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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Bob Strano's Milk Jug Drill (Video)

GCA's lead coach Rob Strano has an interesting drill to increase your distance, and it uses a milk jug.

This drill is simple enough but I feel I should point out something. Strano says to fill up the milk jug with water. Be aware that a gallon of water weighs around 8.34 pounds or 3.785 kilograms. When you hold that out at arm's-length, that's gonna be pretty heavy, especially if you aren't used to it!

So be careful if you try this drill. I'd recommend only filling the jug halfway when you first try it.

The idea behind this drill is that it teaches you to keep your arms extended well into your takeaway, as you can see in the video. It's just another approach to making a one-piece takeaway, which is one of the few things I consider important in a golf swing.

As you regular readers know, I've done a number of posts on this. This link takes you to my basic one-piece takeaway drill, which doesn't require any props at all. (You can find the complete four-post series I did on my Some Useful Post Series page; it's called Dexter's Coming Over the Top.)

Regardless of which drill you use, the principle is the same: You get a bigger swing arc when you extend your arms, and a bigger swing arc can create more clubhead speed. And the beauty of extension is that you can usually get a bigger swing arc this way, even if you aren't flexible enough to increase your shoulder turn very much.

No matter what kind of swing method you use, this principle always works. So if you want to get more distance, you want to incorporate a larger arc into your swing .

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