Golf Swing Takeaway | The SECRET 2 Inch Movement

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How to perform a centered golf swing takeaway by Chuck Quinton of The golf swing takeaway can be boiled down to an incredibly simple 2 inch movement that you've never heard of before.

This one video has completely revolutionized that way golf instructors around the world now view and teach the takeaway!

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Jeff Bills says:

Hey Chuck

When you move your right shoulder blade down & in towards spine- what would
you say moves the rest of your body away from target (to help and complete
the turn/rotation)
Would you focus on center of chest? Left shoulder ? Left oblique ? Right
oblique ? I’m sure this differs from player to player, but what have you
found best assists the right shoulder blade in optimizing the golf swing
towards more solid ball striking and consistency ?


Ha Thien says:

Hi Chuck . Thank you for your learning . I realize that it is difficult to
do that . I often use my hand when take away without shoulder . 

mark van tuinen says:

How does the club get the rest of the way to the top of the backswing? 

Juan Fox says:

Hi Chuck. This is perhaps the best tip I got in 30 years of golf. I realize
now that when I did that unconciously I made my best scores. Thanks.

swingtrade2 says:

dude. money!

strydomcw says:

This is such an amazing tip, in 5 minutes it dramatically improved my ball
striking with all my clubs in my bag…thanks a bunch bud!

matthew bell says:

Hi Clay, really like this tip. Played with a 3 handicapper today at my
club, and all I saw him working on was a small shoulder turn like this in
his pre shot routine.

The thing I’m confused with is how you describe the shoulder blade as going
“slightly down” with this movement. I feel how it works ‘In’ but not down.
Are you sure it does?


mimoocho dom says:

“moving right shoulder blade”…..dude you are seriously corrrrect!

Ted Edwards DC says:

As a Chiropractor and avid golfer I must say the biomechanics of what Chuck
is teaching in this lesson are spot on. Problem is most of us have rounded
shoulders and whats called foreword head carriage. So making this simple
move with the trail scapula can actually be challenging. Last night I was
asking a golf buddy about 2 different shoulder turns I seem to do = left
shoulder feels like it either goes under or around. Executing this drill
seems to automatically point both shoulders in the right direction. Thanks

Philip Pavier says:

Like all things in golf, simple is good and works – this does work –
brilliant tip thanks

David Wee says:

The instructor is acting silly and stupid by constantly repeating himself
tens of times when giving a simple technique of golf swing takeaway. In my
opinion, he is an arse-hole golf instructor. You will get nutty when he
started to blare up his mouth !!!! 

andres lopezq says:

What do you mean “move the shoulder blades towards the spine”? Which
shoulder blade?

Vast0ne says:

Great tip for simple takeaway and power Golf Instruction says:

The best thing you can do for your golf game is to take advantage of the
swing reviews you get on the site. That way we can watch your swing and
give you custom feedback. This is the quickest and easiest way to improve.
I look forward to seeing your swing and helping you with your golf game.
~Clay Ballard Golf Instruction says:

Your shoulders will rotate roughly 90 degrees. The real key is the
relationship of the shoulders to the hips. In the takeaway the shoulders
will rotate around 45 degrees and the hips very little. As you continue to
the top the hips will begin to rotate and go roughly 45 degrees by the time
you reach the top. The hips and the shoulders are responsible for half of
the rotation in the backswing. Good luck with our game! ~Clay Ballard

dvfly says:

from driver to wedge? thx

justjames1111 says:

Really helpful lesson, however I do have a question. At the half way back
point, and using your toe line as a guide why do you bring the club
noticeably inside the line it appears, and for players like myself isn’t
this going to create an ott swing from the top ? Thanks James

Michael Turner says:

Chuck, can you clear up the minimal hip turn idea? It seems that players
like Bubba Watson rotate their hips more and in turn achieve more distance.
Would implementing minimal hip turn not strain your swing and make you
susceptible to injury?

z80184703 says:

awesome conceptualisation of the golf swing dude i am now shooting sub 80s
on my way back to single figures, one thing ive found is the left arm
rotation is kind key can you comment?? cheeers keep up the great work

abcdefgride says:

I am still unfortunately confused on the takeaway. After practicing for a
long time, I am not exactly sure what to do in order to make the movement.
From all of the positive feedback from other golfers, I am surprised on how
I do not understand. But I do not understand the spine concept, nor do I
understand the concept of opposites. Can you please help me understand how
to complete this swing technique and what I can do to practice??

