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    Default "Spinning out" the left shoulder

    Jerry1967 posed the question, "why would someone spin out the left shoulder."

    It is a very good question.

    If you start the second phase of the downswing (the part where you start really torquing the club) before you get your Center of Pressure (what FEELS LIKE your weight) far enough left, you will spin your torso and your pelvis out if you try to unwind at all.

    Try to SAVE SOME of your torso turn as you push off of your right foot and get to your left.

    It is one of the most important moves in golf—get left enough, still closed enough, with your left shoulder still low enough.....then BOOM!...jump, unwind, and tuck your hips.
    "All you have is the HUB PATH and the force and torque you apply to the club—that's the whole swing."

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    That is good stuff. Thanks Brian.

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    Thanks J!
    "All you have is the HUB PATH and the force and torque you apply to the club—that's the whole swing."

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    Thanks Brian

    Tuck your hips?

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    Kevin Shields once told me "your left shoulder gets too open, too up too soon forcing the right hand to throw the clubhead to catch up". Probably the single best piece of advice I ever got on my golf swing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafared View Post
    Kevin Shields once told me "your left shoulder gets too open, too up too soon forcing the right hand to throw the clubhead to catch up". Probably the single best piece of advice I ever got on my golf swing.
    thank you
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    Jerry, I'd call it more "backing your hips in" early in the downswing, so that you have some left to turn when the torso starts pouring it on.

    99% of golfers who spin out, don't back in.
    "All you have is the HUB PATH and the force and torque you apply to the club—that's the whole swing."

    Brian Manzella is Golf Digest's 37th ranked teacher in the USA and is a three time Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Manzella View Post
    Jerry, I'd call it more "backing your hips in" early in the downswing, so that you have some left to turn when the torso starts pouring it on.

    99% of golfers who spin out, don't back in.
    ok now I understand, Thank You.
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    What is "backing your hips in"? Is it moving the pelvis back towards the heels? Or is it the idea of moving the right arse-cheek targetwards at the start of the downswing?
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    Throw the frisbee over that tree over there.... with your left arm...
    Why have a brain if you are going to take it out and let others play with it?

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