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Hip and leg dominate swing

 Tax77 ·  
Tax77Tax77 Members  91WRX Points: 67Posts: 91 Fairways
Joined:  in Instruction & Academy #1

Anyone else out there doing this? My left shoulder has been snap, crackle pop for a few years so I've worked hard on taking it out of my swing as much as possible. I start the back swing with the hip turn and use my right arm to pull the club to the top. Once I feel my left shoulder is over the ball and my right butt cheek is facing the target I drop the hips down and turn and swing right arm through as fast as I can. I'm not thinking of anything during my swing other than getting my butt facing the target.

I feel like I've wasted a decade of golf time thinking of my hands and arms instead of just crashing down to the ground with my lower torso.



  • MonteScheinblumMonteScheinblum Rebellion Golf Southern CaliforniaMembers  19101WRX Points: 1,773Posts: 19,101 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #2

    There is no such thing as a good swing that is dominated by anything. A proper balance where everything does it’s job.

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  • mudgemudge Members  267WRX Points: 79Handicap: n/aPosts: 267 Greens
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    I have a strong lower body so it always felt natural to overemphasize it for the entire swing. As Monte implies that’s just as bad as overdoing it with anything else.

    As I’ve found with his and Sam Sneads help, the secret to the golf swing is finding a personal set of simple keys (not only one) where everything happens at the time it should.

  • SouthLandSouthLand Members  67WRX Points: 75Handicap: HighPosts: 67 Bunkers
    Joined:  #4

    Recently, I’ve focused a lot more on feeling heavy legs/feet and having my trail and lead hip sockets power the swing.

    It’s produced promising results. I’ve always been way too armsy. Focusing on the lower body seems like a good counter to that tendency.


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