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Hi shawn i understand everything exempt your feet alignment , would you always set your feet square to the target line ? Just a little confused when you talk about closed stance in other vids .
Thanks paul uk

Shawn Clement

The arm swing tends to move naturally parallel to the alignment of the ball socket system; if you need extra range of motion in the backswing, the diagonal stance is a great way to go but it requires an understanding of the accompanied ball position. So if your range of motion is good but struggle with alignment, then stick to parallel.

Hi Shawn,

You said you didn’t stay with the shot? Can you please elaborate on what you mean??


never mind Shawn. I saw below where you told someone you had a video on that. Thx

John Jackson

Shaun… Can you explain throwing a club for a fade it seems like most of your examples are always throwing the club for a draw thanks

Something bothers me. In many of your videos and lessons you say that for a fade you have to align yourself a hair left (playing right handed). In this video you seems to align the same way (parallel) for both shapes. Have you changed you stance on this?

Thanks for the question Vincent. I was thinking the same thing.

Jason Marineau

Great video. The visuals really made sense. I am going to set up an alignment rod like this at my next range session. I was sorry to have been unable to take advantage of your NJ/PA session a few weeks ago. Have been working hard at this concept this season because beautiful shots that were going left of the target were driving me mad and you just explained why here. Also the wrist hinge to wrist hinge back swing to release that you talked about a while back along with this idea here has helped me with staying with the target and the path because I can now feel when I come over instead of turning around my center. When I come over there is almost no re-hinge and I now understand it. I shot a personal best 81 yesterday (oh for that one chip shot or 3 putt). Shawn your influence has taken this older golfer from a 25 hndcp just a few years ago when I first met you to on the verge of breaking 80. I AM going to make it happen this season!!!! Thanks for all you do for us golf nuts.

Shawn I can get the draw very well but cannot begin to get the fade. I am right handed and every time I try to hit a fade even with the club face very open the ball still goes left or straight(ish). I am not sure why? It’s funny I used to hit everything right (slice) now I would like some of the rights back. Any thoughts?

Sam DeDominicis

I had one of my most enjoyable practice sessions in a while with this today! Moving the ball left or right was not an issue! Thanks!

Hi Shawn

Missing your 121 teaching (I live in the UK – you may remember from your last trip to London)
I have been working on the optimal stock flightpath height to select for each club – from LW to Driver.
I use distant tree height as a rough guide. This is working well but would like some guidance from the best teacher on YouTube!
May I suggest you produce a premium video on this topic – as I believe Mo Norman said ” the more you think about the flightpath height the narrower your stray pattern becomes”

Thanking you in anticipation

Vernon AKA GravityGenius


First the down the line view with the flag included really is helpful. Secondly, it was nice to see that even you miss. Lol This will really help me with using intermediate points and staying with the shot. I will be forced to Keep behind the ball to see where I released the club in relation to the median point. I am just learning how to hit a draw and fade. I played New Haven in Texarkana and the experience convinced me that there is no such thing as a straight shot. If you are unable to work the ball you will be at a disadvantage.

Yesterday, I tried this exercise and walked away with a few nuggets. First, I was spooked by the alignment stick in front of me. Perhaps it was too close as I found myself afraid to release club fearing I would hit the rod. Once I removed it, I could see exactly how alignment impacts ball position. Once I confirm that I could release left or right of the median there was nothing left to do but swing. I found that I am more comfortable releasing right for the fade shot. I am left handed and that may explain it. The draw seemed like the ball was too far back especially with the driver and woods. I did not feel that I could hit the ball and thus you know what happened. Default to ball, hitting behind the ball or shanks. Definitely need more work.

Jeremy Moody

Yes sir. Reacting to the sight picture can be a big problem. Even with intermediate point I will often go left in the throw. Trusting the down the line picture can be an issue. Thanks for the lesson. J.

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