Why You Need This: Today, you'll discover "The Natural Way to Swing the Golf Club to Hit Straight Shots"
If you want to hit consistently straight shots, there are 3 vital keys to making it happen…
…and if you can nail the first, the other 2 are much easier for you.
In today’s video, you’ll discover what these 3 vital keys are and how you can use a squishy ball to help nail them down.
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 9:42
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There we go. Nice little draw there. Hit that one. About as good as I can. Hit it. What is a good solid straight golf shot? It really just comes down to three things. We're going to have a weight shift, so we've got to get that weight starting to left. Our weight shift is off the body and the arms aren't synced up.
There's no way you're going to be consistent. Number two, I have to get it in the slot. I have to get it from the inside. I'm starting down steep. No way to make it happen. I have to get that weight shift and get that club shallowing out. So now that it's on a plane that I can swing very uniformly down through the shot, hit it very consistent that way.
And then finally, I have to release the face when I come down. I can't be holding this face off like this. I can't be trying to guide the club down the the target line or there's just no consistency. I have to be able to release this club the right way so that the face turns on over. And ideally, you can get a really, really straight shot or a nice little tight draw, which is what most players like to play.
So let's go reach those. There's a very intuitive way of doing each one. I've got a little squishy ball here. You can do anything. You could put a rolled up towel you could use a tennis ball, whatever you want. This one is kind of squishes a little bit. It's got a nice feel. You can really feel the weight shift there.
Now, I'll give you a very intuitive drill to get that weight shift to the left. When I start my downswing. This is the key. I don't really mind too much. Watch your back swings like everybody has a little different fingerprint, a little different style in the back swing. There's tons of players in the PGA Tour who have very different back swings, have a great downswing.
What I care about and what really matters is as you start that swing, I want a little bump with your weight. I want that that weight to be going to the left and you're going to feel like you're opening your body as you're doing that. So if I was going to make a baseball swing here and I had the bat a little vertical like this, as I start my bump to the left and golf, I get a little weight shift As I do that, my body starts to open up.
So you see how my knees pivot. This right knee goes forward to the target. Left knee kind of goes back out of the way as that's happening That's going to get the momentum moving to the left. You see, my belt buckle goes from here and starts to open up, turn toward the target. My hands and my shoulders start to move toward the target a little bit.
But watch what happens to the the shaft of this. What would be a bat or a golf club in the sense is as I start to do that, it shallows out a little bit. Now, when I press into this golf ball or this squishy ball, tennis ball, roll up towel, whatever you want to use, I can automatically feel that happening.
So I'm doing that same move, and for me, I'm pushing that into the ground. That's ensuring that as I'm starting my downswing, that's a really intuitive way to feel the weight shift again. I don't mind if you set up a little this way, a little bit that way, as long as you do this move right. You get that little weight shift to the left.
Opening the body shallowing out the shaft to the club. That's the piece that matters. Now, as you're doing that, let's actually just build on this, all of this here. Let me put a just a rubber ball. Again, this is like a little dollar store golf or a dollar store, squishy ball. And when I'm going to do is I want to put the logo on this so that you can see it here in a second, kind of facing in front of my elbows So if I was to grip this ball between my elbows and now take this club, what I be doing is I start that little shift.
As I be pointing that logo, toward the camera or more toward the target. So as you see here, if this I can get lined up here as I start to shallow that club out. Look, you can start to see that logo. So with my left elbow, I go more toward the target that way. Imagine if I had a hammer or something in my left arm.
I wouldn't hit it like this with my elbow pointing down to the ground. That wouldn't be powerful. I'd want to get that elbow out pointing to there, and then, bam, I could really get some power with it. Same thing with my right arm. Imagine again, this is an ax, and I'm trying to chop a hole in this wall.
I'm going to have that elbow tucked in it's point until the wall. And then I can hammer the heck out of the wall. No problem at all. Punching a hole in it. That's the same thing that you're going to feel when you're doing this. So, again, I'm going to put this between my elbows and notice out as I start that downswing move.
I get that little I get that little bump to the left. Now my elbows go to the target. Well, the only difference in what we're doing here in the golf swing we lose the red ball. I'll put this back under my foot again. Is it in a golf swing? I'm just tilted forward. So I'm talking about swing and flat with the ground.
