Golf Swing Basics

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[Music] let’s build that simple golf swing now the golf swing is really made up of
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three different areas we have a rotation which is the back and forth around the body we have a weight shift which is a
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shift to the right and a shift to the left and our follow-through every single good golfer does both of those things
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and then the third piece we have isn’t up and down we have to lower into the ground and then push into the ground to
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really leverage the ground and get a lot of speed now great golfers do all three of these very well if you watch guys on
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the PGA Tour they have these beautiful swings what it’s saying is they have a perfect blend of rotation weight shift
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and vertical or up-and-down on the swing and I have a very easy way just follow these steps do these drills and you can
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build that same thing into your your swing and make the golf swing a lot more simple okay so the first piece is
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rotation and we can think of this as just being level with the ground letting our shoulders go ahead and rotate this
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is what I call the power turn in the top speed golf system that’s the rotation back and the rotation through but I’m
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going to break it down even simpler than that let’s grab a golf club and put it across our shoulders here and what I
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want you to do is just stand straight up and down have this Club move parallel with the ground and if you can imagine a
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golf ball in front of me I want to get this this butt or the head of the club pointing to the right of that golf ball
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now in order to do that I have to use my legs a little bit I have to let my hips start to rotate I let my buckle belt
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buckle go back and then I’ll let my shoulders go back from there and everybody should be able to as long as
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you use your hips and legs to get that Club pointing to the right if there’s a golf ball in front of you or imagine a
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line straight in front of me I should be able to get that Club pointing to the right of that if you’re not very
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flexible loosen up that left leg to get that rotation to the right now from there go ahead and let your body turn
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all the way around and get this butt into the club pointing past that straight line and as far into the finish
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as you can now again if I let my right foot swivel around if I let my legs and my hips come around everybody should be
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able to get past this line now depending on your flexibility you may be able to go farther or shorter past that line but
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make sure that foot swivels around if I keep that foot down I’m not going to be able to go very far that’s what I find
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is the number one mistake with this player – leg locked they’re keeping their legs
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– still and they’re not able to rotate in the backswing they’re not able to rotate in the follow-through and it
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kills your distance and it kills the fluidity of your swing so let’s go ahead and do 20 reps going past that line on
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the backswing 20 reps going past that line in the forward swing and we’re really going to get the rotation piece
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of the golf swing now from there we’re going to tilt this forward the only difference between this which would be
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kind of more of a baseball swing swinging level with the ground and a golf swing is that instead of being
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level with the ground we’re gonna go ahead and hinge from our hips and do the exact same thing so instead of turning
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level now I’m going to hinge from the hips and you’ll see that everything is pointing down to the ground imagine this
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like a giant plane of glass kind of like the Hogan plain of glass that’s pretty famous I’m gonna swing on that plane of
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glass with my hips and shoulders on the backswing and the fall through now as I come into the follow-through I’m gonna
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find that I can only get so far until I have to come up stand up out of my posture and let my body rotate all the
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way around let’s do another 20 reps just hinging forward and doing the exact same thing so again I’m building this simple
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simple golf swing and I’m not coming to my full finish as I’m doing this so I’m just going back and forth on that plane
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of glass rotating as far as I can I find most players again don’t use enough legs and they can’t get very much rotation
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but do 20 reps and getting used to going back and through and building that rotation while you’re in your posture
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and then we’ll build on this with the next piece in the next the next drill here okay so step number three we have
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to add the weight shift of this again put that Club across your shoulders now what we’re going to do is we’re going to
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get in our posture I want you to go ahead and put your feet together now as you make your backswing are you swinging
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your posture are you rotating your posture I want you to go ahead and step forward so as I do my backward swing of
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the golf swing I’m gonna step forward and then as I make my forward swing I’m gonna come all the way around to my good
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full finish now what this forces us to do is get a weight shift to the right and the left remember I talked about the
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golf swing being rotation which we did in the first two drills it’s a weight shift and it’s a vertical now we’re onto
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the weight shift so with my feet close together as soon as I take a step forward my left foot comes off the
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ground well where’s all my weight my weight has to be on my right foot because the only
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one touching the ground so that ensures that my weight is transferred to the right of my backswing so as I’m making
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my backswing my left foot is in the air starting to step forward as I make my
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sport swing now my weight has the shift to this front foot in order to be able to finish on this front leg in the
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follow-through so you’ll notice again my right toe has barely touching the ground the incorrect way to do this there’s two
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different ways number one would be go to the top of the backswing and then try to step and come forward at the same time
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that’s not the right way I want to make this step as soon as my backswing starts so I’m stepping as soon as I start to
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move I’m stepping forward if I weight to the top of the backswing and then try to step and turn in the downswing there’s
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just not enough time I’m all out of whack of the weight shift so the step forward has to happen as soon as I start
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to going number two if I do this step forward correct but then as I finish my swing I keep my right foot down I’m not
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really going to shift my weight the whole way I’m kind of keeping some weight on my right side I want you to go
