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How Throwing A FOOTBALL Can Help Your Golf Swing Sequence

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Milo Lines:
Welcome back everybody. Milo Lines and Henry Fall out here on the range at Superstition Mountain, and we’re talking about how to make you swing more like an athlete. And to do that, we brought a football. Most of us, maybe we didn’t play football, but most of us at least have thrown one, right?

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
And there are some things about a throwing motion that definitely relate to a golf swing. Now other things that don’t, so there’s some mechanics. So if we get into the nitty gritty, I know some people really like to. Spine mechanics are very different. The external rotation patterns of the shoulder are very different. But we’re not going there, we’re going to just basic sequencing, pretty similar. So hit me with a pass, Henry.

Milo Lines:
Oh, it’s a touchdown.

Henry Fall:
He’s like Randy Moss.

Milo Lines:
They didn’t hear you because the mic was way over there. What’d you say?

Milo Lines:
So as you will see, when Henry threw that, his body kind of opens up and leads the football. It’s not the football first, it’s body first and then football, right?

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
That’s how you throw anything, and it’s kind of how you hit a golf ball or chop down a tree, okay?

Henry Fall:
Yeah. Sort of that chain reaction working up sort of from the ground through your core and then eventually up to your fingertips.

Milo Lines:
Exactly. So everything starts from the middle of us and moves out to our extremities in any sport we play. If we want to make this thing go fast, it always starts from the middle.

Henry Fall:
Yep. So when I’m throwing a ball, or a football I should say, for me that first thing that’s moving is sort of this dropping my left foot back into the ground.

Milo Lines:
And generally that’s moving about the same time as the football is going away, so these two things are kind of countering each other. For people who throw really hard and the same thing for people who swing golf clubs really hard, there’s a counter.

Henry Fall:
Yep. Yeah, we’ve heard Tom Brady talk a lot about how he uses the ground and his core to generate the power he needs to throw the football. It’s very much little to do with what he’s focused on up here. It’s more that.

Milo Lines:
Yep. Sweet.

Henry Fall:
All right, guys. Thanks for watching. If you like the video, make sure you like it. Leave a comment for future videos. We’d love to get back to you guys with those, and check out milolinesgolf.com, where you can learn how to swing like an athlete.