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After setting up a little differently for the driver, we are going to make a few slightly different moves than in the iron swing. The pivot is going to be more core driven, so the arms may set a little bit later. Getting behind the ball is more important, so many players have a little bit of sway off the ball during the backswing. Lastly, the amount of left tilt will be a little bit less because the pelvis will be slightly more level than with the iron. All of these things help set up the proper position for a good downswing with axis tilt and a good flat spot.
Tags: Not Enough Distance, Iron, Driver
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This video we're going to highlight the differences between the driver and the irons as far as the backswing is concerned.
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Now I am a big believer that you want to build a downswing first before you're all the backswing stuff really matters
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but there are things that can happen in the backswing that make what you're trying to do in the downswing more problematic.
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So it is useful to train.
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When it comes to the driver, we want to remember that we are trying to have this kind of good tilt, good access to shallow angle of the tack
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and overly closed clubface in order to hit really good shots with the driver.
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Well, the things that will affect us in the backswing are things that are going to make that harder.
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So in the stock section we talk about that left tilt.
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Well, the important thing to understand is yes, I'm still going to have about the same amount of left tilt to the spine.
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But the difference is because with the driver I'm going to start from a little bit more tilted away from the target like this,
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and my stance is a little bit wider and I'm going to have more of a lateral shift.
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It's not going to look quite as dramatic as it would with an iron.
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So if I take an iron from the down the line and I make that good kind of backswing position where everything is kind of pointed down there.
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And now I adjusted this just by taking slightly wider stance.
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I'm keeping the same amount of left tilt, believe it or not.
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But because I'm changing the orientation of my pelvis slightly, I'm moving my pelvis slightly more forward instead of letting it load,
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it's going to change the way that the tilt actually looks.
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So it's less of a priority with the driver to have that left tilt.
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It's okay to have those shoulders get a little bit more flat.
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And the other, there are three major differences when we're talking specifically about the driver.
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The first one is that amount of left tilt.
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It doesn't have to be as much as we have with the driver mostly because of what's happening in number two,
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which is number two, I want to make sure that I get a very good load and pressure shift to the right.
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With the iron, it's okay to be a little bit more centered, a little bit more stacked, if you will,
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in order to control where that low point is.
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But with the driver, because I'm trying to have the low point slightly behind the ball,
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I'm trying to have this flat angle of attack, and I'm trying to power it with my lower body and get in that good access tilt,
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it's more important to have a little bit more of that pressure shift.
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So a lot of good drivers that are all fall actually have a little bit of that tour sway,
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where that lower body tends to shift a little bit more off the golf ball.
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If you tend to get really steep and stay on top of it, you're going to have to drift so far back with your upper body during the release,
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that it can cause sequencing issues and contact issues.
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So having that load can be extremely useful.
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And then the third thing is this kind of wrist hinge or wrist set with the iron swing,
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because I'm going to be a little bit more centered, I'm going to tend to set the wrist a little bit sooner.
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With the driver in this wide position, I'm going to tend to have a little bit more of that float load,
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or almost that later wrist set.
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You can get away with the earlyness, but I always like to air on the side of which extreme could I go to.
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You could have extreme float load with the driver, and it wouldn't cause as many contact issues as if you did it with the irons.
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And it would help provide some shalonist to the path as well as power.
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So I'm recapping the three major differences.
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We're going to have a little bit less left tilt.
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We're going to have a little bit bigger pressure shift or a little bit more sway off the ball.
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And it's more of a body driven pivot, so you're going to have a little bit later wrist set,
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because the body is controlling even a little bit longer in order to create that kind of full turn behind the golf ball.
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If you do those three things, then you're at least set up to do the differences that we talk about in the downswing for adjusting for what's going on with the driver.
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And if you're normally a good driver, they're golf ball, you probably do all these things naturally, and you have to do the opposite if you're trying to get good with wedges.
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So, know your game, know your situation, and that way you'll be able to figure out and prioritize what's the most important things for you to work on,
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and how to adjust it for the swing, such as the driver or the wedges, if your swing is not already geared specifically for those issues.