The Four-Corner Swing, by Jim McLean

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Lesson 1: First Corner

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Lesson 1: First Corner
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OVERVIEW

Jim McLean’s discussion of the key positions, or “corners,” of the golf swing begins with the transition, where the backswing ends and the downswing begins. In this video, McLean explains what you need to know about loading up at the top and starting down. With the body, arms and club in good position here, you can make an athletic move down to the ball.

SWING THOUGHTS

Finish the backswing with your shoulder turn; no lifting
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To start the downswing, shift your lower body toward the target
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Drive forward with your legs as your hands are still going back
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Let the clubhead drop to the inside at the start down
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Lesson 2: Second Corner
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  • Check your weight shift toward the target
  • Slotting the club into the delivery position
  • How to stop the disastrous early release
  • Simple drills for improving impact

The Four-Corner Swing, by Jim McLean

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Lesson 3: Third Corner
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Lesson 4: Fourth Corner
The Four-Corner Swing, by Jim McLeanINDEX
Lesson 1: First Corner
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Lesson 1: First Corner
  • Getting loaded properly in the backswing
  • What starts the downswing—and when
  • How to “turn the corner” at the top
  • The secret pro move at the transition
Lesson 2: Second Corner
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Lesson 2: Second Corner
  • Check your weight shift toward the target
  • Slotting the club into the delivery position
  • How to stop the disastrous early release
  • Simple drills for improving impact
Lesson 3: Third Corner
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Lesson 3: Third Corner
  • Syncing your arms and body through impact
  • The magic of practicing the punch
  • What a real release looks and feels like
  • Why “staying down” is the wrong advice
Lesson 4: Fourth Corner
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Lesson 4: Fourth Corner
  • The key position that fixes many others
  • Matching your follow-through to your backswing
  • Checking body position and balance
  • No more “chicken wing” or “sack of laundry”