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Upper Body Awareness With A Pool Noodle - Driver

With the driver, you'll want to position the pool noodle about 4 inches behind the ball. This is a good reference for the location you'll want your upper body when you're making contact. One other key is that instead of staying up against the wall (created by the noodle), you'll want to move away from the wall during the release.

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This is head awareness with the pool noodle for the driver.

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So with the iron, we keep it a little bit more in line with the golf ball,

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and that iron, we're going to stay a little bit more centered,

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so we're making sure that we don't sway too much off the golf ball.

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And we're making sure that we don't mind too much forward.

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Well, with the driver, we're going to do it a little bit differently.

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With the driver, we're going to key in on starting

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and we're going to do it a little bit more.

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Well, more well behind the pool noodle, or we're going to put the ball position more head.

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So if we keep this pool noodle basically in front of our body,

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what we want to do is we're going to have the ball position maybe four or even six inches in front of that pool noodle.

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So a little bit more like that.

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So now I'm in line with the camera, but the ball position is off that left shoulder,

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well, and a forward.

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Now, one of the big things is with the iron, we made sure that when we got back to this pool noodle,

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we braced or we kind of went into that pool noodle was more of a wall,

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making sure that we weren't going flying through.

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Now, with the driver, we're going to make sure that once we have our little transition,

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that we're actually working away from the pool noodle until about chef parallel.

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That's one of the trade marks of some of the elite drivers of the golf ball,

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where they're hanging back or basically having just line a force leaning away from the target.

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So counteract the pull of the club towards the target.

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So I've got this pool noodle, four to six inches behind the golf ball, just like so,

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and then I'm going to make sure that when I get to about delivery position,

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I'm now going to start working away from it as I extend my arms.

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So now we'll do a couple.

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There we've got ball position right about so.

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During the backswing, I still don't want to shift way off,

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because then it makes it hard to get forward and then backward.

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I'm going to stay a little bit centered, but because of my tilt,

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it's okay to have, let's say, a one to two inch sway with the upper body off the ball,

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where the tour average for an iron is more of a one to two inch sway towards the target.

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So tilt it a little bit more away, but then once I get to about here,

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I'm going to angle this because I just can't quite see it.

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Okay, good.

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So once I get to about here, I'm going to make sure that my upper body stays more towards the trail side,

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or even over my right foot as I come through to about wayside,

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and then it's not until the moment some of the club pulled me forward that I really go forward.

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So I pull noodle about four to six inches behind the golf ball,

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and then I'm going to make sure that I brace and stay more behind it,

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or go behind it, actually like the freezing of move behind it as opposed to stay there,

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like we use in the irons.

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So a little bit more like that.

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I'll try doing it maybe a little bit better,

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where basically once I get into that transition,

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I'm going to make sure that I stay a little bit more behind,

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or sorry, go a little bit more behind.

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More like that.

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Now one point that I forgot to mention,

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often times when you stay behind, it'll give more of a leftward pass.

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You may hit a little bit more.

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You may have to feel like you have more of that Jackson five,

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or more of that tilt, and more of the other shallowing in order to bring the club

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from the inside while you're moving behind it.

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A little bit more like that.

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