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Great video on how to maximize your distance vs. the effort spent. Like the red line on a car engine, you push through that limit and the timing and power output of the engine suffers. Human machines are exactly the same. Find some terrific cues in this video to help optimize your swing!

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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

    Apr 5, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Clipping the top off the dandelion (similar to Melhorns grass whip drill) is a great intention (external focus) that ties the hands to the clubface.

    IMO, intent on some far away target , is for aiming only.

  2. Simms

    Apr 5, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Like the talk about the mind…Tip I got and needed was weird but works as I am a big pusher (hit driver straight right a lot) Nice guy I was playing with a few months ago notice my anger at hitting a couple fairways and then missing 2 or 3 in row..He said try this with that driver adjust it to a fade setting and maybe knowing that you will get it through your brain you have to close (release) the club or it is diffidently going right..Hay it worked had to scare/fool that mind…

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Shawn Clement: Dealing with injuries in your golf swing, lead side.

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Happy Father’s Day weekend and U.S. Open weekend at none other than Pebble Beach weekend! Whoa, cannot wait to see the golf action today!

In this video, we talk about how to deal with hip, knee and ankle injuries to your lead side as this one is PIVOTAL (pardon the pun) to the success of any kinetic chain in a human. This kinetic chain is a golf swing. Now, what most of you don’t get is that you were born with action; like a dolphin was born to swim. Just watch 2-year-olds swinging a club! You wish you had that swing and guess what, it is in there. But you keep hiding it trying to hit the ball and being careful to manipulate the club into positions that are absolutely, positively sure to snuff out this action.

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In this week’s Impact Show, we analyze the mistakes EVERY GOLFER makes on par 3’s and how important a strategy is, in avoiding the common mistakes that ALWAYS get made.

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Getting your kids started in golf: How to grip the golf club

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In this video, Tyler Wong, PGA Director of Player Development at NW Golf Academy at Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course in Clackamas, Oregon, talks how kids should grip the golf club.

How kids grab the club is almost always naturally inconsistent. Don’t worry about it! They don’t need to have a perfect grip to hit good shots. Hockey style, cross-hand, and other variations of the golf grip are common for kids.

Most of the time, I just want to get the hands together on the handle. I like to use the phrase “squish the fingers,” which means get the trail hand fingers mashed together against the lead hand. If they interlock, overlap or do something else, don’t worry.

Remember the goal is to get the ball airborne and forward! Worry about the grip later!

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