The Body-Swing Connection, with Dave Phillips

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Lesson 1: Swing Basics

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The Body-Swing Connection: Swing Basics
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OVERVIEW

There are many ways to swing a golf club, but according to teacher Dave Phillips, there’s one thing all the best players do, represented by the acronym S.P.A.C.E. Here, Phillips will show you how they do it, how to find out where your swing falls, and what you can do to get better.

SWING THOUGHTS

Hinge forward from your hips, not your back, to address the ball
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Try to stay in your address angles in the backswing and downswing
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Turn your back hip behind you during the backswing
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As you start down, keep your pelvis underneath you; don’t push toward the ball
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Coming down, transfer your weight from back foot to front foot, then push up
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The Body-Swing Connection: The Tests
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  • Differentiating between address and impact
  • How your hips should work in the swing
  • Adjusting to account for physical limitations
  • Using the ground to produce speed

The Body-Swing Connection, with Dave Phillips

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Lesson 1: Swing Basics
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Lesson 2: The Tests
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Lesson 3: Are you Steep or Shallow?
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Lesson 4: Drills to Fix Steep
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Lesson 5: Drills to Fix Shallow
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Lesson 6: Short-Game Application
The Body-Swing Connection, with Dave PhillipsINDEX
The Body-Swing Connection: Swing Basics
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Lesson 1: Swing Basics
  • The one thing every great player does
  • Identifying the best body angles for you
  • The two main swing patterns
  • The importance of space in the swing
The Body-Swing Connection: The Tests
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Lesson 2: The Tests
  • Differentiating between address and impact
  • How your hips should work in the swing
  • Adjusting to account for physical limitations
  • Using the ground to produce speed
The Body-Swing Connection: Are You Steep or Shallow?
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Lesson 3: Are you Steep or Shallow?
  • Diagnosing your swing symptoms
  • The different compensations that steal speed
  • How the best players shallow the club
  • The perfect downswing sequence
The Body-Swing Connection: Drills to Fix Steep
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Lesson 4: Drills to Fix Steep
  • Using drills to get better on the course
  • How to adjust your feet for more body rotation
  • Making sure the upper body doesn’t take over
  • Setting up a feedback system for your swing
The Body-Swing Connection: Drills to Fix Shallow
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Lesson 5: Drills to Fix Shallow
  • The secret to perfecting your posture
  • Hip speed: real versus fake
  • How to "cover" the ball at impact
  • The route to power with less effort
The Body-Swing Connection: Short Game Application
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Lesson 6: Short-Game Application
  • Developing a consistent swing bottom
  • What causes chunks and skulls
  • Controlling shot height with the setup
  • How to start every putt on line