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Sunday, January 5, 2014

How Far Do Your Shoulders Turn?

Let's start the new year of instructional articles with a very simple golf tip.

Over at I found a new video. Teacher Pomp Braswell from the Jim McLean Schools posted this short video on how to hit the ball farther. I really liked the simple method he recommends to check your shoulder turn.

Let's be realistic here. Some of you aren't going to get a full 90° shoulder turn because you aren't flexible enough. There's no shame in that. It doesn't matter what popular teaching methods say you should do; some of us simply can't do it.

Some of you will be able to increase your flexibility, some of you won't. Again, there's no shame in that. Each of us is different.

Some of you will be able to make that turn but it hurts. My advice is not to turn that much if it hurts. It's a game and it's supposed to be fun. Maybe you disagree with me but I don't think it's fun if it hurts!

So you may wonder: If so many of you will have trouble making this turn, then why have I put this video up?

Because this is a good way to find out what you CAN do... and if you're trying to increase your flexibility, it's a good way to test your progress. Self-knowledge is a good thing if you want to get better. .Use this simple test as a way to learn about your abilities, not to beat yourself up over what you can't do.

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