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Instructional Tip - Turning the Corner on Your Golf Swing by Gene Mulak
Tom Landers
By Tom Landers
Published on 10/9/2015

Instructional Tip - Turning the Corner on Your Golf Swing by Gene Mulak
Have you ever been to a PGA Tour event and watched players practice on the range? Many times you can see players practicing with an object under their lead arm. This might be a towel, glove, head cover or a tee. There is a specific reason they are using these implements in their practice and it has the potential to be a game changer for you as well.

If you have issues with your ball flight, whether it is curving to the left or pushing to the right, this drill is designed especially for you. In order to improve your ball striking, a golfer should make an attempt to keep the club from shifting planes. The first step in making this happen is to create a solid connection between the upper left arm (for a right handed player) and the chest, which will help you get the club to swing on a concentric circle, and in turn create greater lag pressure, which will result in longer and straighter shots.

Start by placing an object under your left arm. As you make your swing rotate your chest to allow the club to orbit your body on a concentric circle. This will lower the exit point of the club on the through swing and eliminate the push and over curves to the left. To create a great visual for the swing path, place an alignment stick in the ground on the front side of the ball at an angle that will make you “turn the corner” and have the club swing to the left. A player who swings too far out to the right will know very quickly that their club is not following their body turn. I tell my students to start slow before revving up the engine.

If each time you practice it gets one to two percent better you are on your way to playing better golf.