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Tristan Bexton

The gopro angle at the end was very helpful in understanding how far out to the right the swing needs to feel! Surprisingly easy to see the blur as well.

Shawn Clement

Glad you enjoyed that! It was a lot of fun to do! 👍😀

Sandy Chan

Interesting comment by Savannah – about playing defensive (I have to score well, I have to make sure, etc) is SO TRUE. The second you do that – it almost guarantees a bad score!

The challenge is really to keep on swinging freely – stick to the task/control your strain level – and the ball will go where the ball will go.

“Any attacking swing, will still be better than any defensive swing” – gold nugget right here.

Shawn Clement

Boom! Light bulb! 👍😀

jfhidinger@gmail.com

Great video. I find is easy to “think” about swinging towards the target, but find it overwhelmingly difficult not to “hit” the ball. And keep defaulting to the ball.

jfhidinger@gmail.com

Thank you.

walker.vince@gmail.com

Great video, the camera view at the end was helpful. It would have been useful to have an overview of the hole at the beginning so I could visualise your flight plan.

Shawn Clement

Great Idea! Someone actually google mapped the hole; #6 Quebec Course at Royal Quebec; see it on google, it is a great representation!

jstinnett23@gmail.com

Hi Shawn,

Great video

In terms of tracking the blur

I know you often advise to keep eyes between leading edge on grass or at the tee for a driver; however, I just find if I’m looking anywhere near the ball I blackout and lose sense of my direction.

As long as I’ve predicted contact and feel it in my bones, do you see any issue with a student keeping their eyes on the left or right side of the intermediate point (depending on the shot) and sticking with the throw from there during the whole swing?

Shawn Clement

Good comment, no issues as long as the intermediate point is very close by and inside 6 inches so that you don’t hinder the range of motion in the backswing. Very well said!

golfingoat23@gmail.com

Thanks for this! I showed it to my son because he was way over the top in his last tournament. He loved seeing the blur and was hitting his normal ball path again! Teaching your own kid is the best with help from you!

Shawn Clement

Love it! And it was not that difficult huh!?😀👍

rburdgick@gmail.com

Shawn
For the first time I noticed that you set up with the clubhead at 8 to 10 inches behind the ball (like Moe Norman). Do you set up with the clubhead in the same position in your stance for all shots and vary the ball position to match the planned flight of the ball? .

Shawn Clement

See “draw fine tuning” and “fade fine tuning” for ball positions with each one. Then see “driver” part 1-2-3
close to what Moe did; like a hybrid between him and conventional as we deal with purpose vs human anatomy.

Jeremy Moody

Super video Shawn. For me key1 is intermediate point. Binocular setup then forgedaboutit…I know my distance already and have the line. After that the blur gives me the confirmation feeling of the correct direction of release into the flight plan. Key 2 is to allow the brain to stay out of the rest of it. My most horrible, and I mean horrible, shots came when defensive control took over. WIG best teaching. Golf….what a sport….JM.

Shawn Clement

See how close we are getting!? 😀👍

kevinhaynes19@yahoo.co.uk

Sorry if I’ve missed the point Shawn, but should you see the blur of the club passing over the right/left of the intermediate point? Wouldn’t the club naturally just arc once it’s passed the ball? Does this mean you’re ‘directing’ the club in the direction you want the ball to go? I hope that makes sense! Thanks for brilliant education from a very happy customer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Shawn Clement

The key here is to maintain awareness that the swing is staying in the direction through the intermediate point. If you leave the shot before that, the brain will default to the ball, you will get in front of it, then come across to the left where the arc will get cut short and exit left too soon! See “target confirmation series” video on premium.

mike mccracken

Blur of the club series is one of your best. I noticed that I was setting up correctly to the IP, but when I would look sideways I was not on the same far away target to throw the club as should be if I followed the line from IP to the far away target. Sometimes half or more to the final target. This was very helpful.

Shawn Clement

Super deluxe!!

rejean.tremblay99@gmail.com

Hy Shawn , très belle vidéo. Mon anglais étant so so. Si je vise à droite du point intermédiaire sans déplacer ma balle légèrement vers mon pied droit comme pour un draw est-ce que la balle balle aura tendance à rester vers la droite?Ou si je libère vers ma cible elle aura quand même un effet comme lorsqu’on botte un ballon de soccer.

Shawn Clement

Vois le vidéo “draw fine tuning” et “diagonal stance series”

wisdomingolf@solafide.net

I agree – the GoPro view, with your commentary, was helpful. I haven’t had a problem seeing your blur in the other views, but what the GoPro showed was that your club position was at even more of an angle to square than it appears in the other videos. That reinforces the idea of sticking with the flight plan, even if it “doesn’t look right” to the side vision.

Thanks!

Scott

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Shawn Clement

Now we really see more clearly why so many golfers struggle with their bearings! They are so easy to distort!

Jamie Jones

Shawn, That GoPro view is invaluable. I often talk myself out of my initial setup based on what you said…binocular vision and change position and end up fading or push slice, etc….the blurb works but you have to trust it. That’s the big thing for me is trusting the arc and pre shot routine…thanks and please keep the GoPro view on all future videos…great job as usual.

Shawn Clement

You bet! Already in the plans for all shots!!

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