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How the SlotShot Training Aid Delivers a Consistent Swing

One of the oldest and best practice drills involves wedging a towel or headcover under one armpit and trying to hold it there during part of the swing. The SlotShot, an ergonomically-shaped piece of foam attached to a lanyard, works even better.

Released on 10/10/2019

Transcript

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[jazzy music]
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SlotShot is designed to help
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people feel a connected swing.
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And very simply, what a connected swing is
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the arms and body move together as one in unison.
00:15
So let me show you how this works.
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It's an ergonomic piece of foam.
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And you clip it, if you're a right handed golfer,
00:21
as I am, clip it into the belt loop on your left hip.
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Now you should place this blue side up,
00:30
if you're right handed, okay.
00:33
So right now, when I make a backswing,
00:35
I'm gonna feel a stretch in the lanyard.
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And that tells me that I've got
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this situated at the correct length.
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So here's what I'm gonna feel.
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I'm gonna make the backswing, and I should
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still feel this under my armpit during the backswing,
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and if I know that I'm swinging correctly,
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this won't fall out until after impact.
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If it comes out early, then I know
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that I'm either flipping or casting the club.
01:01
So let me show you how it works.
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So I'm good there.
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And I swing through impact, and it falls off my armpit.
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So now I'm gonna show you
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what a not so good swing looks like.
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Again, you start by tucking it under your right armpit.
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I'm gonna do it in slow motion
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so you can see what the problem is.
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Take it back, but if you make a cast motion
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or you throw the club too early,
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it's gonna drop from your right armpit before impact.
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And then bad things happen.
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So if you're a player who wants to improve
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their swing consistency and feels like getting
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a more connected swing can get you there,
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then I strongly suggest you check out the SlotShot.
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[jazzy music]
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