Hank Haney, Swing Like a Pro: Jason Day’s Golf Swing Secrets

Hank Haney breaks down Jason Day's golf swing.

Released on 9/1/2015

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Starring: Jason Day and Hank Haney

Transcript

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Everybody wants to know,
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how does Jason Day hit the ball so far?
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He has a relaxed hand and arm swing
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and a big arc, and that's how he does it.
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Let's take a look at his swing here.
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There's a lot of extension with this arms.
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Big, full arc, but notice how relaxed his hands and arms are
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all the way to the finish.
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That is something that every amateur golfer
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could learn from.
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But before we even get started,
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I want to show you a couple things
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that are really important in Jason Day's routine
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that would help any golfer who plays the game.
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First thing, Jason is lookin' at his intermediate target.
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Look where his eyes are lookin'.
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So, he's lookin' at a spot that's four or five feet
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in front of the gold ball
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and that's where he's trying
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to get the golf ball to start over.
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So he lines up first the club face
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to that intermediate target
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and then his whole body is lined up to that.
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Now what he's doing is he's just checking
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to make he's lined up correctly.
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This is a key point.
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Most amateur golfers pay no attention
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to an intermediate target.
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Another thing I want you to look at is his club.
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Look at the loft that he has on his golf club.
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This is a ten and 1/2 degree lofted driver.
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Most amateur golfers use drivers even less loft than this
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and this is Jason Day, the PGA champion.
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One of the longest hitters on the PGA tour
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with a 10 and 1/2 degree lofted driver.
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If you slice the golf ball and you have less loft than this
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you're gonna slice the golf ball even worse.
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So, get a lofted driver like Jason Day has.
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Also, notice how high he has the golf ball teed up.
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About half the ball is above the club face.
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And that's the position that you want
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for just a normal, basic drive.
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Now when he takes the golf club back,
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he's gonna swing the golf club back away
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from the golf ball and on plane.
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But he rehearses it first.
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Look at the little waggle he does
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before he swings the golf club back here.
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That is a great little motion to practice
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his takeaway and to get him
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in a relaxed position.
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Check your intermediate target.
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Use a driver with more loft.
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Tee the ball up so half the ball is above the club.
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And do a little waggle to rehearse
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where you want to take the golf club back
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and relax you before you do it.
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