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amarjot Bedi

Hi Shawn,
when I started with you, I brought a problem to you of hitting the outer part of my irons towards the toe. It did get resolved but I stopped paying attention to it as I was improving on a daily basis.

Recently realized I still hit towards the toe. Also realized that at impact my club face is slight turned inwards/closed.

I saw this happening more on the wedges than the longer irons, specially the 30-90 yard shots. The ball strike is always towards the toe.

Been trying to figure out why?
Ball position?
face too closed at address / with a strong grip.
Swinging across?
I have been trying to rectify that by manipulating the club by keeping square for a longer time after impact. Which gets the strike to the center but with distance loss.

Any thoughts?

Also please do see the videos I sent when you have the time of full iron shots.
Thank you

Nancy Dobson

Hi Shawn, I’ve watched your videos for a few years and finally decided to join the premium section. I’m so glad that I did. So many good drills and I especially like the pre-setting of the head and keeping it there until the right shoulder collects it. I tend to allow my head to move forward (in an effort to shift my weight forward) and hit pull hooks. I now know that I don’t physically have to “shift” my weight forward.
I also love the success you have had with Savannah and find her so inspiring.

Shawn Clement

Right on Nancy! Please keep us posted to your progress or if you run into any snags! I want to know about it! 🫶👍😀

David Monson

Hi Shawn, I’ve just joined and am really enjoying the lessons and also your style of delivery, so thank you. I was really struggling with my golf last year/ early this year and was scoring over 100 regularly, mostly due to terrible inaccuracy and a bit of chipping yips thrown in for good measure. I started practicing the feet together drill which was working well and so I decided to take it onto the course. The result is that I am now no longer losing 6 balls a round and am scoring between high 80s and low 90s. I would like to get to a regular 14 handicap which involves a bit more improvement and consistency. The question is, What is the real advantage of this compared to feet together? It just seems there are less moving parts with feet together and less to go wrong. Thanks and best wishes from the UK

Last edited 1 year ago by David Monson
Shawn Clement

Hi David! See “feet together back to feet apart” and then see “kinetic chain facilitation series” which will bring things together nicely for you! 👍👍

Chris H

Delete this comment. I asked my question before finishing the video and you answered it like you always do. Great video

Last edited 1 year ago by Chris H
Nils Freitag

Hi Shawn, hi @all :-),

I am new here and happy to be on board :-).After 3 years without golf I would like to start again with the goal to have used the break sensibly and to release like after the backswing with the momentum towards the goal (a better golf swing) :-). I come from Germany and have already practiced club throwing according to Fred Shoemaker with a coach here in 2016, which has also brought me further. After the restart, the club throwing still works very well, but I’m struggling with the idea of where to look in the backswing and downswing… without losing focus of the actual target (direction where the ball should start towards the target)… what is your recommendation? which drill helps and is there a difference from iron to driver?…some told me to look to the lowest point in the swing..so irons in front of the ball and driver behind the ball.. @23:14 you told us something about this topic..but I am struggeling..

Donald Moir

@ 14.34 of video (release, exactly at moment of pronation): Would you say that, right at that moment of pronation, the golf swing release feels the same as release from swinging a baseball bat? And if not, what are relevant differences? Thanks.

Donald Moir

I see the answer is at minute 17!

Shawn Clement

Awesome! And for more on this, see “lead hand release”, “trail hand release”, “release fine tuning” and “Snap release polish”

Ken Rock

Are the hands turning over at the ball or after the ball…I’ve seen so many different answers to this question. I’ve seen the DST club guy show how the left wrist stays flat to target well after the ball?

Shawn Clement

Hey Ken! This is where understanding anatomy and human movement patterns are critical! See “lead hand release”, “trail hand release”, “release fine tuning” and “snap release polish”, then see “target confirmation series”.
and to answer the question, PAST THE BALL, because we are COLLECTING THE BALL from where it lies, and then releasing the ball into the direction we want it to go.

Gary Jones

I am new here but….how in the world do you swing hands and grip so far towards target before the release?
Gary Jones

Shawn Clement

Hi Gary! We collect the ball from where it is and we release it into the direction we want it to start on; see “target confirmation series” and The “throwing series” and then see “the goldie locks series” for your prediction of contact.

