A good drill for getting your body to turn in sync is to allow/feel/be aware of your left shoulder moving away from the target, while you right hip moves toward it to start the downswing.

It promotes everything turning together, proper weight transfer, while not making you slide or get in front of it.

Watching Ernie Els made me think of this.

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  1. carrera

    “allow/feel/be aware of your left shoulder moving away from the target, while you right hip moves toward it to start the downswing”

    I’m not following this…how the left shoulder moves away from the target at the start of the downswing….can you add a bit to that?

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      If your shoulders are turning 90* to the spine, the left shoulder will be moving away from the target. People who have trouble getting in front of it have a first move of the left shoulder moving laterally toward the target before the shoulders begin to turn.

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      • carrera

        Thanks…got it.

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  2. Steve Bishop

    I’ve always liked the idea of the left shoulder turning against the resistance of the right leg. Then the right leg initiated the turn forward but kind of “tugging” on the left shoulder. The lower body then carries the turn forward. They do not move separately, but turn together. Like a marionette puppet being pulled by it’s string. The puppet master is doing the pulling, but both move together as a result.

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      That’s good too. I like the idea of talking about different feels that create the same movement. Because everyone has a different feel.

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