I added the Holy Grail Golf Drill to the Golf Practice Planner today because it will train you to follow through like a pro. This is probably my favourite drill of all time, hence why I called it the “holy grail” golf drill. It’s the only drill that has ever caused me to slap my head like Homer Simson. I think you’re gonna love it, too!
Holy Grail Golf Drill
Long Game Practice Drills
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Any golf club. Golf ball. Golf Practice Planner.
The Holy Grail Golf Drill will train you to follow through like a pro! If you measure the club on the follow-through (approximately parallel to the ground, waist-high), the shorter the measurement is between the club and body, the higher your handicap.
Step 1: Watch
Watch the video below.
Step 2: Holy Grail Aha Moment
If you measure the club on the follow-through (approximately parallel to the ground, waist-high), the shorter the measurement is between the club and body, the higher your handicap (see images below).
29 Handicap Golfer
This “29 handicap” follow-through position will cause thin and fat shots. They’ll be very little power.
20 Handicap Golfer
This “20 handicap” follow-through position will still cause thin and fat shots, but not as many as the 29 handicaper. You still won’t have much power.
7 Handicap Golfer
This “7 handicap” follow-through position will cause the occasional thin and fat shots, but not as many as the 20 handicaper. You will have more power.
0 (Scratch) Handicap Golfer
This “0 handicap” follow-through position will all but eliminate thin and fat shots, and will provide lots of power and consistency.
The further you can get the butt of the club away from you, the more width your swing will have, and the better you will strike the ball. There probably isn’t any other drill that will improve your swing easier or quicker than this one!
The beauty of this drill is that you don’t have to think about anything on the backswing. All you need to do practice getting into the “0 handicap” follow-through position. Doing that will reverse engineers all the good stuff you need to do on the backswing. Genius!
Step 3: Burn These Follow Through Positions Into Your Brain
A picture paints a thousand words. Look at the images of pros in the “0 handicap” follow-through position. Now realise this. It’s absolutely, utterly impossible to exaggerate the “0 handicap” follow-through position! You absolutely cannot extend too much in the follow-through.
Justin Thomas In The “0 Handicap” Follow Through Position
Jordan Speith In The “0 Handicap” Follow Through Position
Tiger Woods In The “0 Handicap” Follow Through Position
Step 4: Competitive Practice
Do 10 “0 handicap” follow-throughs with any club you like, trying to emulate the images of the pros in step 3. Start with short 50 hard shots (club going back to hip-height and finishing at hip-height) and gradually increase the distance. It’s also a good idea to record yourself. You’ll be amazed at how much you need to exaggerate the “0 handicap” through-swing position.