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Basement Tapes: The Release: Two Main Types (Video 5 of 5)

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This is the last segment for this particular series of “Basement Tapes” lectures. The release of the club tends to be a controversial subject. In this video I cover the “Drive Hold” release and the “Throw” release. I cover the things you’ll want to achieve for good impact position and things you’ll want to avoid. The information in this video will have the most clarity if you’ve watched the previous four videos in order. Let me know in the forum if you like these “Basement Tapes” and if you’d like to see more of this type of content.

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Basement Tapes: The Downswing (Video 4 of 5)

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We’re in the basement this week and for this next segment I’m talking about “The Downswing”. Remember that the information in each of these segments builds upon what is presented in the previous video so make certain to watch them in order. Here I’m talking about what happens with the clubface in the downswing including the importance of grip where I go over three different types. I discuss things you want to achieve and also things you’ll want to avoid. Stay tuned for the last segment of this series: “The Release: Two Main Types”.

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Basement Tapes: The Transition (Video 3 of 5)

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I’m still in the basement and for the third segment of this five-video “Basement Tapes” lecture series I’m talking about “The Transition”. The transition from backswing to downswing is a very important part of the golf swing. For the purposes of this video I’m describing the transition as being from P3 to P5. There are three positions that shaft can have at the top of the swing and I discuss the variations needed to make each work. I also cover some of the things you’ll want to avoid. Of course I have my preferences and I go into detail on why. Sequencing is a big part of this segment. Stay tuned for the next installment of Basement Tapes”: “The Downswing”.

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Basement Tapes: Loading in the Backswing (Video 2 of 5)

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Today we continue with the second segment of this five-video “Basement Tapes” lecture series: “Loading in the Backswing”. The information in each lecture builds upon what is presented in the previous video so make certain to watch them in order. First, I give a quick description of where your weight should be located for various shots and then I progress into the details of what loading is including how and when to load. !IMPORTANT! One thing I forgot to mention in the loading video was that while I favor right loading and want to see the head move to the right I only want it to move 1-2 inches to the right. Also, it’s important for the hips to stay in the box and not sway to the right from the face on view. Monday’s “Basement Tapes” lecture is: “The Transition”

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Basement Tapes: Takeaway Variations (Video 1 of 5)

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I’m down in the basement again and this time I’ve created a short five-video lecture series. The information in each lecture builds upon what is presented in the previous video so make certain to watch them in order. The series begins here with “Takeaway Variations”. In this lecture I discuss two variations of the “one piece takeaway” where the whole upper trunk moves in unison and the “Right Forearm Takeaway” where the right forearm, rather than staying straight like in the one piece takeaway, bends as the club-face rotates to toe up at P2. I discuss how the various takeaways affect what happens after P2 and things you’ll want to both avoid and achieve with each variation. Tomorrow’s “Basement Tapes” lecture is: “Loading in the Backswing”.

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Basement Tapes: Wayne D. on Vacation: General Swing Thoughts

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I’ve had 4 days of not touching a golf club but as a certified addict I’ve certainly been thinking about it. Keep in mind that the general ideas I put forth here and the specific body movements I talk about are about my own swing, while it should be obvious that you have heard all of this at one time or another before. One of the huge advantages of being relatively healthy for the first time in a good while is that I can put more time into practice, and as I work by trial and error (the errors coming out in competition) I can work toward being able to focus on the most important and stubborn items and possibly make some progress.

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Basement Tapes: Wayne D. In the Basement: Improved Grip

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This is the first significant grip change I’ve made in almost 20 years, and by moving my right hand grip more up into the fingers I am feeling an increased ability to cock my wrists and open the face in the backswing. I’ve also been working consistently on loading back into my right hip while increasing pressure into the ground under the inside of my right foot and I am trying to focus on bending the left wrist down approaching impact (Hogan’s “supination” move) and all the way past the strike, as I have found that while I used to do that without thought I have not been doing that for quite some time.

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Basement Tapes: Wayne D. Back in the Basement: Adding Speed to the Swing

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I have 5 tournament rounds under my belt in the last 3 weeks (the Middle Atlantic PGA Section Championship: 73-72-77, and the Middle Atlantic PGA Senior Section Championship: 74-73) and have put some new ideas into play so I thought I would share them with everybody. I have really needed to find a way to add speed to my swing while taking stress off my body, and I think I have found the beginnings of a solution.

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Basement Tapes: What is your Optimum Swing Length?

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The longer I teach the more it occurs to me that for the non-tour player one of the biggest swing problems I see is the overuse of the right arm and shoulder in the attempt to produce “more turn” and a longer swing. When the right upper arm and shoulder are used to pull the left arm into the backswing further than it can naturally go the normal player will inevitably goof up the transition to the ultimate detriment of the impact area.

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