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9 To 3 - Training Solid Contact and The Release
This classic drill works on the swing from waist height to waist height, or as some call it, 9 to 3. This drill works on the timing when the arms are doing the majority of the work as they transfer speed from the body to the clubhead. This drill is very versatile, and can be used to work on a lot of things around impact. The most common ways to use it is to work on the amount of rotation/side bend of the body, the direction and timing of the arm motions, and the adjustments the wrists have to make to square the club face.
Some of the most common problems that show up in this drill are standing up and early straightening of the trail arm to help square the face or not having enough rotation and side bend to delay the straightening of the trail arm. These two often go hand in hand, but the 9-3 drill is a smaller version of the full swing, which gives you the opportunity to practice the release and impact and get a general sense of the proper body positions that you will want to use in your full golf swing.
Tags: Poor Contact, Follow Through, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner