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BASKETBALL Shooting Technique And Golf Swing Match Ups

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Milo Lines:
Hey, everybody. Welcome back out to Superstition Mountain, Milo Lines, Henry Fall. And today we’ve got a little treat for you. We’re talking how does basketball relate to golf? So, Henry, I’ve got the basketball in my hands now. And if I was going to shoot a jump shot, when I go to shoot, my right hand looks like this. My left hand, somewhat like this. Now, if I take that and I just kind of lower it down into my hitting position, you can see that’s a pretty much pretty textbook hitting position. Right? Just the structure of my elbows and my wrists, pretty similar. Now, the way that this right wrist functions to shoot that jumper is very similar to what I would like to see. So it’s like this, and it goes through kind of like every other game where we’re shooting or throwing, right?

Henry Fall:
Yep. No, I agree. I mean, if the plane for shooting a basketball is straight up and down, vertical. And the plane for swinging a golf club is more like this, now my release is just on that plane versus that plane.

Milo Lines:
Exactly. So pretty similar. So if you can shoot a basketball, some of what you do there relates to what you do in golf.

Henry Fall:
It’s kind of crazy. Most of us wouldn’t think there’s any similarities between basketball and golf. But to me that that one with the wrist and the extension, and really the release of the ball takes place before you ever get the hand past to flexion.

Milo Lines:
It’s releasing as the ball comes off.

Henry Fall:
Right. Just like if I swing a golf club …

Milo Lines:
Just like it’s releasing as you hit the ball.

Henry Fall:
Right. It’s just starting to get almost to the level of my hands. And now it starts going by.

Milo Lines:
So generally, in a golf swing, this trail wrist is going fairly rapidly from max extension. So it’s kind of maxed out at like P6.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
Shaft parallel. And from there into the ball, it’s moving fairly rapidly toward flection. But hopefully it doesn’t get there until the ball is gone.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
And that’s the key to having that look at impact.

Henry Fall:
So this can be a good practice too. If you have a basketball or maybe a fitness ball, weighted ball. Got it here, turn back, and then there’s your impact.

Milo Lines:
Beautiful. Love it. Now, if you liked this video, like and subscribe to the channel and come on over and check us out at MiloLinesgolf.com, and we’re going to help you get better at this game.