What are the three possible planes the club can swing back on?

SHAFT PLANE (HIP PLANE)/ELBOW PLANE (TORSO)/SHOULDER PLANE

 

What are the different combinations for back and downswing?

9 Different combinations: SHAFT to SHAFT, SHAFT TO SHOULDER, SHAFT TO ELBOW, ELBOW TO ELBOW, ELBOW TO SHAFT, ELBOW TO SHOULDER, SHOULDER to SHOULDER, SHOULDER TO ELBOW, SHOULDER TO SHAFT 

 

What are the four adjustments you will make on a fast hip two-post golfer?   

FAST HIPS: FLARE BOTH FEET (INCREASING THE DISTANCE THE HIPS TRAVEL HELPING THE ARMS AND HIPS TO MATCH UP), MOVE CLOSER TO THE BALL (FAST HIPS ARE MORE OPEN AT IMPACT AS ARE THE SHOULDERS PULLING THE CLUB HEAD INSIDE OR LEFT (RT HANDED GOLFER) THROUGH IMPACT MOVING CLOSER TO THE BALL KEEPS ARMS CONNECTED, IN FRONT OF THE BODY AND CENTERS UP THE CONTACT ON THE CLUBFACE), MOVE BALL BACK IN STANCE (A MATCH FOR A STRONG GRIP, ALSO ALLOWS THE CLUB TO GET TO THE BALL SOONER IN ESSENCE SPEEDING THEM UP) , STRONGER GRIP ( FAST HIPS PULL THE HIPS, SHOULDERS AND CLUBFACE INTO AN OPEN POSITION AT IMPACT, BY STRENTHENING THE GRIP IT OFFSETS THE BODY ACTIONS DELIVERING THE CLUB FACE SQUARE TO THE BACK OF THE BALL AT IMPACT Slow hip speed two-post golfer? : WEAKEN GRIP, SQUARE BOTH FEET, INCREASE KNEE FLEX, (BY SQUARING BOTH FEET IT GIVES THE HIPS A SHORTER DISTANCE TO TRAVEL RESULTING IN SPEEDING THEM UP AND LOCKS AND STRAIGHTENS THE TARGET LEG UP SOONER TO CREATE THE NECESSARY VERTICALS IN THE DOWN SWING WITH BOTH FEET STRAIGHT AHEAD IT MAKES THE VERTICALS MUCH EASIER TO UTILIZE, BY INCREASING KNEE FLEX AT ADDRESS ITPRE LOADS THE LOWER BODY VERTICALS)

 

Which golfers will utilize verticals in the downswing?

ALMOST EVERY GOLFERS HAS SOME VERTICALS, EXAMPLE IF THE SHAFT AT ADDRESS IS ON THE SHAFT PLANE AND AT IMPACT THE CLUB IS ON THE ELBOW OR SHOULDER PLANE THE BODY HAS UTILIZED VERTICALS. SLOW HIPS HAVE VERY LITTLE ROTATIONALLY FORCE SO THEY MUST UTILIZE THE GROUND FORCE THROUGH PUSHING OFF THE GROUND and ON TOP GOLFERS THE ARMS ARE RELEASING DOWN REQUIRING THE LEGS TO PUSH UP TO SHALLOW THE ANGLE OF ATTACK

 

What are the three reasons you will add knee flex at address?

SHORT ARMS, SLOW HIPS, ON TOP GOLFERS

 

What adjustments will you make to the students set up for an on top golfer?

INCREASE KNEE FLEX TO PRELOAD THE VERTICALS< SQUARE BOTH FEET TO ASSIST THE VERTICALS< MOVE RT HAND MORE ON TOP AND STRONGER LEFT HAND TO ENCOURAGE DIAGONAL HINGE AND TO POSITION THE RT ELBOW FOR A COVERING RELEASEWhat matches do you make with the following:On Top: probable backswing plane, hinge type, release type, linkage (front, center, or rear) Lower body action AN ON TOP GOLFER WILL UTILIZE A DIAGONAL HINGE, MOST LIKELY SWING BACK ON THE SHOULDER PLANE (IF THEY HAVE NARROW SHOULDERS, THIN CHEST OR A THICK CHEST THEY WILL UTILIZE A LOWER PLANE IN THEIR BACKSWING THAN THE SHOULDER PLANE) THEY WILL UTILIZE A COVERING RELEASE WITH BOTH ARMS EXTENDING DOWN, A REAR LINKAGE WITH THE RIGHT ELBOW BEHIND THE RT HIP AND THEY WILL USE VERTICALS IN THE DOWNSWING TO SHALLOW OUT THE CLUB AND CREATE GROUND FORCE FOR POWERSide on golfer: backswing plane, hinge type, release type, linkage A SIDE ON GOLFER WILL SWING THE CLUB BACK ON THE ELBOW (TORSO) PLANE UTILIZING A HORIZONTAL HINGE, A CENTER LINKAGE WITH THE RIGHT ELBOW OVER THE RIGHT HIP AND A CORNERING RELEASE (THE LOWER BODY ACTION CAN BE ANY COMBINATION)Under: backswing plane, hinge type, release type and linkage. AN UNDER GOLFER WILL UTILIZE A VERTICAL HINGE TAKING THE CLUB BACK ON THE SHAFT PLANE, WITH A FRONT LINKAGE WITH THE RIGHT ELBOW AHEAD OF THE RIGHT HIP, THEY WILL USE AN EXTENSION RELEASE

