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GOLF TIPS – SHOULDER TURN LESSON WITH VIDEO SWING ANALYSIS

October 19, 2019


49 Comments

  • Reply Gary Guerrero November 1, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Thanks for this shoulder turn lesson Adam!

  • Reply Bob Josefson November 1, 2016 at 9:35 am

    another great video

  • Reply Youngsun Kim November 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

    awsome valuable lesson! just now realized steeper shoulder doesn't mean steeper shaft angle!

  • Reply Spanish 2002 November 1, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Awesome video

  • Reply Tony Rock November 1, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Yikes Adam! I just review my swing video, and can see that my shoulders come back down on the same angle as they do going back.  This could be the reason why I am feeling shoulder pain.  Too much shoulder swing and not enough body/hips on the downswing. 5 degrees over the top too.  Thanks

  • Reply Mark Randall November 1, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    The 'skipping the rock' analogy is something Faldo put into one of his golf training videos (it's up on YouTube somewhere), and when i started putting that feeling into my golf swing, wow, a huge improvement to my long game. Now, to improve my putting :-/

  • Reply billrok November 2, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Clears up a long time problem with my swing…

  • Reply cryogene November 2, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Hi Adam, Sir Nick here, I think your the best looking hole in the ground I've seen in years! Keep up the great videos!

  • Reply Peter Wayne November 2, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Adam…excellent (shoulder turn) video. So the steepness in the DS vs the BS comes from first moving the weight forward before starting the DS. I like it. BTW, you mentioned Faldo's two different swing thoughts (back and down), can you share them with us?

  • Reply Kevin Sheriff November 3, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    awesome explanation! any go to drills for help not getting stuck or dumped under coming through?

  • Reply Jim Shaffer November 4, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Great information again Adam. Have any of your lessons talked about ball position? I see that there seem to be two schools of thought. One, ball played from basically the same spot, and two, ball moves forward or back depending on club being used. Any thoughts? Jim Shaffer

  • Reply Andy Clark November 7, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Adam. I can't believe I haven't seen this being covered before. It makes so much more sense now. I can't wait to get on to the practice ground to work on it. Thanks again for another great video. The UK sends its regards by the way!

  • Reply RS Marett November 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Great video

  • Reply Cor Lof November 22, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Thx a lot. ferry glad whit this lesson 😉

  • Reply Ceejus Christ November 24, 2016 at 4:19 am

    im new to golf. started playing about 2 months ago. I fell in love with it. Youre an amazing coach! I casually view each video from time to time and practice the stuff I learned on the course. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  • Reply Martin Smith December 7, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    This is a really great video. Great information well presented.

  • Reply Rocco Spaccio December 19, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Adam…love your instruction…very clear and easy to understand…I
    was have issues with coming over the top due to level shoulders on my takeaway…followed your backswing instructions and nuked my irons…just bought a hitting bag and it helps increase my club head speed mostly by removing the fear of an open or closed club face…..will subscribe soon…..best Rocco

  • Reply Vance Weber January 10, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Question  Adam…… the FEELING when I do this is that I am not going to compress the ball but possibly even thin it….whether related to this or not, I am much more effective with woods than irons and have never been able to truly compress the ball with any regularity or take a divot in front of the ball.    So how does one reconcile the top of the spine being away from the ball (or bottom forward) with "covering" the ball as I have heard.   I think I know what the latter is, and I have "played" with this body structure alignment, but it seems at odds with what you are discussing here about the shoulder movement on the downswing and I feel much more "on top" of the ball and much less spine alignment tilted backwards.   Comments?   Am I mixing too different issues?

  • Reply Nicholas Taylor January 11, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I need to work on this, I think my shoulders are far too level coming down, which is encouraging an out-to-in swing path. Is it early extension and a loss of posture that would cause such flat shoulders on the downswing?

  • Reply Mark Gay March 1, 2017 at 1:03 am

    i've never seen your videos or heard this tip, but I think it's one of the fundamental key puzzle pieces of a golf swing. Possibly even one of the corner pieces!

  • Reply FightNGear Holsters April 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks.  Great video and very easy to watch and to understand.

  • Reply Michael Stadnycki May 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    your presentations are very descriptive and easy to follow, thank you

  • Reply Ciaran Keady June 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Brilliant video – great teacher, I've been playing golf for about 4 years, got down to a 6 handicap but as suggested all of my coordination is sequenced arms first. how long do you think it would take on average to play at a level of 6 with new sequencing, i appreciate its difficult to say, also is it just full shots this is used for or would you use that sequence for say a 3/4 pitch shot from 90 yards

  • Reply Ciaran Keady June 8, 2017 at 9:24 am

    This is actually the key missing ingredient isn't it. Fantastic teaching, Can i send on some swing videos for a diagnosis.
    That would be awesome

  • Reply Ciaran Keady June 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    If i make a lateral hip movement before i move my arms in the downswing i lose the ability to square the clubface consistently and i cannot find a repeatable swing-path, granted i've only been trying it for 2 days

  • Reply Henry Gondorf July 6, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    What course is that Adam?

