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In the past, golf instructors gravitated toward baseball swings or hitting shots of severe ball-above-your-feet style lies. Not every golfer feels the arms "drop or fall" but if you want effortless power, then you need to find a way to make shallow arms work for you.
Tags: Not Enough Distance, Transition, Concept, Intermediate
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This drill is horizontal swings our shallow.
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So when you're working on steepening and shallowing your arms, sometimes it's good to take
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So I have a good video on visualizing shallow arms.
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So basically working a little bit more around your body as opposed to vertically.
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So some golfers get a really good feel of the shallowness of the arms and how the arm
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should work in transition when they start trying to work around their body.
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I think that's part of the reason why things like baseball swings or hitting with the ball
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above your feet were commonly used for golfers who got steep.
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So just feeling like my arms are swinging kind of more around my body kind of like so.
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And I can do this trying to create some speed.
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So trying to actually get the club to wish through from more of this horizontal movement.
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And what I can do is I can gradually work more or still around my body but then angle
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my body down so that that movement around my body will brush the ground.
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This gives me a feeling of my arms working more kind of around this way as opposed to
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straight up and down.
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Compare that to if I stayed perfectly vertical the only way that I would get the club
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or as vertical as I can and still hit a golf ball.
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The only way I could get the club down to the ground would be if my arms worked up even
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if they worked kind of around.
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They'll still have to work up and then down.
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If I had them work around my body down here I would have a real challenge creating any
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amount of speed.
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So if I were to stand vertical my arms would work much more up and down.
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That's not so good for golf especially for the longer clubs like the driver and the long
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So getting this feel of the arms working more around my body and then angleing more
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down at the golf ball sometimes that feeling of just having the arms work more around
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my body is enough to shallow out the club.
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So it's kind of falls in line with the concept of you don't necessarily have to feel
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a big drop in shallow.
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You just have to use the reference frames to make sure that you're shallowing with your
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arms in some way.
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For a lot of golfers swinging the club more on a horizontal plane and then using bending
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at the hips in order to get that shallow movement to brush the ground really helps unlock
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and kind of unify a lot of the details of how you can actually shallow with the arms during
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One quick word of caution when you're doing these horizontal swings it is natural for
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you to move the bottom of the swing more behind the golf ball.
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So if you tend to hit kind of fat or thin shots when you're working on the club swinging
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more around you then know that it's the shallow arms or your arms normally working
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steep that help you move the bottom of the swing forward.
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Better ways to move the bottom of the swing forward would be making sure that you have
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a full shift into that front foot or continuing your body rotating on the way through or continuing
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that feeling of the shallowness and not letting the wrists release so working on more
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that arm timing.