Scott Bie

Beginner here. I have some ambiguity regarding arms being passively allowed to fall/accelerate with gravity versus adding acceleration with arm/shoulder muscle power. I hear allow the arms to passively fall with gravity, but, it appears (e.g., in the sword through melon demo) that there is some muscle power whip through.

Shawn Clement

Hey Scott! When you see the “feet together drill” you will realize that when you let the arms FALL PAST YOURSELF AND TOWARDS THE TARGET, the legs have to use the ground to remove the nody from the way and thus ENGAGE THE KINETIC CHAIN of the human body which creates natural tone through the body reacting to the task and pulling-accelerating the arms and club right through without thinking.

Arthur Carvajal

Hi Shawn, Just joined. My question is, you have said that you need steel-shafted clubs are needed for the volleyball drill. I don’t have steel shafts. would a dodge ball or similar soft and lighter ball be ok with graphite shafts?

Shawn Clement

Yes, you could see about that; I remember dodge balls from my youth and they were a bit heavy for that; I would go another level of light ball from that and let me know what you find out! 😀👍

Doug Pokorney

Hi Shawn, New member & your videos are awesome. Wish I would have had this guidance 25 years ago. Quick question. I love the axe drill. I’ve never hit such flush shots with so little strain so I know I’m on the right track. However when I try to go back to starting the club from the ball, i.e, normal swing without holding it like an axe, I lose the feel & my arms jump in to try & generate power so my strain goes from 1 to 7-8. If I try to not use my arms I drop the club straight into the ground behind the ball. I know with practice I’ll get it & this is 25 years of bad habits taking over, but wondering if there are some other videos to watch to help with the downswing & just relying on momentum & gravity? Thanks!

Sam Pochucha

Thank you, thank you. That swivel explanation of the pivot may be the best single thing I’ve ever got from a golf lesson, video, book, or article. It’s so simple, easy, and effective. Putting that together with target focus, weight forward setup, and release out in front has made a huge positive difference for me.


Your video series is so brilliant Shawn, and it makes so much sense, cant wait to get back onto the course, to put it all into action, keep up the great work.


Wow, I am just now starting to watch these after being a member for a while. I remember seeing the tilt and head turn previously and I would always strike the ball well when I payed attention to it, but watching these and really focusing on the presetting the head turn has me hitting the ball more consistent than I ever have. It’s resonating all the way up through the driver which I have a nasty habit of coming forward on and completely destroying my driver swing. Really just lets me feel the rotation of the body through the swing.


Glad I became a member i’m learning so much from you Shawn. It all makes sense now. 🙂


Hi Shawn, big big fan. Everything you teach makes so much sense. I’ve been following your YouTube and now premium context for maybe a week or so. I hit my 3 wood 206 m from the deck yesterday (tracked using Arccos) and I literally never pull it out of the bag. Probably because I used to hit it 150m and right, and actually had no idea what I was trying to make the club do. Everything is finally beginning to make sense. It must annoy you so much to see other pros teach in such crazy unintuitive ways. Anyway, I’ve now started working on my release which I only just found out wasn’t actually very good following a good crack at your sword drill. My main question is, should my swing feel ultra fast? I mean, compared to swinging at the ball? I’m almost scared I’ll lose the club! Not exerting myself much at all when I make a released swing. Not even sure I can do it any slower! I’m going to have to work on making my base stable to handle the new horsepower!

Thanks for your contribution to golf Shawn. You’ve made the lightbulb turn on and I am very appreciative.

John La Pensee

Sorry, I just found that section DAH.

John La Pensee


New guy here only been on board with you a few week. I had seen in one video something about head tilt and placement. As your head is always tilted back towards trailing shoulder. I used to think that was a left eye dominant player. Is that true or is it a structural thing I need to be doing. Maybe i just missed it some how. If so please let me know where to find it. Dam Hurry up spring!!!




I just watched and oldie but goodie of yours from 2007 Chicken Wing across the line, the club you use with the dowel extended to help with chipping you use it to show the arms in front and it going down the target line. I have a similar device that attaches to my clubs point is after our class in Melbourne, FL. I was having trouble with the back swing being across the line and wrist hinge, this video and the one with the WRX Backswing wrist hinge early or late really helped put this in a better perspective.


From what you saw at your class in Melbourne, FL. , I am thinking about a more player Iron maybe I200 or iBlade reason why is to have more workability that you don’t get from oversize iron heads plus I always preferred a thinner top line. What do you think?

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