Golf With Aimee – Swing Like A Pro | Beginner Series: SET UP

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For those of you who are just picking up the game of golf, I have prepared a series of lessons for beginners, I will walk you through step, by step from setup grip all the way to making full swings so if you keep up you, will end up with the best-looking golf swing on the golf course, so when you first come to my golf lesson.

I will show you how to take your setup, so today I’m going to kind of explain
the setup in detail so let’s go ahead and get your feet shoulder-width apart
that is called the stance we’re, basically going to be using 7-iron until
you get your full swing so this is a good-sized stance for a seven iron
shoulder-width apart I don’t want you to, have your feet perfectly parallel to
each other or too far apart and make a, too big of a V you can form where your
toes are pointing straight forward you, can kind of open them maybe five degrees
if that so it looks more kind of a comfortable neutral stance okay so you
have this dance down now when you go, ahead and take your setup we’re going to do two things we’re going to bend over, from the hips, and then we’re going to go ahead and bend your knees so we’re like this.

I, want to do the bending over first and then the knees second so don’t try and, bend your knees first let’s go step by step so I want you to go ahead and make, an X and put your hands on your shoulders like this and you’re going to, take your stance and with your back straight you’re going to go ahead and, Bend from your hips this way when you’re doing this there are three things you have, to be careful of the first thing is when you’re bending over I don’t want you to, slouch like this and make a C curve in your back this is called a C posture.

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If you have this posture and you start making swings you’re either going to, injure your back or you won’t be able to make a full turn so you don’t want your, back to be round but you don’t want to overdo it and put like too much curve in, your back when you bend over because then that’s called an S posture, when you have an S posture it limits your turn so you really want to keep, your back as neutral as possible and bend over this way second thing you have, to be careful is when you’re bending over you want to have a checkpoint so, you’re not a lot of people don’t bend enough right so let’s just say this is, the clock right here twelve o’clock six o’clock three o’clock nine o’clock right, so I want your head to point anywhere
between 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock so kind, of like this not too upright like
this but it feels like you’re gonna tip, over okay and the third part you have to be, careful is a lot of people that when they bend over they stick their hips, backward and they end up putting their weight in the heels you do not want to, do this because once you start swinging.

If you have your weight in the heels, there’s the force pulling you backward and
it’s going to pull you back and you’re, gonna lose your set up angles when
you’re swinging you don’t want to do, that so you want to feel like you’re
leaning forward your knees aren’t bent, yet so it’s gonna feel like you’re gonna
tip over that’s normal so you’re gonna, bend over so you want your weight
leaning forward so when you start, swinging you can stay down in your
angles easier that way so when you bend, over there are three things you have to
pay attention to you have to make sure, your back was nice and straight it’s in
neutral position and when you bend over, make sure your head points between 1
o’clock and 2 o’clock and the weight, should be not in the heels but in the
the front part of your feet this way so if, you understand those three let’s move on
to your knees okay, so when you bend your knees there are three things you need to pay, attention to the first one is I don’t want you to bend your knees to feel like, you’re sitting down I want you to bend
your knees forward so you feel like, press you’re pressing into the balls
your feet so if you take a look at your, foot you know where the big toe is right
below it is where that round part is the ball of your foot so you’re going to
bend over and when you bend your knees, you’re going to bend your knees forward and put pressure into the walls your, feet see the difference between bending them forward versus sitting down so when, you do this correctly you will feel the pressure in the balls your feet in your, upper thighs and low back but if you bend too much or you feel like you’re, sitting down you’re gonna feel most of
your pressure in your knees which is, wrong right so I want you to check that
pressure and when you have that right, second point you have to be careful with
how you bend your knees. You should point forward so it’s kind of in
the same angle as your toes a lot of, people actually do bend your knees
inward or outward if you do this, actually restricts your hip
turn, especially for ladies, have, wider hips compared to men so we tend to
have our knees going inwards a little, but you have to be careful even if it
feels like you’re kind of spreading your, knees out a little bit make sure you
match your knees so they’re going in the same direction as your toes and third
one is when you bend your knees let’s, see you’re bending over and you bend
your knees make sure your torso bending, over is deeper compared to your knee
angle so a lot of you do actually set up.

A little bit this way because this is a little bit more comfortable but if you, do this what happens is you’re so upright you’re not going to have, consistent ball strike or you won’t be able to put enough power into the ball, either so you really want to be bent over with left knee bent one thing you, can do in the mirror to check this is
you can take a golf club and well you, take your set up and you gotta drop your
the club from inside your armpit like this, and what the clubs gonna do is it’s
gonna go touch your front part of your, knee and it’s gonna end up in either in
the balls your feet or middle of your, feet it I mean this really depends on
how big your feet are and how good your, balance is and so when you drop the club if you don’t have it right you’re, sitting down a little too much you see
how the knees are way in front of the club we don’t want this we want to make
sure the club goes through the front, part of your knee into the balls your
feet or middle of your feet so today I, gave you six different points for your
setup angles when you bend your torso, over we want the back to be neutral
we want the head pointing between 1, o’clock and 2 o’clock and we want to
make sure the weight is more in the, forward rather than in your heels when
you bend your knees you want to bend, your knees forward not a lot just a
a little bit and put pressure into the balls of your feet and you want to make
sure your knees are going the same, direction as your toes and
then when you bend over to make sure your, torso this hip angle is deeper versus
your knee angle I know there’s a lot but I want you to keep repeating
this check yourself in the mirror and, that way you get more comfortable with
the correct setup position so that way, next time I can show you the correct
body movements so I hope you’re able to, follow along and I’ll see you guys in the
next golf lesson.

 

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