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Create LAG With Parallel Lines | Chest And Shaft Match Up Lesson W/ BE BETTER GOLF

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Milo Lines:
As everybody knows. I come from other sports. When I swing a baseball bat, in contrast, my chest and the bat are parallel to each other.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
My goal in a golf swing is to have that same dynamic. So as I’m swinging this club, when I have the shaft parallel, I want my chest parallel to the shaft.

Brendon DeVore:
Hey, everybody, welcome to not so sunny, La Quinta, California. I’m out here with-

Milo Lines:
Milo Lines.

Brendon DeVore:
So we’re talking about today, Milo, this really interesting concept of there’s so many lines that people can talk about in the gospel. Down the line lines, face lines. This is a line that’s more of like a POV line from like your own point of view. I’m going to give you this club and talk about how the, the chess and the club stay parallel.

Milo Lines:
So as everybody knows, I come from other sports. When I swing a baseball bat, in contrast, my chest and the batter parallel of each other, you and my goal in a golf swing is to have that same dynamic. So as I’m swinging this club, when I have the shaft parallel, I want my chest parallel to the shaft. Then at impact, I want to feel like I’m getting my chest and the shaft parallel to each other.

Milo Lines:
So that the club is, I feel like it’s never passing me now. That’s not physically possible.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
But if that’s what I feel like happens, I really compress and go.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. I know that when people see people on the range or wherever, like long time golfers, see other golfers on the range doing this thing where they’re going like this, and they’re going like this, they’ll say “Hey, look at that guy, put an idiot. He’s trying to hold the leg. You don’t hold the leg. Are you holding the leg when you’re doing this?

Milo Lines:
No.

Brendon DeVore:
No. So how are you not doing what these people would be making fun of people for doing?

Milo Lines:
Generally the thing that they’re holding is they’re holding this angle here.

Brendon DeVore:
So wait a second. So they’re trying to keep this unit [crosstalk 00:02:01] frozen.

Milo Lines:
They’re trying to hold radio hinge. So it’s going this way, like this.

Brendon DeVore:
Uh-huh (affirmative).

Milo Lines:
I’m not actually holding anything. My pivot holds it.

Brendon DeVore:
So your wrists are soft-

Milo Lines:
So my wrists are really soft. What I want to feel like I’m doing, is I want to feel like I’m moving in a way that the club moves with me like this. I don’t want this club flying by me.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
So-

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. All right. The one thing I’ll add to this Milo is how does this relate to hitting pools? So some golfers hit pools with the dead shut face, some hit them with their path, but some hit them just by crossing over. You said that this relates to the way I hit pulls.

Milo Lines:
You hit pulls because your club actually goes this way into the golf ball. So your chest is pointed more or less at the ball, but the club is going past you.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
So that’s a pull. So there’s two ways you can make end out path. One way would be to keep your body closed and get the club to come into the ball this way. Which in my opinion, I don’t like it. It’s not very athletic. Yeah. I prefer my pivot to work symmetrically like this and this golf club to follow along. You can see my path is still evened out even though-

Milo Lines:
Yeah, yeah.

Milo Lines:
I’m turning. So I’m turning really early. My path is going down.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. So if people are saying those lines, they look good. They like the idea of the wide arms and this, and this are parallel. They’re still parallel. They’re still parallel.

Brendon DeVore:
How can they do that? What’s an effective strategy to get them doing that rather than just like-

Milo Lines:
Kind of like we did with you.

Brendon DeVore:
Exactly. Yeah.

Milo Lines:
I’ve had you start small get, so come up to the top, come down, get the club, parallel to your chest.

Brendon DeVore:
Uh-huh (affirmative).

Milo Lines:
Then do a little pump and just get it and never let go of all the angles. So you have to learn how to turn it.

Brendon DeVore:
All Right. Let’s do that.

Milo Lines:
Cause your tendency was to not turn all the way through. You kind of stalled the pivots and had a little slide in it.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah, Slung it out. So you’re going to want to see people go here. I’m feeling that forward-

Milo Lines:
Don’t pull your arms forward. Yeah. Don’t do that. It’s now turn this feel that? That’s different, right?

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
That. Don’t pull your arms forward.

Brendon DeVore:
So one pump and then hit it, right?

Milo Lines:
One pump and then get a little pitch out there with no throw. There you go.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
That didn’t go left, Did it?

Brendon DeVore:
No, it didn’t go left. And it was secure. It was pretty solid. Let me try the one a little bit more discipline.

Brendon DeVore:
So I want hit one, but I actually don’t want it to cross over even front momentum.

Milo Lines:
So I want you to learn how to hold it off.

Brendon DeVore:
That one.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. There you go.

Brendon DeVore:
You really get the feeling like you said, you’re turning into the arm.

Milo Lines:
Turning into the arm, and then you keep turning the arm all the way through.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. Then we’ll step it up just for time sake to a little fuller, without the pump, right?

Milo Lines:
Yeah. So now do the same thing with no pumps.

Brendon DeVore:
So you were saying more like in flow, right?

Milo Lines:
Yep. But you’re still holding it. So you’re not going to let it don’t don’t don’t let it release.

Brendon DeVore:
All Right, gotcha.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. Like that.

Brendon DeVore:
So here I’m going to swing into the arm a little bit.

Milo Lines:
Perfect.

Brendon DeVore:
That was good. [inaudible 00:05:57].

Milo Lines:
So we’re taking all the throw out of your swing.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. So then building up speed. The final level here, which is I’m basically going to do the same thing, but my finish is going to be little fuller. I just won’t be able to fight now.

Milo Lines:
Naturally, momentum’s going to unload that clock for you. So you’re going to feel like you’re doing same thing though.

Brendon DeVore:
So I’m doing the same thing. I’m doing the same thing. Just a little bit bigger. Then I’m just not going to be able to hold.

Milo Lines:
Yep. it won’t hold it’ll start flying.

Brendon DeVore:
So when I freeze the video, it’ll still be like this, but then it just won’t be able to go. Right?

Milo Lines:
That’s the idea.

Brendon DeVore:

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Milo Lines:
There you go.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah, that was really good.

Milo Lines:
No more pull hook.

Brendon DeVore:
No, that was really good.

Milo Lines:
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Milo Lines:
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