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Right Shoulder Movement In Golf Swing For A CONSISTENT Strike

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Henry Fall:
Hi everyone. Today, we’re going to be talking about a feel that one of our students actually approached us with about feeling like he was hitting the ball with his right shoulder.

Henry Fall:
All right Milo, so hitting the ball with your right shoulder this was actually from a TikTok follower believe it or not. So his comment was in response to a video I did with this long orange rod, it was it’s called stick mobility I believe. Basically I kind of pinned it in my left arm here, sort of on my chest, and then kind of put my right hand on here and actually made it sort of like this where I extended right wrist and then basically turned and basically got the square face back to the ball strictly with my rotation. Okay. So, to him it gave the appearance that I was basically hitting the ball with my right shoulder. What do you think about that one?

Milo Lines:
That connect should be a really good feel. Is it something that actually happens? No. But a lot of times the things that we’re after feel wise, aren’t what actually happens, but they make what we want to have happen, happen a little bit better.

Milo Lines:
So I really like that idea of feeling like you’re taking and hitting the ball that right shoulder. So that could be an awesome feel. You can see, I actually feel like I come close. I don’t, but I feel like I do.

Henry Fall:
Well, your arm structure and your wrist structure has to match up because so many of you guys at home who move up into the ball and the shoulder gets high, that just isn’t going to work. And then you got to extend and throw angles right.

Milo Lines:
If you’re doing this in transition then you’re going to have to do something crazy to be able to put the club on the ball. But if you’re transitioning where you’re gaining some hip flexion as you’re pivoting, you’re going to be able to come a lot closer to having that happen. Now we really don’t want that to exactly happen, because we want to get the energy out into the club and let the club at some point-

Henry Fall:
Sling off.

Milo Lines:
Sling. But for those of you who are doing this kind of thing, putting force into the golf club and doing those kind of things, which there’s a lot of you, that could be an awesome feeling of feeling that added flex in the hip and turning and almost feeling like you’re going to hit it with that.

Henry Fall:
Yeah. Well what I like it, what it does too, is if you can go to that impact position is it’s pushing this left shoulder back up and around. From on the line, a lot of you guys too, you’re talking about your left shoulder moving to up as you transition on the downswing. Well, the up isn’t so bad, it’s really you’re lacking the rotation to match it. Because if it just goes up now you’re tilting.

Milo Lines:
Well it’s symmetrical hopefully. So as we’re turning we don’t want to feel like we’re going this way, up too early. We also don’t really want to feel like we’re going this way because that would be-

Henry Fall:
Down and round.

Milo Lines:
Well for some people that feeling actually probably make some look about normal. So it just depends on where you’re at in the spectrum. But ideally what we want to see for real is we want this to be kind of a symmetrical pivoting action.

Henry Fall:
That’s why hug drills are so great and I actually put a tee in my club here. I know you’ve done this one before this is what we call a merry go round drill. I know you’ve done this with some of your kids before. Right?

Milo Lines:
I have.

Henry Fall:
There you go. That’s kind of cool. Now lie angle is a little too upright for that.

Milo Lines:
But [inaudible 00:03:49] left, I hit it with my pivot. I hit it with my right shoulder.

Henry Fall:
So that could be a good sort of visual too. Are we legitimately hitting it with our right shoulder? No. But, if you’re in your right side bend and if your arm and wrist structure kind of match that where you have a little right arm fold and you’ve got the right wrist extension, that can be a good sort of feeling driving that right shoulder down and around. Getting your left shoulder back up and around to kind of keep you on plane.

Milo Lines:
For many players I think that’s probably an awesome feel.

Milo Lines:
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