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Right Arm Throw In Downswing | POWER Sling Lesson W/ BE BETTER GOLF

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Brendon DeVore:
Okay. Today we were talking about the role of the right arm, Milo.

Milo Lines:
Well, in a throwing motion, when I actually throw, my arm goes external in this way.

Brendon DeVore:
Show us the difference internal and external.

Milo Lines:
Internal is this way. External is … (music)

Brendon DeVore:
Thanks for watching I’m [Alvin MaKinta 00:00:22] with Milo Lines. Hey, how’s it going?

Milo Lines:
Good.

Brendon DeVore:
Thanks to [Jay Keel 00:00:26] for setting this up from [Golfstick Pro 00:00:30]. He also teaches lessons here at Silver Rock, where we are today and have been for the last couple hours.

Brendon DeVore:
Early on in the channel, I visited a bunch of different players and the one drill that they all had me do, different variations of it, but the thing that I came to was when I’m on the range at home and there’s a range mat, and it ends about there …

Milo Lines:
Mm-hmm (affirmative)?

Brendon DeVore:
The game I started playing with myself to get this going was, “Let me see how far out there I can make the ball go, but skip it off here.” Then that would get the right arm working like this, like that. I didn’t skip it, I skip it like that. Because everybody was having me toss a ball under hand like this.

Milo Lines:
Uh-huh (affirmative).

Brendon DeVore:
I wanted to ask you, what is the role of the right arm in golf. Then also, because I see so many pitchers that are now good golfers, what is the difference between throwing something hard, and I’ll try to throw this really hard, but on a golf plane. Okay? What’s the difference between that and then how we would use your arm to play golf?

Milo Lines:
Well, in a throwing motion, when I actually throw, my arm goes external in this way.

Brendon DeVore:
Show us the difference between internal and external.

Milo Lines:
So internal is this way and external is this way.

Brendon DeVore:
So basically if you think about the hand, if the hand is going in …

Milo Lines:
Toward me, this would be internal rotation of my shoulder and this would be external rotation of my shoulder.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. Now we’ve got the term right. Okay.

Milo Lines:
Now in a golf swing, when I swing the club up to the top, my arm is slightly internally rotated. It’s not externally rotated like this.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
It never actually goes into external rotation. It goes maybe toward it slightly, but it doesn’t actually get there.

Brendon DeVore:
In your swing?

Milo Lines:
In almost any golf swing. I don’t know anybody who’s really good who I see actually do external. Maybe DJ, slightly, but most players, their right arm doesn’t go this way.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
It’s the same with hitting. I think that hitting a golf ball is a little more like hitting a baseball than it is throwing. If I hit a ball with a bat, I don’t go like this. They call that bat drag. That’s what little kids do.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
Big league hitters, when they hit, they hit like this. This arm doesn’t actually go that way.

Brendon DeVore:
All right, let me see that. As evidenced, with my amazing homer that had superstition. Oh, that’s my bat. I can’t swing low with it, so if I go here with it and I go, that would be what I would do.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. It’s perfect. Your arm wouldn’t go actually external.

Brendon DeVore:
One more swing.

Milo Lines:
There you go. Okay.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah. No, my arm’s not here and it’s going there. It is going a little this way.

Milo Lines:
It’s going forward external, but it’s not going completely. It’s not actually going a full external rotation.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
If this was the top, it’s going toward it, but not all the way into external. Okay?

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. That’s baseball.

Milo Lines:
That’s baseball. That’s golf too. That’s how most good golfers hit like that. They don’t drive this arm forward and get narrow like this.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
This stays more wide and it’s probably almost neutral.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
But what really happens is their forearm has the ability to supinate. Your trail forearm in transition, without going external with my shoulder, I can supinate my forearm and that actually will push the shaft back.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
It’s not necessarily my shoulder going external.

Brendon DeVore:
Milo, you’re saying when you take a back swing, a good thing to do would be keep this elbow feeling, not this way, but feeling like it’s basically there, but the shaft pitches this way.

Milo Lines:
The shaft pitches that way. Now, if you just did this and turned, watch where your elbow gets. Just start turning your chest out of the way, turn your body, body, body, see where your arm is? That’s just like a baseball swing.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah. It starts looking from that, like somebody did this, but they didn’t.

Milo Lines:
They didn’t, yeah.

Brendon DeVore:
They went like this and they just turned.

Milo Lines:
That’s exactly right.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay, gotcha.

Milo Lines:
Does take make sense?

Brendon DeVore:
It does. Okay, let’s put it into action here, Milo. You can hit this driver. Yeah, hit this driver.

