Why You Need This: Today, you'll discover "The Hip Move That Will FINALLY Get You Open at Impact"
And I'm sure you understand that to be open at impact, it has a lot to do with your hips...
...but today, Professor Q uses his engineering background to show you a vital hip move to begin your backswing that will allow you to rotate your hips properly...
...so they'll open up rather than thrusting forward in the downswing.
And don't miss the common backswing move that, if you're making, almost eliminates any chance of opening your hips at impact (at the 1:30 mark of the video).
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Instructors Featured: Quentin Patterson
Video Duration: 10:42
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I bet you have tried everything to get those hips open at impact. It can be so frustrating when those hips kind of thrust out toward the ball and you have to throw your arms at it. Flip the club just makes you wildly inconsistent. You lose a lot of distance. And this was actually a big issue for me until I found this one field that really changed everything for me.
I'm really excited to share that with you today. So you may not know this about me, but I actually have a mechanical engineering degree. So for me, it's really good for me to understand things are more of a mechanical sense. So if you think about it in this way, it can really, really help you. So the way I like to think about it is like the hips are like a door that's on hinges And it's opening back behind you throughout the swing.
So I have this piece of wood here with a hinge on it to really help illustrate this. So in the backswing, what we want to imagine here is that our lead hip is on a hinge. Right. And the reason why that is important is that a hinge is a fixed pivot point. Right. So that's what we want to feel like in the backswing, is that our lead hip is a hinge that is a fixed pivot point and that our trail hip is moving back behind us.
That's what we want to feel. Because the biggest reason why or not one of the biggest but maybe, maybe even the biggest reason why I see a lot of people struggle with getting the hips open at impact. It starts in the very beginning of the swing. It's just a domino effect. What I see people do is they'll actually start moving their hips and getting out on their toes, moving the hips toward the ball, getting out on their toes in the start of the backswing.
And what we want to do is we want to be pushing this trail hip back and actually kind of moving down toward the golf ball with our upper body in the backswing. That's what we're going to see with all the best players is as they get up to the top of the swing, their upper body actually moves down a little bit and then it continues to kind of move down in the start of the downswing.
And that can't happen unless we are moving the hips properly. Now, keep in mind, these are exaggerations, right? Your lead hip is actually moving a little bit toward the golf ball in the backswing. But this exaggerated feeling is really going to help you to get your hips moving the right way. The other thing we want to realize here is that, as you notice, I have this piece of wood kind of angled down.
Our hips are at a tilt. We don't want to have our hips really level. If my hips are level, then that just makes me want to kind of level out my shoulders. So I want to have my hips kind of pointe and more down toward the golf ball. And imagine that this lead hip is fixed and my trail hips kind of moving back behind me.
So that's the backswing feeling. And I want to imagine here that my belt buckle here if you imagine there's a laser pointing on my belt buckle here, that that kind of traces back behind the golf ball as I'm going back. And as I'm doing that, I'm also going to be kind of straightening out my trail leg. You see, what a lot of people do is they try to keep that trail leg flexed.
Right? We try to keep flexing that trail like you've probably heard, you know, instruction from a long time ago saying you kind of want to resist the rotation of your hips in the backswing. That's not at all what we want to do. We want to have freedom of rotation. We want to really move those hips back. And in order to do that, we've got to kind of straighten out this trail leg to move this trail of hip back and behind the golf ball.
So that's the backswing feeling. Hips tilt it down, hinge at the lead hip, right. Hips kind of moving back behind you in the backswing. Now, in the downswing, it's just the opposite. I'm just going to turn this around. And now my trail hip is the fixed hinge point, right? So my trail hips move back away from the golf ball.
And now I don't want to I want to have the feeling that this at this point in the swing that my trail hip doesn't move anywhere near the golf ball. And what actually happens is that my lead hip moves back away from the golf ball in the downswing. Right. So in the backswing right up back like this and then the downswing when I feel like this is the fixed hinge point and then my lead hip moves back behind me.