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ahead and make that step and as you finish all my weights on my left side and my right toe is on the ground get
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another 20 reps of this again if do this correctly it looks just like this it’s a very easy drill to do so I’m timing up
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that step rotation and my weight shift everything just happens naturally once we get the feel for this drill
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alright so under the fourth piece here now we’re going to add that vertical to it so I’ve got the rotation we got the
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weight shift we’re only missing one part to a great golf swing which is the up and down this is how we’re gonna boost
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our power a little bit and get that club to release out in front of the golf ball so what I want you to do again put that
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club across your shoulders hinge forward to where you’re in your posture we can rotate back and through we’re gonna
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start with our feet together just like we did in the last drill this time as you step forward I’m gonna actually bend
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down a little bit so as I start to make my backswing and I step forward I’m gonna go ahead and let my legs Bend a
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little bit so this would be the wrong way to do this you see how my legs haven’t bent and I’m really high watch
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my head and see how it lowers in this one so I’m squatting down almost like you’re gonna go down to grab a rebound
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or something like that the only difference is I’m rotated back as I’m doing this so as I rotate back now I’m
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squatting down look how my knees are gonna bend right so my legs are bending here as I’m loading into the ground and
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then I follow through I’m gonna go ahead and extend let my legs come up and my chest is nice and high this is really
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critical to golf swing a good golf swing we’re letting that lead shoulder get lower and we’re letting the hands turn
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up and that whips the club through contact if I don’t ever get lower if I don’t ever load those legs I’m gonna
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stay too high and I’m just gonna throw my arms and hands at the golf ball if I lower and get those legs working now I
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can whip that golf club through contact so another 20 reps put the club across the shoulders step forward as we’re
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making that backswing and this time you’re gonna load bend the legs and come all the way to full finish again I’ll do
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a few more times for you so you can see what that looks like making sure that I step earlier I step forward as soon as I
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start my swing and I go ahead and let the legs load let the legs extend and now got all three pieces
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we haven’t worried about the hands and arms and worried about the club head yet that all comes next
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but again rotation I’ve done my weight shift and I’ve done my vertical of the swing making things a lot simpler and
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now all we have to do is add hands and arms which is one of the easiest parts alright so step number five let’s add
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the hands and arms of this I’m gonna let my hands and arms team down if I was just to do the rotation piece you’d
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notice that playing a glass again that’s on an angle I would let my arms swing on that plane of glass alright so they’re
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not coming off at playing the glass that’s going to keep me in my posture in the golf swing that’s going to make the
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golf swing really easy and consistent as I do this now number two we have that weight shift so again I’m gonna have my
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hands and arms forward as my arms swing back I’m gonna step forward so as my arms go back my foot goes
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forward from there I’m gonna squat and then I’m gonna come all the way onto my finish so again as my arms go back my
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foot steps forward I’m gonna squat as I do this and then I’m gonna come all the way to my finish cuz that’s happening
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that should look something like this that’s the golf swing that’s really what’s happening with your body as
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you’re doing this and you’re building that muscle memory you’re making this automatic twenty more reps adding the
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arm swing to that on that plane a glass now you’ll notice as my arms come to the full finish
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I can only stay on that plane of glass to about here and then my foot has the swivel and around and I have to come to
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my full finish so let your arms come wherever they well naturally when you come to the full finish with this don’t
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worry about that but as I go back and as I come through contact I want them riding that plane of glass
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so everything stays in my posture now finally we’re gonna add this Club this will be really easy once we can grain
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the body motions and really the body motions would dictate what happens with the club
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when the body motions get off that’s when we really struggle hitting the ball consistently and getting the club to do
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what we want to do where our body motions our rotation our vertical our weight shifter off we have no chance of
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making this club perform correctly so now I’m gonna set up the same way I did with my drills
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I’m hinging forward putting my feet together as I swing back I’m gonna let my feet go forward let that step happen
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and I’m gonna sink into the ground let my legs flex as I come through again that good full finish another 20 reps of
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this let the club swing back stay in my posture really get those legs to work make sure I load into the ground so I’m
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getting my verticals make sure I’m rotating back and rotating through all the way now the club is just working
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through so we’ve built this in this drill you now you just want to recreate the same situate the same feelings
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simulate the same feelings whenever you’re hitting a golf ball so as I keep my feet still now I’m going to have that
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weight shift to the right as I go back I’m gonna make sure I make that good full turn as I go back as I start my
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downswing or as my club gets moving just a little bit back I’m actually then having my weight shift to the left leg
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so I’m gonna feel like I’m on my right foot shifting to the left foot and my legs are bending and then I’m finishing
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my swing just like we did in the drills same sensations it’s just my feet aren’t moving now I’m having the same feeling
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but my feet are staying fairly planted on the ground again remember let that right toe come all the way up when you
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finish your swing follow these drills go through those reps golf’s gonna be a lot easier
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all right so this price seems like a lot of steps for a simple golf swing but what makes it simple is that these are
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easy to follow steps you don’t have to think about it it’s not a complicated move you just follow these drills
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exactly as I describe them and you’re going to be well on your way to building a very efficient golf swing and hitting

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