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ASK MIKE: BODY MOTION

ASK MIKE: BODY MOTION

How your body moves is an important part of the swing. It is also a big speed and control producer (if it works correctly). However, if it is trained incorrectly it can make it almost impossible to reach your speed and control potential. It can also potentially create patterns that can lead to injury.

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ASK MIKE: BODY MOTION
  • SHALLOWING THE SHAFT

    The club goes back on one arc and at the transition point of the swing it comes down a shallower angle of approach.

  • HOW TO CREATE A FLAT SPOT IN YOUR SWING

    Loading the scapula helps the club get back down to a position where it levels out. Joe Nichols didn't want you to feel like you were hitting down on the ball, but wanted you to feel the club level out like a flat spot. The weight and momentum will drop the clubhead into the ball.

  • LOADING THE RIGHT SHOULDER

    As you turn back your shoulder blades they retract in towards the center and slide along your rib cage. This is loading the scapula. Arm motions in sports like baseball, tennis and swimming also load the scapula. Loading the scapula begins as soon as you start the club back. It stays loaded and h...

  • RIGHT HIP ACTION

    If your hips are coming towards the ball, try steering your force into your right heel. If you anchor into your toes, your hips tend to come forward.

  • RIGHT HIP IN THE CHANGE OF DIRECTIONS

    Response to a comment from Hung yen Sung (Alpharetta, GA) on the Player Lesson with Nocy Karkour "Train Your Driver Using Tempo With Nocy". Mike expands on a comment regarding the right shoulder & why feeling the right shoulder drop during the backswing is good.

  • CONTROL YOUR SHOULDERS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2018.32 | 04. RE: Stop Feeling Stuck - 20180810 // Your elbow stays 90 degrees to your shoulder socket. Here's how to avoid compensations that happen otherwise.

  • EXTERNALLY ROTATE INTO POSITION

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.14 | 03. RE: How Does Baseball Pitching Connect To Our Swing - 20210409 // Your arm moves because your shoulder socket moves. This is a common misunderstanding when it comes to the rotation of the arm.

  • HOW DOES BODY TURN AFFECT CLUBHEAD SPEED

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.17 | 03. RE: How Does a Vertical Shaft Generate Power - 20210430 // Your ball distance is not generated by the turning of your shoulders. Power comes from your ability to hinge and re-hinge at impact. Learn more in this video.

  • HOW JACK NICKLAUS WORKED WITH HIS BODY

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.20 | 02. RE: How Does Body Turn Affect Clubhead Speed - 20210521 // After working with Jack for years, here is what Mike has learned about how his body informed his swing.

  • HOW LEE TREVINO SET HIS SHOULDERS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.20 | 03. RE: How Being Vertical Can Hurt Your Swing - 20210521 // Tour Pros can work their shoulders differently because they know how to adjust their body. Here's how to pull this off.

  • HOW SHOULD MY HIPS BE WORKING

    In order for your hips to work correctly, you need to have a feel for what they do. Practice getting your hips out of the way.

  • INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ARM ROTATION IN THE SWING

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on GT | JOE NICHOLS - 201801 | 16. Pivot Your Right Elbow // Many players struggle with their elbows because they flex their wrists to hit the ball. Learn to hit effortlessly by relaxing the body.

  • TWIST INTO THE GROUND

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on PL | MICHAEL BERGBAUER - 202104 | 06. Add Pushaway To Your Chipping Shots // The part of my foot that I pressure into changes from the backswing to impact. Let's take a look

  • WHAT DOES JACK NICKLAUS DO WITH HIS HIPS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2019.28 | 02. RE: Is There A Hip Twist - 20190713 // Jack Nicklaus had one of the most influencial golf swings in the game. Learn how he gets his hips working and apply this knowledge to your swing.

  • WHERE SHOULD MY FEET POINT FOR MAXIMUM HIP ROTATION

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.17 | 01. RE: Internal and External Arm Rotation in the Swing - 20210430 // Your body is built on ninety degree angles. Take advantage of this by setting up with your feet pointing straight ahead.