 

What does the measuring of the elbow to middle knuckle and elbow to shoulder socket tell you?

THE TEST TELLS YOU THE DOWN SWING PLANE IF THE MEASURMENT FROM ELBOW TO KNUCKLE IS LONGER THE CLUB WILL SWING DOWN ON THE SHOULDER PLANE, SHORTER THE SHAFT PLANE AND THE SAME ELBOW PLANE

 

What do you learn from stabilizing their shoulders and having them swing their (right handed golfer) left arm across their chest while allowing their right arm to fold?

THIS GIVES YOU THE RT ARM ACTION: UNDER, SIDE ON, ON TOP. IT WILL GIVE YOU THE BACKSWING PLANE (shaft, elbow or shoulder) HINGE TYPE (vertical, diagonal, or horizontal), RELEASE TYPE (extension, corner or cover) AND LINKAGE (front, center, rear) 

 

What does the shaft across the top of the thighs screen bare out?

THIS SCREE WILL TELL YOU IF THE STUDENT IS ONE POST, OR TWO POST (pelvis/target hip or Rt hip/left hip)

 

What adjustments in the set up will you make for a one-post golfer?
SQUARE RIGHT FOOT FLARED LEFT FOOT TO WHERE THEY TEST OUT TO, CLOSE STANCE AND MOVE THE BALL ONE POSITION FORWARD ONE SLOT12.

 

What adjustments will you make in the student’s set up while doing the hinge test (swing club back with left hand only) if they set the club early/late/ or when the left arm is parallel to the ground ?

IF THEY TEST OUT TO BE AN EARLY SETTER OF THE CLUB I WILL LENGTHEN THEIR THE LEFT THUMB, IF THEY NATURALLY SET THE CLUB WHERE THEY TEST OUT I WILL NOT CHANGE THE THUMB LENGTH, TO HELP SOMEONE SET IT LATER I WILL PLACE THE CLUB MORE DIAGNOL IN THEIR HANDS WITH A SHORTER THUMB.

 

What is the dominate shot shape for fast hips?

FADE  On top Golfer? FADE Under golfer? DRAW Shoulder planer? FADE

 

When will you close a student’s stance?

TO BUY THE STUDENT MORE TURN ON THE BACKSWING, FOR A SHOULDER PLANER TO HELP THE CLUB COME MORE DOWN THE LINE, AND A ONE POST GOLFERS.

 

How do you determine the proper amount of right and left foot flare?

FIRST DETERMINE WHETHER THE STUDENT IS ONE POST, TWO POST (pelvis back target hip thru or Right Hip on backswing and through on left or target hip). THEN TEST FOR HIP SPEED TO DETERMINE IMPACT POSITION FOR HIPS. PLACE TWO RODS ON THE GROUND FORMING AN “X” ON THE GROUND. PLACE YOUR FEET SO THAT THE TOES AND HEELS TOUCH THE RODS. PLACE A CLUB ACROSS THE TOP OF YOUR THIGHS. FOR ON TOP OR SLOW HIPS GOLFERS YOU WILL NOT USE THIS SCREEN.  FOR A ONE POST GOLFER YOU WILL MAINTAIN A SQUARE RT FOOT AND CLOSE THE STANCE TO CREATE A 45* HIP TURN ON BACKSWING AND FLARE THE LEFT FOOT UNTIL THE HIPS REACH THE DESIGNATED IMPACT POSITION (FROM HIP SPEED TEST) ALLOWING THE LEFT LEG TO POST UP AT IMPACT CREATING TRANSFERANCE OF ENERGY AT IMPACT, FOR TWO POST GOLFERS YOU WILL FLARE THE RT FOOT OUT UNTIL YOU FIND A POSITION THAT ALLOWS YOU CREATE 45* OF HIP TURN WHILE MAINTAINING THE RIGHT KNEE FLEX. THE FORWARD TURN THE GOAL IS TO MATCH THE AMMOUNT OF TURN THE IMPACT SCREEN SHOWED US AND HAVE THE TARGET LEG POST UP AT THAT EXACT POINT OF IMPACT. 