Tilt everything forward. Let's do that same move. That's a little bump shift to the left, getting that club shallowed out. I'm looking at it from this direction. Again, very intuitive. Here's that little bump shift to the left, the club and it gets from the inside. Now you get the shift down. We get the elbows coming in to drop that club in the slot.
Now, it makes a ton of sense how I can get that club coming in from there and feel very powerful. Just like if I was going to hit into this wall that way. The last piece now is releasing the Clubface. What almost everybody does when they do this move is they get in a great position, very athletic, very powerful, I'm getting my bump.
I'm getting the lag. I'm making it much like a golf swing here. But the face is wide open and it's held off. Let's get your grip right. To make sure that you can release the club properly. What I want you to do is go ahead and let your left hand hanging down to your side and make a cup you with your fingers like this.
So imagine you're holding something and you just curl up your fingers like that. I want my golf club to sit in that angle, so it's going to be in my fingers. I'm getting it very much my fingers there. If I was to open up my hand, it would look like that across the grip. Now, when I get that little stronger grip, the V in my thumb is going to be pointed more to the right.
I'm in a very powerful position to where now once I get that leg, I can go ahead and release that hand. So if I'm coming towards you, the logo of my glove is now rotating so that it shows the glove logo to you. What I don't want to do is I don't want to get that little weight shift bump logo's out and then drag it all the way on around.
I want to get that little bump. I'm in the slot. And from there, I have my hands in a way that I can present that logo down the fairway. And that's going to make it very intuitive. Another way of feeling this, not everybody's good with their left hand. Another way of feeling this is with the right hand. I get my little bump in the slot here, and instead of leaving the right hand where I'm going to present the golf ball up to the sky like that, I'm going to turn my hand sideways.
I'm going to rotate it so that now my palm is facing the target. So if I was going to make a little swing of just my right hand I get the bump to show it out. And then from there I have the palm toward the target. I don't have the palm toward the sky. There's the same thing with my left hand The same deal with the logo of the glove and the left hand.
That's the same motion. So as my logo turns toward the target, my palm turns toward the target. Also. Now, finally there, we're going to put that together. And that's a really great move. Here's here's everything together. We're going to get a little weight shift. So let's start vertical. I'll get my little weight shift in my body, opens my elbows, go to the target as I do that.
And then as I rotate forward, turn those hands and wrist. To make that happen, I have to have my grip, right? I have to have my grip in the fingers of my right hand to I don't want it way up here in the palm. I won't be able to do that motion. But once I get that. Now, as I do a little bump, a turn to contact him, a face is squared up from there.
All I'm doing is just tilting it down toward the ground. The same little athletic move. And now you can release that club. It just feels really good. Feels like there's it's a no brainer. You're going to be. I'll hit some great shots doing that. Let's go and give another one a whirl here.
Here we go. Another straight shot felt really good. Now, what we've talked about here today is a couple of things. We've got that weight shift to the left. We get that club shallowing out and then finally we get the wrist to turn over and release. Well, that is actually the move. The move in the top swing golf system is shallowing out that club and releasing it so that, you know, without a shadow of a doubt, every single time that you hit a golf ball, that thing is going to be compressed.
It's going to start to the right and it's going to draw back or be really nice and straight down the middle of the fairway. We're not going to have those shots. We don't know where they're going. I want you to get that move down if you do one thing with your golf game, get the move down. Do exactly what we did here today and make that completely natural to where somebody tosses your club and says, swing it.
Just what we went over today is happened. Now you're going to start today, but it's not going to grind it forever. What you need to do is spend a little bit more time breaking down this shallowing motion so that it feels like you don't even have to think about it to shallow. And then also the wrist angles, the wrist angles releasing the proper way we're going to get started on that today.
But if you want to make it intuitive to where the club is always released in the right way, you're going to want to work through that move section. So follow those drills, go to the instruction tab, go to the top swing golf system and then the move section. And then I challenge you to do this work through one video in the MOVE section, finish the drills we did here today.
Once you do those, head over the move section. And once you get to that move section, it's going to be a whole heck of a lot more natural. So best of luck. I can't wait to see in the move right now. Let's go and get started.