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Swing Analysis - Jon Rahm

Learn how Jon Rahm presets the motorcycle and arm shallowing into his backswing. This compliments his shorter backswing nicely. When you combine this technique with good sequencing and a powerful body pivot it's no wonder that Jon has had tremendous success as an amateur, and now professional.

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Tags: Not Enough Distance, Analysis, Intermediate

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in this analysis video we're going to

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take a look at the swing of John ROM now

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John ROM is the was the number one

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ranked amateur golfer he recently turned

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pro and has some had some great success

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in his first event while his swing may

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appear unconventional at first we're

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going to take a look at how he

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demonstrates a lot of classic pieces in

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a way that may be easy for you to

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implement in your own game so John ROM

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just had a pretty nice showing for his

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first professional tournament after a

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really stellar amateur career he

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finished tied for third at the Quicken

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Loans last week oh now I'm going to show

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you that while his swing looks short is

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when he looks flat he's got a big bowed

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wrist at the top of the swing we're

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gonna see that he demonstrates a lot of

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the classic movements such as very good

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sequencing good arm shallowing great

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timing of the arm movements as well as a

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near-perfect

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follow-through position especially if

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you want to be a good driver of the golf

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ball so by understanding those pieces

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hopefully you'll be able to see how you

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can apply some of what he does so well

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to your own game now one of the common

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questions that we get on our site is

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relating to the motorcycle movement and

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the arm shadowing a lot of golfers do

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them dynamically in transition and there

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are some advantage to doing that but at

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least once a month or so we'll get the

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question of can I just bow the wrist at

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the top of swing and pretty much hold on

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to it there

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John ROM is a golfer who kind of

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demonstrates presetting some of those

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movements up towards the top of the

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swing and then using really good body

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sequencing in the downswing in order to

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make those pieces just work so he

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demonstrates a shorter arm movement with

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a already bowed or motorcycle laid wrist

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and a fairly shallow or flat shaft plane

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up at the top of the swing so he's kind

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of preset some of the good pieces of the

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delivery position were some of the good

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pieces during the initial

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our movements that you would want to see

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in transition since he's preset those

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movements during the downswing

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Ollie can Ollie has to really focus on

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is turning his body kind of staying in

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his spine angle or spine position and

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then timing the sequencing with the arm

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movements as he approaches impact so

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he's another really good driver the golf

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ball typically and we'll see that he

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demonstrates very late trail arm

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straightening so if you look between say

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arm parallel and about shaft 45 before

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impact you'll see that this movement

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through here is largely body dominated

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you can see that as his arms are doing

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some things but it's largely body

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dominated so by using his body that late

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in the downswing you'll see that that

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allows him to get really good impact

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position where he's got his body rotated

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side Bend pointing out and from the

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target with a good amount of flex in

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that trail elbow and you'll see that he

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straightens his arms on the way through

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that'll be easier for us to see when we

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look at this face on view over here on

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the right well he didn't hit this

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particular shot very well you can see

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that he he demonstrates really good

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sequencing from this three-quarter view

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you can see that his lower body and his

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core are largely leading the downswing

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and we know that he's not going to have

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to do a whole lot of arm movement or

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kind of arm timing movements since he

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preset a lot of that to end his

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backswing but we will be able to see

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some of the really good pieces of his

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follow-through position from this 3/4

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for a face on view so as he approaches

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impact you can see that his body is

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rotated inside Bend and he's pointing

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out in front of the golf ball roughly

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about 30 degrees or so and then you'll

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see through impact he's going to have

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great timing of that arm extension he's

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going to let his arms fully extend

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so that they're getting as wide away

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from him as possible even though he's

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technically pulling in because his body

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has executed a very good bracing

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movement you see that the lack of

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tension in his arms allows them to get

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into this near straight very good

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follow-through position from the

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down-the-line view you'll see that

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position looking a very good from this

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view as well now we're going to

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highlight one little key in this down

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the line view that you may not have

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noticed that first glance looking at his

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swing that is actually a trademark of a

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number of really good ball strikers and

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it has to do with the grip pressure that

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he's likely demonstrating at impact so

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now as we zoom in on this down the line

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view and we investigate further into the

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release you're going to see that he gets

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into that tremendous lead wrist bowed

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position but while he's in this bowed

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position you can see that the club is

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not severely closed the way most of you

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would have it part of that is because

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he's already executed some of the right

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side Bend and is executing a really good

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white movement where his arms are

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working across his body as he does that

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that's going to delay the closing the

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clubface so even though he's bowed his

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lead wrist the clubface is not

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significantly closed now this is the

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position that would scared most amateur

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golfers because with that amount of bow

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of the lead wrist if I then where if

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John were to then straighten that arm to

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get to impact this would be a low

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Pollock but because he's powering this

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movement through here more with body

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rotation that lead wrist is going to

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work out great for both controlling the

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clubface as well as getting the wide

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point well after impact so one of the

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things that we can see from the

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down-the-line view is the movement of

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his hands through the release now one of

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the interesting things you'll see here

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that a number of good golfers do is

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you'll see that the right hand is

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actually coming off of the grip through

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the release if the club was to stay

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against the right hand and he was to do

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the same movement movement the clubhead

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would actually be somewhere over on kind

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of in this zone kind of somewhere along

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that line on screen basically the club

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would be swinging much more to the left

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but because he's letting that right hand

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off the club he's allowed himself to

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have a much better path of the club

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through that release and then you'll see

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that there's a interesting movement

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where the grip starts moving this way as

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his hands come back together so he's

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basically not really having a whole lot

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of right-hand pressure on the club the

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left arm is is kind of dominating this

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release and then right around here where

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the club is pulling away from him he's

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going to start activating the muscles of

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the right side in order to help slow it

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down and that's going to pull the butt

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end of the club out that way so if you

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have a tendency to have a lot of grip

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pressure with the right hand a great way

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to work on this is to practice some lead

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arm only half swings we have a couple

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different versions of the lead arm only

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half swing on our site and they kind of

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really help you dial in this good

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effective release that has allowed Don

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ROM to have such a great amateur career

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as well as initial start to his PGA Tour

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career so if you like the details of

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understanding why certain golfers are

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able to succeed with their swings and

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why other golfers struggle you'll love

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