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WTH!! Wait so all these years I just realised that in the downswing the lead shoulder should go down first as to around? I don't believe this! I am angry and shaking with rage that I wasted all these years and $$$$ that something so important was never mentioned to me by my instructors. Not once!!!. I fixed the issue myself having finally watched a YT video. The problem is that although the instruction on the shoulder turn on the DS has been right, far too much emphasis has been placed on the trail shoulder rather than the effects of the lead shoulder.

 

Anyway, what I discovered is that getting the shoulder down leads when incorporated with dropping your arms leads to:

 

No more early extension

Amazing shoulder rotation though the ball

No more coming over the top

Divots in front of the ball

Great contact

 

 

Big shoutout to Shaun [email protected] Motion Golf for his life changing video. The sad thing is I saw the video and even posted it a while back but never noticed how important it was.

 

 

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WTH!! Wait so all these years I just realised that in the downswing the lead shoulder should go down first as to around? I don't believe this! I am angry and shaking with rage that I wasted all these

AMG golf is amazing. Shaun Webb & Mike Granato are wizards. I just got a in-person lesson from Granato and it was eye opening.

Dan and Monte talk about this often.

What a total contradiction this is to keeping your head behind the ball.

 

I would be careful trying to implement this.

 

At least in the demo, it looks like his head is moving forward, perhaps just a bad demo.

 

Your head is supposed to stay behind the ball and it’s not a contradiction. Left shoulder is supposed to separate from the chin.

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Not all tour players drop their lead shoulder as a first move on the downswing. It is a common trait among the long hitters but they drop virtually everything above their waist. The whole upper body including the head drops which naturally takes the lead shoulder down with it. Try dropping your lead shoulder without dropping your head. It's impossible. Guys who does this include Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods and Rory Mcliroy.

 

That AMG video is emphasizing more the importance of minimizing rib cage rotation to start the downswing. This is basically trying to teach players to get enough disassociation of the hips and shoulders in the early part of the downswing. This is probably more important than lead shoulder going down which not even all tour players can achieve. Higher handicappers don't get enough disassociation so as their hips turn their shoulders turn with it and they come steep, over the top and out to in. Feeling like the lead shoulder goes down may delay shoulder rotation which can be a good thing but the reality is not all good players actually drop the lead shoulder.

 

 

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I've heard instructors talk about this for quite a while, even some that I personally do not like.

 

Problem is that it doesn't get talked about in golf magazines, The Golf Channel, etc.

 

RH

 

LOL, even some I like talk about it!

 

I don't know enough personally so have yet to meet one I don't like. Hope to keep it that way - so Leadbetter don't come to my house! Heck, I'd probably like him if I met him.

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Dan and Monte talk about this often.

 

I said most - not all :)

 

Monte does, I dont know who Dan is. But I know NONE of my instructors talked about this and 99% of YT videos that talk about the shoulder in the downswing are obsessed with the right shoulder.

 

Caught Peter Finch talking about this, I think in an Instagram vid a few weeks back. Have seen Crossfield talk about it in a different way, but it was Monte where I learned the notion for sure.

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Not all tour players drop their lead shoulder as a first move on the downswing. It is a common trait among the long hitters but they drop virtually everything above their waist. The whole upper body including the head drops which naturally takes the lead shoulder down with it. Try dropping your lead shoulder without dropping your head. It's impossible. Guys who does this include Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods and Rory Mcliroy.

 

That AMG video is emphasizing more the importance of minimizing rib cage rotation to start the downswing. This is basically trying to teach players to get enough disassociation of the hips and shoulders in the early part of the downswing. This is probably more important than lead shoulder going down which not even all tour players can achieve. Higher handicappers don't get enough disassociation so as their hips turn their shoulders turn with it and they come steep, over the top and out to in. Feeling like the lead shoulder goes down may delay shoulder rotation which can be a good thing but the reality is not all good players actually drop the lead shoulder.

 

I think the real result is less complicated than that, this feel/thought helps get pressure forward early and keeps the trail shoulder from dropping too quickly via excess right side bend

 

I dont understand this at all. The gear animation doesn't look he is driving the left shoulder down, and the instructor is doing something that doesn't even resemble the gear animation.

 

That's because its an exaggerated feel/demonstration in order to get the desired results. In reality it's much less relative motion, but its still there if you are properly extending in the backswing

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It’s a bunch of different things. Hopefully, you only have to do 1/2 things and get them all.

 

Left arm off chest

Left shoulder off chin

“Keep back to target”

Left shoulder down and forward to left leg

Lead with right elbow

Stay in left tilt longer

Regain flexion

Dropping arms (out and forward too)

 

All of those are basically the same move. It’s all how you perceive it.

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Not all tour players drop their lead shoulder as a first move on the downswing. It is a common trait among the long hitters but they drop virtually everything above their waist. The whole upper body including the head drops which naturally takes the lead shoulder down with it. Try dropping your lead shoulder without dropping your head. It's impossible. Guys who does this include Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods and Rory Mcliroy.

 

That AMG video is emphasizing more the importance of minimizing rib cage rotation to start the downswing. This is basically trying to teach players to get enough disassociation of the hips and shoulders in the early part of the downswing. This is probably more important than lead shoulder going down which not even all tour players can achieve. Higher handicappers don't get enough disassociation so as their hips turn their shoulders turn with it and they come steep, over the top and out to in. Feeling like the lead shoulder goes down may delay shoulder rotation which can be a good thing but the reality is not all good players actually drop the lead shoulder.

 

You’ve got some good points. What’s funny is I’ve tried feeling like my trail shoulder crashes straight down into my rear foot on the downswing, essentially the opposite feeling of left shoulder down and my left shoulder went down visibly more at the start of downswing than before. ?‍♂️

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