Why You Need This: Today, you'll see why "This Simple Move Will Transform Your Golf Swing"
If you're one of the many that struggle to shallow the club in the downswing...
...it could be your hips that are holding you back.
There's a simple move with your hips can free you up to rotate better...
...and make shallowing much easier for you.
Check out today's video to discover this move and transform your golf swing.
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 6:39
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Clay Ballard: Now I bet you’re tired of watching your swing, and in the downswing, you see that club shaft a little steep. You see your hips move toward the ball, a little early extension.
You stand up, and then worst of all to add a little insult to injury, get a little bit of flip in there so the ball just kind of floats off the face.
It really doesn’t get the power and the compression of what you’re seeing the pros do. Now there’s one simple move that’s going to change this, it actually has to do with your belt buckle and how you rotate your hips properly in the downswing.
Now most players that do this think, well I’m not flexible enough to get more open in the swing. I’m not flexible enough to get the club coming from the inside. It’s actually not the case.
You’ll find that you’re flexible enough, but it’s the proper movement of the hips that nobody’s walked you through before that’s going to allow you to get into this.
Let me go ahead and share this secret with you. I can’t wait to do this video. I know it’s going to help your swing a ton.
All right, so let’s jump in and get started. Let me talk about something called anterior and posterior pelvic tilt. Now if I’m tilting this way, I’d be in anterior tilt, meaning tilting forward.
You see how my belt here is angled down to the ground? If I tilted this way, I’d be posterior tilting, tucking my butt under my chest like that.
Now when you’re standing up and flipping, you’re getting that tilt under. Now, that’s complicated words. I don’t want to get people confused talking anterior/posterior or all these different words.
Think of it as your belt buckle. When I turn my pelvis down and I kind of stick my back this way, my belt buckle’s now facing the ball.
When I turn my belt buckle up, my glutes fire, my hamstrings fire, and that turns my pelvis this way and that gets me standing up.
Now, I will tell you, the reason that you’re not out of the norm for doing this is because if I do tuck my butt under, and stand up out of my posture, I can throw this club at the ball and I can get pretty decent speed doing it that way.
So it feels powerful, the results aren’t terrible when you’re talking about swing speed. You can hit some good shots that way, and it can give you the false idea that that’s the ideal way to do it.
Let me walk you through the progression on doing this the right way, though, so that you can finally get that club shallowed out.
You can finally get your body opened up, and you can do it in a way that feels easy, doesn’t feel stressed out at all.
I want you to go ahead and get your belt buckle down toward the ground. Now I don’t want to have a real big arch in the back. It’s just a little bit down toward the ball.
It’s really probably pointing out toward those three golf balls over there somewhere. So it’s a slight angle.
Now as I go to the top of my swing, as I start down, I’m keeping that angle and at the same time, here’s the big one, I’m keeping some flex in my legs. If I want to rotate my body open, I have to have flex in my legs.
As soon as I tuck my butt under, lock my knees, I can’t rotate no matter how hard I try, my entire lower body’s locked up.
So I want to have my belt buckle down slightly. I want to have my knees flexed, and what that allows me to do is to rotate through the shot.
Now, there’s a couple different ways you can do this with your right knee. The old-school way is to say kick this knee in, feel like your right knee drives toward the target.
Unfortunately, that will get you to slide instead of rotate. I want you to feel like your right knee goes forward kind of behind the golf ball.
So as I start my downswing, that knee is going this way. Now I’m in a really bent-knee position where I could drive off of that and open my body. My left knee does something really important, too.
As I come down, it starts to open up. If my left knee stays facing this golf ball, it’s going to be very difficult for me to get my hips open because this is really jammed in here.
I need to feel like when I start down, my left knee comes out. Now I’m in a position to where when I post, I can rotate my hips very easily. Also notice how my right foot is going to come off the ground.
So if I do this properly, I get this little squat motion. My right knee comes out, and as I come to contact, my heel is up. For years I was told to keep my heel on the ground and I looked like this at contact.
Man, I struggled and struggled and struggled, and I tried to get my hips more open, and I tried to get my hips more open, I just couldn’t do it. I wasn’t flexible enough.
Then I found out, well, most people aren’t when they do this with their foot and they lock that right leg, I can’t rotate now. Everything’s jammed up.
I need to feel like I’m here, belt buckle down, right knee goes out, left knee opens, this gets me rotating, and then as I come through contact, now my foot comes off the ground.
Look at those hips. I can open as much as you want me to open there. It’s easy. So I’m only going to open about 45° but if I get that knee action, I get that knee movement, that can make it really easy to get in those positions that you see the pros getting into.
Let’s go ahead and give it a whirl.
There we go, hit that one right down the pipe. Very solid. Now that we’ve got these hips working better, there’s something that we need to add to this.
You see when my hips open up more like the pros are doing, I actually need to get more shallow, I need to get more from the inside.
You see, if I’m standing up and flipping, if I get from the inside, I’m going to end up swinging way out to the right.
When I get from the inside and then I rotate like we talked about in this video, that allows me to really move through there much better and it squares up the face.
So imagine I’m way in here, very shallow, and I stand up all of a sudden I’m going that way. If I get shallow and then I use the body properly, that kicks the club back to square, and it’s going to look like what you see all the pros on TV doing.
What I recommend doing next is going through The Move section. That’s going to allow you to pair up the shallowing motion that we’re talking about, or sorry, the body opening with that shallowing motion.
It’s like the perfect one-two punch from this. Shallow and more open go hand in hand together. If I’m trying to do one by itself, it’s really just not going to work.
So what you’re going to want to do is go to the Instruction tab of the Top Speed Golf website. Go to the Top Speed Golf System, go to The Move, and be sure to check out the Tennis Racket Drill.
That’s a game changer. When you square this face up the right way, that makes it so much easier to put all this together. If my face is wide open, it’s never going to work, any of it.
If I rotate my hips, great, that’s awesome, just like the pros. If I shallow the club, that’s awesome, just like the pros. But if my face is wide open, again, that ball’s going that way.
We have to square that face up and that’s what I go over in the Tennis Racket Drill. So be sure you check that one out as you work through The Move section and it’s going to be a game changer.
I can’t wait to see you in there, share some of the secrets that I’ve learned over the years to get you more shallow, get you compression the heck out of that golf ball, and I’m very excited to see you in there. Let’s go and get started.