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Make Your Golf Swing TOP SHELF With This HOCKEY Feel!

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Milo Lines:
Hey, everybody. Welcome back out to Superstition Mountain. Milo here, along with Henry, and today we’re talking about how different sports relate to golf, and in this case, hockey.

Henry Fall:
Beautiful.

Milo Lines:
So Henry, we hear a lot about how different sports relate to each other. How does hockey relate to golf? I’m really not a hockey player. I’ve actually never even played it. I’ve watched how hockey players shoot the puck.

Henry Fall:
Yep. Top shelf.

Milo Lines:
They’re good athletes, and they usually make pretty good golfers because it transfers real fast.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
So how is it, how do hockey players hit?

Henry Fall:
Yeah. I mean, obviously, the biggest difference, I guess, would be the fact that they have that split grip.

Milo Lines:
Okay.

Henry Fall:
They’re on ice. And that’s obviously a big difference.

Milo Lines:
So the feet aren’t stable?

Henry Fall:
Right. So that’s why you see a lot of these guys, when they’re coming in for their shot, this right foot slides back, almost like a little bit of a Norman or Scottie Schaeffler, right?

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Henry Fall:
But it’s on a skate and on ice.

Milo Lines:
Theirs slide because there’s no way, when you’re on ice, there’s no way to put force into that ice very well. It’s going to naturally slide, which is why Norman and Schaeffler slide because they actually unweight their trail foot quite a bit so it can slide back.

Henry Fall:
Yep. But what we do see that really, I think, translates great to golf with hockey players is, one, their risk angle and their trail arm, and two, that chest and the rotation they get throughout their body, their upper body.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So they use a lot of chest rotation to shoot the puck?

Henry Fall:
Right. You see Ovechkin and those guys, their chest is here.

Milo Lines:
Ah. That same parallel relationship that I’ve talked about from baseball.

Henry Fall:
Yeah. Right. Now, do we want to drag a club on the ground like that? Probably not. There’s some benefit to that feeling of the trail wrist, but I don’t know if hockey players maybe have a tendency to chunk it a little bit.

Milo Lines:
And I think, from speaking with hockey players, the way that they do it, they actually hit it fat on purpose.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
So, can I borrow that? These sticks are flexible and so they swing the stick back, they bang it into the ground behind it, and the stick flexes and the stick kicks. It’s like the shaft on a golf club kick.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
And so that helps them gain more speed. Plus, it doesn’t slap the ice. It doesn’t really matter if you hit behind it. It’s not like it’s going to explode like grass does.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
So yeah, some interesting things. Chest rotation.

Henry Fall:
For a hockey player, like a baseball player comes to golf and they’ve got to work on their club phase, do you think there’s anything a hockey player might need to focus on, something that they need to make that transition that would help?

Milo Lines:
Honestly, I haven’t taught a lot of hockey players. I’m here in Arizona.

Henry Fall:
See, up here in the Northeast, I’m from Maine, I played a little hockey growing up, not competitively, but I knew a lot of really good golfers that played hockey in the winter time too when the courses weren’t open.

Milo Lines:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Henry Fall:
So to me, I’ve always seen that they have pretty good impact and rotation. They do a lot of good things.

Milo Lines:
They usually have short swings.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
And a lot of times they play hockey from the other side than they do golf I’ve noticed.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
I’ve taught two or three lately.

Henry Fall:
Well, because they teach you to play hockey left handed too.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, a lot of them play hockey lefty, and they play golf righty.

Henry Fall:
Yeah. I guess I would say that the most challenging part maybe would be just the grip for them, because you do see a lot of them try to get this split grip and they have this push it out motion.

Milo Lines:
They don’t use their levers quite as efficiently and they don’t make as much of a back swing. Usually, their swings are short with a lot of turn, and they hit it straight as an arrow.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
So it transfers pretty well. I think if they learn how to turn a little bit more and how to use their levers, usually they hit the crap out of it. They hit it really far.

Henry Fall:
Awesome. Cool. There you go. Hockey and golf. If you liked this video, make sure to subscribe. Check out our website, MiloLinesgolf.com, and see you next time.