Half Swing For Better Contact

If you’re having problems with your ball striking then follow this simple drill, the half swing. And not with just your wedge, but a variety of clubs. It will help you focus on hitting the center of the club face instead of a specific mechanical swing thought.

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21 Responses to Half Swing For Better Contact

  1. Larry Clayton August 15, 2018 at 9:54 am #

    Am ready to start rebuilding my swing. The half swing drill sounds to me perfect for an old–literal and figurative–golfer like me!

    • QuiteTheChap September 13, 2018 at 9:20 am #

      Heck yeah, Larry. Baby steps…Good Luck!

      Hit us up for any questions you have or areas you want covered!

    • Richard May 20, 2019 at 9:11 am #

      Recovering from 4th left hip replacement. Your videos havenbeen helpful in trying to rebuild my golf swing swing. Tnx

    • Steve October 5, 2020 at 2:53 pm #

      Haha… I really enjoyed your intro!!!

  2. thomas Capuano September 17, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

    Can u send me a proper setup for a driver?

    • Quite The Chap September 22, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

      Hey Thomas, a driver set up in what respect? Do you mean setup position, where the ball sits in the stance, where the hands/arms hang, etc?

  3. Daniel Irwin September 17, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

    This drill works like nobody’s business!! Slows things down keeps things in order and really lets you feel pure contact, timining, tempo and balance. Surprising how far the ball will go just doing this half swing. I have been teaching bowling and adapted this same idea and approach and what do you know, almost instant success! Got rid of what I call “bowling crap” out of the approach and delivery and went to just the step and release Bam! Most gain 50 pins in just one hour of practice.

    went to the range twice with the half drill, two buckets, get 220 now with my driver and a draw instead of the slice. Best free advice ever, THANKS!

    • Quite The Chap September 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

      Hey thanks, Daniel! I was surprised at how far the ball traveled as well. I guess hitting the sweet spot is pretty important 😉

  4. Joe Hannis September 18, 2018 at 7:26 am #

    Thanks for the reinforcement of what I had found last year. I had shoulder joint replacement and as i recovered, I found the shoulder was not affected when I kept my arms close to my body and hit putts, progressed to chips, short pitches, 1/4 swings, 1/2 swings and then full swings. The shots felt so good, I wasn’t that concerned about how soon I could take a rip at the ball. My scores came back to the good scores of 7 years ago. Since then, I set a goal to shoot my age (72). I had a string of 73,75,74,73,76 and then, 2 weeks ago i shot a 68. The 1/2 swing drill is now a fantastic warm up for me!!!! Thanks for the reminder.

    • Quite The Chap September 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

      That’s some great shooting Joe! Keep it up and keep us in the loop in how it progresses!

  5. RON MULLIKIN November 4, 2018 at 5:59 am #

    how about a reply to my question I wrote to you the other day about hitting a draw ? you showed us about hitting a fade what about hitting a draw ?

    • Quite The Chap November 4, 2018 at 10:45 am #

      Hey Ron, it was replied to at:

  6. Steve January 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm #

    This is a great great drill also for beginners… Provides the repetition and feeling to create great timing at that critical “body-hands-clubhead meets impact” point. And can work in the “inside out” move. And can teach the all important wrist control. And can be adapted to teach low punch / wind control shots. And can be used as a stepping stone between learning chipping and learning full swing shots. I use it all the time with juniors and ladies… and WHEN I’m not hitting it on the face.

  7. Robert April 5, 2019 at 7:26 am #

    Very funny and very helpful. Keep the tips coming!

    • Quite The Chap April 18, 2019 at 10:08 am #

      Ha ha ha, thanks Robert!

  8. Tom Kuster April 9, 2019 at 8:57 am #

    My question is related to an earlier email regarding the “High Heat” 3 wood…which I am considering buying.
    My question is, does the guy who makes the High Heat 3 wood, make a Driver? I have not seen anything advertised.
    If not, have you heard of the “GX7”,…if so what are your thoughts on that driver, or can you recommend another one.
    I currently play a Taylor Made (about 10 yrs old), but I dont believe I hit the driver any further then my Taylor Made 3-wood.
    Probably just more confidence in the 3-wood,….but many of my friends are saying that “Newer Technology” will get me more distance and more balls in the fairway off the tee box.

  9. Donald James May 20, 2019 at 10:00 am #

    I’m having trouble releasing my club and transferring my weight on the down swing. I’m always late coming through which makes me hit weak shots out to the right. What drills are there to cure this problem?

    • Quite The Chap June 9, 2019 at 11:15 am #

      Hi Donald, without seeing your swing it’s hard to say what it could be. It may be as simple as your lower body is out of sync with your upper body (starting the downswing without completing your backswing). It may be that you’re lunging at the ball and dropping your arms behind you causing your club to come from way inside… maybe we need to start a page where people can upload their swings…?!

  10. Robert H Saunders September 20, 2019 at 5:48 am #

    Another great tip QTC. I can’t wait to try this.

  11. David Fleming October 23, 2020 at 1:34 pm #

    I don’t take the Club back that far on a full swing!!!!

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