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The Transition Move You Need To Stripe It (Downswing FLOW Explained!)

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Henry Fall:
This is the move you need to start your downswing, Milo Lines, Henry Fall. We’re out here at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club. We’re going to talk about that first move down and transition that you need to hit the ball more consistently.

Milo Lines:
I’m out here with Henry Fall, and we’re talking about how to start your golf swing so that you can maximize potential energy, and we can hit the ball as hard as we can. Because that’s what we all want to do, we all want to smash it. Let’s walk through some of these things. Let’s say we’ve already got a pretty good backswing. We get up to the top of our swing. Now, how do we start?

Henry Fall:
Right. So we get the club to the top. Many of you at home, the first move down is this. You start to pull down, throw, and the club gets vertical. It gets steep quick.

Milo Lines:
It gets steep real fast.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
Or oftentimes, they twist this arm this direction. So they go into what’s called pronation of this arm, right away. That puts the club pitched out in front of them and steep, and now they’ve got some issues. What’s going to happen next?

Henry Fall:
Well, it’s not too pretty from here. You’re not going to be able to rotate like you want.

Milo Lines:
No.

Henry Fall:
That’s for sure.

Milo Lines:
So you’re going to be cutting across the golf ball. What most people do to save that is they start to early extend because that will kind of help shallow that back out late. But then contact goes out the window. It’s really hard to hit it solid consistently when that’s what we do out of the top.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
So we’re going to walk you through what we want you to do in transition so that the club pitches the right direction and allows you to be able to use your turn to square the club up.

Henry Fall:
Right. Let’s quickly talk about some other athletic movements. What else do you see in other sports? You’re throwing a baseball. Do I throw this way?

Milo Lines:
No.

Henry Fall:
No. So how does this start?

Milo Lines:
The change of direction always starts from the middle of our body. So it’s our pelvis, which makes our knees and things work. So the first thing we see is our pelvis start to move, and that starts everything else. So it’s a chain reaction. I guess if it’s like other sports, we probably ought to do what we do in other sports.

Henry Fall:
I would think so. So if I’m at the top and my first move down is that move that you just demonstrated, as if I was throwing a baseball, where I plant that left foot, not necessarily slide, but I plant it and this knee goes out, look where the club goes.

Milo Lines:
If you’re not putting a lot of torque into the grip this way, the club naturally-

Henry Fall:
I’m not pulling down.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, you’re not pulling down and you’re not twisting, and the club naturally wants to pitch back.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So that’s what we want to have happen. A really good feel that I like to feel, I like to feel like if I was holding your arm here and you’re not trying to put any force into it, you’re just letting your arm kind of fall back against you as your other arm gets closer to your body slightly. Like that.

Henry Fall:
And this right form, you’ve talked about this almost where it’s supinate. It kind of goes under.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, i.t’s what’s happening. This right hand is actually working this way in transition, not this way.

Henry Fall:
One thing I like to imagine is if I’m a waiter and I got a plate of food up here, if I’m coming to serve you dinner, I’m not going to throw it out on the table-

Milo Lines:
You’re going to go like that.

Henry Fall:
… I’m going to go put it up, put it on your…

Milo Lines:
Exactly. You’re dishing it out like this, not dumping it over on top of them.

Henry Fall:
As I get into the ground.

Milo Lines:
Perfect.

Henry Fall:
This way. So feeling like this stays up just a little bit-

Milo Lines:
Just a little bit. The real key to it is the change of direction actually happens while that is going back. So your hands are actually still working slightly up for the last little bit, then that’s what holds them up. That’s the change of directions. That’s what we want. That’s what creates the dynamics.

Henry Fall:
I really like that. Boom.

Milo Lines:
So if that’s what we do, our change of direction will be dynamic. The club will get pitched back behind us. We’re going to be free to rotate out of the way and launch that ball.

Henry Fall:
I think that’s an awesome visual. Just like if I was a quarterback, ball’s moving back. Now I start going.

Milo Lines:
It’s that’s how every sport works.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
That’s what I do. For me, everything is related. A sport is a sport. Movement is movement. If you want to create force, that’s just how you do it.