Milo Lines:
I’ll hit that driver. I’m not hitting mine again.

Brendon DeVore:
I don’t want you hit a full swing shot anyway.

Milo Lines:
Okay.

Brendon DeVore:
So show me that ,level from the shoulder just shy to shoulder higher, how would you work on this? I’ve seen you do this, especially when you’re warming up or just trying to get in sequence.

Milo Lines:
I make a lot of moves like this.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. This is what I want to ask you about this; in transition, are you doing this or are you just relaxing that and turning that’s happening.

Milo Lines:
I’m relaxing and turning and it’s happening.

Brendon DeVore:
Show me the difference.

Milo Lines:
But a lot of times for somebody who’s just learning the field, they have to make it do it.

Brendon DeVore:
They have to actually physically touch it.

Milo Lines:
They have to physically make it do it. I don’t. When I change directions, it just happens for me.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
There’s not much tension in my hands. There’s a weight on the end of a stick.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
It wants to do this when I change direction.

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
Now for the average guy, when they come in here and they’re used to going like this with it, they might have to feel the opposite. They might have to feel like they’re actually making it go that way.

Brendon DeVore:
Give us a little drift for the average guy that has the pitch actually going this way a little bit.

Milo Lines:
Well, there’s two different things you seel you see guys who are going this way with it, and you see guys who are going this way with it.

Brendon DeVore:
The pros are leading that arm.

Milo Lines:
The pros, yeah, their arm structure is pretty much just set and they let nature take its course more. For a guy who struggles with it, I might have them come here and feel they let the club fall and then just turn with it. Do you want me to hit one?

Brendon DeVore:
Yeah, sure.

Milo Lines:
I’ll just swing it up here, and let it fall, turn and hit it.

Brendon DeVore:
I want to try that. This is one of the top things you wanted me to take home. Right?

Milo Lines:
One of the things.

Brendon DeVore:
One of them. Okay. Here, turn into it and hit. Yep. [inaudible 00:06:54], a knuckle ball out to the right.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, good.

Brendon DeVore:
Good.

Milo Lines:
Then if you had speed to that, that straightens it out.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. It sounds like you want me to add speed?

Milo Lines:
I don’t, no. Always, straight to speed.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
Good.

Brendon DeVore:
Here.

Milo Lines:
Ball went a little left on you.

Brendon DeVore:
A little ducky.

Milo Lines:
Yep. That tells you that you got it back there and then you went and flipped it.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. All right. Roll the right arm here and don’t let it get this way. Don’t let it get this way. Really, that’s staying there and we’re letting this get affected the physics of how you’re moving.

Milo Lines:
Exactly.

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. For me, I’m feeling, and Milo, see if you like this, vertical here and then I’m going to swing into the left arm and then that’s going to pitch the club that aways.

Milo Lines:
That looks good.

Brendon DeVore:
And then bring it back to the ball here. We go vertical here, turn it around. That was good. I never lined myself up.

Milo Lines:
That’s pretty good. That was pretty good, right, Ed?

Brendon DeVore:
Okay. Really, you feel like you’re not doing much with the right arm as far as, even if you did keep it wide, you wouldn’t feel like you would go like a big slap with it that way, an accelerated slap to the ball?

Milo Lines:
Yeah. But how I would slap something, I wouldn’t do it with my arm. If I was going to slap you hard, I would do it like this, wham. My arm would be back here and I would sling it into you and I’d knock you down.

Brendon DeVore:
I can feel that. Okay.

Milo Lines:
Does that make sense?

Brendon DeVore:
Uh-huh (affirmative).

Milo Lines:
If I was going to slap something, I wouldn’t do this. My arm wouldn’t be moving this way across my chest. My arm would be actually staying back.

Brendon DeVore:
I’m not a violent person.

Milo Lines:
Well, neither am I.

Brendon DeVore:
I’m kidding.

Milo Lines:
I’m just thinking if I really wanted to hurt you, that’s what I would do.

Brendon DeVore:
If you were at the carnival and you had to slap something. Okay. Turn into it and give it a big wide slap.

Milo Lines:
If you could do that every time forever, I think you’d be happy.

Brendon DeVore:
I didn’t see that ball.

Milo Lines:
Did you see that ball?

Ed:
Yeah. Nice shot.

Brendon DeVore:
The street, right?

Milo Lines:
It was a baby fade and went right at that tractor.

Brendon DeVore:
Oh, perfect, exactly what I wanted. Okay, cool. That was great.

Milo Lines:
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