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STAND UP The Golf Club In The Backswing Then SHALLOW It Out (Use Bends And Turn!)

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Ed Lasater:
… is that most people tend to drag it inside too early. And when they do, they lose their bends.

Milo Lines:
So when you say they drag it inside, usually what’s happening is they’re dragging the head of the golf club in and rolling it open, like this?

Ed Lasater:
100%, 100%.

Milo Lines:
Hey, everybody, welcome back out to Superstition Mountain. I’m Milo and I’m here along with my good buddy Ed.

Ed Lasater:
Ho are you doing, sir?

Milo Lines:
And Ed is a team member of milolinesgolf.com. So he’s part of the crew. He’s one of our coaches helping our members make progress.

Ed Lasater:
That’s the goal.

Milo Lines:
Well, so far it’s working pretty good. So I’m loving it. And in today’s video, we wanted to talk about how we basically build the structure in our swing so that some of the things we hear, shallowing, some of those things happen automatic when we change directions. So let’s get into it a little bit here. I’m going to get my glove on and let’s walk through. First, let’s just walk through some of the common problems we see with people and why they’re not able to accomplish what they want to accomplish.

Ed Lasater:
Well, most times I think what we see specifically on the website, as well as other people on my range, is that most people tend to drag it inside too early. And when they do, they lose their bend.

Milo Lines:
So when you say they drag it inside, usually what’s happening is they’re dragging the head of the golf club in and rolling it open, like this?

Ed Lasater:
100%, 100%.

Milo Lines:
Because there are great players in history who have taken it inside, but they did it more with their bends like this and their hand path went in and then up.

Ed Lasater:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
And then out like a Bruce Lietzke, he was pretty good.

Ed Lasater:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
But what we see from most amateur players is we see this happening, and now what’s happened to my turn.

Ed Lasater:
And there’s no bends at all.

Milo Lines:
So now I’m actually bent to the right.

Ed Lasater:
Yes. And so from here, the only place that he can do is topple that thing the other way and be steep.

Milo Lines:
So it’s going to go like this.

Ed Lasater:
100%.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So now we’ve covered the main problem we see. What are we trying to do?

Ed Lasater:
Well, I think what we’re trying to do here is to have this go back in one piece, probably to right about here. And so we’re actually going into left bend and we’re trying to keep our arms reasonably straight.

Milo Lines:
So when you say left bend, what does that mean?

Ed Lasater:
Well, left comes from the upper part. It does not come from the bottom. It comes from the top part.

Milo Lines:
So we’re bending from our rib cage up.

Ed Lasater:
Rib cage up.

Milo Lines:
So this would be a left bend.

Ed Lasater:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
A left bend, so as I turn, I’m actually bending this way.

Ed Lasater:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
Versus this way.

Ed Lasater:
Where now the club is-

Milo Lines:
So that would be going into right bend and sucking the club inside.

Ed Lasater:
100%.

Milo Lines:
Which is I see that all the time.

Ed Lasater:
Yep. A lot. A lot for sure.

Milo Lines:
So that’s not what we want to do. We want to go into left bend as we’re turning. Now if I’m going into left bend, what does that do to the golf club and the structure of my arms here?

Ed Lasater:
That would usually keep the club head and the first off, the arms will be longer. You won’t over bend them. Two, you won’t start early extending these levers yet. And the club head will stay on this side of your body as it starts to move its way up in a steeper fashion, because it’ll match your shoulders.

Milo Lines:
So that was another one of the questions one of the YouTube subscribers had is, how do I stand the club up? And so the key we’re coming up with here to standing this golf club up is getting these bends to work right.

Ed Lasater:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
So that our right arm kind of stays a little more on top as we go back. And now as my wrist hands, you can see naturally that club is a little bit more stood up.

Ed Lasater:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So it’s more of a result of how our body’s bending and turning versus trying to stand it up. So you’re not actually trying to hinge it this way.

Ed Lasater:
No.

Milo Lines:
To stand it up.

Ed Lasater:
No. As a result of your bends.

Milo Lines:
I just wanted to make sure we clarified that for everybody that we’re bending and turning, which creates that.

