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Step 4 - Add the Golf Club
Now we add the golf club back into the drills.
All right, so you've made it through weight shift, rotation, lead arm. Now we're going to add this little devil. Don't be in a hurry to grab the club. Don't be in a hurry to hit balls. Focus on the fundamentals. Moving from the inside out will get this little devil to go exactly where you want and I'm going to prove it to you. You don't have to try and move this golf club around. I want you to start out holding it from this end because I don't want you to try and overcome this momentum of the club. When you start swinging this around, this thing gets heavy, and then you start tightening up your hands, and tightening up your wrists and your grip, and all of the sudden the swinging becomes more handsy and armsy. Your hands and arms should be pretty relaxed. They've got to chill out. They don't have to do that much. Once you start moving this correctly, they don't have to do much at all.
I get properly set up, nothing changes. I'm going to shift to the right, shift my weight to the right. I'm going to turn my body back and this momentum from my rotation weight shift is going to help swing my arm up to the top. That's why it doesn't have to be that tight. It's pretty chilled out. You could come up here and move it around. I'm pretty soft because I'm using momentum from my rotation to help do it. Now, as I come down, what's the first thing I do here? Shift my weight back to the left. What's that going to do to the club? It's going to shallow it out for me, drop it right back down on plain without me trying to do it. You don't need somebody grabbing the club and trying to move it in a circle. That's ridiculous.
All you got to do is do nothing. Just shift your weight correctly. Move from the core, the center, first and everything else will fix itself in the periphery. As I shift my weight to the left, notice how my hand just drops right back down? Gravity fed there, post up. Look where my hand gets pulled down to, right at impact. I didn't try to move my hand here. I didn't have to move my arm or club to the hitting area. I used my big muscles, which aren't moving that far, to move my hands a long ways. Big turn, shift, post up. Now, I can release it. Remember? Everything in RST is designed to be progressive and stackable.
Now you can combine this with the release drills, the impact drills. You can also go back to the step drill from the first video. I can do the same thing. Nothing changes, just depending on how you want to combine these together, what level you're at being comfortable with your weight shift and your turn. You can start putting all of these into the same motion. That is the golf swing. That's the whole thing. Everything that you've been struggling with your entire golf career and trying to figure out can all be figured out right now by these simple set of drills, these sequence of videos. This all you need to really focus on. Here, shift, impact. I didn't try to move the club to impact. I just moved my body. Here, shift, notice how the club drops right down on plane, back to impact. Turn, shift, post up, impact. It's that simple to build a perfect swing plain, a perfect path, all by learning how to move and really understanding what the fundamentals of the golf swing really are, moving from the center.