Tim Poulos says:

How can you have one force moving in one direction, and another in the
opposite direction. A little confusing how this works, but i guess it’s
proving some good results from your watchers.

ire003celtic says:

This is the reason why you know what the hell you are talking about. I hate
people who are trying to figure out how they can make you wrong. Great
tips, great brain. Golf Instruction says:

Absolutely. It really helps to get started off on the right foot. Good luck
speakeezie! ~Rotary Swing Instructor, Clay Ballard

Maya Johnson says:

Worked on this for only one week then went out yesterday and won the comp
shooting even par off a handicap of 7 ! Thank you so much for this. It
makes the takeaway so easy to do without even thinking. Keep up the
excellent videos. Cheers from Down Under ! Golf Instruction says:

Yes, it will be the same for all clubs. ~Clay Ballard

moon walker says:

i tried this rotary movement in the bed with the the wife and it worked
great, she said my spine angle and hip rotation is perfect, and all i had
to move was 2 inches Golf Instruction says:

Awesome! That is great! Keep up the hard work. ~Clay Ballard

Mark Abbott says:

Best lesson I’ve seen yet. So simple it’s genius. I’m going to try this
today. Thank you…

golfaddictprostyle says:

Chuck, thanks for your efforts here to make things easier. The one thing
that has been my downfall over the past few years has been the hinging of
the club in the rotary swing. I changed from a “2” plane type swing over to
a more centered swing over the the few years and had some success early but
since then have struggled with it. The main problem is the hinging and
blending the shoulder glide with the hinge. I tried studying hardy and just
can’t get the shoulder and left arm to work correctly

Raymond31923 says:

Seems incredibly simple, yet very logical! I’ll try this right away! Thanks

thinair says:

This one video single handidly changed my entire view of my golf swing . It
was almost too simple to be true so in reality I did not take it to heart.
I did become a member of chuck’s site and learned and learned. As my body
and brain started to develop the correct nerve pathways and ” muscle
memory,” I came back to this video and realized how essential it was. This
is the foundation of my swing and I thank chuck for it. I have searched far
and wide for info like this but never had

pat52010 says:

For a good example of what he means here check out Greg Norman’s swing.

amigomau says:

Just came back from practice. This was so easy, the club face squared most
of the time without thinking. Awesome!

Hangsengfutures says:

You got to understand how to generate Angular Momentum. Endless belt effect
and fingers controlled pivot to make a real golf swing. Not what we can
see. want to know more? facebook dot com slash golftgm

golfaddictprostyle says:

@cquinton Thank you, Chuck. I really do think you are the only one that can
cure me. Honestly, I was a great player. I had natural ability and tried
taking my game to the big leagues. Unfortunately, I took the wrong route
and ended up being massively confused to the point where I need to start
all over again. I did have a bad injury to my right leg and that was the
start of my downfall in terms of time frames. If I can get my backswing
corrected and style understod I know I can regain my magic Golf Instruction says:

Imagine a large wooden cross standing vertical. The center of the cross
could represent your spine. If you pulled one side of the cross forward,
the other side would move backward. That would be very similar to what is
happening in the takeaway. ~RS Instructor, Clay Ballard

lunkman74 says:

Great advice. I think many people focus too much on the left arm and
shoulder turn on the backswing and neglect the right shoulder entirely
thinking that if the left shoulder turns then the right shoulder will
automatically turn with it. Conventional wisdom taught us to take the club
away with the left arm.. but really one should concentrate on the right
arm, keep the right elbow fairly close to body and right shoulder blade
movement towards the spine and the rest will take care of itself….

thinair says:

Found someone who explains it like chuck. Thanks

zach hesketh says:

How far do you rotate back when you are driving? 90 degrees? This just
shows for a half swing shot, by how much does the rotation (degrees) change
for a full swing?

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