Ed Lasater:
When you’re bending correctly, it creates a huge turn. So you start loading your system in a manner in which, by the time, even before you get to the top, you’re ready to unload the opposite direction.

Milo Lines:
Yes. I like to liken it to baseball players. So when you watch a hit or get ready to hit, this hip doesn’t go down. It actually stays up and you can see how my rib cage is loaded and bent this way.

Ed Lasater:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
Now I’m ready to spring the other way.

Ed Lasater:
100%.

Milo Lines:
So I can expand the left side of my body in transition and it creates a lot of speed and force, where if I was like this, trying to hit, this is already expanded. So now all I can do a swat it with my arms.

Ed Lasater:
100, yep. That’s true.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So I would say that’s probably one of the main things we see. So a golf swing is like setting up dominoes. If you set the dominoes up the right way, all you have to do is knock them over and they all fall down.

Ed Lasater:
Hopefully.

Milo Lines:
Most of the time. If we set up our golf swing correctly, now when I start to unwind, what’s going to naturally happen?

Ed Lasater:
Well, hopefully we’re going to start from the ground up. So as you start in transition, you’ll see that as we’ve always talked about, this lift knee starts to go around and the left hip is down, and then you’re going to supinate this. And now the club is going to get behind you.

Milo Lines:
Yes.

Ed Lasater:
And that, it creates a position where you can pivot as hard as you want.

Milo Lines:
And the club is going to just…

Ed Lasater:
Trail you.

Milo Lines:
Trail me all the way around, so it looks something like… I’ll go slow so people can see it, something like that, where that club shallows out and comes around. So it’s not going this way to the ball.

Ed Lasater:
Yep, exactly.

Milo Lines:
Perfect.

Ed Lasater:
Now a lot of people say, well, do I drive my right elbow in? No. If you supinate this, that takes care of what this elbow does. You don’t have to dig this elbow in like what you think is supposed to happen, because most times when people try this, their body fights it and then it goes this way anyway. So if you get up here to the top and you have reasonable structure, if this hand is turning the doorknob like we talked about, this elbow will work its way inside a seam line and you’ll be right here anyway to turn.

Milo Lines:
I actually had a lesson today with a really, really good young player who’s been trying to get this arm in front of him for a while now and hadn’t been very successful with it. And I had him just feel like he got up here and he let his hand feel like it was opening a door. And the very first swing we filmed, his arm was like this right out in front of him where he wanted it. And he’s like, “It’s that easy?” And I just smiled and said, “That’s all you have to feel and you get what you want.”

Milo Lines:
So let’s review this real fast. So as we’re taking the club back, our goal is, we’re shifting a little pressure, turning and bending.

Ed Lasater:
And bending, yes.

Milo Lines:
And we’re bending to the left, for right-handed golfers.

Ed Lasater:
Yes.

Milo Lines:
Okay. Where we go wrong and where most of you go wrong is you start bending to the right, right away.

Ed Lasater:
100%.

Milo Lines:
Okay.

Ed Lasater:
Yes, you are right. The club head does have to get behind you, but it gets behind you on your downswing, not on your backswing per se.

Milo Lines:
There are anomalies.

Ed Lasater:
There are anomalies.

Milo Lines:
I don’t like to use them as my examples.

Ed Lasater:
No.

Milo Lines:
Cool. So hopefully you guys have liked this. Hopefully, it’s been educational. If you would like to schedule some time with Ed, how can they go about that?

Ed Lasater:
I’m on Instagram @edlasatergolf and there’s a book now button and I’m also on the Milo Lines Golf website on the profile page I believe it is.

Milo Lines:
It’s on the book now page.

Ed Lasater:
The book now page.

Milo Lines:
So there’s a tab that says schedule a lesson. You can click schedule a lesson. I come up number one, Ed comes up number two on the schedule a lesson page. So schedule some lesson with Ed if you’re out in, where are you at again?

Ed Lasater:
In Chula Vista, California.

Milo Lines:
So Southern California.

Ed Lasater:
Southern California.

Milo Lines:
Far Southern California.

Ed Lasater:
Far Southern California, yeah.

Milo Lines:
Cool. And if you like this, subscribe to my channel and come visit us at MiloLinesgolf.com. We’d love to have you as a member so we can help you learn how to swing like an athlete.