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Major Movements That Shallow The Club In Transition

Golfers frequently complain about getting steep in transition. There are four major shallowers: Lead arm pronation, trail shoulder external rotation, lead arm adduction, and thorax right rotation. This is a reason why many golfers improve their ball striking when making a "full turn". 

Playlists: Keys To Transition, Fix Your Hook, Swing Plane Simplified - Working with steeps and shallows

Tags: Not Enough Distance, Early Extension, Driver, Transition, Concept, Intermediate

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video is looking at the major shallower of the transition. So a lot of golfers

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submit their swing or see me in person and I'll ask them, hey, what are you

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hoping to work on? And many of them know many of them have seen on video or

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they know when they submit it. I'm getting steep in transition. I just don't know

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how to shallow it. When I try in shallow out I hit it poorly, etc.

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So what I'm going to do in this video is highlight the three possibly four key

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shallowers that you can try if you're struggling with getting very steep in

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transition. So and you'll probably be surprised by one that is left out that

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I'll explain what that is. So the three slash four major shallowers are going to

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be full body rotation in the backswing. So completing your turn,

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right arm external rotation, left forearm, pronation, or left arm

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adduction are working more across your body. That's the one that's kind for most people

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technically shallows but causes a little bit more of a steep movement in transition.

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So the one that you may have thought would be included but doesn't actually fit in this

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category would be right side bend. A lot of golfers do right side bend in transition

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but if you're looking at kind of the the tor model the right side bend isn't going to

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switch from left to right until round shaft 45. So that's more of a release movement going

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into the side bend. It's not so much one of the major shallowers in transition. So the one that I think

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everybody tries and everybody has at least experimented with is the trail arm external rotation.

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Now a lot of golfers will try to get into this trail arm external rotation and end up getting

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like super side bendy extension early extension and they'll start getting in the more of this kind of

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super shallow shallow too long shallow too late pattern that becomes unplayable. So I've had a

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fair amount of success helping golfers get more of the shallow from rotating the lead form and it's

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important that it's the forearm not the shoulder because if the shoulder starts rotating that's a

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disconnected and weak position for the shoulder so the shoulder is actually going to potentially

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internally rotate or the very least kind of stay the same as that lead form pronates. So

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if I go up towards the top of the swing I keep that lead elbow kind of pointing down and I'm just

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going to feel like I turn that thumb down just like so if I turn that thumb down that's going to

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shallow. The other option I'm at the top of the swing I'm going to externally rotate so I'm going to

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externally rotate like so that would be more that trail shoulder. The one that a lot of people miss

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is completing a full backswing. So a lot of golfers if you don't have enough rotation then what'll

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happen is the club the hand distance from the target line will be more closer to the target line

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as opposed to if I had that rotation and that rotation allows me to potentially not shallow quite

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as much with my arms and still come from the inside. So especially with the driver golfers who

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can do it pretty well with an iron but then because of the width of the driver you don't want to hit

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down quite as much they tend to get a little bit steeper with the driver they can feel a little

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bit better and actually improve their launch characteristics by making sure that they complete their

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shoulder turn and complete their pivot and really focus on that arm height and depth as opposed to

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maximizing those arm shallowing. So if you're struggling with shallowing the club in transition

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take a look at the amount of turn you're having in the backswing and you know know from some

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of the other videos that turning doesn't just mean rotation it's a extension the side bend it's

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the finishing the pivot so you can finish the pivot which will help create the depth you can

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rotate the lead form to help shallow or you can extend or externally rotate that trail shoulder.

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You can potentially pull the arms more across but what can happen is sometimes pulling it across

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limits your ability of the trail shoulder and so it forces your arms to actually get steep

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in transition. So for some people that helps but for many people that actually makes it worse.

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So we've got drills here in the transition section to help you feel either the trail shoulder,

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the lead form but know that complaining the backswing is always an option if you're struggling with

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getting too steep in transition and you can't get it shallow enough just from the arm movements.

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