At Home Training
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Isolated movement training is a key part of retraining your swing. A good way to train isolated movements is in slow motion, at home, with a mirror for feedback. In this video, I explain what each arm/shoulder should be doing during each phase of the swing so that you can train the movement easily at home. You may descover a movement in your backswing, transition, or release that is messing up your chances for consistency.
Tags: Practice Strategies, Release, Drill, Intermediate
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The drill is monitoring the elbows at home.
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So the elbows are a good reference point for what's going on at shoulder and then obviously
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anything else happening at the hands is coming from the forearms.
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So a good way to train what the arms are doing while working at home is to take turns
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paying attention to what each arm is doing individually.
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So we're going to get in the golf posture and you're going to take your left hand and
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place it under your right elbow.
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So if we're right hand and golfer, we're going to start with the trail arm.
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So now during the backswing, what should happen is this arm is going to stay relatively
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in front of my chest and it's just going to rotate a little bit.
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Now if it starts to fly away, that's not the worst thing but I want to make sure that
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it's not going all the way behind my shirt seams which would be very uncomfortable
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with me holding on with the left arm.
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So it stays in front, you can allow a little bit of rotation.
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Now as we start down, you want to make sure that this elbow is not straightening straight
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You'll see that it works a little bit more in front of my body and then as I go into
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the release, that elbow is going to straighten.
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So in one movement kind of works there.
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Doesn't straighten during that phase and then straighten during the release.
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Now looking at the left arm, the summer is going to take it right elbow and place it under
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So when you're still going to be more of a ribcage dominant thing, all I'm going to
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feel is that there's a little bit of rotation kind of like so.
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Now as I start down, I'm going to feel that this arm actually works slightly across my
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chest and rotate a little bit more kind of like that.
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So it's going to work across my chest and rotate and then as I go to start the release
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so when that right elbow would come becoming your cross, that elbow is still going to stay
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kind of facing in the direction of the target until the hand gets about here and then
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it's going to allow a little bit of rotation.
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So in one movement comes across right through there, it releases kind of in one movement.
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Now I've got a sense I can do this, you know, dozens of times kind of feeling what's
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happening at each individual arm and I can put my hands together kind of make those movements
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Once I have a comfortable feeling of what the arms are doing, then I can add the golf club,
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try to do that same movement pattern, but let the club brush the ground.
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So I'm focusing on what my elbows are doing so that I have a sense of what my shoulders
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The shoulders are really important gateway from what's happening with the body to what's
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going to happen at the hands.
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So using the elbows is a really good reference frame for when you're training your shoulders
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at home by feeling what your elbows are doing.