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Alistair Davies shares with you how to increase your distance and consistency by turning correctly in the backswing. He shares great drills to increase your turn.

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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

    Dec 16, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    When the left shoulder works down in BS, the shoulders tilt and hips slide .. rather than turn.

    ie left shoulder down= false turn.(very common instruction for single plane swing)

    Better to elevate the left scapula and let hips and shoulders turn almost exactly the same degree.

    Ref. The Hogan Manual of Human Performance: GOLF, 1992.

    • stevek

      Dec 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

      I have The Hogan Manual 1992 so please provide the exact reference pages for your assertions…. taken out of context.

    • stevek

      Dec 17, 2018 at 10:25 am

      I have The Hogan Manual 1992… so please provide the page references for your a as sertions… taken out of context.

  2. Gun Violent

    Dec 16, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Awful.
    Just lift the heel and let the knee turn inwards, you won’t have to feel any of those strains and you can get the club, the shaft, and the hands behind and farther away from the ball and the torso will go along with it enough to give you plenty of ball speed as you bring the club to hit the ball.
    No need for this stupid, irresponsible drill for people who have no flexibility and they’ll just hurt themselves doing this.

    • geohogan

      Dec 16, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      @GV, in addition to freeing up the knees to allow a full hip turn, elevate the left scapula to allow the left shoulder to move laterally across the chest.

      The exercise in the video is common single plane instruction, with left shoulder down, shoulders tilting rather than turning and hips sliding rather than turning in BS.

      Hips have no means to turn other than by the knees. If knees havent moved then the hips have not turned. The Slide of the hips is a common error they only gives the illusion that the hips have turned.

      Ref The Hogan Manual of Human Performance: GOLF. 1992

      • Gun Violent

        Dec 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm

        Yea, and I also think the illusion to people of how a swing “looks” to them, whether it looks properly rotated and a deeper back-swing is also due to people’s build, even here in this video, this coach is chunky and has a hard time turning that chunky body and makes his arms short looking and so his swing looks not as fully turned, as it were.
        If you had long arms or are as flexible as John Daly and the club just gets in positions without having to turn so deep, there is no need for this exercise

    • stevek

      Dec 16, 2018 at 11:31 pm

      … ditto… and 95% of all golfers worldwide are rigid between the hips and shoulders so that both turn in unison in the BS and DS. This means there is no X-factor separation that creates torque from the hips up to the shoulder span.

      • geohogan

        Dec 17, 2018 at 9:17 am

        X factor is bogus.
        Shoulders are made up of shoulder joint, that is mounted on our moveable, scapula.
        Shoulder joints are not lumps fixed to our torso.

        Scapula range of motion allows up to 40 -45 degrees of rotation without moving the sternum.
        Knees can move hips about 45 degrees. Add scapula ROM to that to achieve 90 degrees of ‘turn’, without any stress on the spine.

        • stevek

          Dec 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

          X-factor is real and important for a more powerful swing. This is proven with 3D motion capture and other scientific data equipment.
          If your lead shoulder slides too much in the BS you’ve got “soft” shoulders, typical of children, women and weak men. Strong men have solid shoulders held in place by muscular build of the shoulders and chest. This keeps the shoulder span stable for torque generation.
          It’s likely your scapulae slide around and ruin your swing strength and power.

        • smz

          Dec 18, 2018 at 6:28 pm

          X-Factor is a reality for men with a strong flexible core and spine. Pot belly men are rigid between the hips and shoulders and are forced to rotate their hips and shoulders in unison… causing a very low power swing. This is a Golfswing Fact….

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