Hey everybody, Milo here. So this YouTube video you’re about to watch is a compilation of a recent Zoom call I did with Brendan from Be Better Golf. And in it, we cover various topics about the golf swing. I hope you guys enjoy it.
No, not everybody. You don’t need to get two pockets at impact. You know, as players age, they’re not going to move as well. They’re not going to have nearly as much flexibility in their spine, but ideally, I’d like to see from about this point in the golf swing into the impact position. That’s being powered because their body’s turning. And so a really good drill for people to do would be, I like to put sticks through belt loops. So it basically gives them the perspective. You can actually see, you have some feedback. Is that going around, or is that just going teetering up and down? Because if it’s going around, the right things are happening. If it’s going up and down, then you’re not really pivoting. You’re just more teetering. Taking the golf club, swinging it back… Fairly, I do it with almost a full swing, but to start with, I like people to swing it back to about left arm parallel.
And then from this point in the swing, I want you to make the club head move all the way to the ball without ever actually using your hands or your arms. So you’re just taking the structure and you’re turning it around, hitting the golf ball, and stopping. Something like that. At first, I’ll have people clip the ball. I’ll just put it on a little low tee, and I’ll have people learn how to make the pattern and hit the ball five, 10 yards. And then we’ll gradually ladder it out to where they’re… You know, I can hit a ball without ever letting the club flip or let it pass me. I can hit a seven iron in like 170 yards. So it looks like that.
Is that a good down the line view? So I’m stopping about here at first, and then as I add speed to it, which you know, that comes a little later, it will be really hard to stop it. But the key is, if you’re not applying force and if this is not getting past you, you can stop it. If the club has starts to pass you, you can’t stop it. It’s too heavy. It’s going too fast. Well, cause what’s happening, if the opening of your body is not what’s moving the golf club, the momentum is passing you. So that momentum is impossible to stop. Now, if you’re doing it correctly, it’s like a baseball player. You can check your swing, but if you swing the head first, you would never check your swing. You’d break your wrist. [inaudible 00:02:57] too heavy.
If you’re moving your pressure correctly, your mass doesn’t necessarily get moved too far. You can learn how to move pressure without having your mass wandering around too much. And I’d say for the average player, we want to get better at stabilizing ourselves and minimizing how much we’re wandering back and forth. Now, for the best athletes on Earth, they can afford to have a little bit more motion. And they’re going to hit it maybe a little farther with a little bit more shift in mass because they’re better at timing it. Where the average player, I think, just from a hand-eye coordination standpoint, they just aren’t quite that good. So we’re better off if we keep ourselves more center. Yeah. For the average guy, I’d prefer to see their mass staying a little bit more centered.
So you’re not going to see as much of an off-the-ball move, like what you would see with maybe Rory McIlroy. And I fall into that category. I stay a little bit more centered in my golf swing. It’s harder for me to recover. If I move off of it, I have a harder time timing things getting back.
And a lot of teachers like to see kind of a shifting of your mass forward. That would be your glide, and then you turn. You know, I don’t mind that, but you don’t necessarily have to have nearly that much shifting forward. The longest hitters actually don’t have very much. So the guys who hit it the farthest generally have less. They’re more rotary and less linear in their motions. But there’s a lot of ways to shift force. I would just prefer to see it be more rotational, less linear.
Well, if you’re doing the step drills correctly, you’ll start with your feet together. Step with your right foot, and that will shift your pressure. And then as the pressure moves to the right, you’re going to start to turn. And then, because your body’s winding up, your left foot is kind of light and you can actually lift it up. So step, step go. And you can see when I do that step, step go, I’m not moving. I’m not wandering around a lot, where some people would have more of a tendency to have that look.
I want to create more rotation with my force, so as I take a step, I want to turn that into a turn, not into a moving in my mass, if that makes sense. Step, turn, step, turn.
Well, it’s because you’re doing an abbreviated drill. You’re actually stopping somewhere in this ballpark. So if I stopped here, that’s what it’s going to look like. You still have some weight on that foot. The only reason that the weight generally comes completely off that foot is that this turns far enough. So now my right hips forward enough that that foot’s in the air.
Okay, I’ll do it for you, but I actually don’t like to see your weight necessarily moving to the left. You can have, if this turns far enough, this hip will come forward enough, and that foot will begin to come up the right way.
Yeah, that’s my preference. I don’t like to see the weight moving over here. I want to see this, and you can see… I don’t know if you can see my feet. When I do that, at this point in my swing, my foot’s still on the ground. There’s a lot of wrinkles in my shoe. That’s not my full follow through. The only reason that my foot comes completely up and around is I keep turning. Now my foot comes up. So if I’m stopping the golf club over here, just about waist high, I don’t necessarily want my weight all on my front foot. That would mean you were doing something that didn’t look right.