This is a club we create to learn certain positions in the takeaway and at the top of the swing. First we need to create the club. Take an older club, an old wedge is good and cut the end cap of the grip off. Then take a shaft with no clubhead on it and take the end of the shaft (not the grip end) and slide it into the shaft of the club you removed the top of the grip from. This produces a long club which will be needed to perform the drills correctly.
Get in setup, holding the club at the original grip and positioning the longer portion of the club up your left side underneath your left arm. Now begin to make your takeaway move and swing the club to the top. Keep your eyes focused on the ball (don’t watch the club go back), yet still able to see the extended portion of the club. At the top of the swing you want to see the end of the club pointed down at your target line extended behind the ball. This will ensure that the club is on plane and that you have not swung the club to far back causing your arms to separate from your body.
If the club is swung too far back, meaning your arms have swung too far back and separated from your body the extended part of the club will be pointed away from the target almost parallel to the ground instead of down at the ground on your target line behind the ball. A couple of other check points you will want to check at the top. If you tend to lay the club off, meaning your left wrists bows and the clubface is pointed at the sky at the top you will see the extended part of the club pointed out in front of you are too far outside your target line. If you get the club pointed way inside your target line (if this is the case you will not be able to see the extended part of the club) your club will be “ A Cross the Line” at the top and more than likely your left wrists will be cupped. Both of these positions indicate a club that is not on plane and thus will make it hard to make the proper move on the downswing to allow you to get into a good position at impact.