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Hands In, Club Out In Follow Through

It is important to be able to decode the movement combinations that make your swing work, but also the combinations that could cause problems and frustrations. If you want to have a body driven swing and have good arm extension through the ball, then it's important that the body rotates around its axis (instead of standing up) and the arms release in a way that matches. A lot of golfers who have a "stall/flip" combination tend to need to feel more of the club rotation as the arms extend, but another key thought is to have the hands working more left and the club staying out closer to the target line. 

Playlists: Fix Your Flip, Fix Your Slice, Swing Plane Simplified - Working with steeps and shallows

Tags: Not Enough Distance, Draw vs Fade, Release, Drill, Intermediate

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The Stirl is hands-in-clubed out. So the Stirl was actually inspired by a student

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of mine where we were working on the release pattern and he described it as kind of the

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opposite of that classic description of the takeaway where frequently they would talk

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about in the takeaway in order to get your cordu engaged to have your hands work inside

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but the club stay outside your hands kind of like so. So just like the one piece take away

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going this way. If you have a really solid release pattern what you'll tend to see is the

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club will stay outside of your hands as you go into the follow-through. So what'll happen is it'll

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look kind of like this and then the rotation of the pivot is where it gets it pointing in the direction

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of the target but this is one of the feelings why a lot of golfers will feel like they're swinging

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out to right field as opposed to having the club work dead in line with the hands. So if you

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see yourself on on the face on camera and you tend to see a lot of that where you tend to see kind

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of those hands working out in the forms really looking like they have a lot of roll or doing it

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from the down the line if you see a lot of that then what would happen frequently what happens when

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you have that pattern of kind of getting more of the club face closing by this wrist roll

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not having owner and motorcycle quite as much. What'll happen is your body will have to stall

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and kind of freeze in order to accommodate that. So if you were to do that release and you were to

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continue rotating what you would see from the down the line if you did that release but you continued

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rotating you would see that the club would be very much to the left at Chef Parallel checkpoint.

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So there's a simple little drill where basically you're going to position in the line

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at rod somewhere down the target line. I haven't figured out it's a little different for everybody

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but it seems to be about halfway between a target line and stance line depending on the length

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of the club. But basically what you're going to do is you're going to work on having your hands

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work to the left as you're extending your arms out but the club is going to stay out to the right.

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If I was to do more of a flip here you would see that I would have my hands out in the same line

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as the club. So from the down the line it would look something like this where basically

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stand a little closer. So as my body pivots and turns the club will rotate but the club will

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be pointing slightly out to the right and then what would happen is in the full swing as I continued

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rotating my body the club would disappear but this gives kind of the look in the appearance of

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that hands left. Now if you're using alignment rods you can take a swim noodle and put it on top

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so that you don't damage your club. I wouldn't recommend doing this in full swings but again in

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the 93 this is perfectly safe and you would basically just make sure that the club works to the

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outside of the of the shaft up until about arms parallel. So if you're doing even shorter than

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93 you can you can use it as a real checkpoint where you actually don't even hit this thing but

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if you're hitting it with any force I think it's going to be a challenge to stop it before then so

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I usually use this as kind of a training station so go into the station make 10 reps there

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and then try to do a rep with the ball out in front of you but this will force

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more of that body rotation and just arm extension a little bit of the motorcycle it kind of

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forces you to get a few of these things right now. If you find that when you start doing this

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the ball starts launching way off to the right so you're trying to get it out there and it's going

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more like that so you're hitting it way off to the right what that means is that you're probably

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using this as your dominant squaring mechanism and you have to get used to having a little bit more

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of that shaft rotation if you're going to have more of a body pivot. If you want to just work

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on your stall and work on your tempo and have your upper body be more on top of the ball and kind

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of gover into that way and just play that flip that's absolutely no problem but if you want to work

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on getting more body rotation smoothing out that flat spot getting rid of that stall flip pattern

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then you're going to have to get used to the hands being a little bit more inside or the club

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outside the hands similar to the way that they described the takeaway is what we're going to see in the

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