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Jimmy Walker's Swing Secrets

Getting a good downswing isn't easy for some amateur golfers. For Jimmy Walker, there's a step-by-step process to getting it right. Hank Haney breaks down each step.

Released on 11/2/2015

Credits

Starring: Hank Haney

Transcript

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Probably the number one question
00:01
that armature golfers ask,
00:02
how do I start the downswing?
00:04
Well there are a couple key moves you have to make
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and Jimmy Walker illustrates them beautifully.
00:09
(upbeat music)
00:13
Once he gets to the top of the swing,
00:15
his hips have turned behind the ball.
00:17
I'm gonna put a line up just outside his left leg
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and that line is gonna be a line that he's gonna move to
00:22
with his lower body.
00:23
That's one of the key components
00:25
and probably the most important thing
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that you wanna feel as you start the downswing.
00:29
Jimmy Walker is a great driver of the golf ball
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and one of the longest hitters on tour.
00:32
In order for that to happen,
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you have to come to the ball from the inside
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and the key move that gets you coming from the inside
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is bumping that hip forward.
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The left hip's gonna go forward.
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That's gonna be the first move that you make
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as you start down.
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The left hip's gonna bump forward toward that line.
00:48
The second thing that's gonna happen
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is the hips are gonna turn
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and then the third thing that's gonna happen
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is he's gonna release at the bottom.
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Let's watch it here.
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There's the hip going forward.
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There's the release at the bottom.
01:01
So it's bump the hips, then turn the hips,
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then release at the bottom.
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That's the proper sequence for starting the downswing.
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(upbeat music)
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