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#1 rocker40

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:14 PM

How do you drop  your hands on the downswing and how do you know where to drop them?

Is this done first and then you turn?

Have the hips cleared while you are dropping your hands?


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

the "getting to the front side" should allow the hands to drop. Get to the top of backswing and stop, now step onto your left side, pull your left glute back and away from the ball and start the shoulders turning- what happens to the hands? They should naturally fall into a good spot with the right elbow at the right hip

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:52 AM

For me, my hips are quick enough naturally, I'm finding with getting my swing honed. So I start my DS with pulling the handle down with my left hand towards the ground. Helps with natural lag as well!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

View Postjoeunc, on 10 June 2012 - 07:02 PM, said:

the "getting to the front side" should allow the hands to drop. Get to the top of backswing and stop, now step onto your left side, pull your left glute back and away from the ball and start the shoulders turning- what happens to the hands? They should naturally fall into a good spot with the right elbow at the right hip

How far are the hands away from the body when the right elbow is at the right hip?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:44 AM

View Postrocker40, on 11 June 2012 - 07:58 AM, said:

View Postjoeunc, on 10 June 2012 - 07:02 PM, said:

the "getting to the front side" should allow the hands to drop. Get to the top of backswing and stop, now step onto your left side, pull your left glute back and away from the ball and start the shoulders turning- what happens to the hands? They should naturally fall into a good spot with the right elbow at the right hip

How far are the hands away from the body when the right elbow is at the right hip?

your right elbow isn't touching your hip, it's just in front, the exact distance may be different for everyone. Try these moves to get the feeling

Imagine you were going to skip stones across a pond - where is the right elbow as you tilt back and skip the stone
imagine you were going to throw someone a football side-armed, you have tilt and the right elbow is also in front of the hip


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

I like this from Monte to help describe what you're talking about

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:03 AM

View Postrocker40, on 10 June 2012 - 06:14 PM, said:

How do you drop  your hands on the downswing and how do you know where to drop them?

Is this done first and then you turn?

Have the hips cleared while you are dropping your hands?

You don't want your hips to clear before your hands drop.

When your hips shift laterally, graivity drops the hands and keeps the hips from turning too much until the right elbow gets in front of the right hip.


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:22 AM

View PostMonteScheinblum, on 11 June 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

View Postrocker40, on 10 June 2012 - 06:14 PM, said:

How do you drop  your hands on the downswing and how do you know where to drop them?

Is this done first and then you turn?

Have the hips cleared while you are dropping your hands?

You don't want your hips to clear before your hands drop.

When your hips shift laterally, graivity drops the hands and keeps the hips from turning too much until the right elbow gets in front of the right hip.



So the bump and dump are happening simultaneously?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

View Postrocker40, on 11 June 2012 - 09:22 AM, said:


So the bump and dump are happening simultaneously?

I don't think it is simultaneously. It is just like Monte says..... Bump, Dump, and Turn.... in that order. However, the time between these moves is not too damn long.

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