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Combo - Arm Shallowing and Left Tilt

Solid contact = balanced path. 

When you change one part of your swing, such as shallowing your arms, that could make your swing too shallow if you don't also add a new steep. The common transition combo is to work on shallowing the arms and steepening with the left tilt (transition crunch). These two work together to set you up for a powerful transfer in the release.

Playlists: Keys To Transition

Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Transition, Advanced

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This combo drill is arm shallowing with left tilt.

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Now, oftentimes when you're working on something new,

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you're going to have to combine it with another skill in order for it to work.

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What I mean by that is if you're,

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let's say you've got a really bad over the top swing and the big scoop down at the bottom

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and early extension and standing up.

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Well, you've got a cluster going on there, but you hit good shots, right?

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Occasionally, or maybe not as often as you like,

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but throughout the round, throughout practice, you're going to hit good shots.

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Those good shots come from when your path is more or less balanced.

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Now, the problem is you have these extreme movements that are trying to balance out the path.

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Oftentimes, when you change one movement, it'll really move the path if it was an extreme movement.

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And so you'll have to disrupt or change one of the other movements to get it back to balance.

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Here's a common example.

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Many golfers get steep with their arms and then they slow down their body rotation

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and stand up a little bit.

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So they pull down kind of like this and stand up and they struggle with some contact

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misses, maybe a right path, maybe a left path, but they usually struggle with low point control.

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So oftentimes, we'll work on getting some arm shallowing.

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And what'll happen is if I do that same pivot and I shallow my arms,

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the first time I try it, I may top the ball.

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And the reason would be my body standing up is a big shallower.

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My arm shallowing now is a big shallower.

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I took away the steep.

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So now I've no longer balanced out the swing.

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Oftentimes, you're going to have to work on two things at once in order to totally balance a pattern.

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Common one is this arm shallowing with left tilt or transition crunch.

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Basically, getting my body to stay or to reflex and stay facing the golf ball instead

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of standing up.

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So they're good to work together.

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I'm going to work on that arm shallowing movement, maybe an uphump drill.

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And I'm going to work on that regaining flexion or getting into that left side or regaining

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my posture, however you want to phrase it.

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I like to call it the left tilt because that'll help you from, that'll help you do it more

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from the rib gauge so that the lower body can still lead the downswing.

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Oftentimes I find when golfers just try to regain their flex, they lose their lower body

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completely and they just turn into more of a crunch movement, not really just this increased

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Okay, so if I'm going to try to combo those movements together, let's say I've been practicing

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them for a little while.

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So I know what it feels like to do this left tilt.

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I know what it feels like to do this arm shallowing.

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I'm going to try and combo the two of them together.

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Get a little bit of feel, maybe do a pump drill and then give it a go with the golf ball

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down there.

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And by working on these two together, it should give me kind of a similar flight to the

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stand up as far as a amount of curve, but it'll give me different contact.

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It will give me probably different trajectory.

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This will be a little bit flatter.

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Ultimately, this will be a little bit more consistent.

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So if you're struggling with the arm shallowing, maybe you have to add a little bit of the

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left tilt or the transition crunch.

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If you're struggling with regaining your posture, maybe you're early extending, you might

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have to work on arm shallowing.

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Those two go hand in hand frequently, you need to combo the training of them together.

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