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Calibrating Movements

Calibrating movements is a way to use objects on the ground, or in space, to make sure that when you feel certain movements that you are actually doing the right movements. Since every movement has a predictable effect on the club, you can be sure that you are doing a new movement when the contact, face angle, or ball flight changes.

Tags: Mental Game, Drill, Intermediate

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This video is recalibrating your path.

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So as you're going through the program and as you're working on your movements, what can

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happen is when you start applying a new movement, your contacts will either get better

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or get worse.

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Now, when your contact gets worse, that's frequently going to be related to having path

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So what can happen is, let's say I'm used to spinning my upper body and extending my arms

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and my brain knows that path pretty well.

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And then I start working on this, you know, Jackson 5 and motorcycle and some of these key

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movements that help give me a better way of producing the path.

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And I'm able to do it at slow speeds, but then as I work my way up, I start to lose it.

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So as I start to apply more and more speed, my brain wants to apply force the way that it's

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done in the past.

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And so what you can do is you can use the gauge rail, the force square, the line drill,

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the two-teas drill, anything that has objects and where all my focus becomes the path

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of the club down at the bottom to make sure that I'm making this movement correct.

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I'll tell you a quick story about a student who was telling me that he was hitting these

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big left to right shots.

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And then he started working on the jet-zone 5 and the motorcycle and he was still hitting

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left to right shots.

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And I told him that that's not possible.

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If you make those movements, the path will change.

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And so what we did was we put head cover on the ground, basically to similar to the

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gate drill.

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So we put head cover on the ground just so that he couldn't come from the outside.

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So we'll put a rate about there.

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And basically what he found was he thought he was side bending but he was really just

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keeping this shoulder high.

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And so it wasn't necessarily changing.

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So as you become better and better and more aware of these different movements, you

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will need less feedback.

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But at first, you may need some feedback so that you know that the movement you're trying

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to make is having the effect that you're trying to have.

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So you can use objects on the ground to help you recalibrate your movements and make sure

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that your path isn't getting too lost when you're working on some of these new movements

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in our program.

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