One of the biggest reasons that people lose distance with their shots is ‘casting’. Heres a really great drill that’s designed for you to do at home.
‘Casting the golf club’ is often described as the ‘early release’ or starting the downswing with a premature release of the wrists.
The key to preventing casting is maintaining your angles and lag in your downswing. You’ll see what I mean in the video below but we are not going to get into detailed specifics because what matters is how you’re going to fix it.
Steps for the Indoor Anti-casting drill
- Set the clubhead on the side of a chair
- Start with the lower body by rotating and pressing into your lead leg
- Allow the club to move along with your arms
- Once the club slips off the chair, let the club go so it “releases”
This is an easy fun drill that is going to improve your distance and your ability to make good contact and that is going to lower your scores!
Trillium Rose is a certified teaching professional and Head Director of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. An innovator and life-long learner, her knowledge of teacher effectiveness, mechanics and practice training have proven highly successful.
Her area of expertise is in helping golfers develop their skills as quickly as possible and help them practice efficiently. She is highly skilled at designing and implementing curriculums that develop golf athletes with targeted practice plans. A graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University with a master’s degree in Motor Learning and Control, she also has a formal education in the science behind how people acquire and adapt skills.
Trillium was recently recognized as a Top 50 Teacher by the LPGA. She was honored as the 2017 Middle Atlantic PGA “Teacher of the Year,” and awarded a “Best Teacher in State” distinction (ranked #3) as well as selection as one of “America’s Best Young Teachers” by Golf Digest.