Why You Need This: Today, you'll discover "This “Swinging Tree” Drill is The Simple Way to Hit Your Driver Straight"
Are you tired of losing balls in the thick rough because you can’t find the fairway?
What if the secret to consistently straight drives is in syncing your body like a “rotating tree trunk?”
I’ll show you what I mean in today’s video.
Trust me, once I figured this out, my game changed dramatically!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 9:24
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Now, if you're struggling to hit your driver straight, this is something I figured out years ago. And man, once I did it changed everything for me. And really all it is, is syncing up, rotating my body. And when I release the club and a great analogy for this is your body is the tree, the tree trunk. And as the tree trunk rotates back and through, there's a little bit of a weight shift to the right, a little bit of weight shift to the left, but it's mostly going to stay fairly centered and rotate.
And then that's going to swing the, the limbs, which is the club. So when the club releases, so I'm simply just going to get a little weight shift to the right, weight shift to the left, that's going to swing my arms. And that's, what's going to allow you to hit the ball really, really straight. So for example, if I over accelerate and I rip open my body and leave my arms way behind, that's going to be a block way out to the right.
If I get halfway in my downswing and I stand up, I stop rotating my body altogether. And I throw my arms at it. Well, that's either going to be a duck hook to the left, or if I hold the face open, a big block out to the right. So really, when you don't sync up your body and the limbs, the tree trunk and the limbs, you're going to be trying to find the fairway all the time.
Luckily, I can lead you through a really simple progression to get everything synced up and hit that driver dead straight. Let's go ahead and jump into it. Let's start out with an impact bag here. And all I'm going to do is feel like I'm getting a little weight shift to my right. And then the impact bag swings back.
I get a little weight shift to the left, the impact bag swings forward. So I'm just going to take this with both hands and just get a little swinging back to the right and to the left. So you can see my weight shift starts the motion and then the impact bag, or you can grab a bucket of balls, or you can grab anything that's got a little weight to it.
That starts to go second. So I get a little weight shift and then the swing. Now I can start to make this a little bigger. And you'll notice when I'm doing this back and forth, it's weight shift, body shifting, then the swing, weight shift to the right, then the swing. That's all the golf swing is. And that's the tree trunk swinging the limbs here.
And what I'm trying to do is I'm trying to feel like I get my weight shift and release this bag and all the momentum from the bag is going down the fairway at impact. So I don't want to feel like I'm doing this. Ripping open my body. Everything's stuck back here. I'd be throwing the bag out to the right.
I don't want to feel like I'm stopping my body. Everything slams to the left. I'm just syncing up my weight shift and the throw to feel like I'd be tossing this bag right down the fairway. Now once you've done that a little bit, and you start to feel this general type sense, this flow, go ahead and do it with your hands and arms now.
And just feel like your hands, as I shift to the right, my hands... Almost like my hands are paintbrushes. Paint a swath of paint on the ground to the right. As I shift to the left, the wrist angles are going to go back. And I paint a swath to the target, or to the left, as I'm coming through. And that's just going to look like this.
So again, I'm just feeling like I'm shifting, painting a stripe toward the target. Painting a stripe toward the target. So I'm just letting my arms fly out from my body that way. Now, if I build this up to the golf club, let's lose the golf ball for a second and let's just do it with the right hand because most players feel the right hand a lot more than they do their left.
So, I'm just going to do a couple little swings here, letting my wrist be nice and loose. Weight shifts to the right, I turn the trunk, my hands kind of lag behind. Trunk shifts to the left, starts to turn to the left, my hand lags behind and paints that stripe toward the fairway. Immediately, you'll notice if you start to rip open your body too much, that stripe or that paint feels like it's all going to fling out to the right.
If I stop my body and I throw my hands and arms, that paint's going to feel like it flies early. That's kind of that casting, throwing the club, and it's going to go over here to the left, quickly making a kind of dart to the left like that. If I'm doing this correctly, I'm just swinging back and forth, and I feel like it's very easy.
To get all that paint flinging down the target line So just give yourself a few minutes To really feel like all the paint is this painting a stripe here all the way down the target line To your target and you feel like you're not getting any drop anywhere else I like to also feel like my wrist is lagging behind Have this little bit of lag here so I don't start flicking the paint back here.
