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Ernest Jones had the best analogy at the time and it still holds true today: the pen knife and the handkerchief…which we translated to ball on a string. You take any object and tie it to a string and twirl it, you will experience a nice G-force pulling on the object that is tied and you will feel how your arm reacts to that pull to keep the object going. This is the feel you want to have at the end of that driver head, and the center point is the spot between your clavicles called the sternal notch. So use the ball on the string to clip the tip of the tee on the way up and into the direction you want to start the flight of the ball like I show you here and enjoy smoking that driver like you knew you could!

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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 11, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Setting the Tilt at 3:42
    is the key, IMO
    “Fart behind the Left Heel”
    The Hogan Manual of Human Performance: GOLF, 1992

    Ensures inside to out clubhead path to impact, with sternum ahead of the ball
    not behind the ball

  2. Adrian

    Jan 11, 2019 at 3:03 am

    This is golf…period…I am actually glad that he caught the first two shots off the toe and then showed that there is nothing wrong with his swing…only his prediction of how the force of his swing would impact the ball along the way. He then moved a hair closer to the ball and struck the third shot pure. That is the essence of golf. Once you are sure of how to reasonably and reliably predict where you need to be in relation to the ball to strike it purely, then you can learn to aim it and now you are playing golf! Great video as always Shawn!

  3. James M Delani Jr

    Jan 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Super-Awesome video as usual. I just wish this video (and technology) was available when I was going through my dark times (single digit to upper teens because of shanks). I felt like I had lost my swing (Bagger Vance); really just lost my mind and my focus (ball instead of target). This video highlights so many important aspects of your exceptional wisdom and instruction that I have bookmarked it to multiple browsers and even saved it to my desktop.

    Thank you for being such an amazing communicator and golf instructor.

    Respectfully Submitted,
    James M. Delani Jr.
    USMC Retired

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