How to Compress the Ball & Get Shaft Lean Lesson

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Do you struggle with casting the club and losing lag? No compression on the ball? This golf lesson will show you how to compress the ball and create a powerful golf swing

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Steve
Hey Chuck, Happy Independence Day to you and all of the US members! just to clarify, the next video that you keep referencing in this chat is going to be accessible to all of us members? Where will we find it? Thanks!
July 4, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
yep, it will be under the GOAT Code next week
July 4, 2024
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Steve
That’s fantastic! Thank you sir!
July 4, 2024
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John
Hi Chuck, am I understanding correctly that you want to keep your arms somewhat passive and relaxed in the backswing and downswing. Then once in GDP you use your wrists to release for maximum speed?
July 3, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi John, the wrists will begin releasing at the top but the bulk of the release happens around GDP, yes.
July 3, 2024
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John
Great thanks for the clarification. Looking forward to next week's video!
July 3, 2024
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David
Hi Chuck and great video. I had a total right knee replacement 2 weeks ago today and played 2 holes today and made 2 pars. I was afraid to get any weight to the right but after seeing this video, I went out to the studio and hit some wedges. I was able to get to the right heel, although a bit gingerly. Although playing great up until the surgery, the side bend I believe was missing. Your explanation really hit home to create compression. I am chomping at the bit to try it all, but patience is needed of which I have none. I'll delve a little deeper possibly Friday when I decide whether to play a tournament on Monday. Everyday is like Christmas when you send out a new video. Thank you for what you do. David in Arizona
July 2, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Thanks David, hope you heal up soon and hope you enjoy next week's "Christmas Present"! It's going to be a doozy!
July 3, 2024
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David
fantastic, I can't wait to unwrap it. You have made golf more fun than I thought possible.
July 3, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
That's fantastic to hear, thanks for that!
July 4, 2024
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Richard
I felt your description of the Goat swing starts the down swing with a lateral shift to lead side, dropping right arm down with elbow into right side, releasing the club head from the top and minimizing hip rotation. Yes? or clarify. Thank you for replying .
July 2, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
You don't "minimize" hip rotation, the feeling of the WGW drill is to get golfers to start moving their body's reasonably well who rip the club inside and around them thinking they have to twist their bodies into a pretzel.
July 2, 2024
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Richard
I also am confused. This does not look like the goat swing to me. ????
July 1, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
What does the GOAT swing look like to you?
July 2, 2024
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Stan
I'm getting a bit confused. I think is other videos you mention not rotating your hips as fast as you can and not driving with the right (trail) side foot. Rather, I think I heard brace post up on the lead leg which opens the hips and roll the trail foot in? What am I missing? Thanks! Great lesson!
June 28, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Lead side pattern doesn't drive off trail leg, trail side pattern it's all trail side power
July 1, 2024
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Stan
Thank you very much! Your drills for controlling my trail arm are working wonders for me. My half swings with the drills go almost as far as my old full swing and with much better consistency! I'm re-watching the lesson now because I always pick up very important tips that I don't remember from the first viewing.
July 1, 2024
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Robert
Out trying this yesterday. I have to say it is not easy. The right armpit wants to come away a little too much and the swing feels really inside on the takeaway, the first thing my coach Craig found wrong with my swing. So how do you marry the straight back takeaway to parellel and then keep that right armpit tucked in and achieve a full or somewhat full backswing without going inside too much. Getting back to the arm drop and elbow socket passing the hip seems a little easier if you are way inside. If you are too straight back the separation happens. Any tips on getting it to fall somewhere in the middle with a relaxed swing?
June 28, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
You shouldn't have to worry about your arms much at all, if you're fighting them, it's because you're trying to use them for power. This next video next week will help you tie this pieces together
July 1, 2024
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Robert
Yes Craig I understand. Today's golf went better with the chest arm hip rotation unit working the downswing and the takeaway. It feels more connected and firm through the hitting area. Having a little issue closing or completing the follow-thru or finish to keep the ball straight. The slower I did it the better. Contact was goof though. Ball path still a little to the right. Working on it again tomorrow as I play 18. Thanks.
July 1, 2024
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Jeff
Thanks for the wonderful video and wake up call. I fell into the same situation where I was doing rather well on my drives and then the roof caved in. I am hitting many "pop" fly balls off the tee and it's embarrassing. When I step into the first Tee box, it's the case of the unknown. I'm hoping by adjusting, as per your video, things will improve. I'll let you know the result. Thanks again.
June 27, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Jeff, the popups come from trying to extend the trail arm to get power, that's trying to push the club into the ball instead of snapping it into the ball by driving with the trail leg. Watch his lower body movement in this video, it's really quite good.
June 27, 2024
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Dennis
This is the beauty of being a fly on the wall during a lesson! Your confusion about how things fit in vs what you are saying to the student exposes the gaps between what you think you understand and what the student is being told! I had the same confusion that has been highlighted in many of the above comments about the throw and widening the trail wrist. Your explanation about the widening coming from the wrist and not the arm explains something I was not differentiating. I think your contribution of a trail side dominant swing vs a lead side swing creates a much better understanding about the elements that work in one and not in the other. I am thankful to understand how I was mixing things that can't work together! Thanks for clearing up so much about this crazy sport! I also see how your description of the circular throw of the trail wrist has to be timed so that speed comes just past the ball and not too early (I've been fighting the pulls!)
June 27, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
