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Textbook body rotation that I teach all my players, done here perfectly by Hideki Matsuyama.
My keys to great chip & pitch shots:
1. Tempo, Tempo, Tempo. Players that tend to be quick and rush their swing, I get them to feel like they pause in their backswing/downswing transition.
2. Finish your body turn towards the target after impact.
3. Have the butt end of the club point to your belt buckle to finish your swing.
Slowing or stopping the body rotation through impact just causes your hands to be thrown at the ball, and nothing consistently great comes from that.
SHALLOWING DRILL - Here’s a clip from my recent Skillest online lesson. Teaching shallowing can be done in various ways, but here’s one way to do it manually.
I don’t know about you but that swing looks more like a Tour swing than one from someone who has only been playing for a few years 🤩 Body and arms move great! #quicklearner
Struggle with speed control? Miss short putts? Miss hits? Could be due to your putter rising up quickly after impact. . I want my players to think about hitting “through” the ball, not launching it into the air. There’s loft on the putter for a reason. . Give this feel a try and see if it helps you hit the centre of the face more often 👊🏼 #stayhome #putting #puttingcoach
@nashkassam hitting some pure high-spin pitch shots off tight lies. Working on rotation through impact while staying tall 👌🏼
Trying out the HackMotion Wrist Sensor today. Cool product to help me continue to learn more about the Biomechanics of the game. Thanks @tomflockhartgolf for lending it to me. I may have to pick one of these up @hackmotion
Tour Development Academy’s 2019 Year in Review! Thank you to everyone who has joined #teamtda throughout the year. Let’s keep rolling into 2020 and help take each player to their best level yet! . If you’re looking for high performance golf coaching in 2020, be sure to get in touch with us on IG or at www.TDAgolf.ca 👊🏼
One of my junior’s dad came in for a lesson, and the results were 💰! . He caught on to the idea of throwing a baseball and that our right arm goes from an internal to external position in transition. Immediately helped him lay the club down, retain his body angles and turn through the shot 👌🏼 #doyouevenshallowbro #planemate @davidwoodspga @tourstrikergolf
Watch the stability of Tiger’s body during this stroke as he goes -2 thru 2 holes @presidentscup 🐐 . He wastes no energy on this birdie putt. Hands straight back, with a slight shoulder rock and matches exactly on the way through. No early peak of the head. Pure!
Ryan learning how to FLEX (bow) the lead WRIST to SQUARE the FACE, while adding body rotation. . He typically has a lot of wrist hinge, which makes it nearly anatomically impossible to flex the lead wrist and square the face, until he lets out the hinge during his swing. . Therefore, he would have a lot of wrist hinge, which opened his face, which meant he needed to time his hands to flip at impact. He’s a great player already, so he could make it work, most of the time. But timing a flip is not ideal for long term consistency. . We added the close hanger so he could get the feeling of squaring the face properly. When he feels the hanger against his forearm he knows he’s got it where he wants it. . **This is a confusing topic that people have trouble understanding sometimes. I may make a video just on the wrists specifically, but if you have any questions for now, just let me know. . Then we’re learning to get some more body rotation, instead of stalling and using our flippy hands to square the face at impact. 👊🏼
New Capto Putting Software Update - Allows me to see my player’s stroke immediately from every angle. Do this inside in the studio or outside on the putting green. For players who are serious about improving their putting, it doesn’t get much better than this. #tdagolf #putting #puttingcoach
At the Titleist Performance Institute for TPI Level 3 Certification - Working on distance Wedges with @james.sieckmann. . . . #certified #certification #golfcoach #golf #coach #education #tpi #alwayslearning #selfgrowth #titleist #sandiego #california #pgacoach
Swing your swing! That squat tho 🤑 Guess that’s how a 13 year old can use the ground to generate 110mph club head speed. @georgegankasgolf @rorymcilroy @jamiesadlowski.ca 🇨🇦 #power #juniorgolf
Great PUTTING DRILL here for: aim, speed control, touch, visualization, ........... . Find a breaking putt, left to right or right to left. Use tees to block off a portion of the hole. You can set up the tees however you like, but I like to block off the low side of the hole. Forcing myself to make it in the top side. When playing on fast greens especially, I like to die the ball in on the top side. If you miss putts low the ball can trickle away quite far, but putts missed on the high side tend to end up closer. . This is a great drill to do when you get to new greens and you’re trying to learn the speed and how to visualize the ball rolling in the hole.
Textbook body rotation that I teach all my players, done here perfectly by Hideki Matsuyama. . My keys to great chip & pitch shots: 1. Tempo, Tempo, Tempo. Players that tend to be quick and rush their swing, I get them to feel like they pause in their backswing/downswing transition. 2. Finish your body turn towards the target after impact. 3. Have the butt end of the club point to your belt buckle to finish your swing. . Slowing or stopping the body rotation through impact just causes your hands to be thrown at the ball, and nothing consistently great comes from that.
@skerr67 learning how to use the bounce properly. Bad lies won’t be a problem now! . Pure ball striker + new short game shots... Watch out!
💪🏼 Learning to use the ground properly for more speed & power! . In the 1st video you can see his legs are quite passive and just going along for the ride. As opposed to adding any power to his swing. . In the 2nd video you’ll see how he gets into a slight squat position to start the downswing. This way he’s able to use the ground to press off of, allowing him to create more power and speed into impact. . Slight clean up of his impact and release, and he’ll be hitting 💣 💣
Teaser of our upcoming video! Check back shortly to learn how to hit one of the coolest shots in golf 😎
Putting Tip to help your hands feel much more solid throughout the stroke. It helped me make a lot of putts in pressure situations. . Give it a try and let me know if it helps 👍🏼 #putting #coach
Come see why some of the top juniors, amateurs, and professionals in Canada have started to come see former Tour player and TDA’s Head Coach, Nathan Leonhardt.
Swing your swing! He did it his way, while always making time for his fans. We definitely need more like Arnold Palmer. #theking #arniesarmy