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Shallowing the shaft in the downswing can help stop slice and pull shots, while also increasing distance. In this video, I show you how to shallow the shaft in the downswing. I also look at the specific movements of ulnar deviation, wrist flexion and pronation to see how they can help different golfers shallow out their swings.

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Find him on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/adaviesgolf Advanced Fellow of the PGA Head Golf Professional The Marriott Forest of Arden The Golfing Machine Authorised Instructor TPI Certified Fitness Golf Instructor PGA Swing Lecturer PGA Swing Examiner PGA Qualified in 1999, Achieving 3rd position Trainee of the Year Roles Former Academy Coach Wales South West Squad Performance Director Midland Performance Golf Academy Coach to GB & I Squad Member Head Coach to Birmingham University Teams Coach to Solihull College AASE England programme Coached Numerous County Squads including Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Derby. Philosophy I am a highly self-motivated full time coach committed to improve players of all standards. Through continually developing my skills and knowledge I am considered one of the leading coaches and have been recently voted in Golf Worlds top 100 coaches. Having excellent communication skills enables me to be able to deliver first class tuition to all levels of golfers and this is reflected in my achievements from my players and personal accolades.

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  1. Geohogan

    Jul 17, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Once DS has begun, there is insufficient time for golfers to make a conscious change to the movement,once DSis begun.

    To know where the club and hands are in real time during the DS is not possible.

    ie there is time for one thought before the DS begins. Choose wisely!

  2. ogo

    Jul 16, 2018 at 12:23 am

    The problem doesn’t originate in the lead hand wrist…. the problem is a protruding bellly that will interfere with a shallowed club handle. The big bellly causes a blocking of hip rotation because you can’t sling all that weight into followthru without shearing your spine!!!

  3. rj vanro

    Jul 14, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    It would have been good to mention that a proper pivot can do this without worrying about the wrists.

    • ogo

      Jul 16, 2018 at 12:25 am

      Yes… because you must swing over the top to avoid hitting your big bellly with the club handle if you shallow out the club.

    • Geohogan

      Jul 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      Cheers RJ,

      Agree a proper pivot, with body turn squaring the clubface is the answer.
      IF we allow the wrists to be free hinges,hands leading the clubhead, with a proper pivot, we are ‘side on’ at impact.
      ie no need to clear a fat gut. It all comes down to a PROPER PIVOT.

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