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Try this ‘pump’ drill to groove Viktor Hovland’s powerful golf swing

February 20, 2020

Viktor Hovland burst onto the PGA Tour scene last summer after a decorated amateur career that included a U.S. Amateur title and playing for a national championship team at Oklahoma State. In addition to his accolades, Hovland brought a boyish charm and a goofy candidness to the Tour.

The Norwegian’s summer was one to remember as he set the Tour record for most consecutive rounds in the 60s and earned his card for the 2020 season via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. And though he didn’t register a win like fellow rookies Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa, he became an instantly recognizable figure in golf.

Golfers of all skill level should look to emulate his repeatable swing, especially his unique “double pump” move he sometimes uses with his driver. Instructor Jorge Parada broke down this move and a drill to help you swing like Hovland.

Hovland creates a half back swing and comes to a stop on this move. Right after he stops, he coils back even further to the top of his swing. This increases the shoulder rotation and the hip rotation which maximizes power.

For this drill, set up naturally with your driver, then take a half back swing. When you get to the halfway point, stop. Next try to continue rotating back in order to coil the shoulders and the hips even more. Then make a normal swing and watch the ball take off.

“This is something you can practice on the driving range before you go and play,” Parada says.

Add this drill to your pre-round routine and you will be hitting bombs before you know it.

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