By Kiel Christianson
You often hear TV announcers and instructors talk about getting the club "into the slot" on the downswing. But what does that mean?
Getting the club into the slot refers to "pulling" the grip end down toward the ball and bringing the back elbow down toward your hip. All of this ensures that the wrists stay cocked and the angles are maintained between your forearms and the club shaft.
In this swing tip video, Brad Brewer, of the Brad Brewer Golf Academy in Orlando, demonstrates the "pump drill," which is designed to help you groove a powerful downswing into the slot.
In fact, you see a lot of Tour players incorporate some version of this "pump" motion into their pre-shot waggles these days. It's a great way to ingrain a sound downswing.