I added the Corey Pavin Swing Drill to the Golf Practice Planner today because this move was a bit of a revolution in the 1990’s. It was the start of the modern swing. It’s the go-to drill that Tom Watson started doing, after watching Corey, and swore by.

Corey Pavin Swing Drill

Long Game Practice Drills

2 out of 10

15 minutes

Any golf club. Golf ball. Golf Practice Planner.

The Corey Pavin Swing Drill will teach you to have a proper upper body location throughout the swing.


Step 1: Watch
Watch the video below.

Step 2: Corey Pavin Swing Drill
Take a normal stance. Place a club out in front of you with the palm down (see image below).

Corey Pavin Swing Drill

Keep the ball just in front of the centre of the stance.

Keep the shaft vertical.

Put the right hand down as if you’re going to hit the ball (see image below).

Corey Pavin Swing Drill

Make a backswing while keeping the club vertical (see image below). The left arm should have some bend in it – the “bend” lets you know that you’re centred over the ball. If, however, you turn away from the ball the left arm will straighten.

Corey Pavin Swing Drill

This will teach you not to move/sway off the ball (see image below).

Corey Pavin Swing Drill

On the downswing shift forward to get the “forward shaft lean” (see image below).

Corey Pavin Swing Drill

Rotate into impact with palm facing the ground (see image below).

Corey Pavin Swing Drill

Step 3: Competitive Practice
Do 10 Corey Pavin swing drills. If you’re doing this at home, use a mirror so you can see the correct upper body positions. 

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