Kinetic Chain – Part 3

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Nathan Reynolds

Major breakthrough from this video! You mentioned in a video analysis that i need to leverage the ground more. Been working hard on it and this video hit home. I feel the quads and glutes engaged at setup and then find them again once backswing is finished and clubs starts falling. Years of struggling to find center of club face and now i am peppering the middle (cleanest part of my clubs btw). Thanks!

Shawn Clement

Awe man! Nothing beat that feel! Such a great way to move through something! Awesome work!

Hi Shawn
Still having trouble of getting the transition down and getting the feeling of grabbing the ground for my power. Tend to lead with the rotation of the upper body as soon as I try to stick with the bamboo shoot task when attempting to strike a ball. Any other suggestions for videos on getting the the lower body correct in transition ?


Shawn Clement

Sorry I missed this comment Peedeee!
Yes, see “feet together back to feet apart” and “pumping up the volume”

Hey Shawn!

I’m relatively new to golf and am learning so much from your videos! I had a question regarding my lead arm (left arm). How long does it normally stay straight on the follow through? My friend who is a very low handicap says that it should remain almost straight until its parallel to the ground. However, your kinetic chain videos don’t appear to show it held straight that long. I could be mistaken though. Obviously I want to avoid the chicken wing though. Any guidance?

Thanks for the reply! I’ll be sure to check out those videos. Your response also gave me an “Aha” moment. In my mind, my task is finished after contact with the ball… Thanks for your great teaching.

Hi Shawn,

I seem to be losing consistency when I focus on “squatting” before the downswing. I believe my body ends up at different heights and there seems to be increased strain on my knees when turning. My task is mainly cutting the grass and throwing the club. Is there a particular task I should use instead for this?


I see you have your index finger , as a hook on the trail hand grip and separated. Why? Are you trying to grip, hold onto club with the index finger. Are you using any type of pinching with trail index finger and thumb. I would think pressure would allow the club face to shut more at impact!

I don’t see why you are separating that index finger on purpose from the 3 fingers that hold the club. Why not keep the puzzle together ? I did not see you intentionally mention you want the index finger separated

Rob Sillito

I think the lightbulb went on here! As someone who tends to overswing (past parallel even with short irons!) and high strain, the best I am usually able to feel my kinetic chain is an abrupt firing of my obliques but NOT from the ground up and legs below them. Less floating and more staying bolted and centered, correct?


You finish your swing high almost over your head; like Arnold Palmer, versus over your left shoulder.
Is that something we should strive for to be better ball strikers.

One of your best, helped me identify one of my main mistakes. Somehow it feels natural to drive the legs but it leads to inconsistency and probably a loss of distance. I have noticed that I hit my shorter irons much purer than the longest clubs, probably because it is harder to drive with the legs on the short irons. So I get 180 to even 190 with the 8 iron but only 200-210 with my 5 iron.

I just can’t get enough of those slow mo shots 🙂


Hi shawn, iv been playing any 18 months and found all the standard instructions, positions, swings paths mind boggling, iv found your videos a few month ago and now all is starting to click, one question I have is, I try to start my back swing by turning the chest a split second before the acu, this is sometimes hard to time especially on the course, I’m concerned if I don’t turn the chest first I will just be lifting my hands up, am I making this to complicated, instead should I just be thinking of moving the arms and being out of the way, apologies for the long question but this has been niggling me for a while

Thanks Phil
Just signed up to eagle last night, great content

Shawn, when I watch the kinetic chain videos and listen to the instruction…”get the ground”, it seems that there is a lot of movement….body up/body down…seems I’d be hitting “chunk shots” all day. What am I missing?


I hit the occasional block to the right and was struggling to understand why. I think this explains it. I know I have a tendency to lift up so now I know how to correct this on the course. Brilliant.

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