sterling Nov 21, 2017
Ross: in your videos re: takeaway. U say go back until the shoulders finish the turn.
Do you suggest lifting to arms even further after the shoulder turn?
Sterling, huge fan.
Ross Nov 21, 2017
NO! We want the shoulders to control the arms. If the arms continue after the shoulders have finished*, the arms disconnect and many problems can occur. Also, there is no benefit in having the arms continue. When the shoulders finish, so do the arms… so then, the lower body can start the downswing by unwinding, bringing the arms back down.
* Depending on the shot (like full swing) the shoulders will turn the hips a little just before the top of the backswing… but on a short pitch shot, the shoulders turn a little and the hips are not needed (for power) so they should not move.