How To Start The Golf Downswing Correctly

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Jeff Rives says:

Excellent explanation. A light bulb clicked in my brain from this video. Thanks!

Jeroen Berkhout says:

Amazing clarity!

Giancarlo Bocchi says:

really interesting video! I like the concept of the towel…. nice explanation!

Metal1412 says:

Perhaps my most important and informative golf video to date! I have a sequence issue and this lesson nails it! Huge thank you for posting!

Dr. Thomas Lee says:

Thank you for your wonderful videos. When you "snap the towel" with your club, you're not aiming that snap toward the ball(down) but toward the target (foward)?

My Vlogs says:

Really helpful video for me??; thanks sir

mquiroz90 says:

i don't know anything about golf but i like to learn from it get the handing of it

Clifton Manley says:

Wrong issue, like I said, it's opening up the shoulder that's the issue, not the wrong path of the shoulder. 2.02 the guy opens up his shoulder at the transition. The girl on the left probably does it too… stop trying to throw the ball… that's the issue, not the shoulder path… and it injures the back.

Clifton Manley says:

avoid this one guys, at 2.50 DJ does his usual crappy move, pulling flat at the transition, this is what happens when you "squat" into the swing. Caused by the Hogan grip and holding it in the fingers. All the top guys that use the fingers pull the club flat on the transition under extreme pressure. Squatting makes this worse. It's about the core, but overusing it like this is an issue. It has to be used properly, in other words by itself, this takes training and a lot of effort to accomplish especially when the posture is poor because of the grip.

It won't ever be effective, because to be effective, the core has to be lined up correctly and holding the club in the fingers screws this up straight away.

Doing this means you are fighting your body the instant you grip the club. It's all wrong and starts with the grip.

DJ WILL develop chronic back pain using the fingers. All golfers that use the fingers will develop chronic back pain…. it's time for a change

slc5245 says:

WOW! Great tips to try. The feel of throwing the club relative to how you want your ball direction to go is so simple yet so effective! Thanks!!

Jancen says:

To be able to do this squat and optimize its effect on distance, do you recommend having a higher backswing than having a flatter one?

Nathan Bone says:

Thanks man this really works

Ojvind Burgundur says:

I got suspended from my golfclub doing this drill ?

Bob Neuendorf says:

Loved this video…and I needed it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!

Jin Choi says:

how to talk slowly and effectively by popular demand… slow  down Adam ..this ain't no chemistry class.  lol

Robert Bernard says:

Great explanation as always Adam. Can't afford to chuck my clubs away ha ha but I know what you mean. Cheers from the UK.

Neri Marini says:

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SeaGrass Charters says:

This gem: "…the quicker you decelerate them…". Wow.

To make a short story long…After a 8+ year layoff from golf, completely [was a 6 handicap, due only to a LOT of range time] , at nearly 60 I've got the bug again. A few rounds found the same old swing, only shorter and less consistent.

What a chance to re-build it – correctly this time around. So, armed with a mat, a net, iPhone slow-mo video, Doppler RADAR thingy, many weeks of rummaging through the Net…no improvement.

Good setup, good lag UNTIL waist high then it all goes away. Zero shaft lean. Little margin for error. Average clubhead speed [for an amateur my age]. High, weak strikes.

Your drill with the short, 'whippy'-like swings – with the deceleration component – have produced the only progress I've seen so far, where it counts. I'll stop now. But thanks. I'm subscribing.

PS: the club-throwing thing (I read that in Shoemakers book years ago) never translated to my swing, but this does.

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