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Golf Cart Transition Pump - Feel A Body Led Downswing

When I work with my students, I frequently use resistance to help students engage with parts of their body during key movements. With some practice, you can use a golf cart as resistance to the core muscles to get the feeling of your body initiating the downswing.

Playlists: Fix Your Cast, Keys To Transition

Tags: Not Enough Distance, Cast, Transition, Drill, Intermediate

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The drill is the golf cart pump. So the pump drill is a way to kind of practice the

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transition and really feel kind of what muscles are powering or or creating this

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initial drive of the swing. So I'm going to use the seat cushion on the passenger side

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of the golf cart for right hand to golfer to help activate some of these muscles.

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So I'm not going to need my club for this, but I'm going to get into my golf

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posture so that it's just in front of me just like so. Then I'm going to go up to the

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top of my swing and I'm going to bring my arms down, but my arms are coming down

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because I've bumped my hips and started the rotate. So I've got my arms up against

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the golf cart like so. Now I do this a lot for my students where I'll have them go up

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and I'll put my hands on the inside of their elbow and the inside of their forearms

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kind of like so. And I will physically feel for resistance. And what I'm feeling for is I'm feeling

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for no activity in the arms versus early activation or early contraction in the arms.

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The arms really shouldn't get too active until I start to go into that release. They

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should kind of be falling or have the same feeling as if I was throwing a ball like that

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same level of activation. So I'm going to get back into this and I'm going to pump it down

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and basically what I'm trying to feel is I'm trying to feel like my my core and my ribs and

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my legs are kind of all driving my arms down towards the ball instead of just pulling my arms

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down towards the ball. So if I pull like this I'll feel it very much in my shoulders. If I kind of

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turn through and let this right side work down towards the golf ball that would end up looking

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like this which is essentially what we're trying to train. You want to hold this for about five

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seconds just to kind of activate the muscles and then you can pick up your club and try to use

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that feeling while you're working on the pump drill while you're working on your transition.

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So there's a great way to activate the right muscles and give you kind of a really strong feeling

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of what we want to do during your stock swing.

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