A Quick Fix for Pulls and Slices

2011 PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Malaska offers a quick fix on the course and a long-term solution in the gym to straighten out these shots.

Released on 2/23/2012

Credits

Starring: Mike Malaska

Transcript

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If you have trouble pulling or slicing the golf ball,
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somebody says you're over the top, the reason that
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that happens is you're trying to rotate your hips and you
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don't have the ability to separate lower from upper body.
00:15
Either flexibility or coordination, a good way
00:18
or an exercise to feel that is you put a club
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on your shoulders, then you're gonna rotate your shoulders
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as far back and through as you can go without moving
00:27
your hips, then you stop your shoulders and rotate your hips
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as much as you can without moving your shoulders.
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Most of you, it'll be hard to do that one, so you can't
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separate hip turn from shoulder turn that much,
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so the X factor's not as big a deal for you.
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So when you get on the golf course, and you get set up
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to the ball, because you have a hard time holding
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your shoulders or turning your hips without your shoulders,
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you drop your right foot back, so now you can turn
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and your hips don't have to turn a lot, now as you go
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through the ball, your right hip and your shoulder
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feel like they go through together, rather than
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trying to move your hips so much.
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If you learn who you are and you stay within you who are
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in the swing, you're gonna have a lot of fun with the game.
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