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For all of you in the north or in areas with regular snowfall, here is a great video for you! Even when shoveling snow or performing some simple hockey wrist shots, you can become aware of certain aspects of your movements that you will want to transfer to your golf game.

Once you have the feel in any sport, you can easily transmit and plug into any other sport, as they all relate. This is especially true in golf — From the weight shift, to the load into the ground, to the clearing of the hips and body, to the way the arms coordinate to release the energy through to the target.

 

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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. geohogan

    Jan 6, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Once you have the feel in any sport, you can easily transmit and plug into any other sport, as they all relate.

    Yes the the reason? All movement is controlled by our subconscious
    Our subconscious knows to keep us in balance and to co ordinate hundreds of muscle in complex chain action… without knowing anything about any sport.

    Our conscious mind assumes our subconscious knows golf, or snow shovelling or hockey.. it does not.
    The key is Feel, as stated in the video, not aiming at a target.

    Jack Nicklaus said he never aimed at his final target on a full shot, rather he worked the ball right to left or left to right, toward the final target.

    Do we do that with snow shovelling or wrist shot in hockey?

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