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Hit LONGER DRIVES With Your Head Behind The Ball (Back And Down For BOMBS!)

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Milo Lines:
How to hit bombs by keeping your head behind the ball.

Henry Fall:
When I look at the world’s longest drivers, they all have one similarity when it comes to what their head is doing, sort of in the downswing and especially impact and a little after impact.

Milo Lines:
It’s not going forward. I’ll just say that.

Henry Fall:
Oh, really?

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Henry Fall:
You don’t want to get into your lead side with, you know?

Milo Lines:
Shift your weight over your front foot? Keep moving that way?

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
No.

Henry Fall:
Really? So I see, to me, it looks a little bit more like maybe a baseball player hitting a home run.

Milo Lines:
I would say that hitting driver is almost identical to hitting home runs.

Henry Fall:
Right. It’s like playing T-ball.

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
And because of how much force we’re putting into the front foot, we see some things happen.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
We see head kind of backing up.

Henry Fall:
Right. That sort of straight line that we have talked about before. Why don’t you show them at home.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So.

Henry Fall:
All right. So they got this nice straight line, and the head is on that same path as well.

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
So everything’s angled back away from the target.

Henry Fall:
Right. So in that early part of the downswing, there might be just a hair with driver of the head moving back with our upper spine going into maybe a little bit of extension. But as soon as we start the downswing, you see these guys’ heads like drop and go back.

Milo Lines:
So it stabilizes really soon after transition. So they might fall just a little bit left, but once that force starts to hit the front foot, their head stabilizes and starts to go away from the target.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
And it never ever gets out in front of the ball.

Henry Fall:
So what do you think the advantage is of having your head feel like it’s behind the ball at impact, especially with driver. What do you think some advantages to that would be?

Milo Lines:
Well, it allows you to be able to hit a little more up through the golf ball.

Henry Fall:
So up on the ball. Yep.

Milo Lines:
It allows your body to open up.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
So if you don’t stay behind the ball, in order to get this ball elevated, you have to stay square and kind of flip at it.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
If I stay back behind it, I can open, which is what a home-run hitter does. You know, they’re back like this, boom, staying back behind it.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Henry Fall:
The other thing I was thinking, too, is it helps you deliver the club to the inside of the golf ball, something so many people that slice it struggle with.

Milo Lines:
For sure.

Henry Fall:
Right? So being able to stay to the inside of the golf ball, that’s a big part of it, I feel like too.

Milo Lines:
Oh yeah. If you’re moving forward, you’re probably coming and hitting the outside of the ball.

Henry Fall:
Right. If you split that ball in half, and you imagine it’s two semi-circles, right? Let’s try to hit the inside of that ball. Let’s not try to get the club to the outside.

Milo Lines:
Whereas I recently saw in a Lee Trevino video.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
The back of the ball is six o’clock, and he says, you’re trying to hit seven.

Henry Fall:
Exactly.

Milo Lines:
You know, you’re not getting on the outside of that ball ever.

Henry Fall:
Right. Right. Yeah. So I think it presents a lot of opportunities for some more speed, more distance. You can rotate. Right? Anything else you can think about, maybe with the head?

Milo Lines:
Well, speed and distance are good things. It also makes it go straighter because you’re able to get that path going in the right direction.

Henry Fall:
Right. Cool. Well, let’s hit some bombs, huh?

Milo Lines:
Let’s do it.

Henry Fall:
We can slow our swings down, and we can show them the…

Milo Lines:
We’ll be able to show you from face on. Let me get out of the camera picture here.

Henry Fall:
So get my head as far in front of this ball as possible, right?

Milo Lines:
And hit down on it and try to make the ball bounce off the ground in front of you right there.

Henry Fall:
So let’s see if I can hit a little bit of a high fade. That’s kind of my typical shot shape.

Henry Fall:
Got hair of a draw on it.

Milo Lines:
Backwards fade. Little tiny draw.

Henry Fall:
See if anything, though, after impact, I almost came back this way.

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Henry Fall:
Did you notice that?

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
My turn, let’s see what mine does.

Henry Fall:
We need to get more loose for the next video.

Milo Lines:
Second swing of the day here. Here we go.

Henry Fall:
There’s your high fade.

Milo Lines:
Who needs warmup?

Henry Fall:
Pretty nice.

Milo Lines:
That was pretty good.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Henry Fall:
Cool. So we’ll slow those down. You guys can see how our heads move down and then slightly back.

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Henry Fall:
You know, we can draw a line on them too. You can really see that movement. I’ll try to bring up some long drive guys, too, so they can see that as well.

Milo Lines:
Awesome.

Henry Fall:
Cool.

Milo Lines:
Hope you enjoyed it.

Milo Lines:
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