The arms must lift

“Low and Slow” is a killer. It keeps your arms from lifting, creates a flat shoulder turn and gets the club too far inside.

Trying too hard to stay connected doesn’t allow the arms to lift enough either.

However, lifting the club away with the arms is terrible too.

So what the heck goes on then?????!!!?!?!?!!?!!?

It’s very simple, you need a free fluid motion and shoulder turn that allows the arms to lift in sync with the turning of the shoulders.

In other words, if you turn the club away properly with your shoulders turning 90* to your spine, you will have the proper amount of arm lift as long as you allow it to happen and any one of my videos on shoulder turn will exhibit this.

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  1. S.

    Here’s another way to look at it. Perhaps more in harmony with cause & effect.

    Does the shoulder-turn cause the arms to swing…or, do the swinging arms cause the shoulders to turn? The shoulders and swing are in sync…but what causes what?

    Your shoulders just happen to be the most mobile joint in your body. If you begin with “shoulder turn,” the immediate question is, where? So, then you get planes and angles.

    Why not think of it as your turn activating your swing, and just let the shoulders respond? If that’s confusing, a point to remember is that it isn’t the function of the shoulders to turn the body.

    One of the prime Monte directives is: When your turn is finished, you are finished swinging your arms up. That was evident in yesterday’s video of your new driver.

    I can think of only two reasons to involve shoulders in the swing-thought. First, somebody is pushing back with their left side. That’s so difficult and complicated that they invented Stack & Tilt to try to deal with the effects.

    And, the other reason is that somebody is trying to reverse-engineer a swing from 2-dimensional photos.

    It might be scary, but somebody could try just turning and swinging the weight in their hands, like you appear to do. That way, the goal could be properly loading into the backswing rather than trying to look good for bystanders.

    But, if feel-not-real works for somebody, I’d be that last one to interfere. Different strokes for different folks.

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  2. Calvin D

    Too much thinking.

    Just visualize what you want and
    allow your sub-conscious to do it.

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  3. s.

    Calvin, in essence you’re right.

    But, sometimes it requires some un-learning to let it happen.

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