Michael Breed: One Move To Better Golf

A simple solution to hitting better chips and pitches.

Released on 11/3/2015

Transcript

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The biggest reason why you're
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struggling with your short game is
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you don't understand where the bottom of the arc is.
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And the reason why is because
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you're so concerned with getting
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the head of the golf club to go down the line,
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that you actually move your hands down the line,
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which bottoms out the arc too soon.
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So, you're going like this,
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and when you do that,
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the bottom of the arc is happening behind the golf ball.
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What I want you to do to improve that short game
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is to get the handle to go around you,
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to the left for the right-handed player.
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So when you swing this through,
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I want you to let the handle move around the body this way,
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and when that happens is the bottom of the arc
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will happen at or in front of the golf ball,
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and then you'll be able to be consistent with your strike.
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So when we get that handle moving around this way,
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the impact point now moves at or in front of the golf ball,
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and the key to that is what you're doing with this handle.
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Get this handle close to that lead hip,
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and what you're gonna find is
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you're gonna improve that impact position.
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You're gonna make much more solid contact
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getting in the center of the club face,
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and by getting that bottom of the arc
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at or in front of the golf ball,
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you're gonna be able to control your spin rates.
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All of that's gonna improve just because
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you're understanding of how to move the handle of the club.
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