

            Yep, I struggle a lot with my shoulders being to level as compared to my practice pivots. Makes so much difference but tough for me to do with a club in my hands instead of across my chest. Rep Rep Rep…

            1. D Watts Post author

              The key is to ingrain the feeling of what you’re doing in the drills and yes it is absolutely tricky to transfer, Jeff.

              This is the reason for making as many reps as one can so that those motions become unconscious.

              Of course the setup is so crucial, which is why I’m excited about the next video which not only explains how to nail it but how the setup flows into the pivot action. 😊

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