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Keep Your Positions on Plane with the SwingAlign

If you need a refresher with body positioning throughout your swing, the SwingAlign can put your arms or legs on plane and on point.

Released on 11/21/2019

Transcript

00:00
[smooth music]
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Good training aids offer a lot of feedback.
00:09
The Swing Align does a great job in offering
00:12
both visual and sensory feedback.
00:14
Let me show you how it works.
00:16
You simply have to slip the cuffs on,
00:19
onto your biceps just above your elbows,
00:25
and from here, the green aluminum rod shows,
00:29
very clearly, how your upper body is aligned.
00:33
Right now I'm square to the target,
00:35
now I can see that I'm a little open to the target,
00:37
now I can see I'm a little shut,
00:38
or closed to the target.
00:40
By the way, the Swing Align does come
00:42
with an extra aluminum rod,
00:44
which I've laid down on the ground,
00:46
which offers an additional visual cue.
00:49
So I'm gonna swing back,
00:52
hold it at the top of the back swing for a second.
00:54
So in addition, the aluminum rod shows you
00:58
how your body is turning.
01:00
So if the rod is 90 degrees,
01:03
or perpendicular to the target line,
01:04
then you know you've made a full shoulder turn.
01:06
So in my case I've made a full shoulder turn.
01:10
The aluminum rod also shows
01:11
whether you're on plane or not.
01:14
If the aluminum rod is pointed slightly downward,
01:17
you're pretty much on plane.
01:19
But if the aluminum rod is pointed up to the sky,
01:23
then you're getting a little off-plane.
01:25
So let me go ahead and hit a shot,
01:27
and what you really feel during the swing
01:29
is how well your arms and body are connected.
01:34
[smooth music]
01:40
[ball smacks]
01:42
In addition to the upper body,
01:44
you can also use the Swing Align for the lower body.
01:47
So you may find that the Swing Align XL,
01:51
which is a slightly larger version with larger cuffs,
01:56
works better on the lower body.
01:57
You would position them just above your knees,
02:00
again you're gonna get the nice alignment feature
02:02
with the rod,
02:03
and you're also gonna be able to hone in
02:05
on how well or how poorly your lower body
02:08
is moving on little pitches, chips,
02:10
and even on putts.
02:11
So the Swing Align offers great visual,
02:14
as well as sensory feedback,
02:16
both for the upper and the lower body,
02:18
and you can train with it,
02:20
hitting balls as I did,
02:21
or even without golf balls.
02:23
[smooth music]
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