  • Reply Henry Gondorf July 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Thx Adam I understand it's a very exclusive Club..great videos..you have endless knowledge of the game⛳️

  • Reply Maluk Ayom Kok July 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    A great writer once said appreciate other people hard work and don't bite the hand that feeds you.

  • Reply Maluk Ayom Kok July 11, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I making great progress thanks to you sir.

  • Reply B. Martin Glover July 21, 2017 at 1:04 am

    I watched this video and then took the lessons out to my yard and consistently made contact with the ball, which was something I struggled with as a beginner.  I gradually made my swing bigger and the plastic practice balls stayed straight in flight.  I have subscribed and will watch every video.  Thank you for creating this channel!

  • Reply Curtis Perdue August 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    I love the way your lesson are so simple and to the point. Great video

  • Reply Chester Micek September 27, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    This guy's golf lessons are about as salient as Johnny Miller's. In other words, they are old school chit chat that is devoid of bio-mechanics. Here's the "driver technique": in general, get to the top, re-arrange your hands and right elbow, bump your hips toward the target, and let your right elbow drop toward the ground as you pull the club handle toward the target with your left. More specifically, at the top, you should set your wrists into the Hogan Position, while you push a bit forward and down with your right elbow, while you gently rotate your left arm a bit clockwise. Super specically, the "Hogan Hands" position has your right wrist bent on itself as if you were a waiter holding a tray; while, the left wrist is in the "hitch hiker" position. The irons are a bit different from the driver, where the feeling is dropping the right elbow while pulling the handle of your tally whacker toward the target. It took me about 3 years of watching video and internet golf lessons to learn that bit, but I can cream a driver straight and far.

  • Reply James Adcock October 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Your ball striking and timing are perfect must be so enjoyable when u can play like that. How comes you are not a famous pro. I guess that's proof how difficult the game is

  • Reply Howie Karasick November 22, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I was hoping that that would be a little bit on the right shoulder turn in the backswing

  • Reply steven baird November 26, 2017 at 4:16 am

    Hi Adam, what do you think of Leadbetters new A swing that he now teaches? Interesting that he's ditched the classic swing ideas that he used to teach when working with Faldo to this new unconventional method.

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  • Reply John Morris April 27, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Adam,
    Have been checking out swing plane videos here, and on SGA, and was wondering if I could bother you for a tip to get more consistent contact. I used an app to record my swing from behind as well as the side to check some things out. I have a pretty flat backswing, and a flat shaft angle as well, with late wrist cock, and not enough wrist hinge at the top. My plane looks very similar to that image of Bobby Jones in your video. The good news is that I'm not flattening due an inside takeaway, clubhead rotation, or any change in spine angle, but my arms are on a flatter plane than my shoulders, and my head does move slightly towards my right side while turning. Should I work on steepening my plane, or perhaps just the shaft angle? Would that make it easier to hinge my wrists? How still should the head be in the backswing? Thanks in advance for the tips, love the training you have.

  • Reply Julian Vasquez May 14, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Where did the ball hit at 3:00 go? Blowing my mind.

  • Reply Josh McIntosh May 30, 2018 at 4:05 am

    Not sure this helps with my shoulder lifting up…how do i keep a shallow should turn

  • Reply Robert Bernard July 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    You’re brilliant Adam at explaining the golf swing. Cheers

  • Reply steve perry August 8, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    adam, when swinging at speed i feel i can some what control the backswing with some thought to it but the downswing happens in such a flash that it's more instinctive reaction. does that sound correct or can you key on some conscious thought?

  • Reply Glenn Watson December 12, 2018 at 2:33 am

    I just watched Tom Watson say the exact opposite concerning the shoulder turn. I think you are right but he is Tom fricking Watson!

  • Reply Matt Cody January 22, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Loving all the videos! Such a great and clear help 🙂

  • Reply ZEIN ELDIN February 8, 2019 at 8:06 am

    question answered.. thanx

  • Reply Craig Cameron May 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Fairway looks immaculate.

  • Reply JohnD May 30, 2019 at 12:34 am

    well done!!!

  • Reply David Hargreaves August 12, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    The GRIP and the shoulder turn are the two essentials in the swing in my opinion.

    A good grip and a fluid shoulder turn past the horizontal works nearly every time…BUT you have to be FIT and flexible to do it………

  • Reply tr78478 October 17, 2019 at 3:21 am

    I don't disagree with your explanation as to 'why' this happens, but I have always wondered if it 'should' happen, or, perhaps more accurately, whether players should look to minimize the difference…..as I feel the best to ever swing a golf club, George Knudson, seems to. I feel that any move 'forward' which increases the spine angle 'away' from the target should be minimized or eliminated, with an effort to establish a minimal 'tilt' at address and leave it consistent through to the finish. This then creates more inertia moving down, or even 'level', at impact, and less 'up'……imparting more energy into the ball. Another player admired for his effortless length that seems to minimize this 'difference' in spine tile from backswing to throughswing is Tom Purtzer….so is there anything to this……thoughts? I'm sure that this has been dealt with before….here or elsewhere…..but I can't remember stumbling upon it….

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