Tips & DrillsSwing Turn Sequence

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So many people, especially good players, get told to turn. They think that if you turn, the more you turn, the further you're hitting. That's not necessarily true. You have to turn in a certain sequence. A lot of players, because they work on turning, get turned, what I call, early. You can see how my body's in a fully turned position here. When I say fully turned, my shoulders are at 90 degrees, my head's at 45, roughly. So if I turn too early, all of the sudden the arms have got the rest of the swing to go and their going to go on their own. So I end up where I'm turned early and I'm overturned, and my arms start lifting and getting out of sync. So there's a lot of moving parts to coordinate and it's very difficult to make all those parts match up. You have to turn at a certain rate.  

So a really good exercise to slow your turn down, just to feel the slow down, just put your right hand down out in your neck here, now just get the feeling of your arms and club gently going first, keeping your right arm out in front of you, and then letting your body coil up to the top. So you see how my turn's happening a little bit later and my body is carrying my arms to the top. So I've got the right amount of turn at the right time. 

 Another really good exercise is just pull your left foot back, so my right side is kind of in the way, let's say, it's resisted, and just hit some shots with your left foot back. And that creates a right side resistance, which gives your left side something to wind up against. That'll create a lot of torque as well as turn. Turn in isolation is no good. It's the combination of turn and torque is going to make you hit it further.

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