Uploaded by Pedro Dodson on March 1, 2015 at 5:03 am
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Best tip I ever saw. After doing this technique I now hit my driver straight every time. I use to always hit my driver to the right. Thx
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Thanks for the tip. I am one of those “bring the club back low and slow” golfers. My swing needs work.
the only point in the swing the left arm needs to be straight is at impact. left arm bias in the back swing can restrict the right shoulder from turning fully. In fact a good drill is to start back with right hand straight (need to level out both shoulders to do so) when you feel the shoulder turn is complete extend the hands and arms. you will get height and extension and lag. all good for club speed and overall balance.
This is an awesome way of teaching hinge. I have been giving some lessons for about 15 years and the instruction has changed tremendously. I think it would provide another good view down the line. Thanks for the great tip!
Great video, thanks for this!
it actually really works
I am not sure that early wrist set is good for the majority – its hard enough for high handicappers to hold wrist set even for a fraction of that length. Usually left arm breaking down is two things – #1 Swing is too long #2 left forearm and/or grip turned too far left at address (weak). Watch Ernie Els to see what I am talking about – he said in an interview a key was pointing left elbow at target to “pre-set” the arm then just turn shoulders and forget arms/hands and just focus on balance. But anything beats the breakdown, even a 1/2 swing to waist height. Usually to get people to swing drastically shorter (like most of them need to) you have to drastically slow down their takeaway so that the time to the top is the same…
y dont u teach them to fold their right arm going back
dont need to overdo this drill. Having a moderate amount of hinge while feeling your hands stay low during the first half of the backswing should help over-hinging the wrists too early
thank you !!!!
Ugh this is so hard for me to do. It feels very unnatural. Maybe it’s because I played baseball and I’m used to swinging a bat. The technique is similar yet very different. It’s like I’m so close, yet so far away ;(
SAME! golf products are hard to find in left hand! it sucks!!!
Wouldn’t you say it’s more a function of the left shoulder traveling too horizontally in the backswing, Therefore the player will have to add some kind of lifting to get the club going up. Basically a steeper shoulder turn from the start would do the trick as well I’d say
I’ll give you an A for creativity, but I cant say this was ever spoken or mentioned in any way by Mr. Hogan. It’s funny how you brought up applying “pressure with the first three fingers” as a fault because its not. Mr. Hogan DID frequently mention how he applied upwards pressure with these fingers for a number of reasons.
this doesn’t seem like great advice considering the number one problem amateurs have is take the club away with the hands and pulling it way inside
that’s what what I was thinking.In fact,that first take-away he did looked pretty good,like nicklaus. Most people bend their arms because their lazy and they want to generate their power with their arms instead of coiling the body and generating power from the hip turn.
Good point Brian, more turn does help many golfers and keeping your left arm “perfectly straight” is not a must. But be careful about over rotating your lower body during the backswing as it can lead you towards major swing issues (as could an exaggerated early wrist hinge). Its just not that easy to give swing tips to the masses!
excellent drill. I start each warm up session by hitting 15 balls with just the left hand followed by 15 balls with just the right hand.
i doubt of a reply of this comment but here goes, hope anyone will reply. i’ve always been taught that my left hand should hinge after half of the backswing, not immediately. this drill will make me hinge immediately, right? will that be detrimental?
Guys, this is just a drill. Not a swing method. I encourage it for all my students.
to me… any early hand movement is bad. but i see pros do this so it must be a good tip.
You are right. But I did not say that applying pressure with the first three fingers is a fault. The thing that Ben Hogan did not tell people was that the pressure in his first three fingers came from applying pressure in the joint of his left wrist. In M F he tells us to make a downward rotation with the left wrist in the waggle, as you would if you actively applied pressure with the first three fingers; but he actually kept his left wrist wedged in when he waggled.
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Making this video totally irrelevant then?…best way to learn the swing?…go out and play, make all the mistakes, and you’ll learn how to play by watching low handicappers.
At waist-height in the backswing, how much should the wrists be hinged? I’m thinking that this might change according to club length and the type of stroke?
Thnx!…this helped greatly!!…exactly what i was doing wrong!
So I’m pretty sure I have this problem, I will give this a try, but I used to at address start the backswing with a small hinge in the wrist like this drill, most people I know say don’t do this, they drag the club back but not to over do it like you do in the video.
I think this video is poor. I would think creating a steeper downswing is a bad idea for most amateurs. avoiding contact with that club on the ground can be got around in many ways, and i don’t see how this encourages a straight left arm , at all.
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