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Left Shoulder Move To COMPRESS Irons Like A Pro!

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Milo Lines:
How to move your left shoulder in the golf swing to get max compression on the golf ball.

Ed Lasater:
Love it.

Milo Lines:
Stick around to the end for an awesome drill to help you with your games.

Milo Lines:
So, Ed, let’s talk about this. We see a lot of problems with how people move their left shoulder in the golf swing. Let’s talk about the right way to do it. So we’re going to walk through from address through the whole golf swing, how this moves in space.

Ed Lasater:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So as I start my back swing, so I’ve got this nice little trigger move, and then I start the takeaway, which way is my left shoulder moving?

Ed Lasater:
That shoulder’s moving down and in so that you can create a on-plane coil, right, and then as you start to flex your legs and lower body and sit, recenter yourself, that shoulder’s actually going to continue to move down and around and then back up this way as you push off the ground.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. So let’s walk through that slow. So actually, I’m going to face the camera here.

Milo Lines:
So as I start back, I’ve got this little trigger. I start back, you can see this shoulder is moving from right here, down and around. And then once I’ve kind of got here, I’m starting to re-center myself. Which way is that shoulder moving in transition right there?

Ed Lasater:
It’s actually staying closed as you start to re-center yourself.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. It’s actually almost still turning.

Ed Lasater:
Almost still turning a little bit.

Milo Lines:
Like that.

Ed Lasater:
Yep. That little extra stretch that you need.

Milo Lines:
Yep. Now, but it’s also moved down at the same time.

Ed Lasater:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
So it’s moved down a little bit. And now from here, what does it do?

Ed Lasater:
Well, as you start to re-center, it’s going to start moving and you’re going to start feeling like the buttons of this shirt are going to get closer to this leg as you’re getting into transition. And then now as you start to push this hip up, it starts to send this up and in, and now you have max compression because the more this left shoulder continues to move up and in, the more you’re going to have compression on the face.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. So the more that this shoulder has moved-

Ed Lasater:
Down, up and in.

Milo Lines:
…yep. The more I arrive in this kind of an impact.

Ed Lasater:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
If my shoulder didn’t move as far and I hit it.

Ed Lasater:
Yep. Now look at all the loft that you have to add subconsciously because all of this has stopped moving.

Milo Lines:
Exactly. So now we’ve showed people how our shoulder moves. It traces back, a little down as I re-center and then it works around behind me. What’s a good drill we can do to train ourselves to do that?

Ed Lasater:
Samurai Slinger. Samurai Slinger.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So, Ed, I’ve got a stick in the grip and this stick, you just described it as-

Ed Lasater:
A samurai sword.

Milo Lines:
…a samurai sword. And what happens if… This samurai sword’s sharp. My goal is I don’t want to cut myself in half before I hit that golf ball. Right?

Ed Lasater:
So you better not release it and you better keep pivoting.

Milo Lines:
So in order for me not to cut myself in half, I’m going to have to feel like I make this turn, re-center, land, open, open, open, open, open, and you can see that’s not going to get me.

Ed Lasater:
Nope, no chance.

Milo Lines:
Then I can drive that ball out there nice and low and straight.

Ed Lasater:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
So let me try it. See if I can keep from chopping myself in half. Didn’t touch me.

Ed Lasater:
Nope. Now take the stick away.

Milo Lines:
Okay.

Ed Lasater:
Put another ball on there. And the same thing is that we don’t want this to ever cross you and we’ll do this slo-mo and we’ll add it to the video.

Milo Lines:
Okay.

Ed Lasater:
So whenever you’re ready,

Ed Lasater:
Dead solid.

Milo Lines:
Perfect.