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Golf Essentials - Daily Insights for Weekend Warriors (Ep.1)

Golf Essentials is Casey Bourque's way of meeting you where you are with a "tell it like it is" methodology for feeling better about playing golf - answering all your questions, live Q&A sessions, practice planning, drills, tips, and insights to make the best use of the limited time you have at the course. Casey explains the approach and principles that took him from a small town in Maine to playing in the US Open Championship.
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Golf Swing Swaying Check Drill

  This drill is designed to help people who have excess motion or lateral weight shift in their golf swing. The goal is to have your weight shift slightly from the inside of your right leg to the inside of your left leg, but never shifting…
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The "Walk-Through" Golf Swing Drill

This drill is intended to help players who have a hard time shifting their weight targetward in the downswing, and for those who have trouble with what we call a reverse pivot. A reverse pivot is when a player shifts their weight in the opposite…
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Slow Motion Golf Swing Drill

  This drill is intended to help you feel the positions of your golf swing, and also to test your ability to maintain control and to vary the speed and timing of your golf swing. The drill is very simple. Set up with whatever club…
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The Golf Swing Plane Dowel Drill

  This drill is intended to help players who tend to slice the ball or come over the top. You can hit full shots with this drill, but I would suggest starting with very small swings and progressing to larger swings slowly. Start by…
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The Golf Swing Plane Rehearsal Drill

This drill is done in slow motion either at home or on the range, allowing you to feel the proper plane and path of the golf swing. Start by establishing a fixed position where the ball will sit, perhaps on a tee or a mark on the ground. Establish…
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Golf Swing - Alignment Check

Checking your alignment is crucial for players of all levels of experience. Beginners and tour players alike are well served in checking their alignment regularly and ensuring that their body is set up correctly. Over time, if left unchecked,…
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Golf's "L to L" Swing Drill

The L to L drill is an expansion of the 9:00 swing drill. It’s intended to help you feel the proper hinging of your wrists and positions of the club in a half length swing. It’s important that you become familiar with the correct 9:00 position…
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The 9:00 Golf Swing Drill

Use this drill if you are a beginner learning the golf swing, or if you are employing a new grip, stance or set up position. The idea is that this is a miniature golf swing, focusing on the area through the hitting zone, that matters the most…