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Delivery Position Defined

I mention delivery position in a number of drills. Learn how it's defined on 3D and what movements typically are used to trigger the release.

Tags: Transition, Drill, Intermediate

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This video is delivery position defined.

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So within this transition section, you're going to hear me refer to delivery position,

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which is basically that moment in time when we're going from transition to the release,

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or from building and creating power to starting to release that power.

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Now on 3D, this position can be best characterized as the start of the release, and

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essentially going to be when I've taken all the linear force that I'm creating into this club,

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and I'm going to start decreasing or decelerating the linear speed of the handle,

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so that I can transfer into a new rotation.

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That's some super techy stuff, or basically once I've gone from kind of pulling to swinging.

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So if I was to, if you were to refer to the head cover swings, you'll see that I'm going to create

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kind of a linear movement, and then I'm going to turn it into this what we call angular movement.

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Well, that blend or that point in time where it switches is what I refer to as delivery position.

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Now there's a few kind of critical things that are happening right around the time of when we get into this delivery position.

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One is it's going to be, for most guys, it's going to be somewhere around here.

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So they frequently break the swing down into what's parallel to the ground.

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It's somewhere in the middle between arm parallel and shaft parallel.

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For pros, it's going to be closer to arm parallel, or the shaft is typically going to have more hinge to it.

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For amateurs, it's going to be closer to shaft last parallel, but ideally we're trying to have it happen somewhat early.

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Now, what tends to trigger this change from applying force, so now transferring force during the release,

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there's going to be some changes in my body positions, there's going to be some changes in what's going on with my arms, specifically my right arm.

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So this is typically going to be when that right arm, from right about here, when that right hand and right wrist is now going to start releasing this way.

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So when it's going to start or flexing, what a lot of golfers who do that to early, you'll see that it doesn't quite line up with delivery position.

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But for a lot of tour pros, that point in time of when it switches is when that arm is going to start extending and kind of really transferring that speed.

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The second piece is there's a bunch of things that happen with the upper body, right with the upper body, I can look at going from what's called flexing to extension, so I'm bent here and I go backward or we can look at left to right.

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So during the early part of transition, I'm going to be staying left tilted and then at some point I'm going to be switching to the right.

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And we can look at another one which would be a lateral movement. So if we were looking at where my upper body is here, during transition, it's going to go slightly forward and then at some point it starts to go backward.

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Everybody's a little different but we can use some of this information to figure out how you're kind of organizing your swing and what'll happen is this delivery position is when one of those things is going to change.

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Because in order to kind of release all that speed, my body is going to have to stabilize or move in the opposite direction of where it's going.

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So this could be for some it's when the left shoulder stops going up or when you leave left tilt and you go to right tilt. So for some little be more this way.

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For some it'll be when the upper body is stopped shifting, laterally towards its our goodness, start shifting away.

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And for others it will be when I've stopped flexing forward during the downswing and I'm going to start standing up.

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So each one it just gives us an idea as far as how you're creating this release and how you're organizing and kind of what muscles and what movements.

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But it's right around the time when all three of those change.

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So we try to simplify it into kind of you know what those arms are doing and then the body is essentially doing this bracing movement that we talk about at the end of the release.

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Well that bracing movement is going to start right around here during that delivery position.

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So whether you want to call it the firm left side or bracing or stabilizing it's all kind of referring to the same thing.

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This delivery position which is the blend between the transition and the release.

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