Rukket Golf Tips: A Simple Alignment Stick Drill for Early Extension


Dana and Henry are back to tackle a common golfing woe – early extension. You know, that frustrating move that seems to plague golfers of all levels, even the pros like us. So, what's the scoop on today's session?

Dana's got a nifty drill up his sleeve, and it involves a simple yet effective technique. Picture this: Dana's got a stick placed strategically behind him, and he's hitting Henry's clubs – a head-scratcher, right? Well, it's all in the name of conquering early extension.

Early extension, that sneaky villain that causes your swing to go awry. Dana's got a solution. The trick is to set your derriere against an object and maintain contact throughout your swing. No drifting off allowed. Feel the connection, let it guide your movements.

Dana demonstrates with finesse, showing how the stick stays centered as he swings. The hips play a symphony of movement, like a synchronized dance between right and left. Stay centered, they say, minimize excess swaying.

This nifty exercise isn't limited to the greens. You can practice it at home, leaning against a wall or corner. And remember, it's about honing the movement, not just the contact. So, if Dana can pull it off with no warm-up, so can you!

Keep refining that swing, Rukket Nation. Until next time, happy swinging!

Henry Fall is a Golf Coach with Milo Lines Golf, LPGA Tour Caddie to Dana Finkelstein, content creator, and Rukket Golf ambassador. You can check out their online academy at or on his instagram, @henryfallgolf

Dana Finkelstein has played on the LPGA Tour since 2017 and finished first in Driving Accuracy in 2017 and 3rd in 2019. Her best finish on Tour thus far is a T-11 (2x) and she finished T39 at last year's AIG Women's Open Championship at Royal Troon with Henry on the bag. While at UNLV, Dana was a three-time Mountain West Golfer of the year. You can find Dana on Instagram @danafinkelsteingolf

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