I want to feel like the paint It starts at the golf ball, goes all the way to the target. Now, once you've felt that with your right hand a few times, let's go ahead and put both hands on it. And again, very soft with the wrist. Tree trunk. Swings the limbs. The paint is going all the way to the target. My arms feel like they're flying down the target line.
I'm not doing any kind of throwing. Getting that old chicken wing through here. I feel like my body turns. The arms or the limbs. Or just down, along for the ride. So you can almost feel like if your arms are tree limbs. Imagine like a, kind of a bendy, you know, uh, a tree limb that has some flex to it.
They're going to flex, they're going to be released at impact, and then they're just going to fly down the target line for as long as possible. If we can do that, then that's going to sync up your body and your arms. Find one with a sticker on it here. That's going to sync up the body and the arms, and that's going to allow you to be a lot straighter than you've ever been before.
So here on this shot, I'm not going to worry about speed. I'm not going to worry about distance at all. This is my rhythm and fairway finder swing. Once I get the rhythm right, here's the really cool thing. I can swing at 60%, get the rhythm right, start hitting fairways, starting in that nice tight draw, swing after swing.
Then I can crank it up once I feel the rhythm. 70, 80, 90, 100%. It's all about getting the rhythm first and then I can go faster and faster speed. All right, so let's give it a whirl. See if I hit a nice straight one here. Again, 50% power to start out.
There we go. Nice straight shot. And again, it doesn't matter what your distance is. Start out smooth, getting those nice little draws down the fairway and then gradually. add a little bit more speed to it. Once you have the rhythm, once you're locked into the rhythm, you just turn it up when you want to go farther, turn it down when you want to go a little bit shorter.
The great news is this exact same thing works great with wedges all the way from say 40 yards out from the green up to swing. Once you get the rhythm down, it's going to stay really consistent from 40, 50 yards all the way through the bag. Now, this is really the same thing that we talk about all the time is one of the five real fundamentals.
You see the body's going to rotate. That's the power turn, letting it go back and letting it go through. And the club is going to release out in front. Now, in this particular, Next step, I want you to focus on the release. What I mean by that is I want you to feel like your body leads the way, the paintbrush flicks all that paint down the fairway, and I feel like I'm releasing the club about 45 degrees out in front.
Now, that's exactly what we do in the straight line release, and this video is going to help you get that initial feeling. Unfortunately, this is how golf is. I wish it wasn't this way. But you might go out and play really great golf today when you try this out or tomorrow or whenever your next round is But sure enough, you're gonna hit a couple bad shots here or there and your buddy's gonna tell you something that totally contradicts this So you're gonna hear somebody else say something on the range or watch something on TV Then all of a sudden you're gonna forget about this great tip that helps you hit it solid And you're going to be back doing something else in a week.
Well, the only way out of that pattern is to ingrain the real fundamentals. So you don't even have to think about them. Now, one of those fundamentals, like I said, is a straight line release. And the only way to get this club splitting the forearms 45 degrees in front is to let the tree swing the limbs.
But again, we have to ingrain it. So level one of the straight line release in the top speed golf system. is going to get you started on that. It's going to get you the feeling of how to release it and when to release it, but it's not going to be ingrained yet. Level two starts to ingrain it. So level one, you have to think about it.
Level two, you think about it sometimes, you don't really have to think about it other times, but it's not quite ingrained. Well, once you get to level three, it's baked in there. It's part of your swing DNA. It's not going away. And you simply just stroll up and your very first swing, it starts to release out in front and it happens every single time.
That's where I want to get you to. And that's where the system, any system that teaches you this is really going to be a huge advantage. So if you don't want to struggle at golf anymore, head on over to the straight line release section. Start with one video from level one today, work your way to level three, and you'll never have to hear from me again to release it out in front because when you videotape your swing or you hear somebody talk about your swing, they'll be talking about how you release everything out in front.
You're hitting it straight. And it looks so beautiful. They'll be asking you how you did it. So best of luck heading over to the straight line release right now. Pick out the very first video there. Just complete those drills and you're going to get hooked. And before you know it, you're going to be all through three sections.
You'll be playing some fantastic golf. Best of luck. I'll see you there. Let's go and get started.