X-Factor Power Set Up

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
OK
X-Factor Power Set Up
Category: Posture
Sub-Category: Address/Set-Up, Distance
Other videos in the series The Jim McLean X-Factor Power Coil:

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | X-Factor Power Set Up

When you talk about the X-Factor I have to talk about setup, or the X-Factor setup. It is a power setup and it involves looking at several angles. From the front view the angle I look at is your spine set at address, which should be tilted away from the target. I need at least a two-degree tilt away from the target. So many amateurs actually set up the other way, with their spine tilted forward, you must not do that. Now looking down the target line, when bend from the hip girdles, where the hip pockets go out behind us, and that should be about four to six inches behind your heels. We then add a little knee flex. If you drop a straight line down from your knees it should hit the widest part of your foot. Then you also drop the top of your spine, or your head, down slightly so that your eyes look directly at the golf ball. Terrible mistakes are bending your head down too much, which will inhibit your turn, but also head up too much, which I see quite often now, where a person tries to get in a head up position, and then they are looking through the bottom of their eyes. Very uncomfortable position to get into, a non-relaxed, high tension type of set up, which we absolutely do not want to have. Once you get your angles correct, spine tilted slightly away from the target, you are now set up to make a powerful golf swing. It is so important, so critically important, that you get those angles started right. Get into a powerful position, and you get your body balanced to make a power coil and a power downswing and hit the ball for greater distance.

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.


ACTIVITY FEED

Linda F.  just went PRO!

John G. joined GolfLink
Terrence B. joined GolfLink
Jeff P. joined GolfLink

Patrick J.  left a review of Sunset View

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Understanding Shank Causes Watch Video>>

Understanding Shank Causes Most players shank by pulling the heel of the club at the ball when they should really be tucking their left elbow in and squaring the back of their left hand
Takeaway Drill Many players start their takeaway too far inside, use this simple drill at home to practice getting the correct takeaway line
Pitching Basics Let your body pivot, open the club face and keep a constant loft through the entire swing