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Ulnar deviation is a key arm shallowing movement. It helps create the brushing down at impact and width in the follow through. But, some golfers feel really weak when they add that movement. This usually happens when a golfer is getting a lot of power from trail arm internal rotation instead of body rotation. In this video, I talk through troubleshooting how to work unhinging into your arm pattern while still feeling powerful!
Tags: Poor Contact, Member Question
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This concept video, I'm going to answer a member question about why does it feel weak when
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I use owner deviation.
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So owner deviation is the unhinging of the wrist and that's a common need for mid-singled
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digit handicaps to get into that next level of ball striking.
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It's one of the big arm shallower, it allows for good body rotation, it allows for good
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wipe, but when you're working through it, it can cause some problems.
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And one common one is it can feel weak at first.
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If that's the case, then here's a little checklist to kind of run through.
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One, if you're creating more of your speed from internal rotation of the shoulder,
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kind of from pulling and throwing the arm inward like this, then this is going to be one
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of the weaker feeling movements that I'm going to ask you to do.
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So if you're creating more of the speed with standing up or if you're creating more of
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the speed with a back extension, those two often go hand in hand, but if you're doing the
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back extension, even if the arm isn't going into massive internal rotation, it will also
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tend to feel weak.
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There are a couple release issues that can also relate to the feeling of being weak.
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If you are used to getting down towards the bottle bottom and having a really pronounced
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re-hing or kind of flicking the wrist past kind of like this, then keeping it out
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longer, almost feels like you're hitting the brakes and kind of slowing down through
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So there are a couple pieces that those share in common, but those are the three most
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common causes for why owner deviation might feel weak.
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So too much internal rotation, too much back power or re-hinging on the way through.
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You might have to work through why you're doing one of those movements.
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But here's a couple ideas or ways that you can improve that pattern.
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One, whenever there's a sense of weakness, I almost always start with the impact bag.
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I don't really like trying to hit the impact bag as hard as you can, but rather feeling
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where in your body you're feeling tension and where the strength would come.
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The impact bag is great at giving you almost a little freeze frame at impact so you can
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diagnose it a little bit better.
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So if I have the impact bag here and I tend to do it more of the movement like this,
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or I'm keeping that owner deviation or, sorry, radial deviation and rotating through
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kind of like this, you'll see it come more over the top or steep down at the bottom.
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And what I'm going to have to do is feel this elbow in front, feel a little bit more
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down and I'm going to have to feel like the hit is happening more with my hips, my core
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and my body rotation, like that.
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The owner deviation is no longer part of the main power source.
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It's more of transferring the power source from my hips and my core into my arms.
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So the big paradigm here is if your arms are the main power source, then doing owner
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deviation which helps with club-based control, low point control and path consistency,
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that's going to feel weak or uncomfortable.
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So that's a sign that I want to do some movement work to get my hips and my abs to create
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more of the speed so that my arms can be more of the steering wheel or transfer that speed
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and control the club rather than be the main source of powering the club.
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So the next piece I would probably do after doing some impact bag is I would try and do
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actually, let's take one step backward.
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With the impact bag while working on this from a power source standpoint, I wouldn't just
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hit the bag, I would also do a couple of recoils because if I was doing it more with the
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arms than it's awkward to try to recoil it back, but if I'm doing it with the body,
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I can get a little bit of this hit and stop because my body is in a good bracing position.
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So then I would try and apply the same movement here where I'm feeling more abs and the
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arms a little bit more in front of my body to allow for that owner deviation to get the
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club down the golf ball instead of using that shoulder movement to get the club down the
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If you're struggling with owner deviation feeling weak, take a look at this transition
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area to see how you're powering the swing and take a look down at the release area to see
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how you're delivering, that will give you a good insight as to why this key movement might
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feel weak to you.