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Zorro Loops

Zorro loops is designed to help you feel the change of direction from the arms dropping and getting narrow during transition, to the arms pushing and extending during the release.

Tags: Not Enough Distance, Release, Drill, Intermediate

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This drill video is called Zoro loops and it's the help you feel this transition

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move blending into the release, at least from the arms perspective.

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So what's very common is it kind of feels natural letting my arms getting close

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during transition kind of like so and it kind of feels normal or natural letting

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my arms extend but there's this kind of ambiguous zone of when I go from

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bringing in to going out where a lot of golfers tend to have a lot of struggles.

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So we're going to do Zoro swings which is basically learning how to swing just the arms

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like gravity accelerate the club as we square it and then let us accelerate with gravity

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almost like speeding through a turn.

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So here's how you're going to do it.

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You're going to take your normal grip, hold the club up in front of you and if you

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remember I talk about letting the forearms flatten so we're going to let the forearms

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flatten until the club is basically creating a stretch in kind of the lead part of my

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wrist or the trail part of my back wrist.

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So it'll be kind of like this.

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This is Stage 1.

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Now Stage 2 is once it gets to this position I'm now going to redirect that stretch

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to take me through to this release where my left wrist stays flat.

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So in this drop you'll see I'm going into that good motorcycle position, right?

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There's my delivery position so it's kind of falling into this and then from here I'm

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going to swing the club.

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So it has a little bit of a Zoro feel to me just like so and you'll finish with that

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left wrist kind of pointing flat or even down but Zoro swings kind of like this.

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Zoro swings right when it drops we kind of redirect the force just like so.

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Now we'll do a few where we're hitting some of the golf balls while doing the Zoro

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So you're going to bring your feet together.

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You can start by standing up tall and just getting used to what it's going to look

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That's why I have a shaft on the ground.

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So this Zoro move is going to drop the club way behind me so it's pointed way out to

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right field and then it's going to rotate just like we've been practicing in the release.

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Now I'm going to be extremely likely to hit this fat because I'm not having the body

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movements that I would normally have.

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So if you're a beginner I recommend teeing the ball up or if you're a high handicap

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or a recommendation teeing the ball up when you're doing this isolation drill.

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And if you're low handicap or you can give it a go it's definitely tricky but it's doable.

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So you take it up just like so.

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You're going to then drop it into the Zoro move just like so.

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And this is learning how to shallow the forms.

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Little fin.

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It's learning how to shallow the forms as well as how to get extension on the way through

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because those two are highly related.

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If you go up to the top of the swing and you're an over the top swing or what you're

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probably going to do is instead of dropping down like this you're going to feel like

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the club just goes across like so.

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It would be just going across straight from the top of the swing as opposed to having the

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little Zoro whip.

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Well that going across is going to get the path coming outside to in which will then typically

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cause you to bend your arms coming through.

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So you can practice this little Zoro move.

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And then once you have a feel for it you can move it back into full swings feeling that

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Zoro move help that release as you come through.

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So try that to work on how you blend the transition into the release.

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So I realized I forgot to film the down the line view so we'll take a look from here.

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Now basically that Zoro loop again is going to be free falling just kind of dropping the

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arms and then extending them out.

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Dropping the arms and extending them out.

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Over the golf ball that would look like Gerrup, free fall and then extend and you can actually

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hit balls.

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Your tendency doing this will be to hit it a little fat or a little thin because you'll

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be more from the inside unless you add body rotation speed.

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So trying it from down the line.

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So we're just going to drop it up kind of like so.

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Again it's a tricky contact drill so be patient with yourself but then you can take it

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into the feeling of the full swing.

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Left the face a little bit there but pretty good Zoro.

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So we'll try to get one a little bit more front of the camera.

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There we go.

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I think that'll look pretty good.

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So again it's kind of free falling during that transition and then there when I'm vertical

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exaggerate it but because of the spine angle it barely looks like it's falling.

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Zoro loops from the down the line.

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Great tempo drill for bridging delivery or transition into the release.

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