Curing (Stopping) Reverse Pivot with Drills
Most average players are not hitting it far enough. I know most players have the potential to hit it much further with the entire club including a driver.
One of the biggest reasons why most golfers are losing distance is the reverse pivot.
When you have the reverse pivot, you probably feel like you have to try so hard to get any kind of distance at all.
You could be as strong as any golfer in the world and still not hit it far if you fail to shift your weight correctly.
I met one golfer in Florida. He was swinging it real hard. But he wasn't getting any distance. It seemed like the harder he tries, the less distance he gets.
But we fixed his problems. Here is how we did it.
Fixing it with Simple Drills
His problem was a reverse pivot. He was leaving his weight on the front foot going back and shifting his weight to the back foot on the downswing.
This is just the opposite of what you should do.
So I asked him to try a simple drill.
1. Take your 7 iron and swing to the top
2. During the backswing, lift your front foot completely off the ground
3. At the start of your downswing, put your front foot back to the ground
You should take a few practice swings like this. Then, tee the ball and actually hit some balls.
Next, I told him to grab a golf ball without a golf club. Now, throw it like underhand pitch in baseball.
He did these drills over and over. And he fixed his reverse pivot and gained more distance.
We also changed his grip and posture so that he can shift his weight correctly. For more information about the grip and the posture, please see the related articles.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker