Which of the following best describes your downswing transition

sonnygolfsonnygolf Members Posts: 198 ✭✭
The key to the right DS for you is knowing which works for you best. Have you tried various DS techniques? Which from the poll works best for you and WHY?



1 Fire Hips first

2 Let gravity drop arms

3 Plant left heel (If you still have the old school swing)

4 Bump left knee
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,678 ✭✭
    5. Yank it with your shoulders and shank into the woods.
  • TJbasketTJbasket Members Posts: 76
    5 None of the above



    Get the pressure moving towards the ball of my right foot and just let it ride.
  • FireballerFireballer Members Posts: 389 ✭✭
    edited May 13, 2018 #4
    5. Aggressively throw arms and hands towards ball. The feel is to get hands away from trail shoulder as fast as possible and get lead arm off chest.
  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,710 ✭✭
    This has/is taking a while to get settled. Right now, squat + trail elbow rotate and out parallel to ground.
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  • pmata814pmata814 Members Posts: 99
    I have to make a very concerted effort to start the my DS with only my hands and arms. Trying to keep my hips and shoulders from leading the swing. I know this is oppositee of everything that is taught by pros, but if i initiate my swing with hips and shoulders it’s slice city for me all day long.
  • flog2flog2 Members Posts: 2,161
    edited May 13, 2018 #7
    none of the choices- its head moves to look at ball flight, frees the shoulders, direct tip from T2 TPI coach and changed my game
  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,137 ✭✭
    Fireballer wrote:


    5. Aggressively throw arms and hands towards ball. The feel is to get hands away from trail shoulder as fast as possible and get lead arm off chest.




    A lot of guys who have the lead arm off chest feel have hands pretty inside on takeaway
  • dg_1983dg_1983 Members Posts: 1,283 ✭✭
    Rotate the lower body to allow upper body time to fall into the slot. Extend through.



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  • Fade to BlackFade to Black Members Posts: 3,776 ✭✭
    Right shoulder down and around.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,721 ClubWRX
    None of the suggested.
  • 3sip3sip Members Posts: 408
    edited May 13, 2018 #12
    I try and let gravity take the arms down but my lower body is pulling everything. I used to start the transition with the thought of right elbow into left pocket. The way I think what best describes my downswing is nothing close to what is really happening.



  • flog2flog2 Members Posts: 2,161
    dg_1983 wrote:


    Rotate the lower body to allow upper body time to fall into the slot. Extend through.



    Turn turn swish




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  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Unregistered Posts: 5,362 ✭✭
    On video, regardless of the latest ‘theory’, my left knee goes first. And, I have no idea I’m doing it. I was stunned the first time I noticed it.
  • moehoganmoehogan Members Posts: 1,034 ✭✭
    Load down into the right foot push point (base knuckle of the right big toe) causing the left hip and knee to move slightly forward and start to clear left. At the same time, the two middle fingers of the right hand start to pull the butt end of the handle down, out and forward with an underhand motion.
  • dlaneriedlanerie Members Posts: 153 ✭✭


    I'm a fire the hips/hip bump guy.
  • chivachiva Members Posts: 2,480 ✭✭
    Zipper away.
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  • Garush34Garush34 Members Posts: 351 ✭✭
    Fire the hips first for me, been struggling with it lately but have realized I get too much weight over onto the right side that makes turning on the downswing hard, because I need to shift too much weight first then turn which just throws things off. Working on keeping the weight centered and turning.
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  • TroTro Members Posts: 67
    edited May 14, 2018 #19
    This can change from time to time, but what's been working for me is the following:



    Left (lead) shoulder down and around - hands stay up and back - wrists stay loose, so left can bow a bit in transition.



    Other thoughts... trail elbow starts forward, lead knee flares open, trail shoulder stays high...



    Geez, that's a lot!
  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 728 ✭✭
    Mine is sort of a relaxed windup and release of the shoulders. I try to aim at right/center field.
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,716 ClubWRX


    5. Yank it with your shoulders and shank into the woods.




    Ah yes, the good ol' "Yank 'n' Shank."
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  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,716 ClubWRX
    You really should add to the poll, "Something else"



    With me, it's probably a combo "left-knee, left shoulder" move left.
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  • dave5405dave5405 Members Posts: 158 ✭✭
    Lead hip down and around.
  • flog2flog2 Members Posts: 2,161
    Obee wrote:



    5. Yank it with your shoulders and shank into the woods.




    Ah yes, the good ol' "Yank 'n' Shank."


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  • trileriantrilerian Members Posts: 293 ✭✭
    Something else. When I am hitting the ball well I have a feeling of moving my bottom backwards to start the downswing. Combine that with my hands moving out to the ball and not down, the result is generally acceptable.
  • smdykassmdykas Members Posts: 162 ✭✭
    Tro wrote:
    This can change from time to time, but what's been working for me is the following:



    Left (lead) shoulder down and around - hands stay up and back - wrists stay loose, so left can bow a bit in transition.



    Other thoughts... trail elbow starts forward, lead knee flares open, trail shoulder stays high...



    Geez, that's a lot!


    Lead shoulder turn here too! Or turn chest to ball. Same idea to me
  • GolfonthemindGolfonthemind Members Posts: 200 ✭✭
    None of the above. Mine is just to extend the right wrist towards the target
  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,367 ✭✭
    Man, I really don't think of it that specifically.



    I just try to focus on starting from the ground up and maintaining my posture. If I do that, all the pieces generally fall into place.
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  • PingfitzPingfitz Members Posts: 754 ✭✭
    edited May 16, 2018 #29
    old school... left heel off the ground... plant it... everything else falls into place.
  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members Posts: 2,273 ✭✭
    I need: Lunge upper body toward target while keeping weight on back foot.
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  • smeal818smeal818 Members Posts: 146 ✭✭
    Fall onto the lead side, similar to zipper away.

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