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Connecting Unhinge To Body Rotation

Unhinging your wrists during the release is a key shallowing component that many golfers fail to utilize. In this video, see how it relates to body rotation at impact.

Tags: Fundamentals, Poor Contact, Not Enough Distance, Release, Concept, Intermediate

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It's truly connecting the unhinged to body rotation.

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So many golfers submit their swing and say,

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hey, I'm not open enough at impact.

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I need to get my body more involved.

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And so there's an important relationship between

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what the hands are doing and what the body is doing.

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In this video, I'm going to talk about the importance of

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the timing of the unhinged and how it relates to body rotation.

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So we'll use a metaphor analogy from tennis.

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Think of it this way.

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If I was playing tennis, we'll say that this is a tennis racket instead of a golf club.

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And I'm your my opponent, so I'm hitting it at you.

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If I have the racket handle or the racket pretty much vertical like this,

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I'm not going to be able to rotate very hard.

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It's going to have to be more of an arm-based shot.

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I'm basically going to have to try to get that racket down low.

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And when I rotate, that's going to tend to keep the racket up high.

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Compare that to a top spin forehand where I unhinged.

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And I get that racket head really low.

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So now that encourages a whole lot of body rotation to help

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deliver the racket to the tennis ball.

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How does that work in the golf movement?

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So when we're working on delivery position,

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you'll see that there's a couple key components to it.

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One of the pieces is trying to get this golf club to be a little bit lower than your hands.

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Many people in their delivery position will try to keep the club head high, kind of like so.

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Now from the down the line, you can see if I keep this high,

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if I was also to rotate, that's going to tend to create a steeper path from the face on view.

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If I keep this high, you're going to tend to see a little bit more closed off body rotation.

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If we do the opposite, if I get into this position and I unhing,

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that's going to get that club head low, and that's going to encourage body rotation

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to then steepen it back out.

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From the face on view, if I get that low, that's going to encourage the body rotation on the way through.

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The timing in the unhing is pretty important that it tends to happen kind of around delivery position.

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So I'm working through in my transition sequence, I get into that good kind of delivery position,

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and I'm really starting to kind of unhing through here.

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Now a lot of you are going to think, wait, isn't unhinging bad, isn't unhinging more of a cast movement.

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Well, there's, I've got a video on lag that kind of explains the different components to the appearance of lag,

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but what you'll see is that, especially on 3D, but you can see on 2D,

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most golfers will unhing during this phase here, but because of the white movement and because of the body rotation,

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it doesn't have the appearance of a big cast pattern.

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The opposite is golfers who tend to keep the hinge,

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well, typically, release that trail, or release that trail elbow, and kind of straighten the arm soon.

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So this has more wrist hinge than that, but this second one has the appearance of having more lag to it.

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The key component to this unhinged, and I have a video called isolating owner that helps talk through the importance of this unhinged,

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and how it helps shallow out the bottom of the swing.

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So if you struggle with kind of diggy contact, you're probably lacking this unhinged.

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But the important thing for this video is understanding the connection between trying to rotate and trying to get that unhinged.

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So if you're struggling with getting body rotation at impact, it could be that you're lacking some of this unhinging movement in the proper time and space.

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The important thing is when you unhing, it doesn't also rotate back out in front.

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So when I unhing, you can see that it still says kind of the club stays parallel to my body, or the club stays well behind as it unhinges,

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that will encourage me to then finish the rotation through the shot.

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So to work on that, I can get into my delivery position, and I can pump that unhing a few times,

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and then the unhing kind of takes the club shallow or low to the ground or underneath the plane,

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and then at the same time, if I rotate my body, that brings it back up and back on top of the plane.

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So if you're on plane, if you're struggling with getting the body rotation, don't neglect the unhing and the timing of when it should happen is kind of just after,

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or part of your delivery position training, but that is a key component to having body rotation at the point of impact.

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One quick note, if you unhing in the ball starts going right, it shows that you're rehinging as part of this cast pattern to help square the club face.

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When you unhing, that'll actually make it easier for you to then supinate and rotate the club or continue the motorcycle in order to square the face.

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So visualizing how these arm movements fit together with the body pivot can ultimately help you overcome some of your big consistency issues.

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