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Check Your Swing At Home

Check Your Swing At Home…

If you want a powerful, easy, pain-free golf swing, you have to learn how to swing your hips…

Most people (especially those who took up golf as an adult) swing with their arms.

The arms are only 8% of your body weight… You are only using the muscles in your arm to accelerate the club, while effectively tethering the club to a 150 pound anchor… your body.

When you rotate your hips, the core of your body, to move the club, you are essentially using a 150 pound fly wheel to accelerate the club.

A Body-Driven swing feels easy and is more powerful because it doesn’t require brute strength and stress in your arms…

A Body-Driven swing leverages your body weight for a consistent, powerful, easy swing.

Use this drill to check your own swing and see how your body moves.

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Grip It & Rip It

More Distance Without Changing Your Swing…

Add some extra yardage with a stronger grip.

Most people believe a weak grip leaves the face open – causing a slice…

And a strong grip closes the face – causing a hook…

Slices and Hooks are caused by the clubface not your grip… Both a weak and strong grip can be squared at impact. (It actually has more to do with whether your hands and the handle of the club are ahead or behind the ball at impact… but we’ll save that topic for later.)

“Weak” vs “Strong” grip is not named for the clubface, they’re so named for your wrists.

With a little side bend and rotation, a neutral grip promotes passive arms and wrists.

A strong grip is closer to how you would hold a sledge hammer, using the strength of your wrists to push through and release the club.

A strong grip can add a few extra yards… but it does also add another variable.

Use a neutral grip for control. Use a stronger grip for extra distance.

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Hit it Straighter

90% of Amateurs Get This Wrong…

Use This Tip to Hit it Straighter… Directly At Your Target.

When you’re firing directly at your target… You’re more likely to miss.

90% of amateur players setup and aim incorrectly on the course.

Golf is a side-on game.

We set up looking at the ball, perpendicular to the target… usually 2-3 feet away from the ball.

You can think of the target line for the ball and the parallel line that you’re standing on like train tracks.

When you look at the target, your eyes are actually crossing the train tracks, from where your body is to where the target is.

This shows up in one of three ways:

  • Casting – When you swing to the ball, you actually throw your hands out toward the ball, causing you to cast the club and most often resulting in a slice.
  • Pushing – When you swing to the target, you are pushing your hands across the line, usually resulting in a push or small slice.
  • Stalling – The super computer that is your brain tells your body to decelerate or stop right around impact because your body is “square” to the target line. This can cause a hook, push or a weak slice.

High level players spend enough time with their clubs that they can essentially feel where the clubhead is at all times.

Amateur players tend to think of their hands instead of the clubhead, because it’s the only part we can feel.

Thinking of your hands is what causes you to push, cast, and stall when swinging to the ball or the target.

Instead of swinging to your target, imagine pushing a train down the train tracks.

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External Rotation for Power, Speed, and Distance

Increase Power, Speed, and Distance…

If your trail elbow flies up in your backswing… you cast the club… you lose power, speed, and distance in your swing.

But it’s not your fault.

Simply trying to hold your elbow down won’t fix the issue.

Most people have rounded shoulders from sitting at a desk, or hunching over an iPad…

Rounded shoulders make it nearly impossible to get your trail shoulder into external rotation in your backswing… (This is why your elbow flies up. You have limited mobility, causing you to push the club out or cast.)

This exercise opens your shoulders back up after years of neglect.

When you first start, it may be difficult to get into external rotation and you won’t likely have much strength in this part of your shoulder.

Start small with this exercise and build up range of motion, then strength, then speed.

Having good external rotation of your shoulder lets you shallow the club, increasing your speed, to deliver a powerful swing through the golf ball.

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Increase Rotational Strength

Increase Rotational Strength

The golf swing is a complex movement…

Speed comes from the rotational strength in your core… but many people let their arms go wild.

The shoulder girdle has 19 muscle groups connecting your arm to your body.

It’s important to build up the stabilization muscles first, so your arms can stay in sync with your body, before you start trying to add anything extra to your swing.

Rotational Pull Downs and Lifts, rotating as you pull down and rotating as you lift… all while keeping your hands in front of your chest, strengthen the shoulder girdle and your rotational strength.

*Be sure to have one handle in each hand to strengthen both sides of your body.

Improve Your Balance, Stability, & Speed…

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