And you're going to see here how much more in my heels as I'm doing this. If you're someone who comes up out of your posture, you move your hips forward, you're typically going to feel a lot of pressure in your toes throughout the swing. That's a lot of the times what's happening. I'm typically on my toes and my backswing and in the downswing, definitely in the downswing at impact.
So one way to get this to work properly, we need to feel like we're more in our heels as we're doing this. Look, if I'm in my heels and I'm pushing my hips back, which I have to do if this is my hinge point, right? In order to push in order for this to be the hinge point, the fixed point, and for me to move my lead hip back and around, I have to push my hips back.
And that is a big piece of this. If our hips are moving forward, then I have to stand up out of it. Right? If I if I were to move my hips forward and then stay in my posture, I'm going to fall on my face. So in order for me to to push my hips back, I have to move my chest down more.
You probably heard the term covering the ball. That's what we're doing. We're getting on top of the ball. We're covering the ball with our upper body. That's what we want to do. And that's going to allow you to get into the good impact position that we see. Dustin Johnson, Colin Morikawa and players like that. Really, really good ball strikers.
They're moving their hips in this way. So now if we grab the golf club, we want to have those same feelings in the swing. So that's kind of the visual that we want to have lead hip fixed in the backswing trail, hip moving back in the downswing trail, hip fixed lead hip moving back. And you see, as I'm doing that, I'm just moving my hips back, getting in my heels and I'm moving my upper body down.
If I do that with the golf club, right trail hip. And if you look on video, you might see my lead hip moving a little bit toward the ball and you might see my or my lead hip moving a little bit toward the ball on the backswing. You might see my trailhead moving a little bit toward the ball in the downswing.
But keep in mind, these are just feels this isn't the reality of what tour players are doing. The reality of what tour players are doing is that they're setting the center of their hips or staying pretty much the same distance away from the golf ball. They're not moving much closer to the golf ball. So the lead hip does move a little bit closer in the backswing and the real hip does move a little bit closer in the downswing.
But what most people are doing is they're moving their hips, all of their hips right the trail hip and the lead hip closer to the golf ball throughout the entire swing. And that's where the issues come from. So if you can exaggerate the feeling of, OK, this this is fixed this is moving back in the backswing, this is fixed, this is moving back in the downswing, well, now that's really exaggerated and that's going to get me in the right place that I want to be.
Right? So if I have that feeling with the club now, I'm going to go trail hip fixed. Excuse me, lead hip fixed, trail hip, moving back, trail leg, kind of straightening out and then the downswing I'm going to feel trail hip, fixed, lead hip moving out of the way. And you can see what I have to do. I have to move my chest down and look at this crazy impact position.
I have to get into with this feel, right? This is a seven iron and I'm taking I can't hardly see any loft on that face. I'm getting so much affinity and compression now what I really want to do that in the golf swing. No, but this is an exaggerated feel that you need to have to get to where you want to be.
If you're someone who's doing this right, I'm moving my hips toward the ball. I'm like, this at impact. I'm adding lots of loft. I have no shuffling. I need to feel right. I need to feel something like this to get to where I'm in a position that's more like this. Right? It's the fault, feel real approach. The fault is the hips moving toward the ball.
The feel is the hips never moving toward the well. Any part of the hips is never moving toward the ball. In order for me to get the hips to move in a better way. The way I would think about this is I would think about it in the sense that you cannot exaggerated too much, especially in the beginning stages, because the reality is, is that let's say that you do exaggerate too much.
You do get into this kind of impact position. I tell you what, that would be pretty dang awesome. I don't see it. I don't really see it ever. But that'd be really awesome if you could do that, because then from there, all you have to do is just ease off it a little bit to get the position that you want.
What most likely is going to happen is that you're going to just move a lot closer to where you want to be if you do that. All right, so work on these hip movements and you're going to get your hips moving in the right way. And I hope this really opens the door for you. Now, I love making these videos because I know it can help a lot of golfers but my favorite thing to do is to work with golfers one on one in my unlimited swing.
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