Why You Need This: Today, you'll discover "You Can't Shallow the Club Without These 2 Moves | Eyeline Golf"
If you’re struggling to get your club shallowed out in the downswing…
… there are a couple of moves you can make with your wrist and elbow to make shallowing way easier.
Check out today’s video to learn what those moves are, and you’ll finally start shallowing the club and making the most solid contact of your life!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
Video Duration: 9:37
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Shallowing the club. Everybody wants to get this club nice and shallow. Now, when I show the club properly, what's happening is my weight goes to my back a little bit. My rear end kind of sticks out. I'll open my hips a little bit to start the downswing. And then what you should see here is when your left arm is parallel with the ground, you want to see this club shaft pointing at your target line, which should be illustrative of the screen strip here or a little bit outside the target line.
Now, there's two specific things you want to do with your wrist, some certain forces that you want to put in here. Stick around. And in this video, I want to make sure I go over those with you. That'll be a game changer. It's like night and day. Once you get those right, how much easier it is to shallow this club out.
But there's several things you want to do now. This is a little device. You don't have to have this, but I really like it because it gives you some immediate feedback. It's called a checkpoint laser. It shoots a little green laser out of the end of it to where my sweet spot just in front of Sweet Spot, and it has another little green laser that you can see pointing out of this end.
Now one big problem that I see when players tend to get steeper in the downswing and get this kind of laser, you see that pointing inside the mat there. What they'll do is they'll pick it up with their hands and wrist. And when I pick it up on my hands and wrist the club shoots inside and you'll notice that green laser that's on the ground here immediately goes to the inside of that stripe.
Now, that can be a big issue. The reason is when I get it to the inside, as I start to pull down, that gets my clubs steeper. Let me grab a club and show you exactly what I mean with that. So whenever you have this club working to the inside and your momentum is going back, imagine your hands are kind of working on a plane grass.
So as I go back and through, my hands are on this incline plane, as I change direction and start down I go from my backswing to my downswing and my hands start pulling down this plane this direction. Well, if my hands are inside or my club head is inside of my hands when I do this watch what happens when I change directions.
It starts to throw the club out that way so you can feel this really easy. Go to the top of your swing, get the club really flat. This with your left arm only and just pull your left arm down to the to the ground like you would in a golf swing. And you'll immediately see that club starts to steepen up.
It kicks out the swing comes over the top then you can do the opposite. Go ahead and have the club out here, not a golf swing. You're never going to make a golf swing like this, but go ahead and stick the club out and then yank the club down again and you'll see how immediately this thing is like slung and flattens out.
So you can actually use the momentum of the club head if you move it correctly. So if I pull this club to the inside all of a sudden I get it here. And then as I start my downswing, it wants to kick out that way. What I'd much rather do is have this club stay a little outside my hands a little tiny bit as fine.
And then as I change direction, it's automatically going to want to shallow out a little bit so we can use this little laser to make this happen. So I'll set up with it on the stripe here. As I go back, I almost want to feel like my hands and my body are leading the way like my hand is in front.
This hand on the way back is leading the club head, and I have the club kind of lagging behind it. You notice when I do that, all I'm going to focus on here is turning this hip out of the way, turning this shoulder out of the way and keeping my wrist loose. And you can see automatically that that little green laser traces outside this line.
Now, I'm completely fine with it tracing on that line, which would be kind of perfectly on playing as I'm doing that or tracing a little bit outside of it. But what I really don't like is taking the hands and wrist and not using the body to turn and just picking it up with the hands and wrist and all of a sudden this club shoots way in this wrist.
It's bowed, this wrist gets cuffed, and then it's that over the top steepening move, that's the one that's really going to hurt you. So with a laser like this, you can just practice on turning with the right side of the body, keeping the wrist loose, and you'll see that green laser should actually track on this line or slightly outside that line, and that's going to help it to set shallower in the downswing.
That's a really helpful thing to have. Now, the way that this worked is Allen Golf makes this device samp. The guys over there, they're really nice guys. It's amazing people to work with. True professionals. They sent me one of these for free and they gave me a deal where anybody that buys one of these Allen lasers through the link that you'll see.
