Groove Your Drives

Making a correct turn is crucial to grooving drives.

Released on 8/11/2015

Transcript

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Take one of the things in instruction
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that really confuse Golf Digest readers
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and golfers alike,
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is this is idea that the Holy Grail of golf
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is making a big turn with the body.
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I think in most cases, what this does for most people
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is they turn so much and it goes against their ability
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that from here, the only way for them
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to get back to the ball is by coming over the top.
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So they get so underneath where they need to be
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with this big turn because they've been told
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that a turn has to do with power and everything else.
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From here, the only way for them to get back
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in 2/100th of a second is by hitting over the top.
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If you want to figure out how much you can turn,
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you'll understand when you take your legs out of it,
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where we turn in our torso and our backswing
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is through the thoracic spine,
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which is the middle of the spine.
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So by starting on my knees,
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if I take it to a point where I can't go anymore,
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that's the point that I feel.
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So I stand up from there and recognize how much that was.
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That's really as far as I can move
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without using a whole lot of my lower body.
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From here, I'm in a better sequence,
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able to hit a better shot.
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