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Sam Snead Swing SQUAT Drill 2.0 (Sit And Turn Like A Legend)

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Henry Fall:
Sit and turn like a legend, Sam Snead drill 2.0

Milo Lines:
In a past video, Henry, I talked about something I called the Sam Snead squat. and this video that I released, it was just a lesson review for a student of mine who came out to see me. He asked a question, “What did we cover today?” And I went in my backyard with my phone and I shot a quick little video. “This is what I want you to work on.” And I put it out there. So if you’ve seen it, cool, not very professionally done.

Henry Fall:
We’ll add it in the link below.

Milo Lines:
But, let’s talk a little bit more in-depth about what the Sam Snead squat really is, and a drill we can do to incorporate some of those movements into our golf swing.

Henry Fall:
Yeah. So I think when people, they think of the Sam Snead squat, maybe they’ve seen some other videos out there or they saw your drill and they kind of think they have to do this sort of move right here. Now that would be extreme exaggeration.

Milo Lines:
It’s really not happening. In a good golf swing, the right leg does not actually go this way ever. Some people might need to feel that because they go too much this way. But in reality, nobody who’s good does that. Sam Snead, when he went to the top of his swing, his right leg just basically held as his left foot replanted and his knee went back to where it came from. And because he kind of set up with a little bit of a flared left foot, it was pretty easy for him to get that left knee to kind of go around, make a little circle with it.

Henry Fall:
Now you’ve done a video in the past about the trail leg and how if you had a disc or a plate there under your foot, how it’d almost feel like it was moving that way a little bit, right?

Milo Lines:
Yeah. Because in reality, if I put you on ice, or if you lost your footing, you would see your foot would spin. It would slide backward and it would open up. So that’s the torque that’s being put into the ground, but because we’re standing on solid ground and hopefully our spikes are working pretty good, that doesn’t happen. Our foot is torquing the ground in that way early in transition. So it’s not necessarily going this way early, it’s torquing a little bit and then coming in.

Henry Fall:
So that’s kind of the feeling you’re going for is sort of getting in the ground. Another term we’ve used before is sort of reflexing.

Milo Lines:
It’s gaining some flex as is the left knee. So both legs are kind of flexing into the ground, which makes them appear to the knees separate a little bit.

Henry Fall:
And that’s really because the left one, like you said, is moving slightly more externally out towards the target.

Milo Lines:
For sure.

Henry Fall:
In the transition, that’s what’s happening. So by kind of left arm parallel, P5, your knees are kind of widened apart for most really long hitters. All right. So walk me through this drill, Milo. 2.0.

Milo Lines:
2.0. So we’re going to turn it into like a little pump drill. What I’m going to have you feel is you’re going to take the club up to the top. We’re going to feel like we reflex into the ground. Kind of sit down to here, pump it back up, and clip it out there.

Henry Fall:
So basically I’m bringing it down, sort of that delivery position.

Milo Lines:
You’re going to bring it down to just somewhere between P5, P6. So kind of in there and then pump it up and then go. So you’re feeling yourself flex into the ground and unwind some amount. So you’re not pushing off or pulling with your arms, and then you’ll hit one out there.

Henry Fall:
And if I may, before I do this is one thing I wanted to bring up out your coaching that’s a little unique to some of the other coaches I’ve spent time with is when you do pump drills, or any sort of positional drills, you keep flow in there. That’s one thing I noticed, especially with this 2.0 drill you’re doing is although you get it down to here into a position, you’re still moving, you’re adding a little bit of that flow back to the motion-

Milo Lines:
And then go.

Henry Fall:
And then go.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. So you’re creating a roadmap for where we’re headed, and then we’re going to go through it.

Henry Fall:
Yeah. So it’s not segmented piece by piece.

Milo Lines:
No.

Henry Fall:
Right. All right. Let me give this a try.

Milo Lines:
Cool. So let’s see it.

Henry Fall:
I’m not going to hit it super hard, but I got the squat, that delivery, pump, a little diggy. Let me try one more. So what do you think? Should I add a little hit to that one maybe?

Milo Lines:
Maybe. It just didn’t quite flow right. It’ll take you a few swings to…

Henry Fall:
Well, I definitely got lower to the ground.

Milo Lines:
You did that. And that one was pretty crispy.

Henry Fall:
And I like it starting just a little more right as I do this drill as opposed to pulling across like that first one. So I’m going to bring it up, get it down in that delivery position, and turn out of the way, right?

Milo Lines:
Yep. How’d that feel?

Henry Fall:
That was pretty good.

Milo Lines:
You noticed that ball flight comes out nice and piercing. You’re not going to hit it really high.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
And if you do that right, you’re going to naturally start to open up. You’re going to see your body’s pretty open at contact.

Henry Fall:
Yeah. I mean, I’m guessing a lot of these people have seen the old… that bucket drill. This bucket’s a little big, but basically where that bucket would drop. And in that case, again, it’s that left knee moving out and around, right?

Milo Lines:
Yeah. The bucket or the basketball drill where you put it between and let the ball fall.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
Yep. It’s kind of the idea. You see that a lot, a lot of coaches have used drills like that and I like them, but I want to make sure that when you use those drills, there’s some flow involved so you’re not just going to a position. We’ve got to go through the golf ball.

Henry Fall:
Right. So you could do that drill, build it up a little bit, start really short, even probably a little shorter than I did. And then build it up and hopefully it kind of translates into your full swing, right?

Milo Lines:
Hopefully.

Henry Fall:
Very cool. All right, Sam Snead drill 2.0.

Milo Lines:
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