 

When do you strengthen a student’s grip (left hand)?

FAST HIPS OR ON TOP GOLFER  When do you Weaken a students’ right hand? ON TOP GOLFER or TWO PLANE SWINGER  When do you Lengthen a student’s left thumb? WHEN THEY NEED TO SET THE CLUB SOONER  When will you Shorten a students’ left thumb? WHEN THEY NEED TO SET THE CLUB LATER  When will you place the club more diagonal in the left hand? WHEN THE STUDENT TESTS OUT TO BE A CROSS PLAYER.

 

What are the three dominate lower body actions?

Linear, Rotary, and Vertical

 

When would you use hip slide as the dominate lower body action for a student?  

When the arms are +4 inches longer than their height and they hit balls better with the ball below their feet.

 

What part of the core does the student utilize if they are a shoulder planer?

Elbow or Torso Planer? Shaft or hip slot planer? Which stance numbers should the students utilize?1.  Forward or Upper COG stance widths are used with a player who has a “Shoulder Plane” down swing.  2.  Centered COG stance widths are used with a player who has a “Elbow or Torso Plane” down swing  .3.  The Back or Lower COG stance widths are used with a player who has a “Shaft or Hip  Plane” down swing.  

 

If you cannot tell if a student is center or one post which test will you have them perform?

Center or rear anchor (both pelvis left hip and right hip and left hip are two post golfers)? HAVE THEM HIT BALLS WITH BOTH FEET TOGETHER AND WITH RT FOOT DRAWN BACK IF THEY HIT THE BALL BETTER WITH THE RIGHT FOOT BACK THEY ARE ONE POST IF THEY HIT BALLS BETTER WITH THEIR FEET TOGETHER THEY ARE CENTER/TWO POST. TO TEST BETWEEN CENTER AND RIGHT LRG REAR AXIS DO THE SAME DRILL FEET TOGETHER AND OPEN STANCE DROPPING RIGHT FOOT BACK. IF THEY HIT IT BETTER WITH THE OPEN STANCE THEY ARE TWO POST RT HIP/LEFT HIP, IF THEY HIT IT BETTER WITH THEIR FEET TOGETHER THEY PELVIS/LEFT HIP ONLY USE THIS TEST IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE SHAFT ACROSS THE THIGHS TEST.

 

If a student measures out to have a wing span that is +4 inches longer than their height,, how will you determine if they should be more rotary or lateral with their lower body?

HAVE THEM HIT BALLS WITH BALL BELOW THEIR FEET AND HIT BALLS ABOVE THEIR FEET. IF THEY HIT THE BALL BETTER WITH BALL ABOVE THEIR FEETTHEY ARE PREDISSPOSSED TO BE ROTARY IF THEY HIT THE BALL BETTER WITH THE BALL BELOW THEIR FEET THEN LATERAL WILL BE A MATCH.

 

Which golfer will stay in their posture through out their swing?

AN UNDER, SHAFT PLANER WITH FAST HIPS IS THE ONLY GOLFER WHO WILL MAINTAIN THEIR POSTURE THROUGH IMPACT

 

Which golfer will have the most rotation and the least amount of verticals in their golf swing?

THE FASTER THE HIPS THE MORE ROTATION AND THE LESS VERTICALS  Which will have the least amount of rotation and the greatest amount of verticals in their swing? THE SLOWER THE HIPS THE LEAST AMOUNT OF ROTATION AND THE MOST VERTICALS, AN ON TOP COVER RELEASE WILL REQUIRE MORE VERTICALS ALSO.

 

Which Stance width numbers will a shoulder planer utilize?

Elbow or torso planer use? Shaft or Hip Slot planer use? 1.  Forward or Upper COG stance widths are used with a player who has a “Shoulder Plane” down swing. 2.  Centered COG stance widths are used with a player who has a “Arm Plane” down swing  .3.  The Back or Lower COG stance widths are used with a player who has a “Shaft Plane” down swing. 

 

How do you determine a students’ natural tempo?

THREE CONTINUOS SWINGS, THE THIRD SWING WILL BE YOUR NATURAL TEMPO.

 

How do you determine a students’ natural swing length?

HAVE THEM MAKE BACKSWINGS WHILE KNEELING ON THE GROUND.

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