Michael Jacobs: The Fishing Rod Drill

Why this fishing move will help your driver swing.

Released on 3/25/2016

Transcript

00:00
(driving guitar music)
00:04
What do the best drivers in the world do?
00:06
They transfer a lot of energy to the club,
00:09
and, ultimately, to the ball.
00:11
You can see how they do this, in practice,
00:13
by using a fishing rod.
00:15
When you cast the fishing rod,
00:17
the first move you make is a very straight,
00:21
flat move with the handle of the rod,
00:24
and then you curve the rod to help transfer
00:28
the energy out to the end of the rod.
00:32
You wanna do the same thing with your golf swing.
00:35
At the start of the downswing,
00:37
you wanna move the handle or the grip
00:39
of the club in a very flat, straightish line
00:43
so that you can save the energy transfer
00:45
for when you curve your hands down
00:48
at the bottom of the swing.
00:50
So, grab a fishing rod, and it'll help
00:52
your driving a lot.
00:53
(driving guitar music)
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