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WATCH: The problem with swinging too far from the inside (Lesson of the Day)

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In our all new “Lesson of the Day” video series with V1 Sports, we match a different GolfWRX member with a different V1 Sports instructor each day. It’s extremely important to both V1 Sports and GolfWRX to help golfers improve their games and shoot lower scores, and there’s no better way to do that than getting lessons. While we not only want to provide free lessons to select GolfWRX members, we want to encourage and inspire golfers to seek professional instruction. For instructions on how to submit your own video for a chance at getting a free lesson from a V1 Sports instructor as part of our Lesson of the Day series, CLICK HERE.

In today’s Lesson of the Day, V1 Sports Instructor John Hughes teaches GolfWRX Member Brandon Goodwin the importance of alignment, and why coming too far from the inside can be detrimental.

Hughes has more than 29 years of experience. He’s the golf coach to beginners, intermediates, elite juniors and amateurs, corporate executives, celebrities, mini tour and major tour winners. One of only 368 individuals who have earned the designation of PGA Master Professional, Hughes has the skills, knowledge, experience, and passion to provide you an opportunity to experience the absolute best golf lesson you will ever have, as well as assist you in reaching your potential. For more, check out his website here.

Enjoy the video lesson below!

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  1. ogo

    Oct 21, 2018 at 1:31 am

    The swing is okay and he doesn’t “pull” the shot in the video; it’s straight.
    In fact his hand position approaching and at impact is very good because he’s creating additional “parametric acceleration” by pulling in. Most of the 29 years of teaching is unscientific and worthless.

  2. K John Leckie

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Seems to me to be an ok swing. If the golfer keeps repeating the swing and getting the same result what’s the problem?

  3. skip

    Oct 17, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    so what’s the problem again? lol

  4. Pete

    Oct 17, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Sounds like you’re squeezing into a wetsuit while you narrate.

  5. Someone

    Oct 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    So umm…what was the fix?

    I saw in the video he described what he did and then just said thanks for the video. Was thinking there was going to be some exercise or explanation of what he should do next to help fix the problem.

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