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When I really make a full turn, my contact with the ball is infinitely better and more consistent.

If I don't make a full turn, I'm all over the place, mostly push woods and pull irons.

I can see the turn being related to power, but no idea why my contact is so much better. I suspect the answer is something about sequence, but unsure.

Thoughts?

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I've wondered this same thing myself. I don't really turn my shoulders all that much. When I learned how to play as a kid, I didn't turn my shoulders much, and now every time I try to I corporate shoulder turn it feels incredibly awkward and I just can't hit the ball. Even with only roughly 75 degrees of shoulder turn, I get good distance and my ball striking is one of the better aspects of my game. But every pro who looks at my swing tells me I'm not coiling properly. I know doing so would help me, but no one has ever told me why it would.

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When I really make a full turn, my contact with the ball is infinitely better and more consistent.

If I don't make a full turn, I'm all over the place, mostly push woods and pull irons.

I can see the turn being related to power, but no idea why my contact is so much better. I suspect the answer is something about sequence, but unsure.

Thoughts?

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For me, I've found that a full shoulder turn accomplishes two things: 1) more speed/power and 2) better downswing plane/path.

Same on both. I just can't figure out why. You'd think more turn and backswing would make it harder to return to the pre-set static impact position, but the extra windup only helps.

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Because a golf swing is like a figure skater, turn more on the inside and you get incremental speed farther from the body ,,, ie out at the club head

 

Shampoo could explain it with fancy terms

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Same here. I went through this last night at the range. I tried to just hit easy shots and dial in distance, and then just got frustrated with chunk shots and mishits.

 

Started to do a full turn and nailed every shot. It's a weird feeling because it almost feels out of control and in my mind I have no idea how I'm going to get back to the ball at the right time, but it always manages to work out and make good contact.

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a full shoulder turn clears the shoulder out of the way for the arms to swing correctly...

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I find a full shoulder turn helps me accelorate smoothly from the top because I feel I have plenty of time to get up to speed. Those who feel they need to hit hard from the top would benefit from it.

 

BT

 

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No one should be making any comments except the resident WRX instructors.

 

then why make a comment?

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No one should be making any comments except the resident WRX instructors.

 

then why make a comment?

 

his passive aggressiveness is well noted around here.

 

And your over the top outright aggressiveness has a big reputation as well. I am only passive because I am trying my best to keep it civil, as opposed to your unchecked obnoxious abrasiveness.

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I find these past comments to be annoying and off topic. If you guys have issues then PM. Otherwise th site has moderators so report issues to them and let them decide how to proceed.

 

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No one should be making any comments except the resident WRX instructors.

Since I am new to these forums,could you please name these resident WRX instructors

 

Sure you're new ?

 

http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/146842-93-drill-and-muchmuchmore/page__st__11100__p__10200829#entry10200829

 

Funny, this guy uses IMOP as well ...

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cleaned up the thread. We will have to address the toxic tone in this instruction forum. Swing theory advocates bickering and then going into personal attacks are just not allowed. We will have to change something.

 

Please respect others and treat members as you would want to be treated. Take the high road and no personal attacks.

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I find a full shoulder turn helps me accelorate smoothly from the top because I feel I have plenty of time to get up to speed. Those who feel they need to hit hard from the top would benefit from it.

 

BT

That's me. I've been telling myself not to try and kill the ball. I've finally quantified it to a smooth transition. Smoothing out the transition still let's me get full club head speed at impact. Maybe that's why it works.
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