Range of Motion and Extension


Zach explores how the popular golf myth — “keep your head down” — undercuts maximum power.

Takeaways include:

• Don’t stay down in your backswing

• Allow your right hip to open up

• Extend your spine “over the high bar”

Zach illustrates the importance of a full shoulder turn using Sean O’Hair, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio Garcia.


  1. how can you do this without having a loop at the top?

  2. When done correctly there would be no loop. The club would never deviate from it’s original swing plane. This is simply a drill to maximize the range of motion with the body, thereby increasing the length of swing.

  3. Hi Zach. If you do this do you have to re-establish your original body angle on the downswing? My understanding has always been that you MUST keep your body angles constant throughout the swing otherwise there’s trouble at impact!

Speak Your Mind