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Which of the following best describes your downswing transition


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Poll: Which of the following best describes your downswing transition (40 member(s) have cast votes)

My downswing move is:

  1. Fire the hips (16 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. Let gravity drop arms (10 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Plant the left heel (5 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. Left knee bump (9 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

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#1 sonnygolf

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:27 AM

The key to the right DS for you is knowing which works for you best. Have you tried various DS techniques? Which from the poll works best for you and WHY?

1 Fire Hips first
2 Let gravity drop arms
3 Plant left heel (If you still have the old school swing)
4 Bump left knee


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#2 MountainGoat

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:47 AM

5. Yank it with your shoulders and shank into the woods.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:50 AM

5 None of the above

Get the pressure moving towards the ball of my right foot and just let it ride.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

5. Aggressively throw arms and hands towards ball.  The feel is to get hands away from trail shoulder as fast as possible and get lead arm off chest.

Edited by Fireballer, 13 May 2018 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:28 AM

This has/is taking a while to get settled. Right now, squat + trail elbow rotate and out parallel to ground.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:01 PM

I have to make a very concerted effort to start the my DS with only my hands and arms. Trying to keep my hips and shoulders from leading the swing. I know this is oppositee of everything that is taught by pros, but if i initiate my swing with hips and shoulders it’s slice city for me all day long.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:03 PM

none of the choices- its head moves to look at ball flight, frees the shoulders, direct tip from T2 TPI coach and changed my game

Edited by flog2, 13 May 2018 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:05 PM

View PostFireballer, on 13 May 2018 - 10:01 AM, said:

5. Aggressively throw arms and hands towards ball.  The feel is to get hands away from trail shoulder as fast as possible and get lead arm off chest.

A lot of guys who have the lead arm off chest feel have hands pretty inside on takeaway

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:47 PM

Rotate the lower body to allow upper body time to fall into the slot. Extend through.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

Right shoulder down and around.

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#11 Hawkeye77

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:16 PM

None of the suggested.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

I try and let gravity take the arms down but my lower body is pulling everything. I used to start the transition with the thought of right elbow into left pocket. The way I think what best describes my downswing is nothing close to what is really happening.


Edited by 3sip, 13 May 2018 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:04 PM

View Postdg_1983, on 13 May 2018 - 03:47 PM, said:

Rotate the lower body to allow upper body time to fall into the slot. Extend through.

Turn turn swish

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:30 PM

On video, regardless of the latest ‘theory’, my left knee goes first. And, I have no idea I’m doing it. I was stunned the first time I noticed it.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

Load down into the right foot push point (base knuckle of the right big toe) causing the left hip and knee to move slightly forward and start to clear left.  At the same time, the two middle fingers of the right hand start to pull the butt end of the handle down, out and forward with an underhand motion.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:10 PM


I'm a fire the hips/hip bump guy.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:51 PM

Zipper away.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:03 AM

Fire the hips first for me, been struggling with it lately but have realized I get too much weight over onto the right side that makes turning on the downswing hard, because I need to shift too much weight first then turn which just throws things off. Working on keeping the weight centered and turning.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:53 PM

This can change from time to time, but what's been working for me is the following:

Left (lead) shoulder down and around - hands stay up and back - wrists stay loose, so left can bow a bit in transition.

Other thoughts... trail elbow starts forward, lead knee flares open, trail shoulder stays high...

Geez, that's a lot!

Edited by Tro, 14 May 2018 - 05:54 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:58 PM

Mine is sort of a relaxed windup and release of the shoulders. I try to aim at right/center field.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:32 PM

View PostMountainGoat, on 13 May 2018 - 05:47 AM, said:

5. Yank it with your shoulders and shank into the woods.

Ah yes, the good ol' "Yank 'n' Shank."

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:35 PM

You really should add to the poll, "Something else"

With me, it's probably a combo "left-knee, left shoulder" move left.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

Lead hip down and around.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

View PostObee, on 14 May 2018 - 06:32 PM, said:

View PostMountainGoat, on 13 May 2018 - 05:47 AM, said:

5. Yank it with your shoulders and shank into the woods.

Ah yes, the good ol' "Yank 'n' Shank."
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:08 PM

Something else.  When I am hitting the ball well I have a feeling of moving my bottom backwards to start the downswing.  Combine that with my hands moving out to the ball and not down, the result is generally acceptable.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:20 PM

View PostTro, on 14 May 2018 - 05:53 PM, said:

This can change from time to time, but what's been working for me is the following:

Left (lead) shoulder down and around - hands stay up and back - wrists stay loose, so left can bow a bit in transition.

Other thoughts... trail elbow starts forward, lead knee flares open, trail shoulder stays high...

Geez, that's a lot!
Lead shoulder turn here too! Or turn chest to ball. Same idea to me

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

None of the above. Mine is just to extend the right wrist towards the target

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:25 PM

Man, I really don't think of it that specifically.

I just try to focus on starting from the ground up and maintaining my posture. If I do that, all the pieces generally fall into place.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:28 PM

old school... left heel off the ground... plant it... everything else falls into place.

Edited by Pingfitz, 16 May 2018 - 12:28 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

I need: Lunge upper body toward target while keeping weight on back foot.


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