Tom Watson: The Correct Way To Move Your Knees

Getting your swing in sync starts with your knee motion.

Released on 2/2/2016

Transcript

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(jazz music)
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Again, the knee work is related to your initial movement
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in your golf swing.
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Hands, arms, shoulders move, which then moves your hips,
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which, in fact then, moves your lower body.
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Your left knee does not go out toward the ball
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or to the left of the ball.
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The left knee collapses in
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and maybe a little bit right of the ball.
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That's the motion,
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and that's because your right hip moves back.
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It doesn't slide to the right.
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If you're right hip slides to the right,
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then your left knee is going to go out,
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and then you'll abbreviate your shoulder turn
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and maybe make it too steep like this,
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rather than around.
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And that's a game-breaker for a golf swing.
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When I was a youngster, I remember a tip
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in Golf Digest from Mickey Wright.
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Mickey Wright said, put a golf ball
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under the outside of your right foot at address.
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And keep it there so that you brace that right knee
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in toward the ball so that their knees don't slide
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to the right.
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