Why You Need This: Today, you'll discover the "Right Shoulder Movement in the Golf Swing"
If you've ever attempted to shallow the club with the help of a training aid...
...but went right back to your over the top swing path once you put the aid away...
...I'm betting I know the reason why.
You see, if the aid isn't forcing you to engage the correct muscles for shallowing the club...
...then you'll have a hard time understanding how to continue shallowing when you're all on your own.
But today, I'm going to show you how you can use a football to engage these muscles...
...so you'll know the proper feel for shallowing the club to begin your downswing.
Then you'll be set to shallow correctly on the course...
...when you're all on your own!
You're going to love this...
Golf Pros Featured:
Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 5:55
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Clay Ballard: Now in this video, I’m going to teach you how this football can actually get you the correct right shoulder movement and how to get that elbow from popping out like this, getting that club steep.
We’re going to get it nice and shallow and from the inside. Now, most people get it wrong when they’re doing drills that do this.
A lot of times they’ll see people when they’re trying to keep this right elbow in, so trying to tuck this right elbow in, get the club in the slot like we’ve seen all the great players do.
You may put a strap that kind of holds the elbows in. So it’s a strap that goes around your arms, and now it forces the elbows in.
Well the issue with that is, if I’m throwing my elbow out and I’m throwing my right shoulder up like this, that’s what kicks the club on top, what I’m doing is I’m engaging the front of my body, the front of my chest, which is getting the right shoulder that way.
My pec, I’m also getting the muscles that internally rotate my arms. So whenever I throw my elbow out, I’m taking this upper arm and I’m internally rotating it like you’re going to slam your hand down on the ground, or down on the face of a table or something like that.
So I’m internally rotating my arm. So when those muscles engage in the front of my arm here, that’s going to kick this elbow out, that’s going to kick that right shoulder forward.
Now if I take a band that forces my elbows in, I can still have those same muscles engaged that want to kick the elbow out, but the strap is holding it in.
The problem is, as soon as I take that strap off, all of a sudden, I’m going to go back to kicking it steep, right shoulder over, right arm won’t internally rotate.
What I need, is I need something that’s going to force me to go too much in that direction. I actually have to engage my back, engage the muscles that externally rotate my arm or turn my arm this way, and that’s what’s going to get me to kick this habit once and for all.
Really, that’s the one thing I see that’s wrong with a lot of training aids, is that they don’t teach you to engage the right muscles.
So they’re great when you’re using the training aid, it gets you kind of the right feeling of where you’d want to be, but it doesn’t get you to engage the right muscles to where that actually happens when they go away.
Now this football, I’m going to stick it in my right side here, now it’s almost kicking my arm out this way a little bit too much.
It’s almost throwing that arm out a little bit, because it’s a little bit wider and you can see it’s keeping some space between my right arm and my body.
Well now when I have this football under here, I have to actually engage the correct muscles to kind of squeeze this football against my chest and I feel like it’s going to be pretty tight there.
It’s going to force me to use the right muscles to actually shallow this out. So again, when I set up with this football, look how my right arm wants to throw this way.
Well now, I’m going to have to engage the right muscles to kind of kick this in and get that club shallowed out.
So if I want any chance of shallowing this club out at all with this football here, I have to do double the work and really engage those muscles.
I like to keep it back here, I’m really going to pinch that in, and then from here, I’m going to feel like I make a straight swing. I don’t want to let myself go out here.
That’s what it feels like I want to do when I have this football in there, is I want to go like that and get the wrong muscles engaging.
So I’m going to fight overtime to get this coming more from the inside, and hitting down through here squarely.
Now, when I remove this football, all of a sudden I’ve done 5, 10, 15 reps, and my arm wants to do this now, because I’m used to trying to pinch that football in there.
Well you’ll notice when I do that in a real swing, that gets the elbow in, that gets the shoulder down in back, I’m engaging the back of my shoulder and that’s getting in the slot.
So let’s go ahead and try one out there now, and I really feel like that’s the move that I’ve just been working on. Now I’ve engaged those correct muscles.
There we go, nice and solid. Now there’s one more piece to this that we’re missing here. Actually I’m going to grab this football again, and talk about this.
So when I have my football on here, it’s wanting me to kick my arms over. When I do that, it feels natural to flip and release that lag to try to square the face up.
What I have to do is I have to fight to get that club inside, and with this football jammed in the way, the only way I can really square up my hands and keep forward lean in the shaft is to really exaggerate this bow of the left wrist.
That’s a really key move. On top of that, this right wrist being angled back in a certain way. So it’s not only it’s angled back, it’s almost angled down a little bit, too.
So my palm is down when I’m doing that. That’s what the pros are doing to square the face up really well. That’s exactly what we teach in The Move section.
A lot of players never learn to shallow out that club and more importantly, never learn to square up that face to really have a ton of lag, to really compress and hit this ball solid, to get those nice draws.
In The Move section, what I want you to do is actually overwork that. So you hit these really solid compressed overdraw the ball, get it starting out to the right and coming back.
Then once you do that, we’ll back off of it a little bit. But I found tremendous amounts of success with players working through, it’s only a handful of videos in that Move section there.
Once you go through those in order, that’s going to build on exactly what we’re talking about today.
We’re going to continue to build on getting the club shallowed out, getting the face squared up, and it just makes the game a whole heck of a lot more fun.
So once you’ve done the drills in this video, grab that football that you have laying around the house, head on over to The Move section.
Click on the Top Speed Golf Instruction tab, Top Speed Golf System, then The Move. Work through those drills, and that’s kind of what’s going to kick this over the top, and get it to where it’s ingrained once and for all.
You don’t really have to fight, to worry about it. It’s just going to be natural. It’s going to be something that you automatically do first swing of the day.
So best of luck, and I can’t wait to see you in The Move section.