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!