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Nelly Korda's Simple Drill Could Fix Your Takeaway

February 27, 2017

Nelly Korda finished her second season on the LPGA Tour with a second-place finish at the CME Group Tour Championship. If you caught a glimpse of her smooth swing and were wondering how you could instill some of that rhythm in your own swing, here's one of the drills she uses to achieve it.

Last season Korda posted this video of a swing drill she’s working on.

We talked to TJ Yeaton, one of our Golf Digest Best Young Teachers out of Hawthorns G. & C.C., to figure out how this drill works. Korda is setting up to the ball, but there’s another ball set a couple inches behind the ball she’s about to hit. At the start of her takeaway, she pushes that second ball back a few inches with the back of her club.

“The purpose for it is to keep the clubhead low and slow,” says Yeaton. “This drill only helps the player that is too quick on the takeaway or has too much ascent to the clubhead early on in the backswing.”

If you’re someone who takes the club back too fast, or whips it inside too early, this drill could help you out.