Golf Instruction Zone: Establishing the Proper Hand Path

In the latest installment of our video instruction series, Steve Dresser of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. shows us a simple device he uses to help reinforce keeping your hands along the proper path during your swing.



People tease me all the time about all the PVC we have around here. I’m always trying to come up with some goofy little project that might help people with their golf swings. This one, you could say, is mostly for your hand path. We talk about swing path, which is the path that the club head swings along. If it’s fairly parallel to this, it’ll be a circular path. Well, your hands should do the same thing, when you swing a golf club. They’re going to stay reasonably close to your body and also move around in a circular manner like that.

What’s cool about this thing is, if we get players who make the infamous ‘over the top” move, obviously that’s going to be in the way. If they get a little too under the plane over here, they’re going to catch the semi-circle on the other side. We can even bend this in any direction we want to accommodate the player’s particular needs. As you can see, it’s not real easy to bend it, is it?

So you should be able to hit a ball out from underneath this thing without hitting it. So if you’re swinging the club where you don’t want to swing it, put an obstacle in the way!