Nick Randall: High Hands Rotation drill

GOOD upper body rotation against a stable lower base is one of the keys to a good swing and the 'High Hands Drill' helps achieve this goal.

LIKE many of our fitness drills the 'High Hands Rotation' drill is designed to get you to rotate a bit more efficiently with your upper body while maintaining a stable lower base.

As always we use either the Ramsey belt or a length of tubing to help with a bit of resistance and what we want to do here is form a 'W' shape with the arms.

We want to get the hands nice and high and out from the shoulders in our set-up position then it's simply a matter of working on rotation.

There are two keys to watch out for here that make this drill less effective than it should be for a lot of people: first, the lower body must stay stable.

Upper body rotation, to be effective in the golf swing, has to be over a stable base and if the lower body is moving around then there is no real benefit to this drill.

The other mistake people make is to simply move their arms instead of rotating their body properly. It's vital that you work your body around your spine, not just move your arms up and down.

If you do this drill properly it is great for activating the muscles we use in the swing and will help create more efficient power in your game.


Nick RandallNick Randall is a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Presenter, Rehab Expert and Therapist.

Nick is now based in Florida working with a number of professionals on multiple tours and is also contracted by Golf Australia as an International Consultant.

His business - Golf Fit Pro - is based in Brisbane, Queensland, where his multi disciplinary team of staff train and treat golfers at a private facility in the suburb of Milton.

He also has a range of online services including the world leading golf fitness app "Golf Fit Pro". Click here for more info.

Nick's passion for golf started at age 13 and quickly developed into a complete obsession that only seems to be getting stronger with age.

He began his strong interest in fitness aged 20, pursued the relevant qualifications, decided to mix his two passions to form a career in 2010 and hasn't looked back!

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