SHOULD YOU BUMP OR TURN IN YOUR GOLF SWING

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John Mark Thompson says:

Any help guys. I have fast hips but not consistent

AussieNaturalist says:

There is no right answer, because everyone is different, some people have too much weight transfer from the top of the backswing, and others not enough, and it’s also dependent on the club you’re using. Each person needs to be assessed by a good coach for what they need. These videos are only good for people who know exactly what they’re doing right and or wrong, and how to implement it, otherwise it’s like a normal person trying to operate on themselves, it’s not a good idea.

Tom Duckworth says:

Very good one I am struggling with this concept. I'm looking for a way to smoothly start my downswing I have hit the ball well with a lateral shift although I worry about that move with driver. I have also hit the ball well by just thinking about turning. I feel stuck between and the results are I don't always turn through the ball well. When I do I'm great when I don't my game really crashes and burns. One day I can drive 275 yards next day it's a slice that can go two fairways over.

Panerai Atheart says:

What are your exact “Feels” Russell?
Do you try to fix your hands high as you transition from Backswing into the downswing pulling your Left hip back?
Or
Do you FEEL right hip stay over your Right heel as it rotates in the transition?

Jon Allsop says:

Kelvin Miyahira goes into detail on how and why turning into the lead leg is much more difficult and less natural after a significant bump

Richard James says:

Hip rotation is working for me and has transformed my ball striking and therefore my game – it's genius stuff and thanks Russell!!

November Whiskey says:

Great vid Russell. Please check out a YouTuber call Rob McGarr who has a recent video where he had a lesson with a Euro tour pro. He does a couple of drills that are really simple and would love to hear your take on them. One is where you address a pretend ball, take a small step to the right with right foot, swing club back and then whilst club is moving back take a small step left with left foot and complete your swing. A fantastic drill for tempo and ensuring you move through your swing. I swear by it now and would really like to hear you talk more about tempo. Which to me is a massive part of the golf swing. Cheers!!

Sir TogII says:

I think you're spot on concentrating on the rotation rather than the lateral movement. Pretty much every golfer in the world can perform a lateral movement towards the target but almost all amateurs struggle with rotation. It's almost impossible to rotate without some lateral motion happening anyway so no point in focussing on that as it will happen automatically as long as you've loaded on to the right side. That force will go left no matter what so make sure you get out of the way first.

Alberto Fernandez-Sanguino says:

Thank goodness someone has explained this.
Have always heard "Bump those hips" yet it has always felt awkward to me and has taken it's toll on my lower back.
Have now chnaged to a rotational move and my lower back is no longer in pain after a few holes, plus have gained in consitency ……… AND distance
So thanks for clarifying.
Cheers and keep up the great work

Peter says:

From my experience, trying to manipulate the hips, shoulders, or wrists never works. I swing best by simply turning the pelvis around while lifting the right arm/shoulder to a natural position where I get the wrists as high as possible and feel the weight inside the instep of my trail leg. The transition and release happen automatically but I can increase the speed by attempting to post up. I notice that if my setup posture is more erect, the hips initiate the downswing. If I have more shaft lean to the trail side, my legs initiate the weight shift and transition to the lead side to release the club. One of the problems with Youtube instruction is that amateurs like myself can misinterpret it by trying too hard to feel and experience a particular move such as keeping the lead wrist flat at the top, moving the trail hip back in the back swing, or moving the rear shoulder behind the head, which can cause tension and lack of rotational spontaneity. I find the way you demonstrate the swing along with your instruction simplifies it.

staticstephen says:

I'll pass on the bump bud ?????

Jim Palazzo says:

Thank you Russell! Your videos are the “Best” golf lessons I have ever seen. You have helped me this year more than anyone in my long 40 years plus of golfing. Please keep the videos coming! There is more I can learn from your expertise. I recommend your videos to All Golfers, High and low handicappers.

Roger Trottier says:

thank you Mr. Heritage for the clarity.Amen

paul togher says:

is this about the new chris ryan golf downswing video my thoughts exactly

G P says:

Beautifully described I was a arms and hands hitter and got away with it but when I was off my game a absolute nightmare hence the so many teachers and getting so confused. I’m one hundred percent using Russell’s instruction and the swing is looking better, the striking is tonnes better and if I continue to think rotating through to impact I’m so much happier and better. So rotation is massive for me and if Russell hadn’t done these videos the wife would have lots of plant canes ????

Dave Ford says:

Nice explanation Russ. For me I don't try to move/bump or think lateral. If I have created enough internal wind, then the lead leg creates a spiral as we see in the older style players. My hips fire via core rotation as I Sitz away from the club that has risen. Center of Pressure leads Center of Mass. This creates spinal elongation with a certain amount Lateral Bend & Lumbar Lordosis. IE: Spinal Engine. https://youtu.be/Vtfy6Km3kvY

MJB says:

Good vid…couple thoughts. I wonder what the criteria is for selecting between rotational and lateral options? It seems like you need to be a bit more athletic to pull off the rotational swing and older maybe less flexible golfers might use a lateral move with arms. Next, I noted from one of your older vids this concept of moving the left ribcage up and back through impact. For me that thought encourages a good hip move and leads to a powerful controlled rotational feel through impact. May be worth a revisit. Thx.

Rodney Greenwell says:

Well I tried bumping the hips and had ok success, I tried Shawn Clements perpetual motion had ok success then I tied Larry Cheung method has pretty good success but I have to admit I've definitely had the best success using your methods and currently I'm playing the best golf I've ever played and in my quest to break 80 I've just been fitted for a full bag of new clubs ions with less off set to help prevent the over draw weeker lofts for more hight and new Driver and 5 wood and changed all my wedges and included a 60 ° high bounce wedge just to help me with bunker shots .
So far on the range ( only had the clubs 2 days ) I'm much straighter with more hight and better stopping power . So as far as I'm concerned your definitely teaching the right stuff .
Thanks for all the good videos….

Greg Mainis says:

A fantastic explanation

John Day says:

Yer nice one Russ?

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