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Yes, you heard me, one of the best drills we have is the battering ram drill. It is awesome for getting the relationship between body turn and arm swing correct, and improving your impact conditions. Enjoy the video, and hope this helps!

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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. Jim Delani

    Dec 21, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Shawn,
    I am a huge fan who has loved watching your videos and have recommended them to my son and his friends. The first couple of times through I was impressed again by your common sense approach to the golf swing and your ability to relate it to other athletic and gravity activities. I was reviewing this video and was stunned by the inconsistencies regarding the second pivot point (wrists). From 3:29 on you demonstrate both the sternal notch and wrist pivot points and show a Beautiful rotational action of the wrists. Then at 3:42 you recap the wrist action and RESTRICT it to a vertical wrist cock. What Happened? These actions aren’t even remotely similar! I can easily reproduce your rotational wrist action, but trying to repeat your vertical wrist hinge = mishits + shanks! Is this just another old-school mistake that slipped in (like compressing the ball against the ground)? Please Help!

  2. Dannielle Knudson

    Nov 26, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Gratulationer,

    Jag vill ha mer detaljerad information.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A1WFB8LlHaHezO8ugCs_QYhkZa4CTTLM/preview

  3. lance

    Oct 21, 2018 at 1:20 am

    What a pile of horsetish…. as usual

  4. geo

    Oct 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm

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    Golfers learn the swing by learning the correct intention, period. Not pseudoscience.

    • allan

      Oct 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      You mean “mind over matter” wishful thinking? Hope springs eternal in the minds of goffers… like learning the correct intention and then magically it happens?

  5. Don Worthington

    Oct 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Great video ! Loved the battering ram concept.

    • ogo

      Oct 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      In reality, you would be facing the wall, not standing laterally, and swinging the battering ram under your left (trail) armpit. Standing laterally is an inefficient battering ram…. it’s more like a ‘cradling’ action.

  6. geo

    Oct 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Power in the golf swing derives from body rotation.
    Momentum of body rotation transfers to angular acceleration, when proximal decelerates and distal accelerates.

    TPI called it Kinematic sequence.

    • ogo

      Oct 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Okay, but it’s impossible to teach rec golfers by explaining the golfswing scientifically. Shawn is forced to use unscientific imagery, which in large measure, is biomechanically incorrect. Why? Because the average adult golfer has the intellect of a 12 y.o. … believe it.

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