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✅ 3-Time SW Florida PGA teacher of the year winner!
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  1. Great video. The reconceptualization of the backswing being generated by coiling the core and stretching the ribs definitely helped a ton, as someone who's prone to swinging his shoulders.

    Would you be able to do a side-by-side compare and contrast between a pro backswing and an high-handicap swing? I think my biggest issue with these videos is that I watch them before going to the range and think to myself "yes, yes, okay I'm going to focus on 'that.'" But, since I don't have a true concept of the wrong way to do it, I don't know how not to do it. Thus, old habits come back, or I never fully adopt the correct method.

  2. I've been enjoying your tips and training processes for months and love your videos with one small slight exception – the intro to each video showing you bouncing a ball on your wedge. Not something you would ever do as a part of playing good golf. The driver; yes, the sand shot; yes, the iron shot; yes, and the putt; yes, but the tricks are of little use.

  3. Very helpful thanks Adam, I've been playing consistently well for 3 plus weeks, pretty much the same score or points then yesterday wham, from nowhere started hitting it all over the place on the 3rd hole and it continued for pretty much the rest of the round, one of my playing partners who's played with me quite a bit said afterwards i was pulling it flat and on the inside, my old habit crept back, had a session this afternoon as playing again tomorrow using these drills especially the swing back with right hand, didn't realize how much it engages the core, better than turn shoulders, bingo, hitting much sweeter again, I'll do the right hand drill on the course tommorow, old habits die hard

  4. Adam – I just rewatch your swing over and over for tempo and sense the effortless flow – then I try to emulate that on the range. Works for me – most of the time ?

    Best content on YouTube.

  5. I tend to agree with almost all you say here (for a change). My key thought is to take the club away with the muscles located on my trunk just above my belt line. Also the man who was a swing coach to Doug Tewell gave me an important and critical related clue. (He had his own weekly instructional TV show in Inverness, Florida). That's "the clubhead must generally point to the sky half way back". This is really important and most people don't do that. This assures one that they did not manipulate the club off perpendicular to it's tilted swing plane. It remains square to the ball in that if you step around 90 degrees, you will be exactly back at the address position once again (when you drop the club down) but at 90 degrees to the target. This was a serious flaw I had which he corrected. I was "closed" at that point half way back. My club face had been manipulated by myself to pointing down somewhat every time. No wonder I was fighting a hook all the time and could not figure out why. To be honest, it was not until later when I really modernized my swing that I then understood what he was trying to tell me previously about the club position half way back. I did not believe it at the time he first told me that and really did not pay any attention to that advice. Once you get on track to a tour quality swing however, it all falls into place. Joey Rassett, (look him up), seeing me on the range at Black Diamond Ranch, said to me passing by, "where in the world did you get that golf swing" ? He obviously like it. BTW – Joey is one of only three players under 25 to be in the lead to the final round of the U.S. Open. A freak car accident did him in. Joey later taught me how to putt at the tour level. He uses a "long putter" as a training aid to "work rotation out" about like Tiger does with his right hand only drill.

  6. I struggle with getting my hands too high at the top of my backswing. Is there a good thought or video of yours for that? Also, I've watched much of your content and love your channel. You're a great teacher, thanks for the videos and channel!

  7. Love your easy to use understand instruction. When working on releasing the club I think of your video throwing coins down the fairway and use the term Bazalgette it.

  8. thx dear Adam, .. years ago the Boston college ivy league teachers wrote down the actual secrets of a good backswing, .. something about keeping the club as low as possible .. just tickling the blades of grass drawn back, not taught any more sadly ?

  9. Sometimes it feels like your their with me at the driving range. 🙂 This weekend I was practicing my in to out swing and saw that I was rolling my club way to far to the inside in my backswing. Two days later, notification: How to make the perfect backswing.

  10. Once again Adam, Great tuition, you may need to come over to my place at Sanctuary Cove in Australia for a bbq and a few games of golf + a beer or 2 and give me a lesson. free accommodation. ?

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