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The human body has been using its legs for years, and for many things other than golf. So why do we forget about our legs when it comes to hitting golf shots? Here’s how to use the ground to create more energy and distance, and do what actually comes natural to the human body.

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Shawn Clement is the new Director of Development at the Royal Quebec Golf Academy in Quebec City, Canada and a class A PGA teaching professional. Shawn was a 2011 and 2015 Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year nominee while Directing at the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre. He was also voted in the top 10 (tied with Martin Hall at No. 9) as most sought after teacher on the internet in 2016 with 83 000 subscribers on YouTube and 36 millions natural views. Shawn has been writing for numerous publications since 2001 including Golf Tips Magazine and Score Golf Magazine. He also appeared of the Golf Channel’s Academy Live in July 2001 with Jerry Foltz and Mike Ritz. Shawn Clement has the distinction of being one of the only professionals fit by Ping’s Tour fitting centre where he was fitted with left and right handed clubs including 2 drivers with 115 plus miles per hour and 300 plus yard drives from both sides.

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  1. steve

    Aug 16, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I’m puzzled. How does pulling away from the ball by bobbing up increase clubhead speed? If it’s the pushing into the ground that only increased vertical thrust which is not connected to downswing rotation. Shawn?

  2. Frank McChrystal

    Aug 16, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Good one Shawn. Keep testifying. You are the Godfather of transverse plane compression. The holy triune of transverse plane compression, sagittal plane compression, and coronal plane balance is the body safe result that the all time greats ended up with because they learned instinctively, letting the body lead the way while the brain cataloged “what hurt and what worked”. Anything else is just inefficient puppeteering which leads to inaccuracy, no trust in thyself, and ultimately…repetitive use injury. Good one Shawn.

    • ogo

      Aug 17, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      … and don’t forget skipping a rock on a pond and cutting dandelions and bamboo shoots… necessary golfswing concepts that unify the golfing theory of everything… 😮

  3. scott

    Aug 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Great vid, Shawn, you explain the complicated science so simplistically with everyday imagery! Now if I could tap into all that ground energy into my body and golf swing with the bobbing action!

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