X-Factor: Downswing

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X-Factor: Downswing
Category: Downswing
Sub-Category: Shoulder Turn, Backswing
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Video Golf Tip | X-Factor: Downswing

A very interesting piece of the X-Factor is the start of the downswing. On the backswing the shoulders far out-turn the lower body, maybe 30 to 40 degrees more turn. Now when we start down something really interesting happens. The lower body starts and actually increases your X-Factor. That the differential between your hips and shoulders. From the top you might start a little practice move where you can feel the lower body move. You might feel your shoulders stay back as the lower body starts down. That is one way to feel it. Another way is to feel that left knee move first towards the target. What you don’t want to do is go up to the top and then start the shoulders and hips down together. Worse than that start the upper body ahead of the hips. Terrible move.

About the Instructor
Jim  McLean
Jim  McLean
Jim McLean Golf School
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Tel: 800-72-DORAL

Jim McLean runs the Jim McLean Golf Schools, considered by some the world's finest. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #3 instructor in the world.

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