You're welcome Dennis, I'm learning what people are missing as I go along, so getting feedback is very helpful. The next video I'm working on will help clarify things I've learned that members are misunderstanding
June 27, 2024
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Steve
Great lesson Chuck! Undoubtedly you can pin point an individual’s need and correct it! It’s funny, I had myself focusing exactly on this last season and saw big improvements… However, I found I was leaving distance on the table by not getting wide in the backswing… (Keeping the trail arm connected to the body) like you have this gentleman doing by ticking the shirt. I 100% agree with this movement, but like other members would love to see it in action from a GOAT Code perspective! If you could walk us through this movement through the principles of the goat code that might help clarify how it truly works together! Thank you!
June 27, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
This is what I'm working on in the next video is to clarify things that people aren't fully grasping.
June 27, 2024
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Steve
Sounds great! I had this exact problem last year and tried to work hard to correct it, came close but basically looked exactly like Richard prior to this lesson. I put this lesson in to practice on the range last night, definitely felt a lot better, but need to get the lower body functioning correctly again… I had such a good lower body move before… But kind of lost it with trying to “naturally” allow the throw to put me in position and lessen the rotation of the hips. I need to see and understand how the counter torque lower body fits with this as I am truly caught in no man’s land regarding the lower body at this point. Feels like we are coming full circle with the Goat Code which is awesome! Filling in the missing pieces… I am really looking forward to the finished product to really dial this in! Each individual piece makes sense, Are you considering a redo or a new video for Wide, Glide, Wide? I get its purpose for beginners, however I do feel that the simplification of some of the Goat code may have messed with some of us with a deeper understanding of the swing? A video that truly encompasses the proper movements of the swing in relation to the GOATS? A training session like you did with Axiom and Axiom power program? The core movements all pieced together into feels? Thank you again Chuck!
June 28, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi Steve, finally got the next video shot this morning, will be out next week after the holiday and I believe all your questions will be answered.
July 1, 2024
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Steve
Hey Chuck, thank you so much!!! Thanks for continuing on with this and pouring so much time into it!!! Thanks for keeping us in the loop! The arms and hands end is really starting to come together, This video really helped to get me “closer” to GDP! Still needs work! Lower body does feel lost so I’m pretty excited for this! 8 iron is at 155, so definitely more in the tank! One quick question, my rotation is slow… Hackmotion verifies! I’m over rotated from P6-P7 and under rotated from P7-P8, Do I simply need to throw harder from the top? Thanks again for everything!!!
July 1, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
It's more likely you are pushing the club through with the trail side of the body, exactly what this next video deals with.
July 1, 2024
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Steve
That’s music to my ears! Thanks so much my good man! Looking forward to this next step! Cheers!
July 1, 2024
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Frank
Wow, just what I was missing! I totally misconstrued the idea of wide, glide wide. Pulling my elbow in brought huge transformation in this video and in my swing too. Wow, wow and wow. I totally missed this move for years. What a transformation! Thanks, thanks and more thanks.
June 26, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Very welcome!
June 26, 2024
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Frank
I’m looking for good drill to emphasize the elbow motion. Are the throw the ball or skip the rock drills a good drill for the elbow tuck? Any other drill you recommend to help practice back elbow movement on downswing? Thanks
June 28, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Next week's video will help you understand this motion better.
July 1, 2024
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TOM
It appears that when you are giving a lesson you are correcting a movement for the individual to bring the swing in line with the GOAT code. Sometimes these lessons can create confusion when compared to performing GOAT code fundamentals as in your Wide-Glide-Wide movements. Allowing the start of release at top of swing and bring your elbow into GDP I believe will get this gentleman where he needs to be?
June 26, 2024
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Craig
Chuck...I am a little confused with the elbow bicep concept. In regards to the wide glide wide, is that still in play? I am thinking the arm tuck is part of the glide? I have tried everything and still hit the drives only 220 yards arghhhhh. I know I am capable of 250+ and will keep working at it.
June 26, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Wide glide wide is to give any golfer at any level a basic feel for a sound golf swing with very basic moves to get the right feel. The elbow move is not very significant he was overdoing it here but that is part of what helps it move into GDP
June 26, 2024
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Craig
This seems to contradict everything in the GOAT code which from my understanding is about widening the swing, throwing the club from the top (albeit in the right direction) and stabilizing the base. This lesson seems to teach the opposite of pulling the right elbow in and being more active with the hips to gain leverage. I am now thoroughly confused. Are these two different swing concepts (I know there are more than one method to swing the club)? If so, why is it in the GOAT Code section?
June 26, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
I literally had him pull the right elbow in, so how on earth is that opposite and his lower body movement was already fantastic so we didn’t have to focus on that
June 26, 2024
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Greg
I get what Craig is asking... I'm confused too. Everything with Goat Code seems to be that when you throw the club with your wrists, the rest of the body responds. This video makes it seem more that the body leads the hands/arms. Is it just that you're using extremes to help adjust this golfer's specific feels because of what he already does well?
June 28, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Not everyone knows how to throw and of course you would use your legs in a throw. But if you don't know how to do that, then your lower body isn't going to move correctly until you learn how to move it.
July 1, 2024
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
You widen the wrist NOT the arm. The arm will get widened. This is what i was talking about during the lesson when i said people dont understand the difference between throwing the clubhead with the wrist and not a throw with the arm.
June 26, 2024
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Craig
Got it. That makes a lot more sense now that the wrist cast wide bur the arms don’t. Thanks for the clarification.
June 26, 2024
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Venkatesh
This is a great video! Wow! Richard, love the transformation - your swing looks great - so so close to being a pro swing!
June 26, 2024

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