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Right Arm Golf Swing Release And ROCK SKIPPING | Are They The Same?

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Henry Fall:
We’re back with an athletic series video on the similarities between skipping a rock and a golf swing.

Milo Lines:
Okay, Henry. I have often heard throughout my life that a golf swing is fairly similar to a sidearmed throw, which is skipping a rock [crosstalk 00:00:22], right?

Henry Fall:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Milo Lines:
Yes and no. They have some similarities for sure, because when I throw sidearmed, what does my body do? What do you notice there?

Henry Fall:
Right, it clears out of the way.

Milo Lines:
Clears out of the way. What else is it doing?

Henry Fall:
Putting in some side bend.

Milo Lines:
It’s got some side [crosstalk 00:00:39] bend.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
Okay. Now, the difference is, and this is where the real biomechanical guys will argue that it’s different is, when you throw something, your shoulder actually goes very much external.

Henry Fall:
Right. The elbow almost driving a little bit.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, the elbow drives way ahead, and this has some flash speed like [crosstalk 00:01:01] this, which, in a golf swing, would not be very stable.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
It would also be a really good way to get hurt, creating an impact with this shoulder in this external rotation.

Henry Fall:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Milo Lines:
But it’s a good thing there’s actually two hands on a golf club, so it’s fairly difficult to [crosstalk 00:01:17] get that much, because, anatomically, it just doesn’t want to work.

Henry Fall:
Get that much.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
So, let’s walk through what skipping a rock looks like. So I’m going to throw one.

Henry Fall:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
First try. I threw one earlier. Hopefully my shoulder doesn’t fall off since I have a torn rotator cuff and I need Tommy John surgery, but here we go. Skipping a rock.

Henry Fall:
Not from golf. That was pretty good. I’ll bet.

Milo Lines:
It skipped.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So when I did that, you’re going to be able to slow that down [crosstalk 00:01:53] and show that my arm went from internally rotated, my forearm will supinate.

Henry Fall:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
My arm will externally rotate, and I’ll make my throwing motion, and you’ll really see my body’s going to be well around, cleared out.

Henry Fall:
You really have a lot of that wrist extension we talk about a lot too.

Milo Lines:
Yes.

Henry Fall:
Yeah. There’s a little more of a flick to it, right?

Milo Lines:
It’s got a lot more flick than a, and a lot more flash speed, than a hit in golf.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
So we’re not really looking for it, we’re looking for this thing to whip.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
But what creates this wrist set?

Henry Fall:
Well, it’s… And honestly, what I noticed too, is the groundwork, right? How you stepped into it, and that little down motion, that set the angle even more as you cleared out of the way. (silence).

Milo Lines:
Yeah, so there-

Henry Fall:
Right?

Milo Lines:
I would say a lot of what my body did was very similar to-

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
… What I would do in a golf swing. That rock was terrible.

Henry Fall:
I gave you a faulty rock. So yeah, I think if you can disconnect a little bit from what’s going on here and really focus on the body, the legs, the groundwork, and maybe a little bit of the wrist work, that’s where we see the similarities. Is that what you’re saying?

Milo Lines:
Yes.

Henry Fall:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
For sure. Let’s see you skip a rock [crosstalk 00:03:41] there, bud.

Henry Fall:
Oh, boy. The [crosstalk 00:03:42] pressure’s on.

Milo Lines:
Under pressure, here we go.

Henry Fall:
Maybe it’s because we’re above the surface a little more.

Milo Lines:
It’s a little difficult, but let’s do it.

Henry Fall:
All right. Oh, my gosh.

Milo Lines:
It clinked. Floonk.

Henry Fall:
Of course that happens, man.

Milo Lines:
There you go, [crosstalk 00:03:55] you got a flat one. Here’s a good flat one.

Henry Fall:
All right. There we go.

Milo Lines:
Oh, we got the skipper. Look at that one.

Henry Fall:
Keep it going, baby.

Milo Lines:
Look at that one.

Henry Fall:
Boom! Comeback.

Milo Lines:
Skipping a rock.

Milo Lines:
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