Tom Watson: My Swing Secret

Maintaining good lower-body posture has many benefits.

Released on 12/1/2015

Transcript

00:04
This lesson is going to introduce another secret.
00:07
Remember in my original Lessons of the Lifetime,
00:09
I talked about how important it was
00:11
and the first secret was to keep your shoulder plane
00:15
on the same plane as you make the golf swing.
00:18
Well part and parcel to that is
00:21
what is your lower body doing during this secret.
00:24
You must start with the proper address your posture.
00:27
Let's briefly go over the posture.
00:29
You start straight, you bend your knees,
00:30
you stick your rear end out
00:32
and then you let your arms hang.
00:34
That's where you grip onto the golf club,
00:36
where your arms come together like this.
00:38
When you have the proper posture here,
00:41
you see there's a crease right here.
00:43
There's a crease here and a crease right here.
00:46
On the backswing, you keep that crease relationship
00:50
with your upper body and your leg right here
00:53
on the backswing.
00:54
On the downswing and into the ball,
00:57
the key here you don't want to lose that crease.
00:59
You want to keep that crease right there into impact.
01:05
And look what it does to the right knee,
01:07
the left knee, the left hip.
01:10
The right knee starts to kick forward like this,
01:13
the left hip is slightly out of the way,
01:15
the crease is right here and on the follow through,
01:18
you straighten up like this and you're on your left foot.
01:21
If you lose that crease either on the backswing
01:24
or on the follow through like this,
01:27
you're gonna be out of balance
01:28
and you're gonna hit a lot of bad shots.
01:31
So consistency comes from keeping the crease there,
01:35
there and finishing like this.
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