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How to release the club properly by “aiming your angles”

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Okay, let’s talk about aiming your angles. Okay. What do I mean by aiming your angles? Well, golfers have to learn how to be patient enough with their hands that don’t over accelerate. A great teacher. One of my mentors, um, while he doesn’t really even know it, but I’ve watched all this stuff a million times. Ben Doyle always talks about over acceleration, a theory from Homer Kelly, the golfing machine, so having patients in golf and we explained patients really quickly. My fingers are going to show you some patients right here. They’re going to hold onto this golf club. And if I rotate really quickly, this club swings up and seeks in alignment with my forearm. You could see how it grows. The rotation in my body created centrifical force, which thereby got this club to try to seek in alignment with my forearm. Now, what does that mean in golf?

Well, it means that when you swing easy, there’s merit in. What I mean by that is that if we try to hit it really hard and we over accelerate from the top of our hands were actually doing the ball at disservice. We’re doing ourselves a disservice. My fingers don’t have a whole lot of strength and they certainly can’t make that club work up 90 degrees to get in line with my forearm. Okay. It’s not gonna happen, but with rotation I can certainly provide an interesting force to this golf club and get it in relationship with my forearm. Well, how does that apply in golf? I’m going to try to show you how it works here. So in golf, our job is to transport angles. So here’s our address relationship. Here’s an angle. This is really just taking the golf club and putting it on a, you know, bending at 90 degrees to my left form will almost.

Okay. And if I can relax this mother nature wants to shoot that club out. Mother Nature just like me holding the butt of the club and spinning around. Mother Nature wants this club to seek an alignment with my forearm. So I’ve got a little prop to help me explain that. Got a couple of tubes from some wrapping paper from the golf shop, from Tethrow golf, shop up there. Come see us out here by the way, and if we relax these tubes, I’ve got a tube inside of a bigger tube. If I relax, relax my hands, I can let this tube fire out and kind of land at the ball. If I relax further, I can let it land a little further. The bottom line is, as a decent player, I can relax these angles pretty much wherever I want them. I can if I want to relax and store it long enough to where I take a divot well left of my ball line, which a lot of amateurs have very little success trying, but you can do it if you understand it.

Most amateurs throw the clubs so quickly that are all there. They’re very, very, very shallow. Through impact or they’ve taught themselves to be steep by coming way over the top. Okay? With an open face, a lot of students are just far too shallow. Never store the angles long enough to control where their low point is, so as some energy and some awareness of where your hands and where the masses in your hands, you can’t control where your low point is. You can control where this club naturally wants to seek an alignment as an example the wrong way. So if I am by take this club and I kind of have to hold it up so the tube doesn’t fall up, fall out. If I make a backswing and get my backswing condition, have created some angles and have created some ability to let these angles straighten.

If I get too excited that energy shoots out way early. Clearly I didn’t relax and let that energy shoot out of the ball. Okay, so hopefully that visual helps you learn how to aim your angles. Basically, this area right here, I need to relax, aim it, aim it, aim it so it gets a little bit left of the ball. For my visual perspective, if this is my ball line right here and my golf ball is on this ball line for my visual perspective, my hands have passed that. Look now, not to say that some people don’t feel like they can hit a great shot by throwing an early. Sure, I just don’t think it’s the best way to do it. If it was, then there’d be a nation of golfers that were five or six handicaps or better. Basically, you have to learn some patients people, and that’s why when you hit a great one and you’ve just swung easy, you’ve stored these angles a little bit longer. Mother Nature’s done the work for you, created that throw motion, created that last minute burst of power that we can provide to a golf ball. So hopefully this little tube visual helps you learn how to relax and store those angles so that you can let it fire out at the right place. Have a great day.