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Single Leg Squat And Jump - Connecting the Legs to the Release

The squat, or head drop, during transition is a normal part of the golf swing and trying to train it out of your movement could cause more harm than good. In this video, we will discuss how the legs create power, and in doing so helps flatten the plane.

Playlists: Fix Your Cast, Train Your Release, Get More Distance

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

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This drill is single leg squatting jump for the driver. So with the driver this single leg squat

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and jump is going to have a similar timing but what you'll see is because of the position

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of my body the single leg squat and jump is going to impact my body a little differently.

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It's all explained. If I was hitting an iron and I have my stance you know just about

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shoulder width something like this. Now when I do my little Jackson 5 move so I go up to the

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top of the swing and I do my little Jackson 5 in good transition when I go to push to start the

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release because my body is more on top of my foot that's going to most of the force is going to go

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kind of up and down and that's going to help my arms extend down after the golf ball in order to

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create this club traveling on a shallow slightly downward path through the ball. Now my hands won't

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actually be going down but with the iron that club will still be going down. Now with a driver

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because I have a stance that's slightly wider than my shoulders and my upper body is a little

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bit more behind the ball when I go to push that actually causes more of a tilt away from the ball

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this way as opposed to just rotation on top of the ball like it does with the iron. So it's the same kind

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of timing where I'm going to get into that left side and then press and that timing of pushing the

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leg is going to help trigger the release. So essentially I'm going to get that feeling of into

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that front leg and then I'm going to press but because my upper body is more behind it's going to

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cause me to create a lot more of this tilt. So to feel the amount of drop and load I like to have

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students do a little kind of single leg hop just like so. Once you have a feeling of that single

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leg hop you can go up to the top and you can feel like you would get into that good

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um brace position. Now the difference is the iron is really this hop forward where the driver

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would almost be like I hop off camera kind of like this. So um focus on that loading and unloading

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of that lower body it will really help you power the swing more with your lower body less with the

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upper body which is one of those big keys for hitting the driver.

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