So if you're watching this video, you should see a box somewhere on this page, a link in the description, a link down below in the page where you can actually buy one of these thing that does it. They give me a few bucks from one of these, and that always helps us to make more great content. The buy means go buy it from anywhere.
We should have the lowest price on that link there that you'll find anywhere. So you feel confident with that. But I love these things. So you're helping us out, helping your swing out, and no pressure here at all. If you don't, you don't have to have one of these to make it happen. You don't have this device just makes it easier.
Do I want to sit here and have to think about these positions or can I just look on the ground and make the positions happen like I want so love to support online golf and toss me golf head on over to the link down below. But before we go there, let's check out piece number two the second fundamental.
That was the first one. You really want to get that club working back on playing to make it easy to shallow the club out. Once you do that, the next piece is even more crucial. So once I get to the top of the swing, what I find most players will do is they'll start to get down on this club really hard.
Now, remember, if we have this club kind of to the inside and we start yanking down on it, it gets steeper. But even if we have a good back swing and we get it a good position at the top, if we yank straight down on it, my hands down toward my feet, it's going to kick this club out and a little bit of a steeper fashion.
So here's actually what I want you to do. This is going to solve several problems with one thing. I want you to feel like your first move down is tucking this elbow. So when my elbow comes down, imagine I'm pulling on this handle this way, which is going to shallow that club out. At the same time, I want to feel like my left thumb.
I want to really exaggerate here is going down and giving kind of a reverse thumbs down like that. If I do both of those at the same time, that club gets super shallow. That's it. Tucking that elbow and feeling like my left hand goes in the opposite direction up. So what's happening there is what's called from a physics term is called a couple.
And as the left hand goes up, the right hand goes down and that really shallows out the shaft. Now, I'm doing it way too much there, but you just do that a little tiny bit, tuck that elbow and have that thumbs down position. Now, all of a sudden you're super, super shallow. We're actually seeing this little glint. Green laser is pointing well outside this map here when that happens.
So let's put that together now, as you do that move, as I start to get my shallowng in the downswing, I would actually like to have this laser a little bit outside of this green line. Now, again, running down that green line is perfectly fine. It's going to be really good. But if you're a little outside of it, especially if you're a steeper player, if you revert back to your old ways a little bit when you actually get a golf ball down there in the way that green line is going to go from slightly outside of that green dot is going to be slightly outside the line to right on that line.
So here's what we want to do as you start your downswing, get a little weight shift to your left, get your hips to open up. I don't want to have my my hips do this and just throw the club down there on line like that. That's not going to work. Get my hips to open up, get that hand action to happen and actually get that green laser pointing a little bit outside of it is completely fine.
Then as you work down the contact, we're going to see that. Come on. What would be the golf ball choice down the line here? And then I'm going to release. The cool thing about this, too, is as I release, I can see that my face is square as I go down this target line because of how I release it with the club there.
So if I have a little bit of a an over the top flip, not only am I not going to trace down this line in my downswing through contact, but I'm going to see this green laser from the head shoot off to the inside there. I want to feel like after I shallow out, I get it on the line.
My second tracer traces down the line there also, and I don't get this thing to flip to the inside and start going back in as that's happening. So that will really help you stay square all the way through contact, which is a really good feeling to have. If I can be really square from here on, then I'm going to be a fantastic player.
I'm going to be very consistent now. What do we do from here? Well, I think this is a fantastic device. Just to get you to general motion is shallow in this club out. Like I said before, you don't have to have one you can try to make it yourself. You can get a laser and type it on your golf club.
You could probably figure out a way to do this yourself, but I really like this one. I think it's well made. I think it's easy to use. And the great thing is you can practice right from your living room. Doesn't have to be something you even go to the golf course with and you can engrain that motion, engrain that feeling to where when you go to the driving range, it's that much more natural.
So on this page somewhere you'll see a button or a link. Just click that, it'll head on over the product page. You get to learn all kinds of information about it and get your very own checkpoint laser if you want one. And I can't wait to see it the next time. I can't wait to hear about how much more you've been shallow the club out.
I'll see you soon.