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Move The Belt Buckle Down And Round | Rotate Hips In Golf Swing Without Spinning Out

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Milo Lines:
Yeah, everybody Milo here, along with Henry, and we have a really cool YouTube video for you today about your belt buckle.

Henry Fall:
Oh yeah.

Henry Fall:
Anthony Kim, back in the day, we need one of those big ones, right?

Milo Lines:
Yeah. So, what’s the video today? What are we talking about, Henry?

Henry Fall:
So we’re going to talk about how, I mean, we’re going to talk about the belt buckle, but how the belt buckle, you want it to get pointed down in transition, and then around through impact, versus up and out, right?

Milo Lines:
Yes.

Henry Fall:
Because this is a move we see all the time, and really one of the biggest issues we see amongst population of golfers, and this is something I struggled with sometimes, too, is sort of that early extension thrust. We call it a goat-humping, whatever you want to call it. But basically, that belt buckles start pointing out.

Milo Lines:
If I had a laser beam pointing straight out of my belt here, as I turn to the top of my backswing, you can see the direction that that would be in. Now, as we change directions, what we see with most golfers is this starts to go more up.

Henry Fall:
Oh yeah.

Milo Lines:
What do we see with those that play on tour or really high level players, generally?

Henry Fall:
Oh, we see at work more level or slightly even down, and pointed back at the ball, and transport.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, so for most of the really top level ball strikers, as they changed direction, you can see how that aimed more down.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
That’s what we’re talking about today. We’re trying to get that belt buckle in transition to feel like it aims more down as it starts to go around.

Henry Fall:
I’m going to make an assumption here that most of our viewers have probably seen that old Tiger Woods clip with Butch Harmon talking about this Olay move, right?

Milo Lines:
Yes.

Henry Fall:
Similar spinning out a little bit and getting, but it’s also getting early extended tilted.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, so that’s a question. I get a lot. What is a spin-out?

Henry Fall:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
Because people hear me talk about how we want to get rotation started early. What’s the difference in rotation started early in a spin-out?

Milo Lines:
Well, a spin-out would be me firing my hips up and forward like that. Where this belt buckle immediately starts to go up. Then what happens? The club falls behind us, and now we’ve got to go catch it up with our hands, and flick it.

Henry Fall:
Olay.

Milo Lines:
Olay. Yeah, you see it a lot with little kids. So what we’re trying to get is kind of the opposite there. It’s not that we’re not turning. My belt buckle is definitely rotating, but it’s not firing in that way.

Henry Fall:
Right. A lot of you at home, the first move in transition is sort of, you’re trying to get in the ground, but really what’s going on is you’re pushing up out of the ground early, right.

Henry Fall:
Instead of sort of falling into the ground, calling this the squat, a lot of people say, right, and get this belt buckle pointed back at the ball.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, so what’s really happened is we’re, I call it, reflecting into the ground. So at address, we’re kind of in a flex position, knees flexed, our body’s kind of rounded-off flexed. As we swing back, our spines extend. Now, we’ve got to go back into defluxion. That’s how we create force into the ground.

Henry Fall:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
Okay.

Henry Fall:
Very cool. What would be a practice we can do to get our viewers at home feeling that?

Milo Lines:
Something that I like new, I like to use alignment sticks. So you can just slide that through your belt, Henry.

Milo Lines:
Okay. We got it. Now slide it almost all the way through. So it’s mostly on this side. Okay. Now make a back swing for us.

Milo Lines:
Now, as you change directions, the goal is to get this tip to look like it goes down and around. Yeah, like that. We don’t want the tip show us the wrong way, so if did the Olay, fire your hips.

Henry Fall:
Well, I don’t want to stab you, Milo.

Milo Lines:
You can’t reach me here. So you can see the stick immediately starts to going up before it starts going, and it never really goes around.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
When you fire your hips up and forward, they don’t open very well. They don’t get nearly as open, so down and around helps you get them open. And there you go. So show us from down the line, what that looks like.

Henry Fall:
You want the bad one?

Milo Lines:
See the bad one that goes up in front of you. Now, show us the good one. There we go. So see how that goes around.

Henry Fall:
You can still rotate with that first move and that would be more your spin-out. It’d be kind of like that, but this is still moving back up and out.

Milo Lines:
Yes. Right, and that’s what causes you to get what some would coin stuck.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
Well, there’s your problem.

Henry Fall:
You don’t really believe in let’s get the club more in front of us necessarily. Let’s just figure out how to work better into the ground and pivot, correct?

Milo Lines:
Yeah. I’m not really a fan of trying to make your arms do something faster.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
I’m a fan of trying to get your body to move a little bit better.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
Not that there aren’t multiple ways to fix things, but I think that the more dynamic way is like this. This is how the good movers move.

Henry Fall:
Can I hit one slow with this thing?

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Henry Fall:
Just to feel it?

Milo Lines:
For sure.

Henry Fall:
You can also put a stick back here. You’ve done this before a stick click drill, where it clicks that other stick.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, so with players who struggle to get their bodies to start unwinding and opening up, I’ll have them, I’ll put another stick there where it would be ideally at impact, and have you try to click the sticks before you hit the ball.

Milo Lines:
The idea here is we’re just getting into the ground, getting our belt buckle to move down and around in transition. Because if we do that, we’re not spinning out. We’re putting max force into the ground and we’re going to be way efficient.

Henry Fall:
If you guys have some laser beams at home, attach that to the belt buckle and can make a nice little path with your belt buckle. Make sure you don’t hit the wall or the ceiling with it. Okay. Don’t blind your kids back at home.

Henry Fall:
Thanks for watching. Make sure you subscribe, and we’ll see you next time.